Ensconced on the coast, this maritime city makes a pleasant and convenient stop between Goa and Kerala. With its narrow, winding streets fringed with coconut palms, quaint houses with terracotta-tiled roofs, beautiful beaches, temples and churches, and the aroma of spicy coconut curries, it has preserved its old-world charm. Mangalore was a major seaport and ship-building centre in Hyder Ali's time. Today it is a business and commercial centre and Karnataka's major port for the export of coffee, spices and cashew. The Someshwar Temple overlooking a rocky promontory, the ancient 10th century Mangala Devi Temple dedicated to the Goddess Mangala Devi, and the 11th century Kadri Manjunatha Temple with its exquisite bronze images of Lokeshwara co-exist with splendid churches and mosques. Among the more remarkable mosques are the Jumma Masjid in Bunder, built centuries ago by the Arabs, and the Idgah Mosque at Lighthouse Hill whose construction is attributed to Tipu Sultan at the end of the 18th century. The St. Aloysius College Chapel with its magnificent Biblical frescoes adorning the walls and ceilings is worth a peek. Equally impressive is the Shreemanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum with its wonderful collection of objects d'art, archaeology, ethnology, porcelain, and wooden carvings. If you are a nature enthusiast, you will enjoy the Pilikula Nisagardhama, a sprawling 300-acre park, 12km from Mangalore, which has boating facilities, wildlife safari, mini aquariums and a science centre.

  • By Air : The Nearest Airport is Mangalore Airport
  • By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Mangalore Junction , Surathkal , Mangalore Central , Thokur , Ullal 
  • By Road : You can easily get regular buses to Mangalore from other major cities of the country.
     
  • Bendre Theertha (65km) :  A scenic spot on the banks of the river Seerehole, 65km south of Mangalore and 15km from the prosperous training centre of Puttur, Bendre Theertha is a natural hot water spring with curative powers.
  • Ullal Beach (8km) : Make footprints in the sand at this secluded beach backed by the sensuous sway of casuarinas. Situated on the south bank of the Netravati river, just 8km from Mangalore, Ullal's claim to fame rests on the courageous Queen Abbakka, who in the early 1600s repulsed a Portuguese attack near the city, killing two naval commanders and 200 Portuguese seamen. The ruins of the area indicate that it was a kingdom ruled with pomp and splendour. Ullal is also famed for the Durgah of Syed Mohammed Shereeful Madani, who reportedly came to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago.
  • Suratkal Beach (15km) : Located 15km north of Ullal, this beach is near the promontory on which the new lighthouse stands. A steep path connects the lighthouse to the Sadashiva Temple.

 

 

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Visit Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Tannirbhavi Beach , St. Aloysius Chapel, Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple

 

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