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Mangalore , Karnataka

The primary sea port of Karnataka, this is a city which is famous for a lot of things. Yet Mangalorean cuisine always seems to come to mind. In India if anyone wants to taste sea food that only thing that comes to your mind is the wonderful spicy Mangalorean fish curry. Well this is a place that will fulfil the dreams of not only all the foodies but of travellers who want to explore anew place. Mangalore is truly a unique and wonderful city to visit. This is a city located right on the shores of the great Arabian Sea and at the foot of the Western Ghats. Thus the beauty of this place will not elude anyone’s imagination. Named after the Goddess Mangaladevi, this is one place which have been ruled by many dynasties. The importance of this port city has been immense throughout history with the Kadambas, Vijayanagar dynasty, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas and the Portuguese taking a keen interest in this city. This is a city of rolling hills, freshwater streams , swaying coconut palms and red brick houses. But don’t get distracted. This is also one of the most developing and clean cities in this region and will always be one of the most important because of its location. ON top of the industrial development this is also a culturally very rich city indeed. The Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance, is held in Mangalore, while Pilivesha ,literally, tiger dance, a folk dance unique to the city. This is a place that is an amalgamation of the modern and the traditional. It has the old value system very intact but is being propelled quite fast into modernity due to the rapid growth. Mangalore is a very charming city and one that definitely warrants a visit from all.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 32.0°C /90.0°F 288 mm 98feet 3586.5 /km2 Jan-Mar,Sep-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Bejai Museum (Seemanthi Bai Government Museum)


    "Bejai Museum, also known as Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, is located at Bejai in the heart of the Mangalore city. It is named after the mother Seemanthi Bai of an officer V.R. Mirajkar of British Raj. \n\nIt is the city's only museum, and links modern Indian history with the 16th century. The museum provides a great knowledge into the Indian history and heritage through the collections of ancient and foreign coins, some belonging to British East India Company and Pakistan, and stylish paintings among others. \n\nThis museum is very precious for the researches as it houses a wealth of metallic icons, statues, lamps and inscriptions made out of copper. One major draw is the copper inscription containing the verses of Keladi Venkatappa Nayaka, dating back to 1624 AD."

    Bejai Museum (Seemanthi Bai Government Museum)

  • Sultan Battery


    "The Sultan Battery watch tower, constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan, is situated 4 km from Mangalore city, the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka.\nBuilt in black stones, the tower gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round. It was built to prevent English warships from entering the Gurupura river[1] It was constructed from stones of churches destroyed by Tipu Sultan, during his 15-year imprisonment of the Mangalorean Catholics and the other Christians.[2]\nThere is rumored to be an as-yet-undiscovered cave near this location that is the entrance to a tunnel that reaches Tippu's fort in Srirangapatnam.[citation needed]"

    Sultan Battery

  • Light House Hill Garden


    "Light House Hill Garden, assumed to be built by Haider Ali, is situated very close to the heart of the city of Mangalore. Awesome scenes of sailing ships and beautiful view of setting sun are the main attractions from this newly renovated garden. The picturesque perfect scene of the moving boats in the background of the vast blue span of the sea is marvelous. \nFlushing with green sceneries, plants and flowers, the place attracts lots of people during the vacations. People wanting to relax with their families can spent the evening in the cool calm cover of nature here."

    Light House Hill Garden

  • Mangalore Beach


    "Mangalore is one of the biggest ports of India and a great holiday destination. Mangalore boasts of some of the best beaches like Malpe, Kaup, Penambur and Someshwar. Even Dolphins love the waters around Mangalore. For pilgrims, Mangalore and the surrounding areas abound with ancient and famous temples. Mangalore is where one can experience the unique Dakshin Kannada culture. For a taste of high octane sports, witness Kadri Kambala where Buffaloes are raced by well muscled ryots across paddy fields! "

    Mangalore Beach

  • Pilikula Park and Golf Course


    "Pilikula literally means Tiger-lake. In Tulu language \"pili\" means tiger and \"kula\" means lake. In olden days, tigers used to come to this lake to drink water. Hence, this lake came to be known as Pilikula.\nThe Mangalore City Corporation has developed this area and it has now become the hot spot for people who are looking for scenic beauty & peace. Pilikula has a huge lake & beautifully laid gardens encircling the entire lake. One can see swans & ducks moving around in the lake & sometimes they even move into the gardens. Boating facilities are available in the lake. One can either use pedaling boats (mostly preferred by couples) or bigger boats carry about 10 to 15 persons."

    Pilikula Park and Golf Course

  • Kadri Hill Park


    "Kadri Park is a garden, 5 km from the city near AIR studios. It is located in Kadri gudde ( meaning hill in Tulu ). It's the largest park within city limits of Mangalore. The park has beautifully laid gardens along with a Snake Park, zoo and a toy train.\nA view of the Kadri Park\nIts a nice hangout place/picnic spot for children, couples, young & old. There's another park called Pilikula Nisargadhama in Vamanjur about 10 km from the city which is bigger in size."

    Kadri Hill Park

  • Kudroli Gokarnath Temple


    "The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, is in the Kudroli area of Mangalore in Karnataka, India. It was consecrated by Narayana Guru. It is dedicated to Gokarnanatha, a Hindu deity also known as Shiva. Compared to the other temples in and around Mangalore this temple was built recently."

    Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

  • Milagres Church


    "The Milagres Church (Portuguese: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Milagres, English: Church of Our Lady of Miracles) is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the Hampankatta locality of Mangalore. The church was built in 1680 by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine from Divar, Goa. The original structure was constructed at the site of the present-day cemetery.[1] It is one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada.[2]"

    Milagres Church

  • Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple


    "An inevitable and unavoidable location in the tourist map of south India, Mangalore is well-known as a pilgrim centre and have a number of prominent and sacred temples, one of which is Shri Sharavu Mahaganapati temple. It is located in the heart of the city and easily accessible. It is an exceptional religious place having a history of more than 800 years. \nShri Sharavu Magaganapathi temple is a hub for a range of cultural activities like dance and drama performances, Yakshangana, and also for a number of social and cultural activities. \nLarge numbers of devotees throng to this temple during special occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi and Samakranthi. Sacred Darshana of the deity is a blessing for the visitors. Other attractions in the temple are Rathothsava and Deepothsava or 'Festival of Lights', celbrated with much enthusiasm and piety."

    Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

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