An historical town and a well-known ancient port of South India, was constructed during 6th century. It is the administrative headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district. Mangalore is one of the busiest commercial hub and famous for its roof tiles, coffee, cashew nuts and seafood. The famed coastal city is coined its name from the patron deity Mangala Devi. This is a scenic wonderland dominated by extensive coconut trees in the picture perfect backdrop of gigantic hills and mind blowing flow of streams to Arabian Sea. The bustling city is blessed with sandy alluring beaches, ancient shrines and heritage buildings. In addition to these, a prominent lighthouse makes this as a wonderful holiday destination to spend each minute with great elation. The charming city is a perfect choice for shoppers as it houses good number of shopping malls. Mangalore is a great blend of commercial, cultural and nature beauty.
Places to visit
It is the place where River Netravathi and Gurupura confluence and forms the beautiful backwater. This Mangalore beach is popularly known as Tannirbavi beach and a ideal place to enjoy sun set.
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
An ancient temple, was built in 1912 and being one of the best tourist attraction in Mangalore. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. Navarathri and Shivarathri are the two major festivals celebrated with great pomp and gaiety.
New Mangalore Port
It was established in the year of 1974 and one of the major ports in Karnataka. It is the ninth biggest port in India. Many goods are exported from here including tiles, coffee, cashews and manganese.
Kadri Hill Park, Lighthouse Hill Garden, Milagres Church, Sultan Battery and Mangala Devi Temple are other well-known spots in Mangalore.
How to reach Mangalore
Mangalore has its own airport around 10 km from city center and well connected to Bangalore and Chennai.
Mangalore has a major railway junction in South India.
Mangalore is well connected to all major cities of Karnataka by numerous state and private buses.
In summer 21-45°C and in winter 22-32°C. Mangalore is ideal to visit in the month of September to March.