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3 Days

September-April

Mangalore International Airport
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Mangalore Tourism

A gateway to the Konkan Coast and the Kodagu District, Mangalore is a blend of the modern intricacies and the ethnic affair of the coastal region. Known as one of the cleanest city of India, Mangalore is nestled between the Arabian Sea at one side and the Western Ghats on the other side in the Karnataka state. This vibrant city is a famous tourist destination, due to its molded diversity of rich culture and natural beauty. The picturesque city of Mangalore offers exotic beaches and majestic mountains, to ancient temples, and its architectures. The tourist love visiting this popular port city which that dates back to the 14th Century and enjoy exploring the  Mangaladevi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Someshwara beach, and Tannirbavi beach. In the present time, Mangalore serves as an important commercial, industrial and educational hub for the Karnataka State. Despite this, it still comes out as a major tourist attraction due to its pleasant natural environment and beautiful culture. The best time to visit Mangalore is between September to April.

 

 

Attractions

Bejai museum

1.Bejai museum

3 kilometres from city centre

Bejai Museum is located in Bejai which is the core center of Mangalore. You can find many ancient coins, painting, inscriptions in this astonishing...

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Kadri Manjunatha Temple

2.Kadri Manjunatha Temple

3 kilometres from city centre

The temple of Kadri Manjunatha is located on the hills of Kadri. It is a very beautiful and famous temple in Mangalore. It was built in the 10th or...

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Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

3.Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

5 kilometres from city centre

The Kudroli Gokarnanath Temple is also popularly known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra. It is in the area of Kudroli in Mangalore. It was sanct...

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Pilikula Park

4.Pilikula Park

4 kilometres from city centre

Pilikula Park is a major eco-education and tourism development project which is promoted by the District Administration of Karnataka. The theme par...

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Kadri Hill Park

5.Kadri Hill Park

3 kilometres from city centre

Kadri Hill Park is a unique combination of both Natural Park and zoo. It is a nice picnic garden to lose yourself in. Kadri Hills Park offers a ren...

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Mangalore beach

6.Mangalore beach

15 kilometres from city centre

Mangalore beach is located in the heart of the city Mangalore. You will come across various types of rocks encompassed by high hills here. The lush...

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Panambur Beach

7.Panambur Beach

7 kilometres from city centre

Panambur beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mangalore, located only 10 kilometers away from the city. It is the most visited beach in the c...

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Sultan Battery

8.Sultan Battery

5 kilometres from city centre

Sultan Battery is 4 kilometers away from the main city. It was constructed in 1784. It was built from stones of 23 churches which were destroyed by...

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New Mangalore Port

9.New Mangalore Port

4 kilometres from city centre

The New Mangalore Port is located in Panambur and governed by new Mangalore trust. It is a major port of Karnataka. It is the seventh largest port ...

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City Shopping

10.City Shopping

289 kilometres from city centre

Mangalore is a beautiful city for shopping enthusiasts with numerous shops around the city. The city is quite popular for its silk saris, ivory and...

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Ullal Beach

11.Ullal Beach

12 kilometres from city centre

One of the favorite beaches for the tourists visiting Mangalore is Ullal Beach. It can be regarded as one of the most attractive beaches of Karnata...

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Culture

The culture of Mangalore is very much prominent and dominated by the Hindu religion. Although there exists a certain part of the society which follows other distinctive religion like Islam, Christianity, and Jainism.  The Muslims are mostly of the Beary community which also forms an integral part of the Mangalorean Culture. The city is remarkably known for its vibrant and multicultural lifestyle, which can be highlighted by the innumerable festivals celebrated here. Some of the most popular festivals celebrated in Mangalore are the Dussehra, Aati Festival, Bhuta Kola and Car Festival which is held in the temple of Venkatramana. The city is also known for its various dance forms, handicrafts, rural sports, and cuisines. People of every community and tribe participate in this sports irrespective of their caste or creed.

How to reach

Mangalore is a municipal corporation city which is very well developed. Hence, the city is well connected by road, rail, and air. One can find on-demand transport facilities to reach the destination with ease.

How to Reach by Flight

Mangalore International Airport is in Bajpe which is just 18 kilometers away from the city. Domestic as well as International flights are available.

How to Reach by Train

Mangalore central terminus is one of the major railway stations of Karnataka. With station code MAQ, trains connect to important functioning cities throughout India. Mangalore Junction (MAJN) is another effectively used railway station located at just 5 km away from the city.

How to Reach by Bus

The bus facilities are quite frequent from many cities such as Bangalore, Mysore, Bijapur, etc to reach the city. Facilities are available for both day and night to reach Mangalore.

How to Reach by Road

The city is well connected to the national highways. You can hire a car on a rental basis and can travel to Mangalore from your hometown itself.

How to travel within

To travel within the city, you have got numerous options available. From buses of the state government to private companies all share a unified numbering system, and hence it is quite useful. Autorickshaws and cabs will help you travel around the city. Self-help vehicles are also an option to consider.

Cuisine

The Mangalorean cuisine is very much inspired by the Udupi as well as the cuisines of the local communities like the Goud Saraswat Brahmins, Bearys, and Tuluvas. It largely comprises of the South Indian cuisine, with several cooking techniques being fused with the south Indian dishes to create something different to satiate your taste buds. The most common ingredient that you will find in all the Mangalorean dish is the curry leaves and coconut milk. The spices that are used mostly are ginger, garlic, and chili powder. The most popular dish that you surely need to try is Mangalorean Fish Curry. As it is a coastal town, a wide range of dishes made of fish and flavored with coconut and other spices is quite prevalent here. A few other loved dishes of Mangalore are Neer Dosa, Appam and Coconut Chutney, Kori Roti, Chicken Sukkah, Steamed Fish and much more.  Some of the most popular restaurants that you can visit to satisfy your appetite for this coastal cuisine are:

Mangalore Itinerary

Day 1: Start your journey early in the morning from Bangalore by taking a train to Mangalore. You can expect to reach your destination by noon, after reaching you can check into a hotel and visit the Bejaj Museum. In the evening refresh yourself by visiting the Ullal Beach. While coming back to the hotel you can visit the Kurdroli Gokarnath Temple.

Day 2: You can visit Pilikula Park and spend a pleasant morning there. Later, head towards the Panambur beach, and enjoy taking a bath over there. By noon you can visit the New Mangalore Port and explore the place. In the evening, occupy yourself by doing some shopping in the market place and then pay a visit to the Kadri Manjuatha Temple. Spend a peaceful evening in the Kadri Hill Park. Return back to the hotel, have dinner and a night of good sleep.

Day 3: Visit the Sultan Battery after having a hearty brunch. Then take the train back to Bangalore. You can get back home by evening.

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