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Mangalore in Karnataka



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Named after Goddess Mangala Devi, Mangalore lies 357 kms West of Bangalore. It is a coastal city situated on the backwaters formed by the Netravati and Gurpur rivers, along the Malabar Coast. Mangalore is the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district administration. It is also one the major ports of India. Recently it has also been called the cradle of the Banking Industry. There are many factories manufacturing tiles. Coffee and Cashewnuts packaging factories are also found in abundance.



How to reach

By Air -  Mangalore has its own airport.
By Rail - It is an important Railway junction and is well connected by rail.
By Road -  Well connected by roads






 

Bengaluru - Mangalore  Road drive
Highway - NH 75
Time - 7 hrs
Distance - 356 kms



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Places to see

The St Aloysius Chapel
St Aloysius College Chapel is in the centre of the city on the lighthouse hill (a kilometer away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand, an important landmark). It is well connected by all kinds of surface transport. The Church was built in the year 1899-1900. Comparable to the Sistine Chapel in Rome the walls are adorned by the paintings of Anthony Moscheni.

Sultan Battery 
It is situated in Boloor 6 Kms away from Mangalore City Bus Stand. It was built by Tipu Sultan using black stones. Although it is a watchtower, it gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round.

Kadri Manjunath Temple
The Kadri Temple dates back to 1068 A.D. The bronze statue of Lokeshwaraand the nine tanks are revered by the devotees. On top of the hill is Jogimutt, a monastary. There are some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas. It is 4 kms from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand in Mangalore. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy is the oldest of the South
Indian Temples.  The seven sacred ponds, Jogi Mutt and caves of Pandavas are the pilgrim attractions here. 

Light House Hill-Garden
The view of the sea, the sunset and the sailing ships and boats on the sea are worth seeing.

Mangaladevi Temple
This temple gives the name to the city of Mangalore. This temple was built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Princess of Kerala. 

Seemanthi Bai Government Museum
There are more than 100 paintings and  various idols and materials of historical importance here. 

Kadri Park
Snake garden and the Zoo, Toy Train and the beautiful garden are popular. 

Mangalore Port 
It is the ninth biggest port of India.

Surathkal Beach
This picturesque beach is known for it's clean surrounding and it's light house. This beach is near the Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC). 

Tannirbavi Beach
This is one of the best beaches in South Karnataka.

Someshwar Beach 
The great rock on the beach is worth seeing.

Ullal Dargah 
Uroos Fair is a very popular event held every five years in this mosque. It was built in 1958.

Kotepur 
It is situated in Ullal. The fort of the Rani Abbakka Devi can be visited from here. 

Boat Riding Centre 
It is in Kulur.           
                      
Others
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Rosario Church, Milagres Church and Sharavu Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kudupu Temple, Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple, Bengre are other places worth a visit.

 
Karnataka
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Ideal time to Visit - October - March
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June to October is a season of incessant rains. Bengaluru is plesant throughout the year, most cultural events and shows take place in winter season. In September you can watch the Kali Podu in Coorg. Summer lasts from  April to June, Monsoon from June to September and Winter from December to January.

The end of monsoons is the best time to view waterfalls in Karnataka. Beaches lie Malpe, Karwar, Marwanthe can be best enjoyed from August to March.
Capital - Bengaluru (Bangalore)