Mangalore: A perfect visual treat for an explorer!
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About Mangalore Destinations
With a bounty of wonderful features, diverse culture, and spicy seafood dishes to pamper one’s senses, Mangalore is, inarguably, one of the most brilliant tourist attractions one has ever been to. Replete with the slender winding streets, golden beaches, picturesque gable-roofed houses, temples and churches, and exhilarating fragrance of the azure sea, this city is meant to leave its travellers amazed and spellbound.
Snuggled at the estuaries of the picturesque Netravati and Gurupur Rivers on the coast of Arabian Sea, Mangalore has been a major port on international trade routes since the 6th century. A useful gateway for the Konkan coast and inland Kodagu region, with a contrast of a relaxing coastal town and a hectic nightmare, this city has got a Jekyll and Hyde thing going.
Opt for a package of Mangalore tourism; and hop on an excursion to this vibrant city, which is a tapestry of rich culture and natural beauty, and experience an appealing and off-the-beaten-path feel, like never before! Blooming with the fantastic places, this picturesque beauty is named after the deity Mangaladevi and is often proclaimed as the gateway to Karnataka.
With an all-inclusive tour package of the city, here’s a chance to explore the most famous places to visit in Mangalore, like: Mangaladevi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Panambur beach, Malpe beach, Someshwara beach, Tannirbavi Beach, St. Aloysius Chapel, and many more. Along with an opportunity to witness the unique charm of Mother Nature that leaves one aghast and rejuvenated, at the same time!
What’s more? Thanks to its diverse culture, a huge flock of tourists visits here to discover the rich history of Mangalore which has been ruled by various empires from the ancient time, including Kadambas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Vijaynagar Empire, Portuguese, and the British. The mesmerizing past and its indescribable beauty, together make this port city- a destination worth visiting.
Besides its geographical location, the calm and scenic beauty of Mangalore also makes it a delight for its travellers. With a view of vastly stretched golden sand and azure sea, where everything that defines confinement seems to fade away, a visitor here finds solace and fun along the shoreline. Crammed with choices to lounge on a spectacular Mangalore beach, partake in adventurous activities, like surfing, parasailing, trekking, snorkeling, and many more, savour delectable seafood cuisines, and make a visit to famous temples in Mangalore, here’s not a single moment to get bored!
Renowned for its beautiful, exotic, lustrous and virgin beaches, Mangalore city is also termed as the ' Entry point to Beach Country'. On a Mangalore sightseeing tour, do visit to the Ullal Beach which grabs attention of thousands of tourists all through the year, and another important beach called- Karwar Beach where the golden sand is incessantly caressed by the gentle waves of the turquoise Arabian Sea; for a quench for the ultimate solace an explorer has been looking for ends here! Blessed with astonishing beaches, ancient architectures, and swaying coconut palms, this coming age commercialized city still manages to provide a soothing sojourn away from the hustle bustle.
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Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple In Mangalore
Situated on an islet in the middle of the great river Nandini in Mangalore, Karnataka, the Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple is one of the holiest temples in Hinduism dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari also known as Bhramari. Getting its significance from the belief that it is the place where Goddess Durga appeared ...
Mangaladevi Temple In Mangalore
Residing in Bolara, 3 kms away from Mangalore, the auspicious Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Mangaladevi, a form of god Shakti. The city of Mangalore derives its name from the deity presiding here. Of considerable significance due to its antiquity, the Mangaladevi Temple in Mangalore was built in the 9th ...
Tannirbhavi Beach In Mangalore
Mangalore is a city with plentiful tourists spot. People travel to Mangalore for sightseeing, activities and more. Mangalore, being one of the most stunning cities in India, has a lot to offer its tourists. One thing that attracts the tourists to Mangalore is its pleasant beaches. The beaches in Mangalore are beautiful and ...
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Pilikula Nisargadhama In Mangalore
Mangalore is the chief port city of Karnataka. Being a historically important place Mangalore is a famous tourist attraction. Pilikula Nisargadhama is a popular tourist attraction in Mangalore. It is a multipurpose eco-tourism destination with Park, Zoo, Botanical Garden & Boating facilities. Pilikula Nisargadhama is spread...
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Panambur Beach In Mangalore
Panambur Beach in Mangalore is one of the best-maintained beaches of India. The golden sand, glittering water, and the engrossing watersports allure the beach fanatics and adventure buffs to make a trip to this destination for a cherishable experience of a lifetime. The Panambur Beach in Mangalore attracts tourists from acr...
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Things To Do In Mangalore
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Surfing In Mangalore
Planning a trip to Mangalore? Read our detailed guide about surfing in Mangalore to taste the thrill of adventure sports during your vacation.
Being a coastal city, Mangalore is home to a number of beaches that are swamped by the azure waters of Arabian Sea. Therefore, these beaches provide ground for a number of thrillin...
Shopping In Mangalore
Traveling to Mangalore? Read our detailed guide to know about the best places for shopping in Mangalore. Be it a honeymoon, family vacation, or a solo trip, any vacation is incomplete without shopping. Even if a destination does not have any specialty, a traveler always buys something or the other to keep as a memory of his...
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Scuba Diving In Mangalore
Home of the Kadri Manjunath Temple, popular for its bronze statues and the Mangaladevi Temple from the 9th Century, Mangalore dwells as the chief commercial city in Karnataka, India. When it comes to holidays, it is the best place to spend your time with your loved ones here. From its serene beaches to the holy temples hous...
How to Reach Mangalore
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Just 18 kms away from the heart of the city, the nearest airport to Mangalore is located at Kenjar Bajpe. It takes just 25 minutes to ride from the main city to the airport. Mangalore International Airport India is also the second international airport of the Karnataka state. With numerous financial hubs like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, and Delhi being connected via domestic airlines, while foreign cities like Dubai, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Dammam, Doha, and Bahrain connected through the international segment on weekly and bi-weekly basis, make this place quite accessible. Maximum number of flights to Mangalore operate from Bangalore and Mumbai. From Bangalore to Mangalore, there are four to seven flights every day, while from Mumbai there are five to six flights scheduled for a day. However, the frequency of flights to Mangalore from Dubai has been increased to five times a week.
Connected to the Indian Railways network, regular trains run from Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Palghat, and other major South Indian cities via Kerala and Bangalore to Mangalore train stations. However, the Konkan Railways links Mangalore to Mumbai via Goa.
Located at Hampankatta in the heart of the city, Mangalore Central is a terminus, and is used only by the trains which terminate at Mangalore. And thus, most of the long distance trains interconnected with different cities stops here at Mangalore Junction. A few of major trains like Yesvantpur-Karwar Express and KSR Bengaluru City-Kannur Express makes it easier to cover Bangalore to Mangalore distance in a short duration. While to cover a distance from Mumbai to Mangalore, you have to take Mumbai LTT-Mangalore Junction.
Conveniently located about 395 kms to the South of Goa and 347 kms due west of Bangalore with National Highways connecting the city- Mangalore to both the sides. For the long distance, i.e. from Mysore, Goa, Mumbai and Bangalore to Mangalore bus services, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are highly recommended because of their low fare and comfort. However, there are numerous bus services from Mangalore to all the nearby towns in Karnataka and Kerala run by both the state government transport department (KSRTC) and numerous private companies, which operate at a little competitive rates. Although, the buses are operated by different private companies, the bus numbering scheme is unified, which is quite useful for travellers and bus drivers.
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What are the languages locals speak there?
Main languages spoken by the locals there are Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Beary and English.
Where is Mangalore located on the map?
Situated on the west coast of India, Mangalore is sandwiched between the Arabian Sea to its west and the Western Ghats to its east.
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