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Tourist Places in Mangalore, Karnataka

Nestled at the estuaries of the scenic Netravathi and Gurupur Rivers on the Arabian Sea coast, the port city of Mangalore is a laid back tourist destination. Replete with astonishing beaches, temple architecture, and swaying coconut palms, this coming age commercialised city still manages to provide a soothing sojourn away from the hustle bustle. For, as you reach the shoreline and get the view of vastly stretched golden sand and azure sea, everything that controls your mind seems to fade away. With a Mangalore sightseeing tour, you get to visit a bounty of tourist attractions that will make you completely lost in the beauty of this city. Thanks to its diverse culture, heritage and history, this place grabs the attention of thousands of tourists from around the globe, who flock to witness the architectural marvel erected by the majestic rulers of the past. The spellbinding past and indescribable beauty of Mangalore make this place worth visiting many times.

Go through our detailed list of the best places to visit in Mangalore, and add a zing to your trip while witnessing the eclectic culture that this destination sustains from ages.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple:

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple is listed among the must-visit temples in Mangalore. Boasting a 60 feet high golden coloured gopuram bedecked with murals showing numerous legends, its exquisite architecture is akin to the Dravidian style make this temple a must visit. Witness its grandeur during the Hindu festivals, especially Navratri, as a visit by thousands of tourists makes the celebration worth cherishing here. Built by Sri Narayana Guru who was prohibited entry into other temples in the area, this temple welcomes devotees irrespective of their caste and culture.

Mangaladevi Temple:

Formerly known as the Mangalapur, the city of Mangalore was named after the deity Mangaladevi. Established in the 19th century by the king of Apeha dynasty, you may dig into its magnificent architecture that will leave you in awe, for sure! The best time to visit this temple is during the Navratri celebration when a good flock of people come to take part in the festivities.

Panambur Beach:

Located at just 13 kms away from Mangalore city, Panambur beach is a wonderful place to savour serenity. Being one of the sparsely crowded beaches which makes it attractive for secluded swimming, this is the best beach in Mangalore to enjoy your leisure time.

Malpe Beach:

Nestled in the west of Udupi in Karnataka, Malpe beach- a fishing harbour is one of the best places to visit. Blessed with astonishing natural beauty, several islets, and enchanting green belts on both the sides, this Mangalore beach attracts tourists from around the world.

Besides aforementioned places, you may also visit to Kadri Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Someshwara beach, and Tannirbavi beach, and take a tour of the city to stop by shopping malls in Mangalore, and satiate a shopaholic in you. Visit to City Centre and the biggest mall in Mangalore- Forum, or choose to shop in traditional markets like Hampankatta, and backpack whatever catches your eye.  

So, embark on Mangalore tourism, and explore the beautiful city for its unique charm.


Sasihithlu Beach In Mangalore

Head to one of the most serene and tranquil attractions of the city, the Sasihithlu Beach. Tourists in Mangalore can escape the hubbub and noise of urban sprawl to a peaceful beach to spend a fun-filled day in the sun. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Sasihithlu Beach in Mangalore, is an offbeat tourist a...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

Located in the city of Mangalore, Panambur beach 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 exquisite sun rising above the se...

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    Situated on the west coast of India, Mangalore is sandwiched between the Arabian Sea to its west and the Western Ghats to its east.

    Main languages spoken by the locals there are Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Beary and English.

    Just 18 kms away from the heart of the city, the nearest airport to Mangalore is located at Kenjar Bajpe.

    Well-connected by road, rail, and air, reaching to Mangalore is quite easy.

    The best time to take a tour to Mangalore is during the winter season, from the month of December till January when the average temperature hardly exceeds 30 degrees C.

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