Mangalore

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Mangalore

Mangalore, ranked as the 8th cleanest city in India and the 13th best destination for Business, lies in between the rough and wavy Arabian Sea and sky lofty Western Ghats. Its beaches, wide roads and the friendly calm neighbors welcome every visitor to its lap. Apart from being a leading commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare and petrochemical hub on the West Coast, Mangalore is a chief port city of India of Karnataka. Filled with rolling hills and sprawling streams, Mangalore offers a picturesque sight and stay. Named after the Hindu deity Mangaladevi, Mangalore is also known Mangalapuram.

Tourist Places in Mangalore

Kadrimanjunath Temple: Situated on the hill peaks of Kadri, this beautiful temple was built during the 10th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples. With a distinctive mythological history to the temple, this religious monuments has a Buddhist – Hindu cultural background.

Tannirbhavi Beach: With high waves, white shiny beach and long curvy coconut palm trees, this beach offers a serene, calm and mesmerizing feel to every visitor. With an old fort at the backdrop the sun sets are a picturesque beauty and a photographer’s delight. The lush green trees and the azure sea with the white sandy beaches could also evoke the painting skills in every tourist. The ferry sail through the Gurupura River adds an adventurous touch to the visit.

St. Aloysius Chapel: On the Light house hill, in the middle of the city is the St. Aloysius Chapel which was built in the year 1880. The first thought that comes in to any traveler’s mind and thoughts are the beautiful paintings that depict the life and works of Aloysius Gonzaga. With a beautiful architecture, this Chapel is often compared to the chapels in Rome. The sloping ceiling panels reveal the Apostles, with garlands weaving through these different panels. To add to the amusement, no two garlands have the same flowers and the life size angel who are seen holding the garlands are surely life size.

Netravathi River: Considered as one of the holy rivers in India, Netravathi River flows through the well famed Dharmastala. Spluttering down from the heights of Western Ghats, the River merges with the Arabian Sea.  The Kanya Kumari – Panavel Bridge, built over River Netravati is the longest bridge in India. Known as the Dhakshina Jeeva Nadi, the Netravati River is the main source of transport by means of water, fishing, power generation and is also used for drinking purposes. Covering a wide area of 103 km by length, the river water shores at Mangalore, Bantwal, Pane Mangalore, Dharmasthala and Ullal.

Sultan Battery: Constructed by the mighty and fierce warrior and ruler, Tippu Sultan in the year 1784, the Sultan Battery Watch Tower is a tourist amusement. An infamous history that continues to lingers around is the truth that the watch tower was constructed from the ripped off boulder stones of 23 churches destroyed by Tipu Sultan, during his 15-year imprisonment of the Mangalorean Catholics and the other Christians. Legend has it that this place was the most important dockyard and arsenal of Tipu Sultan  and was also used as a naval station to intercept enemy warships and prevent them from docking.

Milagres Church: Built in 1680, this historic Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest churches in Dhakshina Karnataka. In spite of being built in the middle of the city, this church has ample lot of space and has been maintained and managed beautifully. Being one of the finest churches, there are numerous statues that line up the walls of the church. Dedicated to ‘Our Lady of Miracles’, this church was initially built on the ‘today’s world’ cemetery.

Someshwara Beach: Known as the hidden jewel of Karnataka, the Someshwara Beach with its white silvery shiny shores with huge rock and the mesmerizing and beautiful backdrop is every tourists’ heaven and a photographers’ delight. The well famed sun set at Someshwara is a marvel created by nature itself. The famed Somanath Temple that was constructed during the rule of the famous queen Abbakka Devi and the ruins of a fort and a palace can be seen near the beach.

How to Reach Mangalore

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Mangalore Route:Bangalore-Sakaleshpur-Hassan-Mangalore. Bangalore to Mangalore distance is 360 km, covered in 6 h 20 min.

Calicut to Mangalore Route:Calicut-Vadakara-Kannur-Kasaragod-Mangalore. Calicut to Mangalore distance is 245 km, covered in 6 h 50 min.

Mangalore has a well connected railway system that connects to many of the major cities like Chennai, Delhi, Calicut, Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta, Coimbatore etc.

Mangalore has an international airport of its own – Mangalore International Airport (IXE). Daily flights operate to all major cities in the country and to Middle East.

Best Time to Visit Mangalore

Mostly carrying a humid, moist and tropical weather through the year, September to May months are ideal to visit Mangalore.

Distance to Mangalore

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 360 km
Calicut 245 km
Bekal 65 km
Cochin 425 km

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