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Manglore Travel


Mangalore is one of the major cities in the state of Karnataka and is located to the south, by the shores of Arabian Sea. This lovely port city of Karnataka is a meandering, green, friendly town that is a serene getaway, a perfect vacation destination for those who want a slightly laid back sort of vacation. Mangalore has rolling hills, abundant vistas and the tall palm tree, all adding up to the beauty of this exotic destination. The landscape is dotted with tiled-roof buildings, topped with the famous Mangalore tiles made with the local hard red clay, and built with laterite, a soft rock easily sliced into large building blocks. The city is virtually a Tower of Babel, with the sounds of several languages mingling on the streets. Mangalore is known for the hardworking nature of its people and natural splendor. The place is also known for its history of maritime activities.

Facts and figures
Location from Major Metros
Delhi ( 2468 Kms), Mumbai (937 Kms), Kolkata (1667 Kms ), Chennai ( 2199 Kms).

Known for : Pilgrim center, beaches and the statue of Lord Bahubali (Gomateshwara).

Climate & the best time to visit
The city experiences tropical climate. Summer and winter are quiet similar in the city and both are quiet pleasant with average temperature ranging between 27 degree Celsius to 34 degree Celsius. But humidity is a problem here that reaches an average of about 78 %. Best time to visit Mangalore is between September and May.

Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple is one of the ancient historic spot in Mangalore, dating back to about 1068 A.D. It has a nine tanks, square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, this temple bewitches hundreds of visitors annually to Mangalore. The Lokeshwara bronze statue of the Kadri Manjunatha Temple is regarded as the best bronze statue in India. On top of the hill King Kundavarma Bupendra built a mutt which came to be called 'Jogimutt'. There are also some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas.

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Attractions in the city

Sultan Battery
The Sutan battery is situated in Boloor about 6 Kms away from Mangalore The structure is built in Black Stones by Tipu Sulthan to prevent warships to enter Gurpur river. Now the remaining part of the fort is called as Tipu's Well. Today it is a deserted spot but its construction is outstandingly exquisite.

St. Aloysius Church
St. Aloysius Church is situated 1 kms away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand in Magalore and was built in the year 1899-1900. The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy. St. Aloysius College Chapel is an architectural masterpiece, compared with the Sistine chapel in Rome, it is situated on lighthouse hill in Mangalore. The highlight of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings that literally cover every inch of the interior roof and walls.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Mangalore is famous as a pilgrim center and owns many sacred temples like Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi, Kudroli etc. Among these temples, Sri Mahaganapathi Kshetra is a spectacular and pious center of glorious history.

Other places of interest

It is situated110 kms north of Mangalore and has a lovely beach, known for for its exotic beauty.

Beach of Malpe, Malpe Beach
Situated 66 kms north of Mangalore is the pristine beach of Malpe. The beauty of this beach is complemented by peaceful surroundings and makes this beach a favorite holiday spot. The St. Mary's Island, another delightful holiday hangout, is just a boat ride away.

Kollar is 140 kms north of Mangalore and famous for Mookambika Temple here, which attracts thousands of devotees.

Dharmasthala :
It is situated 75 kms east of Mangalore. This town is a unique example of communal harmony, famous for its Manjunatha Temple. Everyone who arrives here, irrespective of caste or creed, is welcomed and provided a free meal.

How to reach

Air : The Bajpe airport at Mangalore is 20 km away from the city center. One can take the locally available road transport medium to reach the airport to catch a flight.

Rail : The Mangalore railway station is on the southern fringe of the city center and is connected to Mumbai and Bangalore. However, some of the trains stop at the Kankanadi station situated 5 km east of the Mangalore main city.

Road : Mangalore is well-connected through a network of roads to the neighboring areas.