Places to visit in Mangalore

Mangalore at a glance:

Coordinates: 12.9141° N, 74.8560° E

State: Karnataka

Mangalore is the chief port city of Karnataka. It is located about 352 km west of the state capital, Bengaluru, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain range.

How to reach Mangalore:

By Air :

The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport. Cabs are available from there.

By Rail :

Mangalore is connected to the Indian Railways network via Bangalore, connecting it to most South Indian cities.

By Road :

Mangalore is well connected via roadways.

Places to visit in Mangalore:

Bejai museum:

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The Seemanthi Bai Government Museum is located in the heart of the city and is the city’s only museum. It has a collection of ancient coins, paintings, statues and inscriptions which display the rich heritage of India.

Book your Indrahar pass trek here.

Kadri Hill Park:

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Housing a wide variety of wild animals, this is the largest garden in Mangalore. Rare species of birds, ant-eaters and various other animals are seen in the animal conservatory. Also, eight tanks of water here can cure skin diseases as per local beliefs.

Kadri Manjunatha Temple:

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Built-in 1068, this temple has a Buddhist architectural influence on the basic Vijaynagri style. It is situated at the base of the Kadri hills, the chief deity being Manjunatha.

Book your short trip to Port Blair here.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple:

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This temple was built by Sri Narayana Guru for the Billava community, who were prohibited entry into any other temple in the area. The deity in this temple is Gokarnanatheshwara, Lord Shiva.

Mangalore beach:

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Situated at the confluence of Gurupara and Nethravathi river forming the backwaters, the border of the beach is marked by the Arabian sea. The pristine beach has a beautiful lighthouse and provides unparalleled solitude and calm for visitors.

New Mangalore Port:

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The ninth biggest port in India, this was established in 1974 and is located at the north of the confluence of the Gurupura river with the Arabian Sea. Various imports and exports take place continuously.

Book your Andaman and Nicobar island tour here.

Panambur Beach:

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Close to the New Mangalore Port is the Panambur beach, one of the most loved, pristine, clean beach in the city. The blue skies, sea and sands, get a dash of colour during April, as the beach hosts a kite festival.

Sultan Battery:

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Tipu Sultan constructed this watchtower to keep a lookout for the entry of warships into the Gurpur River. The battery, made from black stones had been looked a miniature fortress. Not having withstood the test of time and extreme weather, this tower stands in ruins today.

Book your short trip to Ranthambore here.

What to Eat in Mangalore:

Mangalore is famous for its Udupi style dishes and ice creams along with the staple sea-food preparations. Visitors must try out the Neer Dosa, Mangalorean fish curry, Cashew Upkari, Rasam, Kane (Lady Fish), Ole Bella (Palm Jaggery), export quality cashews and coffee in Mangalore. Also do try the sweet delicacies which include the likes of Mangalorean Parfait Ice-cream, Halwa available in three flavours and several fruit juices and delicacies. Mangalore also houses hints of Catholic cuisine with influences from Mangalorean, Goan and Portuguese food styles.


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