Holiday Trip in Mangalore

Best Available Mangalore Holiday Packages

The coastal town of Mangalore has been a famous hub of maritime trade since ages. Also, today Mangalore is 9th largest port in India. The city is lined by the Arabian Sea on the west and flanked by the lofty hills of Western Ghats on the east, Mangalore is also known for its picturesque beaches and tranquil landscape. The rich natural beauty coupled with the captivating old-world charm of the city has rightly served the cause of Mangalore tourism. In fact, this bustling city has sun-kissed beaches, quaint red-tiled houses and historical buildings. This picture perfect city with blend of traditional and modern and tempting local Mangalorean cuisine - typical Udipi dishes, spicy coconut based non-veg curries and seafood, makes it a desirable holiday destination for tourists. If you are planning a visit to this city of joy, then choose the best Mangalore holiday packages and get ready to explore Mangalore!
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Best Sightseeing Places in Mangalore

Kadri Manjunath Temple:
Situated at the foot of the Kadri Hill, this temple houses the deity of Lokeshwara. The idol of Lokeshwara is a three-faced figure with six arms and reputed to be one of the best bronze statues present in India. The origin of the Kadri temple can be traced to 1068 AD.
Mangaladevi Temple:
This temple is dedicated to Mangaladevi, the presiding deity of Mangalore. It was built by the Ballal family of Attavar and gives the city its name, Mangalore.
St. Aloysius College Chapel:
Constructed during 1899-1900, St. Aloysius College Chapel is situated on the light house hill. For its pure architectural beauty, the Chapel is compared with the famous Sistine Chapel in Rome. You can find exquisite frescoes adorn the walls and the ceilings of this structure, which are known to be the creation of trained Jesuit priest Antony Moscheni.
Sultan Battery:
This watchtower was constructed by Tipu Sultan to prevent enemy warships from entering the Gurpur River. Cannons mounted on unique feature of the tower used to mow down the enemy with enormous firepower. A ruin of the original fort-like structure today constitutes a formation that is called the Tipu's well. Presently, it is a deserted spot but its construction is strangely superb. So, enjoy your visit while visiting these places during your Mangalore tour itinerary.

Best Time for Holidaying in Mangalore

The best time to visit Mangalore is from the month of September to February, when the weather is ideal for sightseeing of this place, indulging in outdoor activities and relaxing at the beach. You should avoid summer and monsoon season as during this time it gets very hot and humid. So, make your Mangalore trip plan accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Mangalore

Shopping is a wonderful experience in Mangalore. Tourists can get buy pure silk sarees, jewelry (of both gold as well as silver), artefacts carved of ivory and sandalwood. These artefacts can be great souvenirs to take back home. The other items for shopping include furniture and handicraft products that are worth buying. The Bharat Mall, Empire mall, Balmatta, Hampankatta, Kankannady and Falnir are some of the famous shopping centres in Mangalore. So, during your Mangalore vacation spare some time for shopping to buy your favorite stuff from this city.

Explore Options to Reach Mangalore

Before booking Mangalore holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
By Air
Mangalore International Airport located around 20 KM north-east from the center of the Mangalore city, near Bajpe. The airport provides domestic flights to Goa, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kochi, Kozhikode and Chennai. International services are offered by Air-India Express to Doha, Sharjah, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.
By Train
Mangalore is a major railway junction and is well-connected to the rest of India by various trains. The main station is the Mangalore Central Railway Station (Mangalore Railway Station), located in the heart of the city. You can catch the Malabar Express, Parasuram Express, Mangalore Mail and Matsyagandha Express from this station. Another station is Mangalore Junction situated at Kakanadi.
By Road
Mangalore is very well-connected by road to the rest of India. Two important national highways (NH 17 and NH 48) pass through Mangalore. There are various private and state-run bus services are available to Mangalore from all parts of Karnataka as well as other neighboring states such as Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra. So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfy Mangalore travel.
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