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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.