Mangaluru

Mangaluru, previously known as Mangalore, is a costal city in the state of Karnataka. The city is a culturally and financially important centre in the Dakshina Kannada Region. Mangaluru is filled with travel destinations pertaining mainly of historic religious sites, beaches, pilgrimage centers and the nature surrounding Western Ghats. The city has a typical costal climate.

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Adi Shankara temple
105 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Adi Shankara Temple is an ancient temple located at Sringeri, at 105 kms from the city of Mangalore, Karnataka. This famous temple was consecrated by the philosopher and saint Adi Shankara, on the banks of the river Tunga. Adi Shankara Temple is housed in the campus of Sringeri Mutt.

This temple is dedicated to sage Adi Shankara who is credited for the consolidation and revival of Advaita Vedantha and establishment of many monasteries all across India. A magnificient statue of the sage in yogasana posture is present in the sanctum of the temple. Adi Shankara temple is an example of...

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Aloyseum
6.9 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The museum of St Aloysius college is known as Aloyseum. The museum is located in st Aloysius college road in hampankatta, Mangalore(Mangaluru), Karnataka. The Museum started operating in 1913. Aloyseum is run by the Aloysius college administration with funds from central government for renovation purposes. It is located within Mangalore city limits, located at ta distance of 6. 9 Kms from city center.

The Museum is said to be 100 years old and stores a part of Mangalore history, culture and boasts various artifacts and collections related to mangalore.

The museum houses...

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Annapoorna Temple, Horanadu
134 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Annapoorna(Annapurneshwari) Temple, officially Shri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru Temple, is a very prominent religious site located in the village of Hornadu. This temple is quite famous among the visitors from within the state and outside. There is also a village of Hornadu present near the scenic Malnad. It makes the place much more exciting as it adds a touch of history, culture, and nature. It is located at a distance of 134 Kms from the city of Mangalore(Mangaluru), Karnataka.

Centuries ago, Horanadu's Sri Annapoorneshwari's prathistapanahe - which is the gre...

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Attur Church
60 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Attur Church or St. Lawrence Shrine is a Roman Catholic Church located in Attur, at a distance of around 60 kms from the city of Mangalore(Mangaluru), Karnataka. This church has been rebuilt thrice but was first built in 1859. Attur Church is situated near the Western Ghats which naturally has a verdant environment.

This church was built to honour St. Lawrence who is well known for his noble and benevolent deeds. Attur Church is famous for welcoming people of different religions and has a school and orphanage under it`s aptronage. It was built by christians who were fleeing the tyr...

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Bengre Beach
71 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Bengre beach, locally known as Kodi Bengre, is a sandy beach on the Arabian Sea front located near Kundapur City, Udupi. It is located at a distance of 71 Km from the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karanataka.

A visit to Bengre Beach will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Mangalore. It is an intrinsic part of the socio-cultural landscape and hence, offers an insightful peek into life, as it exists in Mangalore. The Kodi Bengre beach is one of the most peaceful beaches around mangalore, which isn't crowded for most of the times. marked as delta p...

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Chaturmukha Basadi
60 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Chaturmukha Basadi is a historic sacred religious site located in Karkala, Karnataka. Karkala is a small but beautiful town located about 60 KM from Mangalore. The town is filled with temples, mosques, Jain basadis, churches and breath-taking lakes.

It is recorded in our history that king Veera Bhairava is the one responsible for the constructions of basadis at Karkala. He endowed land and money to numerous temples. A huge statue of lord bahubali (5 feet) also known as Gommateshwara is located about a kilometre from the centre of the town. This statue is the second largest in the e...

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Father Muller Museum
Within Mangaluru city limits
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Father Muller Museum is a museum that houses Father Muller's belongings. Father Augustus Muller was a Jesuit missionary from Germany, who moved to Mangalore in the early 18th century. Augustus Muller was a well- known and respected person even during the ancient times. He popularized homeopathic treatment in Mangalore, which saved millions of lives. Gradually, his way of treating and caring for people became the talk of the town and he became famous.

In 1880, he set up a medical institution in Mangalore, which is now one of the most known medical instituitions with only the best fa...

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Gokarnanatheshwara Temple
2 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, also known as Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple, is a Hindu Temple located in Kudroli, Mangalore(Mangaluru), Karnataka. The temple is located at distance of around 2 kms from the center of Mangalore city. It is dedicated to Lord Gokarnanatha, an avatar of Lore Shiva.

The temple structure is an attractive monument. It is the center of spiritual bliss and tranquillity in Manglore and is visited with great reverence by the followers. The temple is of recent origin when compared to the other temples in Mangalore. It is one of the largest temples of Mangalore. <...

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Hanumanagundi Falls
79 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Hanumana Gundi Falls is situated in Kemmangundi National Park between Kudremukh Road and Lakya Dam in the Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. The falls is also known as Suthanabbe Falls. The site featuring this beautiful waterfall is a popular hiking spot. The water falls from a height of 100ft creating a scenic surrounding around it. It is situated in the hilly surroundings of the Kudremukh National Park and is an important tourist place to visit near Mangalore. It is located at a distance of 79 Kms from Mangalore city.

The Hanumangundi Falls boasts of great natural beauty with ...

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Jamalabad Fort is situated in Jamalabad village in the Kudremukh region of Karnataka. Also referred to as 'Narasimha Ghada', it is located 8 kms north of Beltangadi town and 65 kms from Mangalore(Mangaluru) city. This fort is also locally known as 'Jamalagadda' and 'Gadaikallu'. Jamalabad is a trekking destination, with the climb up to the fort being classified as 'medium difficulty level' and the top of the structure offering good views of the surrounding landscape and the Kudremukh range.

Jamalabad Fort was built by Tipu Sultan, ruler of the region in 1794. He named the fort afte...

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Kadri Manjunath Temple is a historic Hindu Temple located in the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karnataka. The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore which carries considerable historical significance. It is situated in Kadri hills at a distance of around 6 kms from Mangalore city.

The temple evokes a sense of peace and spirituality and it is said that the ancient idol of the main deity Lord Shiva is around 1000 years old. Kadri Manjunath Temple is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in karnataka. It is sai...

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Kadri Park
5 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Kadri Park is a beautiful garden located on Kadri Hill, 5 kms from the Mangalore (Mangaluru) City. It is a largest garden of Mangalore city. It serves as a picnic or hangoutspot to all age group,to residents as well as tourists.

The Kadri Park is a oval shaped sprawling green park on Kadri Hills. The Park consists of wide range of animals and birds such as Jackals, Monkeys, leopards and many other animals. There are numerous other fascinations for tourists such as snake park, zoo, toy trains and so on. There are various small ponds constructed in the Park. The park has basic amenit...

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Kateel Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple is a historic sacred Hindu temple located in the prominent religious town, Kateel (Also called Kateelu), Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. The Durga Parameshwari Temple at kateel is located at a distance of 29 km from Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district.

The Durga Parameshwari temple is situated uniquely on an islet in the middle of the sacred river Nandini. The river meets the sea in Hejamadi amidst Mulki and Surathkal. The Durga Parameshwari temple has two gopurams on either side of the entrance and complex consists of many smaller temples...

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Kaup Beach
49 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Kaup beach is a sandy beach with Arabian sea oceanfront, close to NH17 between Udipi and Mangalore. It's just 16 KM away from the Udipi railway station. The beach is famous for its lighthouse, the historic temples, and a fort built by the king, Tipu Sultan. Kaup was once upon a time a destination for the Jain temples and preachers. They used to meditate by the banks of the beach and grow their wisdom. It was a home for several Jain temples.

Though there are several beaches in Mangalore, Kaup is famous because of its rare landscape. It has a pretty lighthouse, beautiful trees and so...

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Kudremukh National Park
110 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Kudremukh National Park is a wildlife preserve located in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Kudremukh national park is the second largest wildlife protected area belonging to a tropical evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats. Flora of the mountain reserve encompasses evergreen and semi evergreen forests, Shola grasslands, plantations of eucalyptus, acacia auriculiformis, casuarina, and grevillea robusta. Most of the sections of the park restrict entry of tourists, but in the non-restricted areas visitors can engage in trekking.

Kudremukh National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage S...

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Kudremukh Peak
110 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Kudremukh Peak is a very famous mountain range, located in Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka. It is about 48 KM away from Karkala and around 20 KM away from Kalasa. It is a very ideal destination for trekking and is very popular for the adventurous trips. It is located at a distance of 110 Kms from Mangalore(Mangaluru), Karnataka.

The Kudremukh Peak is Karnataka's third highest peak and one of the most popular. Kudremukh means 'Horse face' in Kannada language. It has got this name because the mountain is shaped like the head of the horse. The mountain has a long range, which mean...

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The Kudroli Bhagavathi Temple is one of the most prominent and historic Hindu temples in the city of Mangalore, Karnataka. It occupies two acres of beautifully sculpted temple in the heart of Mangalore, Karnataka.

The temple has been set up a thousand years back and it went through a major renovation when the temple's four complexes were rebuilt by Expert artisans of Kerala and Karnataka. The renovation used smooth black granite and several wood carvings making the temple a feast for the eye. Inside the temple, there are several carvings representing stories of the ancient kings an...

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Kudupu Shree Anantha Padmanabha Temple is a holy temple is located 10 km away from the city of Mangalore, in the Mangaluru-Moodabidiri route. It's one of the prominent religious sites in the city. Kudupu Shree Anantha Padmanabha Temple is dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha and very famous for its serpent worship.

The temple has various poojas and dedications for Lord Vishnu throughout the year. Kudupu Shree Anantha Padmanabha Temple is an ancient religious site and has lasted the tests of time. The temple has a river inside it, making it even more attractive for the visitors. The...

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Light House Hill Garden is a historic site built in the 18th century by Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. The Light House Hill-Garden in Mangalore has a garden besides the light house, from where the tourists can enjoy a marvelous view of the sea with moving boats and ships adding on to its serene beauty. It is located within Mangalore(Mangaluru) city limits.

This garden is picture perfect and is a joy for the tourists. It is a favourite hangout of the tourists specially among the youngsters. From airport taxies, autorickshaws and buses are availble to reach the destination. People wantin...

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Malpe beach
60.2 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Malpe Beach is sea beach located in Udupi. Malpe Beach spread between Swarna Nandi River and Malpe Port is one of the finest beaches in Karnataka. Malpe is one of the most important ports of Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 60. 2 Kms from the city of Mangalore.

The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying palm trees, the clear blue sky and the clean waters of Arabian Sea all set a perfect mood for an unforgettable holiday. Malpe Beach is characterized by silver white sand beach and rocky islands, which is still quite secluded and not visited by a lot of touri...

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The Manasthambha of Hiriangadi is a famous tourist attraction situated in the town of Karkala, at a distance of around 55 kms from the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru). This Manasthambha is present in the entrance of Neminath Basadi Jain Temple. It is classified as an historical monument and is protected by the Archeological Survey of India(ASI).

The Manasthambha was installed by King Veera Pandya in the 15th century. It is 54 feet high and is entirely made of granite with intricate artworks carved all over it's surface. The Basadis or Jain temples attract a large number of tourists f...

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Mangaladevi Temple
10 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Mangaladevi Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicate to goddess Mangaladevi located in the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karnataka. It is believed that Mangalore is named after this Hindu diety Mangaladevi. The temple is situated at Bolara, at a distance of around 10 km from Manglore.

This temple has high significance among the locals. Mangaladevi Temple was built in Ninth century by Kundaravarman, the most famous king of Ahelpa dynasty in Tulu Nadu.

The Mangaladevi Temple is situated at the banks of river Nethravathi. The temple is surrounded by the scenic beaut...

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Milagres Church
6 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Milagres Church, also known as Church of our Lady Miracles, is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Hampankatta, Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karnataka. The church is at a distance of 6 kms from Mangalore city.

Built by Bishop Thomas De Castro in 1680, the Milagres Church is one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada. The old building was destroyed by Tipu Sultan in the British war. The present building was erected in 1911, by Parish priest Fr. Frank Pereira. It is an peaceful place to offer prayers and forget the chaos outside. The present building is built in the Roman archit...

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New Mangalore Port
Within Mangaluru city limits

New Mangalore Port is situated at Panambur in Mangalore. It is called New Mangalore Port to distinguish it from the old port which was called Mangalore bunder. It is situated at the north of union of River Phalguni to Arabian Sea.

New Mangalore Port is connected to important railway lines, roads and airports. It has emerged as an important link to national as well as international trade. It is the seventh largest port of India. It is connected to southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry via National Highway 17.

Best time to visit Mangalore is September to ...

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New Tannirbhavi Beach
11 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Thannirbhavi beach is a Aribian ocean waterfront located near the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karnataka. The beach is currently divided into two to two beaches, visits are allowed in both. The first beach is reachable via road and the second beach through a ferry from Tannirbhavi. It is located at a distance of around 11 Kms from Mangaluru.

The beach houses a huge rock where visitors can sit and enjoy the view. Tannirbhavi beach is elegant beach with nice sunset view. Compared to other beaches in mangalore, this beach is very clean and less crowded. Water sports such as jet ski,...

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NITK Lighthouse
20 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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NITK Lighthouse is a prominent destination in Surathkal which is a suburb of the city of Mangalore, at a distance of 20 kms from the heart of the city. This Lighthouse is present inside the campus of NITK. It is 30 metres high and is painted in red and white bands.

NITK Lighthouse, constructed in the year 1972, is a major crowd puller in Surathkal. This lighthouse offers a panaromic view of the scenic beachfront of the Surathkal beach. There is a temple adjacent to the lighthouse which is perched atop the rocks. The presence of rocks make it dangerous to swim in these waters. NITK ...

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Nityanandashram Caves
65 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Nityanandashram Caves is an asharam constructed by Swami Nityananda in Hosdurg, Kanhangad. It is located in Bekal in Kerela. It is located at a distance of around 65 Kms from the city of Mangaluru (Mangalore), Karnataka.

Nityanandashram Caves is a spiritual asharam meant for meditation and relaxing. The asharam has 43 caves which are believed to be built from a single rock. There is a also a temple atop these caves dedicated to Lord Krishna. The caves are considered as marvellous place for meditation and relaxation ans attracts a lot of tourists. Beautiful architecture and lush gre...

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Panambur Beach
10 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Panambur beach is a very popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. The beach is located at a distance about 10km from Mangalore(Mangaluru) and it is near the harbour. The beach is run and maintained by a private enterprise. Panambur beach has been awarded as one of the cleanest and best maintained beaches in the country.

The Panambur Beach is famous for its cleanliness and its safety, this is one of the city's most visited beach. The beach has jet ski rides, Boating, Dolphin viewing, Food stalls, besides trained beach lifeguards and patrol vehiclesto ...

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Pilikula Nisarga Dhama
10 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Pilikula Nisarga Dhama is regional park located 10 km away from Mangaluru(Mangalore) on National Highway 13.

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama is a beautiful park goverened by district administration. The park spreads over an area on 370 acres including a tropical forest and a mesmerizing Pilikula Lake. At present the park includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park, Heritage Village and a Golf Course. The park has a variety of animals and are kept in natural habitat and is great place to learn about them. Boating in the lak...

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Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple is a Hindu Temple located at a distance of 19 km from Mangalore city. In ancient times the location of temple was known as Pural.

Polali Rajajeshwari Temple is amongst the famous temples of Mangalore city. The stories regarding the temple tell that it was built King Suratha and lore also says that he gave his crown to be placed on head of deity. The presiding deity of the temple is Shri Rajajeshwari. The temple has portion on whichs' roof there is carvings on woods of various gods and godesses. The temple is very beautiful and has ambient background wi...

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The Rosario Cathedral (referred to as The church of Our Lady of Rosary) is a historic Roman Catholic cathedral located in prime location - Rosario - in Mangaluru(Mangalore), Karnataka. It is the oldest church in the state of Karnataka and is one of the major churches in the city. The Rosario Cathedral is located within Mangaluru city limits, at a distance of just 1 Km from Mangalore city railway station.

The church of Our Lady of Rosary is the only church in the Mangalore Diocese which has a dome crowning the spacious sanctuary. The Royal stone emblem of the Portuguese King marking...

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Saint Sebastian Church
Within Mangaluru city limits
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Saint Sebastian Church is a Catholic church situated in Bendur, Mangalore (Mangaluru). Bendur is located at a distance of around 7. 5 km from Mangalore.

Saint Sebastian Church is a beautiful and well- kept church. It was construted to pay honour to Saint Sebastian. The art and architecture is appealing to all tourists. The church holds masses and also has space for open air masses. Weddings are also held here.

All Parish festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm and the Church looks mesmerizing in beautiful decoration lights. Visiting the Saint Sebastian Church du...

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Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park
41 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park is an eco-center dedicated to various species of butterflies situated in Belvai which is at foot of Kanthavara Forest. Belvai is approximately 41 km away from Mangalore. There are two ways to reach Belvai from Mangalore but Mangalore-Belvai road is the best option and hardly take 1 hour via car.

Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park is a 35 acres natural park meant to preserve flora and fauna and especially the beautiful butterflies of that place. It was established in 2011. The park is natural and so are its amazing inhabitants, the colourful butterfli...

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Sasihithlu Beach
22 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Sasihithlu Beach is a beach on the arabian sea oceanfront situated around 22 km north of Mangaluru on National Highway 66. Tourists have to take a left turn at Mukka and after travelling 6 km on a katcha road they would reach the beach.

Sasihithlu Beach marks the confluence of Arabian sea and two rivers which are Nandini and Shambhavi. The beach is not very popular amongst tourists and hence is still very clean and unaltered. The beach is amongst the cleanest beaches in Mangalore and serves as a very good picnic spot. The beach is beautiful but lacks basic infrastructure like benc...

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Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Within Mangaluru city limits
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Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is a famous historic temple located at the heart of Mangalore City at Sharavu Temple Lane on K. S. Rao Road. It can be easily accessed by autorickshaw or even on foot.

Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is the most famous temple in Mangalore. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiv is also worshipped there. The temple is believed to be 800 years old. The lore says that the temple was constructed by King Veerabahu when he killed a cow accidenteally on a hunting expedition. For remedy of his sin he constructed this temple. The temple has been...

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Shreemathi Bai Memorial Museum, also known as Bejai Museum, is a popular museum located within Mangalore (Mangaluru) city limits. The Museum houses a varietyof antiquities for various parts of the world. The museum was donated by late V. R Mirajkar to commemorate his mother Shreemathi Bai. It is conviniently located at a distance of 1 Km from Mangalore Bus stand.

Shreemathi Bai Memorial Museum provides a peep into the history through its collections of coins, including some belonging to Pakistan and East India Company, elegant paintings, and the like. It has a treasure of metallic...

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Someshwara Beach
17.9 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Someshwara Beach is a beach located in Ullal in the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru). Someshwara Beach has the most pristine and rocky beach face in the canara region. The great rock that abuts the sea is Someshwar's main draw, as are the series of resorts that line this picturesque stretch of sand and water.

The name of the beach is derived because of the Lord Somanatha temple standing since several centuries on the sea shore. The endless golden sands are ideal for walking and sunbathing. Close to this beach there is a hill called 'Ottinene hill' which has lush vegetation and number ...

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Someshwara Temple beach, Mangalore
18 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Someshwara Temple Beach is a tourist attraction located at Ullal, a distance of around 11 km from south of the Mangalore(Mangaluru) city, Karnataka. There is a Hindu Temple - the Someshwara Temple and a beach - the Someshwara beach. This temple is at the hill top and steps lead to the beach underneath. Someshwara beach is located in Ullal at the confluence of the Netravati River and the Arabian Sea.

Someshwar beach is a place with an endless sandy stretch with the lining of swaying cocunut palm trees near the oceanfront. There is also a park, to be called Kshithij Nisargadhama, tha...

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The Sri Sharadamamba Temple, also referrered to as Sri Sharadamba Temple or simply as the Sharada Temple, is one of the most sacred temples in the Sringeri Pilgrimage center. It can located at a distance of 105Km from Mangalore(Mangaluru). We can spot so many waterfalls amidst the lush green mountains, falling down swiftly into depths of darkness. The drive to the temple is refreshing and peaceful. The Sri Sharadamamba Temple is reknowned for it's architecture.

Further into the scenic town of Sringeri, the chariot shaped ancient temple can be found. The temple of Sri Sharada temple...

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St Mary's Island
6 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The land where Vasco De Gama set his first foot, the land whose geological importance is immense and whose beauty is spectacular, is St. Mary's Island, Karnataka. An island just off the coast of Karnataka, St. Mary's Island is an island of white sand beaches, rock monoliths and great wildlife making it a mesmerizing place to be in. It is located just 6 Kms off the Karnataka coast in the Arabian Sea.

St. Mary's Island is a geological treasure and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The Island is a group of four individual islands namely Coconut Island, North Isl...

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The St. Aloysius Chapel is located in the center of the Mangalore(Mangaluru) city. It is located at the top of light house hill on the campus of St. Aloysius College. The location gives the visitor a picturesque view of Arabian sea. The Aloysius Chapel is considered a world class tourist destination, with amazing architecture and extraordinary layouts. It is built as an homage to St. Aloysius Gonzaga.

The chapel was built in 1885, by Reverend Father Josheph Willy. The chapel is an architectural wonder with a beautiful ceiling, fresco and oil paintings. The paintings and ceilings de...

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St.Franciz Xavier Church
Within Mangaluru city limits
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Commonly known as Bejai Church, St. Francis Xavier Church, a historic chuch, is situated in Bejai locality of Mangaluru(Mangalore), Karnataka.

St. Francis Xavier Church is believed to be more than 100 years old. It spreads over an area of 5. 37 acres. It is a Roman Catholic Church. This Bjeai church includes spacious hall, chapel and also a school.

The church also hosts weddings and other functions.

On weekdays the mass can be offered between timings: 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM except on Tuesday. On Tuesday the mass is offered at timings: 5:30 PM. On Sunday the mas...

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Sultan Battery, Mangalore
Within Mangaluru city limits
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The Sultan Battery is a historical watchtower located in the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru), Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 4km from Mangalore city centre on the headland of the old port.

The Sultan Battery watch tower was constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan to keep a lookout for the entry of warships into the Gurpur River. The battery, made from black stones had been given the look of a miniature fortress. Not having withstood the test of time and extreme weather, this tower stands in ruins today. The only remnant of Tipu Sultan's fort is this small lookout with views ove...

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Surathkal Beach
6 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Surathkal beach is a sandy beach on the Arabian sea front at located at a distance of 6 Kms from the Mangalore(Mangaluru) sea port and half a kilometre away from the high way.

The beach is one of the most scenic places in the entire of Mangaluru city. The bright rays of the Kaup lighthouse located on the beach helps the travelers to view nearly 15- 20 kms of the coast clearly. The cool tides of the Arabian sea touch the shores of this beach making it cool and beautiful. The sunsets and sunrises on the beach are very commendable.

The Surathkal beach is one of the only be...

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Tannirbhavi Beach
Within Mangaluru city limits
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Tannirbhavi beach is a beach located in Panambur, at a distance of about 10 km north of Mangalore (Mangaluru) city. It can be reached either by land from kuloor bridge or by ferryvia gurupura river from Sultan Battery. The Tannirbhavi beach is one of the popular beaches in Mangalore city. The beach is about 2 kms from panambur town. The place gives a great view of the Arabian Sea.

Tannirbhavi beach has all the basic amenities like life guards, food stalls with eateries and benches to sit upon and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Recently adventure sports have also been introduced to ...

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The Thousand Pillars Temple
34 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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The Thousand Pillars Temple, also referred to as Saavira Kambada Basadi, is a historic, famous and holy shrine for Jains across the country. It is located in Moodabidri, Karnataka. This place is most famous for its 1000 pillar temple that is a must visit for anyone interested in architecture, history or culture of the Karataka costal region. It is located at a distance of 34Km from the city of Mangaluru(Mangalore), Karnataka.

The temple was constructed in the 15th century. The history Saavira Kambada Basadi is carved on the walls and pillars of the temple. The Thousand Pillars Temp...

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Udupi Sri Krishna Matha
70 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Udupi Sri Krishna Matha, also referrred to as Krishna Temple, Udupi or Krishna Mutt, Udupi, is a famous historic Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna and Dvaita Matha located in the city of Udupi, Karnataka. It is located at a distance of about 70 Km from the city of Mangaluru (Mangalore).

The Udupi Krishna Temple is one of the seven Temples known as the Seven Mukti Sthalas of Karnataka, and is supposed to be built during hte 13th century. The idol of Lord Krishna worshiped here is in the form of a small boy. It is believed that Saint Madhavacharya anointed his eight disciples to ...

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Ullal Beach
12 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Ullal is a fishing village and is located at a distance of 12 km from Mangalore (Mangaluru) on the south banks of river Nethravathi. Ullal Beach is regarded as one of the best beaches in Karnataka. Strecthed out in a hue of blue and green, this beach is a prime tourist attraction of the state. Ullal beach is also known for its neat sea shoreand tranquil beauty.

It is mainly the serenity and calmness of the beach that attracts tourists here. The long stretch of golden sands and cool breeze adds to its beauty. It is set in about 14 acres of casuarinas groves. The picturesque casuarin...

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Shree Venkataramana Temple is a historic temple located at Car street in Mangalore (Mangaluru). It is easily accesible by autorickshaws and city buses from hampankatta. In fact it is at a walking distance from the heart of the city. The structure that we see today is a complex that grew over a period of two hundred years, the many structures belonging to different times, but so integrated as to form a cohesive structure.

Shree Venkataramana Temple is of great religious significance. The chief diety is Lord sri Veera Venkatesa, Lord Vishnu's incarnation. The temple boasts of a glori...

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Vidyashankara Temple, Sringeri
105 kms from Mangaluru city limits
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Vidyashankara temple is a historic and sacred temple situated at Sringeri. Sringeri is one of the most important center in Karnatka. The Vidyashankar Temple is located at a distance of 105 km from Mangalore.

Vidyashankara temple is belived to be built in 14th century in memory of Guru Vidyashankara. The temple has ruby image of Venugopal, Srinivasa and also a Nandi made from a large pearl. The temple was belived to be constructed by aid from Vijayanagar emperors and can be seen in inscriptions made in the temple. The place is must visit for it's intricrate architecture, A combinat...

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