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!
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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.
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.
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.