Mangalore is base point to visit Jain Circuit (Moodbidri, Karkala – 60 kms radius), Dharmasthala (62 kms) / Subramanya Temples (130 kms). However Mangalore itself has number of interesting temples.
Kadri Manjunatha Temple - houses a Lokeshwara statue reputed to be one of the best bronzes in India.
Mangladevi Temple - has its root into the 9th century. This temple gave Mangalore city its name and is dedicated to Goddess Mangla.
St. Aloysius Church - built in 1899-1900, the special beauty of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings.
Srimad Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwar (25 kms South of Mangalore)- Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Srimad Anantheshwar Temple is Situated in Manjeshwar, a small town of Kasaragod district in Northern Kerala. Manjeshwar lies in the northern most tip of Kerala. The origin of the Temple dates more than a thousand years back and is very significant for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community.
Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Bappanadu - 30 kms (Udupi route)
Recommended Stay: 1-2 nights Season: Visited all round the year