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Mangalore is categorised as Beachside / Business and Transit

St Aloysius Church
Geese at the Park (Photo Courtesy: Crazysoul)
Durga Parmeshwari Temple Kateel (Photo Courtesy: Premkudva)
UIllal Beach
Sunset on Ullal Beach
St Lawrence Church Attur
Kukke Subramanya
Mangaladevi Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 March 2004)
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Gokaranatheshwara Temple
Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple
Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala
Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala

Reasons to Visit

  • Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka and has derives its name from the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi
  • Mangalore is one of the fastest developing cities in India. Many multi-national corporations and domestic corporations are opening their branches in Mangalore.
  • Mangalore is an access point for Coastal Karnataka, Plantation Circuit and North Kerala Itinerary.
  • Mangalore is access point to visit many significant Hindu and Jain pilgrim centres in the area such as Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Kollur, Udupi, Karkala, Kundapura, Murudeshwar and Moodabidri.
  • Many classical dance forms and folk art are practiced in the city. The Yakshagana, a nightlong dance and drama performance, is held in Mangalore.



  • Port Cities of India
    "Mangalore Port is a modern all-weather major port situated at Panambur, a few kms from Mangalore"
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Coastal Karnataka
    "Srimad Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwar (25 kms South of Mangalore) is a renowned pilgrimage for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community. Mangalore is home to Kadri Manjunatha Temple which houses a Lokeshwara statue reputed to be one of the best bronzes in India and is visited alongwith Subhramanya. "
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Karnataka
    "Mangalore Airport and Railway Station are major access point for guests travelling to plantation highlands of Coorg and Chikmagalur alongwith Pilgrimages of Subhramanya and Dharmasthala. "
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Kerala
    "Mangalore Railway Station and Airport are best access points for travellers visiting North Kerala getaways of Bekal, Kasargod and Nileshwar."
  • Industrial Townships of Karnataka
    "Mangalore is a port city in Coastal Karnataka, home to many agricultural processing industries. The boat building and fishing industry have been core businesses in Mangalore for generations. The leaf spring industry has an important presence in Mangalore. Mangalore is also a major IT and ITES services hub. "

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mangalore got its name from Mangaladevi Temple, a 9th century Hindu temple. Mangladevi Temple is visited as a part of Mangalore pilgrimage circuit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    The Kadri Manjunatha Temple in Mangalore dates back to year 1068, The square temple built with nine water tanks, nestles at the foot of the highest hill in Mangalore. There are some stone caves on top of the hill. The idol of lokeshwarnath is said to be the oldest of the South Indian temples. The sacred ponds, Jogi Mutt and cave of Pandavas are pilgrim attractions.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra is a prominent and well visited Lord Shiva temple in Mangalore. The Dussera festival is celebrated with much grandeur. The Dussera celebrations of this temple is popularly called Mangalore Dasara.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangalore was built in 1880. St. Aloysius College Chapel is an architectural marvel that could be compared to the chapels of Rome
    Roman Catholic Church
    A public beach at 8 kms South of Mangalore having a getaway resort and overall village type character.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Pilikula Nisargadhama is a nature park and a popular picnic spot near Mangalore. Its spread across 370 acres of greenery, having a biological park, a golf course, an amusement park, a lake, an arboretum, a science center, a heritage village and an artisan village. It has animals housed in an open environment.
    Zoo, Gardens
    Thematic, Nature Park
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Srimad Anantheshwar Temple is situated in Manjeshwar. The origin of the Temple dates more than a thousand years back and is very significant for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Shri Venkataramana Temple Mulki is one of the oldest and prominent temples of Dakshina Kannada with a history of over 700 years. The temple has a unique record of unbroken darshan seva for the last 225 years.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Kateel is home to Sri Durga Parmeshwari Temple and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Coastal Karnataka
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari temple an 800 year old temple that is set on a riverside md-way between Udupi and Mangalore just off NH-17. It is a well visited pilgrim centre locally and regionally.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Shri Annapoorneshwari Temple at Hosanadu is one of popular temples in Udupi area. The temple was commissioned in late 1990s.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Ananthapura Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is believed to be the original seat Anathapadmanabha (Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram)
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Karkala is a town of historical importance and a pilgrim centre for Jains. Jainism is widely practised here. The single stone 42-foot statue Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) is main attraction and is the second tallest in Karnataka. There are about 18 Jain basadis here.Attur nearby is also home to impressive St Lawrence Church.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    The Church of Holy Cross of Hospet in Karkala is one of the ancient churches in Mangalore - Udupi area. This was the only church that escaped the drive for the demolition of churches by Tipu Sultan
    Portuguese Church
    Venur is home to 38 ft monolith of Lord Bahubali also known as Lord Gomateshwara. The single rock statue was erected in the year 1604. This statue of Bahubali is one of the five giant monoliths found in Karnataka.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Just on outskirts of Dharmasthala is 39 ft Bahubali statue and is well visited by Jain pilgrims and other pilgrims to Dharmasthala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Dharmasthala Temple is home to the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the Dharma Daivas (Guardian Spirits of Dharma).The temple is unusual in that it is run by a Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhva order. Its a major pilgrim centre with temple trust having large number of rooms and a very well organised temple infrastructure.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Kukke Subramanya is a Hindu temple located at 130 kms from Mangalore. The temple is one of the pristine and most visited pilgrimage centres in South India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan

Destinations within a driving distance

  • Moodbidri is a Jain pilgrim centre located 35 kms from Mangalore where now Pandits Health Resort, more
  • Dharmasthala is well known for Jain Pilgrimage centre and being home to Sri Manjunatheshwara more
  • Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it and access point for more
  • Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17) where more
  • Malpe is an idyllic beach stretch in close proximity (8 km) from Udipi, 5 km off NH 17. Malpe lies more
  • Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka; it is a student township with a more
  • Kalasa is a holy temple-town in Karnataka. Kalasa is home to the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to more
  • Baindur is one of the idylic beaches on the coastal Karnataka. Baindoor beach is rocky and hills more
  • Sakleshpur is 40 km west of Hassan in Karnataka and a coffee plantation district between two other more

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Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
A prime area at 2 kms North of Mangalore Railway Station.
13 kms from city centre and home to Gurupura Nisargadhama, a popular excursions for guests with families
A quiet and green area 12 kms North of the city
8 kms North of Mangalore railway station on NH-17, in close proximity to Infosys office.
A prime area at 3 kms West of Mangalore Railway Station and next to bus depot.
A beach front at 8 kms South of city centre of Mangalore
Airport in Mangalore
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore
Railway Stations in Mangalore
Recommended travel connections to Mangalore from Major Cities.
Road Day Train Overnight Train Flight Waterways
Cochin (Ernakulam)*
New Delhi*
* Direct Connectivity