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Nethrani Island
Nethrani is a small uninhabited island, 18 km southwest off a small fishing village Murdeshwar and is shaped like a upturned boat with some vegetation along the rocky outcrop. The Island is famous for its Shiva temple and for having some of the best dive sites in world....more
Kumaradhara River
The Kumaradhara River is an Indian river, in the southwestern India state of Karnataka. One of the two major rivers of Sullia, it merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi before flowing to the Arabian Sea.....more
Shambavi River
Shambavi is name of the river which flows in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. Mulki town is south of river Shambavi. The river flows westwards to join the Arabian sea. Bappanadu Durga temple is situated near the river.....more
Mukka Beach
Mukka is suburb of Mangalore city on the shore of Arabian sea. It is located to north of NITK,Surathkal campus on National Highway 17. There is a beach in Mukka which has escaped public attention....more
Panambur Beach

Panambur is the site of New Mangalore Port. It is located in Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara ) district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura river.There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur.....more

Someshwar Beach
Someshwar Beach, blessed with an endless stretch of golden sand and graciously swaying palm trees, is located 9 km south of Mangalore. The beach is well known for a large rock called 'rudra shila'.....more
Surathkal Beach
Located 15 km north of Mangalore, Suratkal Beach is known for its clean surroundings and a lighthouse. An uninterrupted and extremely attractive stretch of curving shoreline is a major feature of this beach. Sadashiva Temple is a nearby attraction.....more
Tannirubhavi Beach
Tannirubhavi beach is a beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Currently, it can only be reach by land via Panambur or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery.....more
Ullal Beach
Ullal Beach is situated about 12 km away from Mangalore on the south bank of the Nethravati River, facing Arabian Sea. Mangalore is a city of vivid contrasts. Apart from this beach, there are other beaches also in Mangalore.....more
Dharmasthala Temples
Dharmastala kshetra is located amongst the scenic beauty of the Western Karnataka on the banks of the Nethravathi River. The temple of Lord Manjunatha at Dharmastala is the star attraction in the Karnataka. ....more
Kadiri Temples
The 17th century Manjunath Temple is situated at the foot of the Kadiri Hill, 3 km north of Mangalore city. The temple has some superb bronze images of Buddha, dating to the 10th – 11th centuries. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is believed to be the oldest of the South Indian Temples.....more
Katil Temples
The Name KATEEL: The word 'Kati' which means 'center' (between the 'Kanakagiri', birthplace of river Nandini and the end) and 'lla' which means 'area'. Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla' = Kateel.
Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangalore and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism.....more
Subramanya Temples
Kukke Subrahmanya Kshetra lies in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature nature with rivers, forests and mountains in Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) District. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is regarded as one of the seven Mukti stala pilgrimage sites of Karnataka. (Kollur, Udupi, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna are other Mukti places)....more
Mangalore Archeology
This temple is at the foot of the Katri hills, north of Mangalore. It is full of pilgrims. The temple belongs to the 10th century, but the pyramid like tower belongs to another time....more
Mudabidri
Mudabidri is another Jain town on par with Shrvanabelagola. It is 35 km from Mangalore. In this small farming town, there are 18 jain temples.....more
Alekan Waterfalls
Alekan is one of the attractive waterfalls in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. It is noted for its picturesque locale. Bale Kallu Gudda - one of the highest hills in Dakshina Kannada District - is nearby. A winding scenic journey from Charmadi, 18 km away, takes to Alekan Waterfalls. Alekan Waterfalls is roughly four kilometers from kottigehara.....more
Bandaaje/Bandaje Arbi falls
Bandaaje Arbi Falls, one of the beautiful waterfalls in the Western Ghats, is located near Mundaaje, in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. It cascades down from a height of 200 ft.....more
Dondole Falls
Dondole waterfalls is a nice water falls which is around 20 kms from a place called Kakkinje which is just 3kms before charmadi from Ujire. Part of this 20 kms can be covered in a jeep and after a rivercrossing and 50minutes of walk through the forest one reaches this waterfall which is of around 50+ft height.....more
Chakra River
Chakra is a west flowing river which originates east of Kodachadri in Shimoga District. This river basin has a catchment area of 336 sq km. The sub tributary of Chakra River is Kollur. Chakra River, the important source of irrigation in Karnataka, has a total length of 52 km....more

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Mangalore

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Mangalore

About:

Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Mangalore is one of the important centers of exporting coffee and cashew nut. It is a hilly city with winding disoriented streets located some 357 km away from the city Bangalore.

Mangalore district is a panorama of palm-fringed beaches,lush green fields and enchanting forests. It is sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and the mighty Arabian sea roaring along its western shores.With an important port,this coastal town is a major commercial centre.The lifeline of the district, the National Highway No 17 almost runs parallel to the sea for over 95 kms in the district. Nowhere does the distance between the highway and the sea exceed more than a few kilometers.

Mangalore,the district headquarters, has a long history of maritime trade. Though developed as a business and commercial centres Mangalore still retains its old world charm-old tile-roofed buildings amidst coconut groves, fishing boats silhouetted against the darkening skyline, fishermen hauling in rich catch of fish,sea food served in spicy coconut curries. Mangalore is a remainder of the good times of life. The district offers a wide range of interesting places for both pilgrimage and pleasure tourists such as Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Kollur, Udupi, Karkala, Venoor and Moodabidri.

Location info:

Address:Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka,357 km away from the city Bangalore.
District:Mangalore district
Nearest City:
Best time to visit: September to February. Being in the tropical region of the country, it has a languid tropical atmosphere, hot and humid during summer and comfortably cold during winter season. Winter is the best time to visit this place as the humidity during summer makes traveling uncomfortable.

Climate/Weather:

Mangalore has a tropical climate; summer and winter months experience similar temperate conditions, with average temperatures ranging from 27 °C (81 °F) to 34 °C (93 °F). Humidity is approximately 78% on average,[45] and peaks during May, June and July.[52] The maximum average humidity is 93% in July and average minimum humidity is 56% in January.[52] Under the Köppen climate classification, Manglore belongs to the Tropical/megathermal zone and is under the direct influence of the Arabian Sea branch of the South-West monsoon. It receives about 90% of its total annual rainfall within a period of about six months from May to October, while remaining extremely dry from December to March.[53] The annual precipitation in Mangalore is 4,242.5 millimetres (167 in).[54]

History:

This city is said to have been named after the famous Mangaladevi Temple. This temple, also a tourist spot, is situated 3 km away from main city area. This temple was built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a princess of Kerala. Not much history could be found about this area though the local museum would be a right place to go for the history of this place.

Interesting things to do:

1. There are a lot of temples and churches to visit, or if that doesn't interest you, relaxing at the beach is a good idea. 2. For the adventurous, the western ghats near Mangalore provide an ideal location to get lost in the dense jungles. 3. Pilikula nisarga dhama is about 12 km from city and is a tourist spot with "manasa" water theme park, animal park, boating, science centre, arboretum,golf course etc., all in one place.

Interesting things to Visit:

Sultan Battery is situated in Boloor 4 km away from Mangalore City. It was built in Black stones by Tipu Sultan to prevent warships to enter Gurupur river. Now the remaining part of the fort is called as Tipu's Well. It is today a deserted spot but its construction is bafflingly exquisite. Although it is a watchtower, it gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all round.

Tour to Mangalore Kadri is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. The Kadri Temple dating back to about 1068 A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors annually. The Lokeshwara bronze statue of the Kadri Manjunatha Temple is tipped to be the best bronze statue in India. On top of the hill King Kundavarma Bhupendra built a mutt, which came to be called 'Jogimutt'. There are some stone caves on top of the hill, which are known as the caves of the Pandavas.

St. Aloysius Church is situated 1 km away from the city's main center. The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy. The church was built in the year 1899-1900. St. Aloysius College Chapel, an architectural gem, comparable with the Sistine chapel in Rome, is situated on lighthouse hill. The special beauty of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings that virtually cover every inch of the interior roof and walls.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple of Mangalore is known as a pilgrim center and boasts of many sacred temples like Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi, and Kudroli etc. Out of these Sri Sharavu Sharabeshwara - Sri Mahaganapathi Kshetra is an outstanding, pious center of great illustrious history of marathon 800 years.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple is situated 3 km away from main city area. Recently, this temple has been renovated and now it is one of the tourist attraction places in Mangalore.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The Mangalore train station is on the southern fringe of the city center. However, some of the trains stop at the Kankanadi Station situated 5 km east of the Mangalore main city.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore city is accessible by almost all the transportation systems. The airport is 20 km from the city center. One can take the locally available road transport medium to reach the airport to catch a flight.
Road Transport:The state transport system is well maintained in the city, which connects it with the nearby places of importance. Numbers of auto-rickshaws are also available in the main city area.

Nearest Visiting places:

Dharmastala, situated 75 km east of Mangalore, has a number of Jain bastis including the famous Manjunatha Temple. There's also a 14-m-high Bahubali statue, which was erected in 1973. There is also a museum visiting which will give the visitor some idea of the place. Situated approximately 50 km northeast of Mangalore city is the Venur town. This small town is famous for its eight Jain bastis and the ruins of the Mahadeva temple. An 11-m-high Bahubali statue dating back to 1604 stands on the southern bank of the Gurupur River. Mudabidri has 18 Jain bastis. Situated 35 km northeast of Mangalore, this place is famous for its 15th-century Chandranatha temple, known colloquially as the 1000-pillar hall. Situated 20 km north of Mudabidri is Karkal, famous for its several important temples and a 13 km high Bahubali statue. The Bahubali statue is said to have been completed in the year 1432. The statue is on a small serene hillock on the outskirts of the town. One can get a good view of the Western Ghats from here.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Kankanadi

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

There are a number of hotels and lodges are available in the Mangalore city. One can easily opt for the different ranges available here. These hotels also provide good delicacies to indulge on. We offer excellent accommodation facilities in and around Mangalore.

* Taj Manjarun Hotel Old Port Road, Mangalore 575001 Phone: +91-824-2420420 Fax: +91-824-2420585 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
* Hotel Maurya Netravati Phone: +91-824-411192
* Moti Mahal Falnir Road Phone: +91-824-22211(10 lines)
* Vimlesh International Ganapathi Temple Road, Mangalore Phone: +91-824-33711(10 lines).
* Hotel Srinivas G.H.S Road , Mangalore Phone: +91-824-22381(10 lines)
* Hotel Navarathna Palace K.S.Road, Mangalore, Phone: +91-824-35680,35681
* Hotel Surya Greens Compound, Balmatta Road Mangalore-575001 Phone: +91-824-2425736, 2425746, 4253853
* Summer Sand Beach Hotel, Ullal Phone: +91-824-467690

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Tips & Suggestions:

Dussehra and Sri Krishna Janmashtami are two of the festivals that are celebrated with notable festivity and enthusiasm. Sri Krishna Janmashtami witnesses the exuberant enactment of the God's childhood endeavors to steal butter and curd from earthen pots beyond his reach. A matka or pot containing these is suspended high above the ground and groups of young men and children form human pyramids to try and reach the pot and eventually break it.

Tiger Dance is a unique form of folk dance in Dakshina Kannada that fascinates the young and the old alike. Since tiger is considered as the favored carrier of Goddess Sharada (the deity in whose honor Dussehra is celebrated), this dance is performed during the Dussehra celebration. It is also performed during other festivals like Krishna Janmashtami.

Aati festival is also one of the festivals especially celebrated in Mangalore. Aatikalañja is a ritualistic folk dance performed by the Nalke community. Kalañja is the name of a minor spirit who is in charge of the protection of the village folk during the month of July-August rainy season. And that was Aati (Tulu for the month of Aashadha), wherein, according to the Hindu almanac, nature was at her vicious best. Aati commences from July 17 and runs up to August 15.

Along with the other Hindu festivals, Ganesh Puja and Navaratri are also celebrated here.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Kankanadi
Nearest Hospital:Kankanadi
Society/Community Phone Number
Links:
http://www.karnataka.com/tourism/mangalore/
http://www.tourism-of-india.com/mangalore.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangalore#Transport