About Mangalore

Mangalore- officially known as Mangaluru- is nestled between the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Mangalore is strategically placed in the middle of an important trade route, making it the ideal port city in India. The city has enjoyed the benefits of a quaint port city for centuries now, and is responsible for up to 75 percent of the country’s cashews and coffee exports.

Mangalore is a culmination of diverse cultures and cuisines, and welcomes tourists with open arms. Mangalore is famous for its sea food, and it is recommended that one tries out authentic Mangalore fish curry and boiled rice at least once during their stay in the city. Yakshagana is an important folk art form in Mangalore that comprises of elaborate dances, costumes and music that depicts stories from the mythology. Nagamandala and Bhootaradhane are traditional dance-drama art forms as well, and each have their own distinct style and performance features.

Mangalore is famous for its red lied houses, resting against the background of lush greenery and long winding roads, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. It also houses some interesting places of visit with historical significance such as the Sultan Battery, which is the only remnant Tipu Sultan’s fort in Mangalore. The St. Aloysius Chapel, built in the late 1800s is modelled after the Sistine Chapel and the walls and ceilings are covered in interesting frescos. The Milagres Church, built in the 1500s by the Portugese is an interesting place of visit as well. You can also visit any of the numerous temple complexes in the region for a spiritual serenity.

How to get there:

Mangalore is connected to the rest of the country through a reliable network of busses, trains and planes. You can easily find your way to Mangalore from any major city in the country quite easily. All major cities in the southern part of India have direct busses to Mangalore.