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Managaluru popularly known as Mangalore is a major commercial center of the Indian state of Karnataka and is located between the Arabian Sea and the western Ghats mountain range. It is the only city of Karnataka state that has all four modes of transport – railways, roadways, airways, and seaways. The city Mangalore was named after the deity Mangaladevi the presiding deity of the Mangaladevi Temple and is situated at the junction of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers. Tulu and Kannada are the major regional language spoken. Along with its neighboring district, Udupi they are considered as an educational corridor.
How to reach Mangaluru:
By Plane: There are daily flights to and from Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Delhi, and Calicut.
By Train: Mangalore Central and Mangalore Junction are the two railway stations located within the city. Surathkal is located 18 km away from the city. Trains from more than 15 different cities in India ply to Mangalore.
By Bus: There are two bus stops in Mangalore, one is Government and other private. Daily bus service is available from Mangalore to the towns and cities in Karnataka, Maharastra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
By Ship: New Mangalore Port at Panambur is a deep-water, all-weather port on the west coast of India. Some of the cruises that come are Costa Victoria, Seabourn Encore, Oceania Insignia, etc.
The city is famous for notable temples, beautiful beaches, coconut palms, and a lot of educational institutions and this makes Mangalore a tourist destination. With a population of about 5,00,000 the place is an important industrial, commercial, educational, and healthcare hub of the state of Karnataka. There are numerous restaurants located in Mangalore, the cuisine ranges from North Indian to South Indian and even Western along with seafood.
The New Mangalore Port is India’s seventh-largest container port. It handles 75 percent of India’s coffee exports and the bulk of its cashew nuts.
Places to visit:
- Mangaladevi Temple
- Panambur Beach – Panambur Beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port.
- Kudroli Gokarnath Temple – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- St Aloysius Chapel – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- Kadri Manjunatha Temple – Located 3 km away from the city center.
- Sultan Battery – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- Kadri Hill Park – Located 3 km away from the city center.
- Pilikula Park – Located 4 km away from the city center.
- Tannirbhavi Beach – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- Rosario Cathedral – Located 7 km away from the city center.
- Ullal Beach – Located in Ullal, a small fishing village only 12 km away from the city center.
- Milagres Church – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- Surathkal Beach – Located 12 km away from the city center.
- Someshwara Beach – Located 14 km away from the city center.
- Bejai Museum – Located 3 km away from the city center.
- Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple – Located 15 km away from the city center.
- Sasihithlu Beach – Located 19 km away from the city center.
- Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple – Located 5 km away from the city center.
- Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple – Located 11 km away from the city center.
- New Mangalore Port – Located 4 km away from the city center.
- Kodi Bengre Beach – Located 59 km away from the city center.
Top Colleges and Universities in Mangalore:
- National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal.
- Manipal University, Manipal
- Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri
- Yenepoya University
- SDM College
- St Aloysius College
- A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
- Canara College
- Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust Educational Institutions
- University College, Mangalore