Mangalore is located along the Arabian Sea, the beautiful coastal city of Mangalore is one of the important centers of education and healthcare in India. Being situated at the foothills of the towering Western Ghats mountain range, with its rich flora and fauna . Mangalore is the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district, which is a flourishing hub of trade and commerce. Dakshina Kannada is famous for its abundant greenery, natural splendour and scenic beauty. The region has given birth to four nationalised banks and is famous for its traditional industries like cashew processing, tile manufacturing and beedi rolling. Having the only all-weather port of Karnataka, the city is considered to be the 'Gateway of Karnataka' and has many small and heavy industries.