Cultural Tours

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, Dakshina Kannada is famous for its abundant greenery, natural splendour and scenic beauty.Mangalore is the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district, which is a flourishing hub of trade and commerce. 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 ofKarnataka , the city is considered to the 'Gateway of Karnataka' and has many small and heavy industries. Mangalore is the only city of Karnataka state that is well connected by all four modes of transport - road, rail, air and sea.

Visiting Places around Mangalore
Pilikula Nisargadhama

Pilikula is the popular name now for the pilgrims. It is about 10kms. from the Mangalore city.

Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala is known for it's beautiful surroundings and


Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple. It is situated on the banks of river Nethravathi and surrounded by the lush green forests and hills of Malnad. It is about 75kms from Mangalore. Sri Dharmasthala which is one of the sacred places in South India and is a famous pilgrim centre.

Sri Krishna Temple

Udupi is a divine shrine in the coastal region of Western Ghats. Situated about 60kms from Mangalore. The famous temple here, has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels. It is the center for education, social and religious activities.

St.Aloysius Cathedral
St. Aloysius College Chapel is situated in the heart of the city on the lighthouse hill about a kilometer away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand. This architectural gem is a 'must see' for anybody visiting Mangalore. The Church was built in the year 1899-1900. The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Anthony Moscheni of Italy.

Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple

Situated in the city of Mangalore, this beautiful temple is the abode of Lord Gokarnatha, another name for Lord Shiva. Compared to the other temples in and around Mangalore this temple was built pretty recently.

Sri Kshetra Kukke Subrhamanya

Kukke Subrhamanya temple is situated in the village of Subrahamanya lies in the Sullia Taluk of south Kanara district. The temple is situated in the heart of the village. It is about a 101KMS from Mangalore and can be easily reached by buses or taxis. This kshetra is situated in the banks of the river 'Dhara' which originates in the Kumara mountain and proceeds to the western sea.

1000 Pillar Temple

The Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani basadi, as this Jain shrine is formally known, is the largest of its kind in coastal Karnataka and is considered to be the most ornate of the Jain temples of this region. It was built in successive stages between 1430 and 1516. The stone carvings of this temple are of high quality and never fail to impress the visitor. The 9 feet high bronze statue of  Chandranath in Kayotsarg posture is very attractive. It bears the inscription dated March 27, 1430 . It is in this basadi that the rare Jain palm leaf manuscripts of 12th century A.D. known as 'Dhavala texts' were discovered. 

Mangalore Beaches
Panambur Beach

This beach is about 15kms from Mangalore city. It is a popular picnic spot due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surrounding of its virgin beach. Between October - January is the best time to visit this place. The new Mangalore port is situated near to this beach.

Ullal Beach

This beach is about 13kms from Mangalore city. It is also a popular picnic spot in Mangalore. The people will gather here on Sundays and on other government holidays.

Surathkal Beach

This picturesque beach is known for it's clean surrounding and it's light house. This beach is about 14kms.from Mangalore & a few minutes away from National Institute of Technology (N.I.T.) Surathkal.

Malpe Beach
This beach is 66kms north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udupi. It is a popular picnic spot due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surrounding of its virgin beach. Between October - January is the best time to visit this place. The St Mary's Island is another delightful holiday destination. It is just a boat ride away.

World famous historic places near Mangalore, Karnataka

The delegates have opportunities to visit world famous temples Belur Halebeedu, Monolith statue of Gomata at shravanabelagola and Mysore palace all situated with in a range of 150 – 300kms from Mangalore. Also Mangalore is close to Nagarhole – wild life sanctuary.

Belur

Mysore Palace

Wildlife Sanctuary

Birds Sanctuary

Shravanabelagola

Brindavan Garden

For more details visit Karnataka State tourism website: www.karnatakatourism.org

For more details visit Government of India Tourism website: www.incredibleindia.com