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The city of Mangalore experiences a tropical monsoon climatic condition through out the year. Summers, extending from March to May, are hot and humid with a maximum temperature level of 39°C. The monsoon season begins in the month of June and continues till September. Heavy rainfall occurs in the state during these months. Low temperature and humidity characterize the season of winter, lasting from December to February. The average temperature during winters ranges between 20°C to 34°C, depending on the time of the day. The best time to visit Mangalore is from the month of September to February.

How To Reach

By Road:

Buses of the Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation connect Mangalore with all the important cities in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. Deluxe bus services are present from Mangalore to Chennai, Trivandrum and Bangalore for a nominal fee.

By Air:

The Mangalore Bajpe Airport, the only domestic airport in the city, is situated at a distance of almost 10 km away from the centre of Mangalore. The airport connects Mangalore with most of the important cities in India. Regular flights are available from the city to Chennai and Bangalore. Taxi cabs ply between the airport and the city.

By Rail:

An important railway junction in the entire South railway section of India, Mangalore, has an efficient connection with all the major cities in the country. Regular train services are available from the city to Trivandrum, Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore.


Mangalore, popularly known as Kudlu, is a coastal town in Karnataka and also a bustling commercial hub. Mangalore is an important port city in the Arabian Sea since the 6th century. The city exports many items including cashew nuts and coffee and is famous for its cigarettes, roof tiles and seafood.


The city derives its name from the patron deity, Mangala Devi. The town is dotted with ancient buildings with roofs tiled with the famous Mangalorean tiles of red clay, derived from local regions. The uneven streets, calm sandy beaches, ancient temples along with the huge lighthouse add to the charm of this place. The cityscape is also dominated by tall coconut palms and the suburbs of Mangalore are set against the backdrop of majestic streams and rolling hills.


The city is an ideal destination for tourists who like to spend their days in a calm and relaxed manner. The charming city of Mangalore is on a roll in recent times, with many developmental activities taking place throughout the region in the fields of industry and infrastructure.


Mangalore is one of the most renowned shopping destinations in South India. Several shopping malls are present which cater select clientele. Pure silk sarees are the most popular items for sale in Mangalore. Ethnic jewellery found in shops around Mangalore is in great demand among tourists. Attractive decorative pieces are also available made from sandalwood and ivory.


The influence of South Indian cuisine is evident in Mangalore. Curry leaves and coconut are staple ingredients to most Mangalorean curry-based dishes. Mangalorean fish curry is one of the most popular non-vegetarian dishes. The vegetarian fare served in Mangalore, known as Udipi cuisine, is famous throughout the state. Mutton biriyani, sorpotel, pork bafat and sanna-dukra maas is served in eateries throughout the city. Dishes like kori Roti, neer dosa, kadubu, patrode, beeja-manoli upkari are renowned for their unique taste. Khali, a country liquor prepared from the sap of the coconut flower, is in great demand among the locals.