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Mangalore Beaches:

The backwaters of Mangalore are formed by the confluence of the Rivers Gurupura and Netravathi. The most popular beach in Mangalore called Tannirbavi Beach is one of the best beaches of Dakshina Kannada. The panoramic view of the sunset presented by the site draws many tourists to the spot. The Surathkal Beach is famous for its calm and leisurely atmosphere. This scenic beach is known for its clean environment. The lighthouse also manages to draw many visitors to the spot. The silver sands of the pristine beaches in Mangalore together with the light winds blowing from the Arabian Sea have an unrivaled beauty.


Kudroli Gokarnath Temple:

Constructed in the year 1912, the Kudroli Gokarnath Temple is an important temple of the city of Mangalore. It is the sole temple built by Sri Narayana Guru, the social reformer and saint from Kerala. The temple was established by the reformist Guru for the Billava community, who were not permitted to enter any other temple. Lord Shiva is the main deity of the Gokarnanatheshwara temple. The central temple is bounded by smaller temples dedicated to the Navagraha, Mahaganapathi, Shaneeshwara, Subramanya, Anandabhairava and Annapoorneswari. Murals, depicting several scenes from epics, mythology and legends of different gods and goddesses, adorn the four gopurams of the temple which have been built according to the Tamil Nadu style. The festivals of Navratri and Shivratri are celebrated at this temple with much pomp and splendour.


New Mangalore Port:

The New Mangalore Port, situated in Panambur near the city of Mangalore, was set up in the year 1974.  The port, also commonly known as the New Mangalore Port Trust, is the only major port of the state of Karnataka. The port has the distinction of being the ninth largest port in the country. The New Mangalore Port is stationed to the north side of the meeting point of the Gurupura River and the Arabian Sea. The port serves the vicinity of the state of Karnataka and the state of Kerala too, to some extent. Several materials are exported through the port including coffee, iron ore concentrates and pellets, manganese, containerized cargo and cashew. The most important imports are crude and petroleum goods, LPG, wood pulp, finished fertilizers, phosphoric acid, liquid ammonia.


Kadri Hill Park:

The largest garden in the city of Mangalore, Kadri Hill Park, is a picturesque park which includes a well-maintained conservatory for animals. Many species of wild animals can be spotted here, including anteaters, sambar, leopard, jackals, crocodiles and monkeys. Various reptiles and rare birds can also be seen in the zoo. Children will enjoy a wide variety of entertainment facilities at the site including toy trains. Eight water tanks present within the premises are said to cure skin diseases.

Kadri Manjumnath Temple: Dating back to 1068 AD, this is one of the oldest temple in South India. nestled at the foot of Kadri Hills, the temple draws many visitors. The ashram- Jogimutt, on the top of the hill is a serene spiritual asylum. 


Sultan Battery:

The Sultan battery is a watchtower built on black stones by Tipu Sultan, to witness the entry of warships into the River Gurpur. Located at Boloor, 6 kms from Mangalore, the construction of the tower is marvelous. Even though it was erected as a simple watchtower, it evokes the feeling of a fortress with its different apertures for rising canons all over the structure. The tower is in ruins at present due to lack of maintenance.


Milagres Church:

Milagres Church, also known as the Church of Our Lady of Miracles, is one of the major attractions in Mangalore. The church was constructed in 1680 by a Theatine priest of Salcette, Bishop Thomas de Castro. The troops of Tipu Sultan are said to have destroyed a portion of the church. The stones were made use of Tipu to erect the Idgah on Lighthouse Hill. Milagres Church is deemed as one of the most artistic houses of prayer in the city, embedded with architectural magnificence. The church has a wonderful altar with a French portrait of St Augustine and St Monica.


Light House Hill Garden:

Supposedly built by Haider Ali, the Light House Hill Garden is located quite close to the centre of Mangalore. There are many beautiful paintings of sailing ships along with a gorgeous view of the setting sun which form the major attraction of the newly renovated location. Moving boats look beautiful against the backdrop of the vast blue sea. The site is filled with flowers, plants and greenery, attracting many vacationers. People come here to relax with their families and enjoy the beauty of nature.


Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple:

A trip to Mangalore is incomplete without visiting this temple. Easily accessible from the heart of the city, The Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is one of the most sacred temples in the city. The temple has an illustrious history dating back by almost 800 years. Several cultural activities like dance and drama performances are hosted here. Ganesha Chaturthi and Samakranthi festivals attract many devotees.


Bejai Museum:

Also called the Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, the Bejai Museum is located at the heart of the city. It is the only museum in the city and links the history of modern India to the 16th century. The museum houses many metallic icons, lamps, statues, inscriptions composed of copper.


St Aloysius College Chapel:  

The Chapel in the beautiful campus of St. Alosyius College very much resembles the Sistine Chapel at Rome. The beautiful paintings on the ceilings of the chapel are worthwhile to see.