Mangalore is situated on the banks of river Netravathi and Gurupur on the Arabian Sea coast and it is an ideal destination for beach lovers. However, you can indulge in many activities like water sports and also have a refreshing holiday away from the usual city buzz. The golden sand and the azure sky takes you worries away which is necessary for a relaxing vacation.
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Here are some of the things that you can do in Mangalore:
6. Try Delectable Mangalorean Cuisine At Kudlas
Gorge on the scrumptious sea food like ‘Pulimunchi’, ‘Crab Ghee Roast’, ‘Chicken Ghee Roast’ and much more at Kudlas. If you are a vegetarian you can head to ‘Ayodhya’ for delectable vegetarian cuisine of Mangalore. ‘Neer Dosa’ and ‘Chicken Curry’ are some of the must-try dishes in Mangalore which are easily available at various street food joints and restaurants as well as at Kudlas.
5. Go Shopping At Hampanakatta
If you wish to shop in Mangalore, Hampanakatta is an ideal place as it is the busiest market that satisfies your every shopping need. It consists of a number of local shops that provide traditional handicrafts, ayurvedic herbs, cashews and much more. These shops also offer traditional south Indian apparels and other saree materials that you can buy for yourself. If you are in search of branded clothes, you can visit the Forum Mall.
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4. Indulge in Surfing At Mulki (Hare Krishna Ashram)
Mulki is situated 30 kms away from the city that houses a ‘Surfing Ashram’ also called ‘Hare Krishna Ashram’. It was established by an American Guru who’s been surfing since 1963. The ashram not only teaches you different methods of surfing but also guides you on how to lead a simple life. This is a place of worship for people who treats surfing as a religion. There are lessons for yoga and meditation as well. You start your day with morning prayers and further lead into other activities of the day.
3. Take a Panoramic View of the City at Sultan’s Battery
Sultan’s Battery was constructed in 1784 as the last remnant of majestic reign of Tipu Sultan. It is miniature fortress that was built to obstruct the warships from entering the river. It is a deserted place that gives a panoramic view of the Arabian sea with the greenery surrounding the fort. If you are a nature-lover, you should not miss out on visiting this place.
2. Visit the Light House Hill Garden
Light House Hill Garden is situated in the heart of the Mangalore city that was built in 18th century by the Emperor Haider Ali. Today, it is a beautiful garden that you can enjoy with your friends and family. You can also take a stroll in the garden to look for the view of the marvellous view of the sea. If you have any interests in reading, you can also go to the basement of the lighthouse that has a public library with a reading room named after Karnad Sadashiv Rao (freedom fighter).
1. Watch River Nandani Flowing Amidst The Greenery From Kateel Temple
Kateel is a small temple that is located 30 km away from Mangalore. It is located in the middle of the river Nandani and the presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Durga Parmeshwari. The temple is surrounded by greenery all around and is a treat in the Monsoon seasons for the tourists. You can sit and watch the river flowing amidst the green environment of the temple. This place serves as a delight for people who love nature. You can click pictures of the view to capture memories to linger on later.
How to Reach Mangalore
Flight | Train | Bus
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Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses connect Mangalore to cities in South India and even Mumbai. Private bus operators also ply buses on these routes regularly.
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