Places to See in Mangaluru
Situated in Boloor, 6 kms away from the Mangalore City Bus Stand, this was constructed in Black stone by Tipu Sultan to prevent warships from entering the Gurpur River. Today the remaining part of the fort is known as Tipu's well. Even though today this is a rather deserted spot, this watchtower gives one the impression that this is a miniature fortress.
Situated at the foot of the highest hill of Mangalore, this 11th century Kadri Temple is square in shape, ha nine tanks and boasts of the best bronze statue in India of Lokeshwara.
St. Aloysius Church
Situated 1 km away from the Nehru Maidan Bus Stand in Mangalore, the walls of this church are covered with paintings of the Italian artist Antony Moshaini. Built between 1899-1900 the St. Aloysius Church has been described as an architectural gem and has even been compared to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Light House Hill Garden
This 18th century light house is believed to have been built by Hyder Ali. There is a garden near the light house from where visitors get a beautiful view of the sea with sailing ships and boats.
Popular for the "Uroos Fair", this is one of the main mosques in the region. Built in 1958 thousands of people from across the country visit the mosque to participate in the Uroos festival, that is celebrated once in every five years.
It is located near the backwaters formed due to the convergence of Netravathi and Gurupur Rivers. If in Mangalore, do not miss the mesmerizing view of this beach. Also, a special night long performance known as Yakshagana performance is a must see. Kambala or Buffalo event is also a thrilling experience. This beach is at its best during October to February.
St. Mary Beach
It is situated 58 km away from Mangalore in Udipi. The sight of the beach is mesmerizing and refreshing. Crystallized basalt rocks give this place a unique element. However, it gives the beach has a rocky terrain and makes it unfavourable for swimming or strolling.
This beach is located at a distance of about 15 km from Mangalore. It is one of the popular beaches of Karnataka. On the shore of this beach there is a temple dedicated to Sadashiva.
It is just 5 km away from Mangalore. You may spend leisure time at this exotic beach and also enjoy the water games.
Tourist Destinations Near Mangaluru
This temple village is located on the banks of the Nethravathi River and is located 75 km east of Mangalore. This little town is famous for a temple devoted to Shiva and the prime object of worship is the linga.
This is a small town in southwest Karnataka, famous for a Krishna Temple, the town also lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. Udupi is famous for the Krishna Mutt Temple and is also the native place of the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhvacharya who founded the Krishna Mutt here in the 13th century.
Located in Sagara in the Shinmore district of Karnataka the Jog Falls are the second highest plunge waterfalls in India after the Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya.
Gokarna is a popular village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and is a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre as well as a tourist destination. The village is famous for its many beautiful beaches and temples.
Last Updated on : 16/09/2013