About Mangaluru (Mangalore)



Mangalore is situated in the backwaters of Netravati and Gurupura rivers. About Mangalore, it can be said that Mangalore is one of the major exporters of coffee and cashew nuts.

An estimate of the city of Mangalore is as follows:

  • Area - 8441 square kilometers.
  • Population - 4,25,800 (according to the data of year 2000)
  • Climate - 27º C to 34º C.
  • Best Time to Visit - May and September.

It goes without mention that Mangalore possesses a good network of transportation that connects it with the major states and cities of India. It is noteworthy that Mangalore is accessible by all the modes of transportation including roadways, railways and airways. Some quick facts on the transportation of Mangalore are as follows:

  • The airport in Mangalore is situated about 20 kilometers from the heart of the city.
  • The railway station is located in the southern fringe of the city.
Moreover, Mangalore is a beautiful city that offers a wide array of tourist destinations for brief excursions. Among the major tourists attractions of Mangalore are:

  • Gokarnatheshwara Kudroli temple
  • St. Aloysius Chapel
  • Albuquerque Tile Factory
  • Shri Mangaladevi Temple
  • Dharmasthala
  • Thousand Pillar Temple - Moodabidri
  • The Souza Cashew Factory
  • Summer Sands Beach Resort
  • Malpe Beach
  • Kollur
  • Pilikula Nisargadhama
  • Gomateshwara Statue
  • Maravanthe
  • Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
  • Shri Sharavu Mahagnapathi Temple
Apart from these tourist destinations, we also come across a number of fairs and festivals that largely contributes towards tourism in Mangalore. Some of the major events and festivals that deserve special mention in this context are:

  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami
  • Dussehra
  • Tiger Dance
  • Aati festival
  • Navratri
  • Ganesh Puja
This was a short estimate on the city of Mangalore.



Last Updated on 21 September 2011

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