Arround Mangalore
Kumbashi Anegudde Mahaganapathi Temple
Kumbhashi, about nine kms to the south of Kundapur, is famous for its two Temples, namely, Mahalingeshwara and Anegudde Vinayaka. The name of the place is said to be derived from Kumbhasura who was slain here. Inscriptions mention this place as Kumbha-Kashi. It is one of the seven places of pilgrimage in the region called "Parashurama Srishti" or the creation of Saint Parashurama.
Murdeshwara Shiva Temple
Murudeshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, lies in the holy beach town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Situated between the Honnavar and Bhatkal town(about 12kms) The statue of Shiva here is the world’s tallest (as claimed) and it lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The Statue of Shiva with Ravana handing Atma Linga to Bramhin boy(Lord Ganesha)
Sri Krishna Mutt, Udupi
Udupi is first among the seven places of pilgrimages. Thousands of pious devotees throng the Krishna temple all round the year to catch a glimpse of Lord Krishna. The unique feature of this temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The window is exquisitely carved and silver - plated. It has been a tradition in this temple to worship the Lord only through this window.
Kollur Mookambika Temple
Mookambika temple is an ancient temple located at Kollur in Karnataka. It is the only temple that is dedicated to goddess Parvathi and believed to be created by Parashurama. This temple is very well known among the people of Tamilnadu and the goddess Parvathi is called in Tamil as Thai Mookambika. Parvathi temple is located exactly on the banks of the perennial river Souparnika that runs close to the foot hills of the Western Ghats. River Sauparnika has its attribute to the eagle called Suparna that did penance in this bank and attained salvation. Devi Mookambika has three eyes and four arms, with the divine disc and conch in her hands.
Malpe Beach
An idyllic beach town, Malpe is 10kms from the holy city of Udupi, and situated on the mouth of the River Udyavara. It was once an important port on the coast of Karnataka, and has a never ending stretch of golden, untouched beach, dotted by swaying palms, and with three rocky islands flanking its western part. These Islands are Daria-Bahadurgad, on the northern most end, Daria-Gadara-Kallu in the middle and Kari Illada Kallu in the southern most part.The main economic activity in Malpe is the fishing industry, and the next biggest industry is tile manufacturing.
Kudlu Falls
Kudlu Falls is a place in Kudlupatra, Agumbe. It is one of the most beautiful falls of the state.It is about 42 km from Udupi. A waterfall located deep in the jungles of Western Ghats, close to Hebri town. This is a beautiful water fall in any standards. With height of about 300 ft, it falls directly into a pond which is considered holy by local people, because, sages meditated here thousands of uearsd ago.
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple
The Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple is an ancient temple that’s around 800 years old is located in Karnataka in the Dakshina Kannada district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the primary deity. The renowned Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple has a unique characteristic. It belongs to the Shaivite sect or the class of Hindus who consider Lord Shiva as their prime deity. Other than Lord Shiva, this temple also has idols of Dharma Daivas (Lord Dharma’s Guardian Spirits) and Shakti or Ammanavaru. The four Guardian Spirits of Lord Dharma are Kanyakumari, Kalarkayi, Kumaraswamy and Kalarahu.
Kadri Manjunatha Temple
Kadri is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand. The Temple dating back to about 1068 A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors annually. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples. ". There are some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas. The seven sacred ponds, Jogi Mutt and caves of Pandavas are the pilgrim attractions here.
Kukke Subramanya Temple
Kukke Subrahmanya Kshetra lies in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature the village of Subramanya lies in the Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada with a sancity which very few places can boast of. The temple is situated in the heart of the village. Nature reveals herself in all her unhidden beauty in the rivers, forests and mountains which the temples is surrounded by. Subramanya used to be called as Kukke Pattana in the past. This kshetra is situated in the banks of the river 'Dhara' which originates in the Kumara mountain and proceeds to the western sea.
Thousand Pillars Jain Temple, Moodabidri
Savirakambada Basadi (Thousand Pillars Temple) built in AD 1462 Basadi of 1000 pillars, famous for its stone sculpture. Mahadwar, Bhairadevi, Chitradevi, Namaskaara, Teerthankara and Garbhagruha are the 8 Mantapas here. The idol (8ft high) of Chandranatha is established in the garbha gruha. Supaarshwa and Chandraprabha Theerthankara idols are worth visiting. Navanaari kuinjara , a sculptural art piece that appears like an Elephant but nine dancers is the famous art in this Basadi. It is said that no two pillars are identical.
Shringeri Sharadhambe Temple & Mutt
The ancient temple of Sri Sharada, the presiding deity of Sringeri has a glorious history that begins with the setting up of the Dakshinamnaya Peetham by Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada. Originally it was an unpretentious shrine with the Murti of Sharada made of sandalwood, installed over the Sri Chakra that Sri Adi Shankara carved on a rock. Subsequently Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Sri Vidyaranya had a temple built in the Kerala style, with timber and tiled roof. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha substituted the sandalwood idol with the present golden idol.
Hornadu Annaporneshwari Temple
“Sri kshetra Horanadu " is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of chikamaglur dist., Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the western Ghats. The great deity of adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back. The hereditary Dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple was having a very small structure surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. Even then at least one or more people used to visit the temple, have pooja and were provided with free food {annaprasadam} and shelter and it is continued till date.
Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple
The Gokarnatheshwara Temple at Kudroli in Mangalore is the only temple in Karnataka set up by Shri Narayana Guru, the great philosopher, saint and social reformer from Kerala. This temple is situated at Kudroli, which is about 3 Km away from the main city area of Hampankatta. The original temple structure was in Kerala style, which was replaced, by Chola style during recent renovation in 1991. The main deity of the temple is Lord Sri Gokarnatha (another form of Lord Shiva). Navarathri Utsava (Dasara festival) is very famous and is one of the main tourist events in this temple.
Panambur Beach
Panambur is the site of New Mangalore Port. It is located in Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara ) district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura river. The name Panambur is derived from 'Panam' which means Money and 'Ur' which means place or village in Tulu language. There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur. The sea port is near to Surathkal railway station on the Mumbai-Mangalore railway route. There is a beautiful beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea at Tanniru Bhavi to the south of sea port at Panambur. Gurupur river is to the south of Panambur.
Milagres Church
The Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Milagres, better known as Milagres church, was built by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine priest of Salsette in 1680. It is thus more that 300 years old. Attached to the Church is the Chapel of St. Monica, the Patroness of the Catholic Mother's Sodality, the first of its kind in the Diocese when it was started in 1887 by Fr. Torri, S.J. He built the Chapel probably the same year. It contains a magnificent altar with a French painting of St. Monica and her son St. Augustine which is a rare piece of art.
Beaches
Kaup Beach
Kaup Beach is one of the highly populated beach in Karnataka. Located 12 km south of Udupi. It is situated on the coastal belt. The Kaup beach is one of the most beautiful beaches. Its placement is perfect. The beach with the 100 ft high lighthouse on the rocks is a photographer's paradise. The beach is a serene place with nature's beauty in abundance. The sound of the waves caresses the breeze sensuously. A must be visited place for romantic couples. These are the reasons that Kaup Beach is a tourist attraction. A walk along the rambling white sand beach and the cool blue water of the sea renders a remedial result for wore out souls.
Malpe Beach
An idyllic beach town, Malpe is 10kms from the holy city of Udupi, and situated on the mouth of the River Udyavara. It was once an important port on the coast of Karnataka, and has a never ending stretch of golden, untouched beach, dotted by swaying palms, and with three rocky islands flanking its western part. These Islands are Daria-Bahadurgad, on the northern most end, Daria-Gadara-Kallu in the middle and Kari Illada Kallu in the southern most part.The main economic activity in Malpe is the fishing industry, and the next biggest industry is tile manufacturing.
Maravanthe Beach
Maravanthe Beach is located 12 km from Kundapur, which is 50 km north of Udupi and 105 km north of Mangalore; and it is a scenic beach that is a must-see for every tourist visiting Karnataka. The National Highway (NH17) passes at a close distance of 100 m from the shoreline. While traveling on the highway along the beach for a kilometer stretch, you can see the Arabian Sea on one side and the Kodachadri Hills forming a backdrop to the Sauparnika River on the other. The beach has white sandy shores covered with flora and there are plenty of private cottages and hotels, which are located on the shores.
Murdeshwara Beach
Murudeshwar is a town located in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district. Murudeshwar beach situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, 1 km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murudeshwar. Murudeshwar is a popular picnic spot, having beautiful blue waters of the sea and the majestic mountains. With the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby, the temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well.
Om Beach
Om beach is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Gokarna. Two semi-crescent shapes that join together resembling the Hindu religious symbol ‘OM’ is the reason behind the name of the beach. Om beach is the most famous amongst several other beaches present in the town of Gokarna. Miles of white sand greet the avid beach-goer and you’ll surely be tempted to extend your holiday. Om Beach is the center for several water sport activities such as surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides, which will surely spike your adrenaline to an altogether new level.
Karwar Devbhag Beach
Devbagh beach resorts are the ideal way to enjoy the days at Devbagh. They promise wholesome entertainment in the form of activities, comfort, luxury and food. Devbagh beach resorts are equipped with modern facilities like those available in five star hotels. However, these resorts also maintain the charm of a sea beach resort. They are made of naturally available materials like bamboo, palms and wood. The interior and exterior of these huts are designed to make them look ethnic resorts that are appealing to both foreigners and native tourists.
Bylukuppe Golden Temple
The Golden Temple in Bylukuppe, Karnataka, is a home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and a center for Tibetan Buddhism in South India. Golden Temple is the main tourist attraction in Bylakuppe. Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world, and the noisy streets of South India suddenly seem to be very far away. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each of 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar. Tourists are welcomed to visit the monasteries and temples. Photography is allowed even inside the temple.
Omkareshwari Temple
Omkareshwari temple was built by Lingarajendra in 1820. It is located very near to the heart of the Madikeri. The temple has both Islamic and Gothic style of architecture. There is a tank in front of the temple and a footpath leading to a small "Mantap". It is said Lingarajendra killed an honest and pious Brahmin to fulfill his political ambitions. That Brahmin became a "Brahmarakshasa"and started troubling the king. The king got rid of him only when he brought a Shivalinga from Kashi and installed it after building a temple. The Shivalinga was named as "Omkareshwara" and regular rituals were performed.
Abbi Falls
The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. The falls appear suddenly, the water cascading over rocks into calm pools. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls comes in handy for the Tourists. There is a Kali Mata temple on the other side of the bridge and Cofee and Black Pepper trees on the other side.
Irupu Falls
This is one more magnificent waterfall in Coorg.According to legend, when Lord Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita, they became thirsty. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri from which the river sprang. Lord Rama is said to have dedicated a Shiva Kshethra known as Rajeshwara Temple on the banks of river Lakshmana Teertha. The Lakshmana Teertha river eventually flows into the Kaveri River.The ceaseless music of the falls and the hush of the densely wooded forest surrounding them makes this a great picnic spot. A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu..
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole Park is counted among India's best wildlife parks. It has a large elephant and bison population. It also hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur national park. A dam on the Kabini River and its picturesque reservoir demarcates the two national parks. During the dry season (February-June), this artificial lake attracts a large number of animals, making it an ideal spot for sighting wildlife.
About Mangalore

Mangalore is a panorama of palm fringed beaches lush green fields and enchanting forests, is sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and the mighty Arabian sea roaring along its western shores and bounded by Udupi District in the North, Shimoga ,Chikmagalur & Hassan District  in East , Coorg & Kasargod District of Kerala in the South.

The City Derives its name from the presiding deity  Mangaladevi, the goddess of fortune. With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre. This historically significant city is a unique blend of diverse cultures, ethnic cuisine and is also a nature lovers paradise.

Narrow winding streets, lofty coconut trees, quaint gable-roofed houses, beautiful beaches, temples and churches, the heady fragrance of the Mangalore Mallige, the aroma of  spicy coconut curries… Yes! Mangalore is indeed a a city of vivid contrasts. Unfolding an enchantment that never ends.

No visit to Mangalore would be complete without watching the ‘Yakshagana’. It’s an elaborate dance-drama performance unique to Karnataka. The other exciting events are Kumbala(buffalo race),  Nagamandala and Boota Aradhane. The languages spoken in Mangalore are Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Hindi & English.

Thus visit the land of ‘Blues & Greens’ – Mangalore and make your holiday a memorable….

 

How to get here...

By Road : All major road transport (Govt.& Private Buses)connect Mangalore from Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Mumbai, Cochin etc…

By Train : All major trains from South & north India connect Mangalore Junction & Mangalore Central Railway Station.

By Flight : Daily Domestic & International flight services from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Middleast & Gulf countries connect Mangalore.

 

Attractions in Mangalore :

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, Amusement Park, Artisan Village, Biological Park & Zoo, Botanical Garden & Boating Point, Golf Club, Kudroli Gokarnatha Temple, Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple, Mangaladevi temple, Sharavu Mahaganapathy Temple, Kudupu Ananthapadmanabha Temple, Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple,Moodbidri ‘JainKashi’, 1000  Pillar Basadi.

St Aloysius Chapel, Museum & College, Milagres Chuurch, Rosario Cathedral, Sulthan Bathery, Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, Albuquerque Tile Factory, Fernandes Cashew factory , Ullal Jumma Maszid, Shobavana-Moodabidri and many more.

Ullal, Taneerbhavi, Panambur, Suratkal  & Someshwara beaches, Summer Sands Beach Resort.

Fishing, Kambla, Yakshagana, Nagamandala, Bhootharadane, Cock Fight, Hulivesha.


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