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  • The numerous places to visit near Mangalore spoil you with some surreal choices. These destinations engulf you in its beauty and charm. A short trip to any of these tourist attractions is all that you need to relax and unwind away from the noisy city life.

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    These diverse tourist places near Mangalore guarantee something for each kind of traveller. From exploring the Monumental Jamalabad Fort to trekking in the Kudremukh National Park, from relaxing at the Sasihithlu white sand beach to being adventurous at the Ullal beach; each tourist is ensured to get his kind of holiday.

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    Nestled amidst nature, the rich architectural temples, beautiful historical landmarks and the soothing waterfalls are complete bliss. These places make you fall in love with the supreme natural creativity once again which is otherwise forgotten in our daily busy life. The dreamlike attractions provide the much -needed break to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

    Some of the best places to visit near Mangalore:

  • 01Karkala

    Karkala

    A beautiful town situated in the district of Udupi, Karkala is known for its beautiful historical landmarks. The massive Gomateshwara statue which is approx. 42 ft. in height is one of the major tourist attraction in the town. Karkala is considered to be one of the most important pilgrimage places for Jains which houses 18 Jain Basadis.

    This small town worships all religions and has some exceptional creations of Churches, Temples and Mosques. One of the most famous religious sites is Ananthapadmanabha Temple which comes under the Archaeological Survey of India. Karkala offers an exceptional experience to its guests with its beauty, charm and stunning creations.

    Location: Udupi District, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 60 Kilometres.

  • 02Mudabidri

    Mudabidri

    Mudabidri or famously known as Moodabidri is a small Temple town located at Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. It derived its name from two words Moodu which mean East and Bidiru which means Bamboo. The town has extensive bamboo growth which gave it the name Mudabidri.

    This place is famous for Jain Heritage which is still practised widely. The Saavira Kambada Basadi or The Thousand Pillars Temple is amid the most famous attractions in Moodabidri. It is a great place for tourists who are especially inclined towards spirituality.

    The temples and churches are beautiful and a must see. Mudabidri celebrates festivities like Navratri, Mari Pooja, Hulivesh, etc. in full swing and being a part of these celebrations is fun.

    Location
    : Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 34 Kilometres.

  • 03Dharmasthala

    Dharmasthala

    One of the most famous places to visit near Mangalore, Dharmasthala is a beautiful small town which is known for its temple. The very popular- Dharmasthala Temple is famous for its religious importance and architectural grandeur. Amusingly, the admiration in the temple is run by the Jains and all the Poojas are done by the Hindu priests which clearly states the love and understanding between different castes.

    This famous temple sees around 10000 devotes a day who come from every part of the world. Dharmasthala becomes one of the most preferred places during the months of November and December when it celebrates its most important festival- Lakshadeep. During this time, the whole town dazzles with lights and celebrate the festival in full swing.

    Location
    : Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 75 Kilometres.

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  • 04Kukke Subramanya

    Kukke Subramanya

    Located at the gorgeous surroundings of Western Ghats, Kukke Subramanya is a very famous temple which is devoted to Lord Subramanya. This beautiful temple is nestled at Subramanya village which is amid the most visited tourist places near Mangalore.

    Being worshipped as the Serpents Lord, the Kukke Subramanya Temple witness thousands of tourists and worshippers from all over the world who come especially to take part in the Sarpa Samskara pooja in order to ward off their sarpa dosha.

    The lush green forests and the overlooking Kumara Parvatha Mountain enhances the overall beauty of this temple. This mountain is among a famous trekking point for the trekkers. Truly a great place to explore which has so much to offer.

    Location
    : Mardala - Sullia, Subrahamanya, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 106 Kilometres.

  • 05Udupi

    Udupi

    Famous for the local Udupi cuisine and temple, Udupi is one of the significant places to visit near Mangalore. Founded by Vaishnava paragon Sri Madhavacharya in the 13th century, the Krishna Mutt is one of the most recognized hotspots in Udupi.

    The local Udupi cuisine which is now found throughout the world was allegedly linked to the Krishna Mutt. It was the same dish which was offered to Lord Krishna every day. Now, the same Udupi food at Krishna Mutt is served free of cost.

    The local architecture and Udupi cuisine take the limelight while you visit this beautiful and historically rich place.  

    Location
    : Udupi District, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 55 Kilometres.

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  • 06Malpe

    Malpe
    Image Credit : Anthony Pratap- Flickr

    If sun, surf and sand is your thing, then Maple is just right for you. One of the most favourite tourist places near Mangalore, Maple offers an exciting getaway to its visitors. This beautiful city is an important fishing place which is also a natural port of Karnataka coastline keeping it a busy place always.

    Maple beach is amid the much-loved picnic spots due to its breath-taking views and cool sand and water. The island is made of volcanic rocks which makes it look very unique and beautiful. You can take a ferry to St. Mary's Island from Maple which is yet another must see place.

    The swaying coconut trees and the pristine beach is a treat to your eyes. In all, Maple offers an ideal vacation to the beach lovers. 

    Location: 6 Kilometres West of Udupi, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 60 Kilometres.

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  • 07Jamalabad Fort, Kudremukh

    Jamalabad Fort, Kudremukh
    Image Credit : Abdulla Al Muhairi

    A beautiful hilltop fortification- Jamalabad Fort is a popular trekker destination which has gained momentum in the recent past. Just a few kilometres away from Mangalore makes it one of the most sort after places to spend a weekend away from the hustle of city life.

    The trekking trail to this fort is considered medium level and offers amazing views to the visitors. The scintillating sights of the nearby places from the hilltop are mesmerizing. A great place for travellers who wish to spend some quality time amidst nature.

    Location
    : Killoor Road, Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 65 Kilometres.

  • 08Venur

    Venur
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    Venur is considered to be one of the important pilgrimage tourist places near Mangalore for Jains. This small town is known to be a rich architectural piece which has gained a lot of popularity for its magnificent Lord Gomateshwara statue which is as tall as 35 feet. Venur has a prodigious historical and religious significance which has been attracting tourists from all over the globe.

    Having one of the four known monolithic statues of God Gomateshwara in Karnataka makes it an even more important tourist destination to explore. This place offers peace and serenity for a quiet calm holiday.

    Location: Situated at the banks of River Phalguni in Belthangady Taluk, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 54 Kilometres.

  • 09Hanumanagundi Falls

    Hanumanagundi Falls

    Also known as the very famous Suthanabbe Falls, the Hanuman Gundi Falls is a beautiful waterfall which vaunts of exceptional natural beauty. The waterfall has a height of 22 metres which is a treat to the eyes. It forms a mystical spray as it falls from such a height and covers the surrounding lush green area with its soothing misty cover

    Hanuman Gundi falls is named after the Hindu Deity- Hanuman. The visitors can enjoy at this surreal place after climbing 400 steps. The site of the waterfall looks unreal and offers a perfect way to relax after the tiresome climb.

    Location
    : Situated around Kudremukh National Park in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 79 Kilometres.

  • 10The Kudremukh National Park

    The Kudremukh National Park

    One of the important places to visit near Mangalore, Kudremukh National Park is amid the largest national parks which is beautiful, blissful and immensely popular among the national and international tourists. Spread over a whopping 600 Kilometres, the park is covered with lush green vegetation, coffee and tea estates.

    It is surrounded by hills which makes it an ideal place for trekking in Kudremukh. Kudremukh National Park is home to some endangered and rare species of birds like Malabar whistling thrush, Imperial-pigeon, Malabar trogon and the great pied hornbill. In all, it is a beautiful place to spend your entire day.

    Location
    : Mudigere Taluk Chikmagalur district, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 100 Kilometres

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  • 11Sultan Battery

    Sultan Battery

    Built-in 1784 by the great Tipu Sultan, the Sultan Battery was Sultan's watchtower from where he would keep an eye on the enemies and fired cannons on them. It is a very famous tourist destination due to its rich history and the beautiful views it offers from the top.

    The view of the Arabian Sea and the perfect blend of the manmade and natural excellence is simply stunning. A quick boat ride takes you to the destination. Hence, enjoy the sea, sun and sand while you explore the magnificence of our royal history.

    Location: Sultan Battery Rd, Urva, Gandhinagar, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575003

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 4 Kilometres.

  • 12Kadri Manjunath Temple

    Kadri Manjunath Temple
    Image Credit : VS Ramachandran - Flickr

    Built during the 10th or 11th century, the famous Kadri Manjunath Temple located in Mangalore is one of the most famous temples in South India. This temple holds among the oldest Lord Manjunatha Swamy statues which is glorious and beautiful.

    Kadri Manjunath Temple is an example of great artwork which reflects a perfect amalgamation of Indian architecture mixed with Buddhist effects. The surrounding landscapes and ponds give a refreshing look to the temple which is gorgeous and peaceful. So, while in Mangalore, a visit to this temple is a must.

    Location
    : Kadri Temple Rd, Vasanth Vihar, Kadri, Mangaluru, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 5.3 Kilometres

  • 13Someshwara Beach

    Someshwara  Beach

    Someshwara Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Karnataka which is still unexplored and untouched. It is dotted with numerous big boulders and the nearby lush green area and lovely hills enhance the beauty even more.

    The large rocks at the beach are called Rudra Shile that means rocks of Lord Shiva. The presence of famous Lord Shiva Temple- Someshwara Temple has earned it the Rudra Shile name.

    Someshwara Beach provides a perfect getaway for visitors who wish to have a calm and composed holiday. The beautiful hills and swaying trees around soothes your mind and body. A stroll at the beach is truly relaxing and totally worth it.

    Location
    : Ullal in Mangalore, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 15 Kilometres from Mangalore City Centre.

  • 14Panambur Beach

    Panambur Beach

    The Panambur beach is one of the important places to visit near Mangalore as it is credited to be one of the cleanest and safest beaches in India. This beach is well known for its charming sunsets and lovely port which makes it to be a great spot for picnics.

    The ships anchored in the sea looks beautiful in the evening and is a favourite place for photographers. The panambur beach offer activities like boating, jet skiing and chariot rides. Children can enjoy horse and camel rides on the shore. The food stalls offer local cuisine which is a must try. This place offers a complete holiday experience in one place.

    Location
    : NH-66, Near New Mangalore Port Trust Panambur, Mangalore, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 13 Kilometres.

  • 15Ullal Beach

    Ullal Beach

    Ullal Beach is considered to be the favourite beach of the Karnataka's government making it one of the most maintained beaches of South. This beach does not fail to mesmerize its visitors as its panoramic views along the coastline is stunning and surreal.

    The complete coastline of the Arabian Sea is flanked with dense palm trees and tall swanky casuarinas which makes it look like a picture from a beautiful painting. You will love this place even more if you love water sports as this beach offers water sports like boat rides, water skiing and many more.

    With so much to offer, Ullal beach is truly one of the great places to visit near Mangalore for a perfect family outing.

    Location: 
    Ullal, Karnataka 575020

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 12 Kilometres South of Mangalore City.

  • 16Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

    Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

    The Kudroli Gokarnath Temple which is also known as the Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the South that is built in the Dravidian style.

    The temple has golden coloured Gopuram which looks magnificent. It is 60 feet tall which is adorned with stucco figures, thereby enhancing the overall look.

    The Kudroli Gokarnath Temple flaunts some exceptional sculptures and rock carvings that add more splendour to this temple making it one of the finest places to visit near Mangalore.  

    Location
    : Kudroli, Kodailbail, Mangalore, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 3 Kilometres from Mangalore City Centre.

  • 17St. Aloysius Chapel

    St. Aloysius Chapel

    Built during 1885, St. Aloysius Chapel is situated on top of the Light House Hill-Garden. This beautiful chapel is known for its striking architecture and frescoes which reminds everyone of the very famous Rome chapel- Sistine Chapel.

    The paintings of Crowing of the Cock and other noble people at Chantry is stunning. The oil canvas compositions and the artwork of roof are surely going to hold your eyes. In all, it is one of the important tourist places to visit near Mangalore which ensures magical artwork and architecture.

    Location
    : St Aloysius College Rd, Light House Hill-Garden, Mangalore

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 1 Kilometre from Mangalore Railway Station.

  • 18Tannirbhavi Beach

    Tannirbhavi Beach

    Tannirbhavi Beach is an ideal place for a serene getaway in Mangalore. This gorgeous beach can be reached either by ferry through Gurupura river or by land via kuloor bridge. It offers complete bliss to the tourists as it is away from the city and not very crowded.

    The calm blue-green water of the beach is a treat to the eyes. The surrounding greenery along the coastline of the Arabian Sea and the sight of the sun and sand is truly mesmerizing. The guests can enjoy some water activities like surfing, boating and jet skiing.

    Tannirbhavi beach offers a calm and quiet holiday experience to the visitors which help to reboot and relax the mind and body.

    Location
    : Near Fathima Church, Mangalore.

    Distance from Mangalore: Kasba Bengre, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575010

  • 19Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple

    Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple

    Known to be one of the holiest temples in India, Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple is an ancient temple which is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. This temple is situated on an islet of river formed naturally in the centre of the river, thereby giving the name-Kateel which means in the centre.

    The architecture in this temple is amazing and the surrounding river makes it look even more stunning. Truly a great place to visit during weekends and even during Navaratri when the entire town celebrates the festival eccentrically.

    Location: Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 26 Kilometres.

  • 20Surathkal Beach

    Surathkal Beach

    Surathkal Beach is amid the most beautiful and one of the best places to visit near Mangalore. This beach is known for its scenic beauty and clear water.The lighthouse at the beach is a must see attraction which is situated amidst the big rocks.

    View from the lighthouse is stunning and sunset from this height is unbelievable.The peaceful sound of waves and the cool breeze makes it an ideal place to spend some time relaxing and unwinding.

    Location: Surathkal, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 20 Kilometres.
  • 21Mangaladevi Temple

    Known to be made during the 9th century, Mangaladevi Temple is one of the most famous temples in Karnataka which is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is believed that Mangalore got its name from Goddess Mangaladevi.

    The architectural structure of this temple is made in Kerala style which is beautiful. Visiting the temple during Navratri is terrific. Hence, be a part of the celebration to experience an awesome time.

    Location
    : Mangaladevi Road, Bolar, Mangalore, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 3 Kilometres from City Centre.

  • 22Light House Hill-Garden

    Built by Tipu Sultan and Haider Ali during the 18th century, light house hill garden is a beautiful tourist destination which has a lot to offer. This place has a gorgeous garden along the lighthouse which allows the tourists to enjoy the spectacular views of the sea and observe the continuous motion of the ships and boats.

    The sunset view from this place adds on to the serene beauty of this place. While visiting the lighthouse, you may even see St. Aloysius Chapel which is very close to the hill garden.

    Location
    : Hampankatta, Mangalore, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 1 Kilometre from Mangalore Railway Station.

  • 23Sasihithlu Beach

    One of the perfect weekend destinations from Mangalore is Sasihithlu Beach which is a beautiful white sand blue beach. The perfect combination of sand and water makes it heaven to be especially if you wish to have a laid back holiday away from the crowd and noise.

    The Sasihithlu beach is famous for fishing and the famous Karnataka Surfing Festival was done on the same beach. An untouched beach which has a lot to offer.

    Location: Sasihithlu village, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore: 22 Kilometres.

  • 24Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park

    Home to almost 118 species of gorgeous butterflies, Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park is a heaven for the beauty lovers who find peace and happiness watching these winged beauties fluttering over trees, flowers and even on your shoulders.

    This beautiful place is a manmade initiative to give a home to such attractive butterflies who wander without any kind of restrictions and cage. It is truly one of the best tourist places near Mangalore to explore and cherish forever.

    Location
    : 13, Butterfly Park Road, Belvai, Karnataka

    Distance from Mangalore
    : 40 Kilometres.

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Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

Gokarnath, the most age-old temple built in the year 1912 is located in the center of the city. A dedicated temple to Lord Shiva that stands many devotees throughout the day, month and year. It is one of the best places to visit in Mangalore and popular attractions of the city too.

The temple counts no caste or creed, and you have to be a human being, to step inside the temple. Never miss to visit the temple in the Navratri times, and you will be left mesmerized. The decorations, style and the gigantic structure never fails to impress you giving you a serene and relaxed mode throughout your trip.

Location
: Kudroli Gokarnath Temple is situated in Kudroli, from Hampankatta, in Mangalore city.

T
imings: To visit the temple you have to schedule your visiting hours between 6 am and 7 pm.

Entry Charges:
There are no entry charges.

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Panambur Beach

Panambur beach located close by new Mangalore offers a sedative beach to rest your feet over brown and golden sand. Never miss the sunset view or the kite festival here. You can also see plenty of adventurous water sports on the beach.

Undoubtedly, Mangalore is the cleanest city of the country, and the same goes for Panambur beach, one of the cleanest beaches of the town. Get indulged in water rides, sunbathe, boat skiing, horse riding and a lot more.

You must not afford to miss Panambur in your tour list, and the beach has a lot to give you. Also, don’t forget to take your DSLR along, to catch memories.

Location:
Panambur beach is located in NH-66, quite close to New Mangalore Port Trust in Mangalore.

Timings:
You can visit the place from morning 9 am to evening 7 pm.

Entry Charges:
It’s free of charge.

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Ullal Beach

Another opportunity from the city to let you relax and unwind all your tensions just like the waves. Ullal beach never fails to impress the tourists, as it is one of the most popular places to visit in Mangalore.

Ullal coast is all covered with abundant trees and plantations. The view of the waves will make you go crazy with all its beauty. The beach is also an excellent spot for water sports and activities that you have always wished to do.

Location
: Ullal Beach is located in the Ullal city of Mangalore. It is just 12 km far from the city.

Timings
: You can visit Ullal Beach anytime, but evening hours would be the best.

Entry Charges:
There are no entry charges.

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Mangalore Beach

Mangalore is no less when it comes to beaches. It is one of the favorite destinations that people regardless of their ages enjoy the most. Mangalore beaches are one of those spots where you can visit with your family, loved ones or friends.

Enjoying the sunset with a peace of mind can be the coolest thing that you would do in your trip. It is another well-known tourist place that does not disappoint the tourists and travelers.

The Mangalore beach has got ample of things to offer you, just add it in your tour picks and enjoy the activities conducted during seasons.

Location
: Mangalore beach is in Dakshina Kannada, which is quite near to Ullal Beach.

Timings
: It is open 24/7.

Entry Charges
: You don’t have to pay any entry charges.

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Bejai Museum

Got kids? Looking to visit something more interesting? Well, Bejai Museum is all you got to see before you leave off from Mangalore. It is the only museum in the town that is never missed by any of the travelers or visitors. The museum has many such informative wonders to visit.

Bejai Museum is situated at the center of the city. Bejai is a two storey apartment that has got plenty of remarkable collections of history which includes the coins, weapons, armor, paintings and other such compilations that will impress you to the core.

Location
: Bejai Museum Cross Road, in Mangalore city.

Timings
: It has got visitor timing between 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Entry Charges:
Charges an entry fee of INR 2/- per person.

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Sultan Battery

A monumental tower that was constructed just to see and keep an eye on the attackers and invaders before and during the fight in our history. Tipu Sultan built the watchtower, being the most exciting tourist place to step in.

This long-living and robust tower are all made by black stones, to keep a watch on the Arabian Sea for the attacking ships.

The tower has basement chambers too, where weapons, including canyons and gun powders, were stored. It offers an astonishing Arabian Sea view from the Sultan Battery.

Location
: It is located in Gandhinagar, Mangalore.

Timings
: You can visit the tower between 9 am to 9.15pm.

Entry Charges:
The entry charges are free.

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Mangaladevi Temple

Take the blessings of Goddess Mangaladevi, the temple constructed during the 9th century. Even Mangalore is referred to as Mangaladevi. The temple is one of the famous places to visit in Mangalore.

It is one such attraction that is never missed by tourists visiting the town. Plenty of devotees from around the corners of the world, visit Mangaladevi temple for the goddess’s blessings.

Also, it is recommended that you visit the temple during Navratri and Dussehra, to see the intense beauty of the temple.

Location
: Mangaladevi Road, Bolar, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Timings
: You need to follow the temple timings as it’s between 6am-10am, 12pm-1pm and 4 pm & 9 pm respectively.

Entry Charges
: Free Entry.

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Someshwara Beach

The Somnath temple, being built in the rule of Queen Abakka Devi, it is surrounded by Someshwara beach, another such popular tourist places in Mangalore that is worth a visit. The beach is not very far from the city though.

It faces the Kanara region, which is quite close to Mangalore. Someshwara beach is also known as Rudra-Shile, as it carries pretty huge rocks over the shore.

Though it is not recommended to swim here just like the other beaches, as the ocean here is quite unpredictable, you can relax and enjoy the evening with the beautiful sunset, and the cold waves.

Location
: It is located in Someshwar, Ullal city, Mangalore.

Timings
: You can visit the beach anytime.

Entry Charges
: Free Entry.

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Surathkal Beach

Another spot in the Mangalore city for the beach lovers. Never miss exploring this pristine location in the city. It is another clean beach that you must step in your feet. Surathkal beach is situated quite close, around 18 kms from the city of Mangalore.

The sands are unique and smooth- it’s very powdery that you can even enjoy the location take naked footsteps. Also, don’t forget the light-house behind your back.

Yes, it gives an enlightening view of both the ocean and the city overall. Again, it is recommended that you perform water sports or any water activities under the supervision and not alone.

Location:
NH-66, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Timings:
You can visit the beach between 6 am to 6 pm.

Entry Charges:
It’s free of charge.

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Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple

Another most religious place in the city of Mangalore. Kateel-Shri Durgaparameshwari temple is located around 25 km from the town, but it is another holiest places that you must not afford to miss.

The temple is situated in the center of river Nandini. The religious place attracts a lot of devotees every day, every year. You must not miss the temple during Durga Ashtami and Navratri.

It draws a significant number of devotees during these festivals. Being one of the most popular places in South India, it is worth a visit.

Location
: Kateel, Mangalore.

Timings
: You must follow the temple timings as it’s between 6 am to 10 pm.

Entry Charges
: There are no fees or charges to enter the temple premises.

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St. Aloysius Chapel

The church is another most important holy places in the city of Mangalore. It is the religious place, and also one of the notable attractions in the city. St. Aloysius Chapel is inevitably one of the best places to visit in Mangalore city.

It has got the most remarkable building structure with the unique interiors being built in the 1800s. The church also offers you with astonishing views of the Arabian Sea just from the church’s premises.

St. Aloysius Chapel has plenty of beautiful houses with charming frescos, sculptures, paintings, by the Italian artists from our history.

Location: 
P B No 720, St Aloysius College Rd, Kodailbail, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Timings:
You can visit the church between 7 am to 7 pm.

Entry Charges:
Entry is free.

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New Mangalore Port

One of the significant places of the Mangalore city. New Mangalore port is the one only harbor port in the state of Karnataka, and also the 7th largest harbor port in India. The port is located in the Panambur district of Karnataka.

It is quite near to the streams of Phalguni River and the Arabian Sea. The port started functioning in the year 1974. Before the establishment of this new port, Mangalore bunder was into operation, which is before the year 1974.

You can see many of the import and export operations in the port, which includes granite, iron ore, cashew, coffee, and spices. You must list the port in your itinerary.

Location:
Panambur, Mangalore.

Timings:
Open always.

Entry Charges:
You have to pay an entry fee of Rs. 200/- per person.

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Tannirbhavi Beach

This is the perfect place for the peace and nature lover. Well, Tannirbhavi is the quietest and offbeat location that people generally fail to visit. The place has all remained desolate and has always been kept apart from other places, just because of the isolated region.

Well, it’s pretty safe here. If you are looking to experience a peace of mind, with the utmost serenity, then this is the righteous place that you must never afford to miss.

The beach offers you an unruffled state, just enjoying the sunset in the evening. The only route to visit the beach is by road; it is quite close to Gurupura River or from the Sultan Battery.

Location: 
Tannirbhavi Beach, Kasba Bengre, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Timings:
Monday to Sunday, from 6 am to 10 pm.

Entry Charges:
The entry is absolutely free.

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Sasihithlu Beach

Another most visited tourist places in Mangalore city. You have an excellent opportunity to be in a serene mode spending a whole day in the Sasihithlu beach. Sasihithlu is the most visited location in the state.

Of course, it is pretty nearby Tannirbhavi beach and Surathkal beach. So, you can dedicate a day of your trip just to visit the beaches in the city. The sunset is a view that we can even die for.

You can also ride from Surathkal just through the sides of the coast. Well, the beach is quite clean and is very safe too.

Location: 
Sasihithlu Road, Haleyangadi, Sasihithlu, Mangalore.

Timings:
You can visit the beach between 8 am and 7.30pm.

Entry Charges:
Free of cost entry.

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Pilikula Park and Golf Course

One of the most exciting and happening places in the city of Mangalore. The Pilikula park and the Golf course are the most visited places that every tourist wish to visit due to mother nature’s magic all over the park.

The park is not just an ordinary one, and it counts a zoo, a lake, amusement park, heritage village, and of course a golf course which you can indeed enjoy with your family, loved ones and friends.

If your kids want some boating activities, then this could be the right pick for you. One day picnics, leisure outings can be merely a cool activity in Pilikula Park. It is situated in Pilikula, Moodushedde locality of Mangalore.

Location: 
Pilikula, Moodushedde, Mangalore.

Timings:
The visiting timings are between 7 am and 7 pm.

Entry Charges:
You have to pay a separate fee at every check-in.

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Kadri Manjunath Temple

An actual work of art and the skills of artisans from the 10th and 11th century is what draws visitors from various corners of the world. Kadri Manjunath is the oldest temple in the city that was actually built in the 10th century; consisting of one of the traditional statues of Lord Manjunatha.

The architecture is solely a blend of both Indian and Buddhist culture. Well, Buddhism was the core religion in this part, until Hindus took over the temple.

You will see a variety of water ponds, along with refreshing gardens that will keep you relaxed and peaceful. Let’s take the blessings of Lord Manjunatha.

Location: 
Kadri Temple Road, Vasanth Vihar, Kadri, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Timings:
Monday to Sunday, between 6 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.

Entry Charges:
No entry fee.

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