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20 Popular Places to Visit near Mangalore

 
  • Situated at a distance of 350 km, the port city of Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. The city derives its name from the local Hindu goddess Mangaladevi and had developed as a port city on the Arabian Sea. To this day, it remains a port city and is one of the major ports of India. The port of Mangalore handles 75 percent of India’s coffee exports and a major portion of the country’s cashew exports. 

    The city of Mangalore has much cultural and historical significance. It was the kingdom of several powerful dynasties such as the Rashtrakutas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagar dynasties, as well as the Portuguese. The culture, history and heritage of the city are a major draw for tourists from all over the country and the world. Hundreds and thousands of tourists from all around the globe flock to this beautiful destination to enjoy the beauty of the architectural marvels erected by the majestic rulers of the past. The folk dance and art forms are a beautiful reflection of the culture, traditions and beliefs of the people of Mangalore.

    From the Udupi cuisine to the mystical Sri Subramanya temple dedicated to the Lord of All Serpents there are several mysteries hidden in Mangalore that need unravelling. These mystical and beautiful destinations lie in and around Mangalore and offer a number of sights and experiences.

    Thrillophilia brings you a host of such destinations. Ideal for a quick 
    weekend trip, these destinations lie close to Mangalore and guarantee you a holiday full of learning, excitement, adventure and fun. From trekking about in the Kudremukh National Park to exploring the mighty fort of Jamalabad, you can do it all with this exciting package offered by Thrillophilia. So get set for an exciting journey into the heartland of Mangalore and experiencing some unforgettable moments in the city.

    Some of the best places to visit near Mangalore:

  • 01Karkala

    Karkala

    Situated at a distance of 380 km from the capital city of Bangalore, Karkala is a small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka. During the Jain rule, the town was called Pandya Nagari and was later renamed to Karikallu. This later metamorphosed to Karkal and finally to Karkala.

    Karkala is of particular interest as it has a number of historical and natural landmarks. Karkala is best known for the gigantic statue of Gomateshwara. The statue of Gomateshwara has a height of 42 feet and is an important site of pilgrimage for Jains from all over the world. Karkala also has about 18 Jain basadis including the Chaturmukha Tirthankara Basadi, Anekere Padmavathi Basadi, Hiriyangaddi Neminatha Basadi.

    Karkala also has a number of Hindu temples, mosques and churches. Some of the most important historical monuments in Karkala include the Ananthapadmanabha Temple, Chaturmukha Basadi, the Gomateshwara statue and the Manasthambha and these are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

    There are several festivals celebrated in the city. However, the most important of all the festivals celebrated in Karkala is the Mahamastakabhisheka. The festival is celebrated once in every 12 years and it attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.

    The Mahamastakabhisheka is a ceremony when hundreds and thousands of devotees from all over the country and the world gather at Karkala to bathe and anoint the Gomateshwara statue with milk, water, saffron paste, sandalwood powder, turmeric and vermillion. Innumerable devotees from all over the world come to Karkala to participate in and witness this grand festival.

    Other important traditions of Karkala include the Hulivesha or Tiger Dance, which is a unique folk dance of the region; Bhuta Kola or spirit worship, which is carried out at night; the Kambala or buffalo racing; Korikatta or Cockfighting; and Nagaradhane or snake worship.

  • 02Mudabidri

    Mudabidri

    Mudabidri or Moodabidri is a small town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The town gets its name from the words Moodu, meaning East, and Bidiru, meaning bamboo. Because of the luxuriant growth of bamboos in the region, the town was named Moodabidri. Situated at an elevation of 482 feet, the town is situated on National Highway 13 and is accessible from Mangalore by bus. It is situated at a distance of 31 km from Mangalore. Other places situated near Moodabidri include Udupi, Karkala, Kudremukh and Venur. The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Railway Station and the nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport.

    Moodabidri is best known for its Jain heritage. Jainism was and is widely practised in Moodabidri. The Thousand Pillars Temple, also known as the Saavira Kambada Basadi, is one of the most famous tourist places near Mangalore situated in Moodabidri.

    There are several other Jain temples situated in the town of Moodabidri such as the Leppada Basadi, the Ammanvara Basadi, the Guru Basadi, and others. The town of Moodabidri also has a sizeable population of Hindus and Hindu temples. There is also the presence of a sizeable number of Roman Catholics. Moodabidri has about 11 churches in and around the town. Among these the most famous is the Igreja da Santa Cruz Hospet or Hospet Church built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

    The traditions and festivals of Moodabidri are a major draw for tourists from all over the country and the world. Some of the important festivals celebrated in the town include the Hulivesha, Navaraatri, the Rashi Pooja or the Mari Pooja, the Bhuta Kola, the Kambala, the Korikatta, and the Rathotsava. One of the most important festivals celebrated in Moodabidri is the Lakshadweepotsava. This festival is situated by the Konkani speaking population. It is a five day festival and marks the start of the Utsava.

  • 03Dharmasthala

    Dharmasthala

    Situated on the banks of the River Nethravati, the quaint little town of Dharmasthala is located in the Dakshin Kannada region of Karnataka and is one of the important places to visit near Mangalore. The town is best known for the Dharmasthala temple which is known for its architectural splendour and religious significance.

    Interestingly, the Dharmasthala temple administration is run by Jains while all poojas and rituals are carried out by Hindu priests belonging to the Madhava order. The most important festival celebrated in the town is the annual Lakshadeepa. The festival is celebrated in the months of November and December. The Dharmasthala temple receives as many as 10,000 pilgrims every day.  

    The Dharmasthala temple is an excellent example of religious tolerance. The guardian of the temple is a Jain Heggade, while all priests are Vaishnavite Brahmins. Furthermore, amidst the idols of Daivas and Lord Manjunath, offerings, poojas and rituals are performed for Jain Tirthankaras too.

    There is a very interesting story about how the Shiva linga was installed in the Dharmasthala temple. The linga is believed to have been installed by a pious man called Annapa. Annapa worked for a Heggade family. One day his master told Annapa that he wished to worship Lord Shiva and he needed a Shiva linga for the purpose. Annapa got a Shiva linga from a place called Kadri near Mangalore and established it in Dharmasthala. Today, the temple is a very popular tourist and pilgrimage site and Annapa is worshipped by the locals in the form of Annapa Panjurli.

    Other important tourist attractions in Dharmasthala include the colossal statue of Bahubali, which has been carved out of a single rock and is installed on a hill near the Manjunatha Temple. The statue is one of the five statues in Karnataka and measures about 39 feet in height. Dharmasthala is well connected by rail and road and can be easily reached from Mangalore via private and public buses.

  • 04Kukke Subramanya

    Kukke Subramanya

    Situated in the beautiful environs of the Western Ghats, the Kukke Subramanya temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The temple is situated in the village of Subramanya in Karnataka and is one of the important places to visit near Mangalore. Lord Subramanya is  worshipped as the Lord of Serpents in the temple. It is believed that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge in the Lord when threatened by the divine eagle Garuda. The temple overlooks the Kumara Parvat and the Shesha Parvat. The temple is surrounded by lush green forests and presents an extremely beautiful picture. The town of Subramanya is situated at a distance of 105 km from Mangalore and can easily be reached through buses, taxis and cabs.

    The temple is of great religious significance and attracts a large number of tourists and devotees from all over the country and the world. All devotees must cross the Kumaradhara River to reach the temple. On reaching the temple, all are required to take a holy dip in the river before entering the temple. The entrance into the temple is from the back. The worship begins with circumambulation of the deities.

    Situated in between the sanctum sanctorum and the portico is a silver covered pillar of Garuda. It is believed that the pillar was installed here to protect devotees from the raging flames that arise out of Vasuki’s breath. Inside the sanctum sanctorum, the idols of Sri Subramanya, Vasuki and Shesha are placed.

    Daily rituals and pujas are conducted at the temple. However, the most important pujas are the Ashlesha Bali and the Sarpa Samskara pujas. The Ashlesha Bali is an important puja conducted to ward off Kaalasarpa dosha and Kuja doshas. The Kukke Subramanya temple is the most popular temple for Sarpadosha pujas and hence is one of the important places to visit near Mangalore. The Sarpa Samskara puja is also conducted to ward off sarpa dosha and involves rituals and offerings.

  • 05Udupi

    Udupi

    Situated at a distance of 58 km from Mangalore, the town of Udupi is famous for its Krishna temple and the Udupi cuisine. Udupi is called the Rajata Peetha and Shivalli and is an important centre of pilgrimage and one of the important places to visit near Mangalore.

    There is a very interesting story related to the name of the town. According to folklore, a curse by King Daksha led to reduction in the sheen of the moon. King Daksha’s 27 daughters were married to the moon and being upset over some issue he cursed the moon. The Moon and his wives prayed to Lord Shiva to relieve him of the curse and return his shine. He and his wives built a Shiva linga, which can still be seen at the Chandramouleshwara temple. Lord Shiva was pleased with the Moon’s prayers and granted him his wish. As per this story, the word Udupi means the Land of the Lord of Stars.

    The most important tourist destination in Udupi is the Krishna Mutt which was founded in the 13th century by the Vaishnava Saint Sri Madhavacharya. The other most attractive feature of Udupi is its cuisine, popularly known as the Udupi cuisine. The cuisine and its dishes are vegetarian and have found widespread popularity all over the world. The origin of the cuisine is related to the Krishna Mutt. During the Chaturmasa during monsoons, there are restrictions on ingredients that can be used for preparing Lord Krishna’s food. The Shivalli Madhwa Brahmins created this unique cuisine to offer to Lord Krishna. At the Krishna Mutt, these dishes are available free of cost. The popularity of the Udupi dishes has led to mushrooming of Udupi restaurants throughout the country.

    Udupi, being an important place to visit near Mangalore, is well connected by rail, road and airways. National Highway 17 passes through the town and hence it is well connected by buses. The nearest railway station is the Udupi Railway Station, which comes under the Konkan Railways. The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport.   

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  • 06Malpe

    Malpe
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    Malpe is situated to the West of Udupi in Karnataka. Malpe is an important port and fishing harbour and is an important tourist place near Mangalore. Malpe is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and it attracts tourists from all over the country and the world. It is a natural port and is situated at the mouth of the Udayavara River. The River Udayavara flows from East to West and meets the sea at Malpe. The river has several islets and has a beautiful and enchanting green belt on both its sides. It also separates the town of Udayavara from the sea. The town of Udayavara was the earliest capitals of the Alupas.

    Close to the mainland of Malpe are four rocky islands namely, the Daria-Bahadurgarh, which is the Northern-most island; the Kari-Illada-Kallu, which is the Southern-most island; the Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe, which is situated in between the Daria-Bahadurgarh and the Kari-Illada-Kallu islands and the St Mary’s Island, which is also known as the Thonse Paar.

    Malpe is home to the Mogaveera tribe which is a fishing community. The largest industry in Malpe is the fishing industry. Malpe is the largest port in Karnataka and a major fisheries hub. The other prominent industries of the beach town are tile manufacturing and the coconut industry.

    There are several places of interest in and around Malpe, which are important tourist places near Mangalore. Some of these places are temples of Balaram and Ananteshwara. There is a fort on the island of the Daria-Bahadurgarh, which is an important tourist destination. The fort is believed to have been built by Basavappa Nayak of Bidanur. St Mary’s Island is also a very important tourist destination and is quite popular among both locals and tourists. The main languages in the town of Malpe include Tulu, Kannada and Konkani.

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  • 07Jamalabad Fort, Kudremukh

    Jamalabad Fort, Kudremukh
    Image Credit : Abdulla Al Muhairi

    The Jamalabad Fort is situated in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka and one of the important places to visit near Mangalore. It is an old hilltop fortification which is located in the Kudremukh Hills, 65 km from Mangalore.

    The fort is situated at an elevation of 1700 feet and was formerly called the Narasimha Ghada. It is also called the Jamalagadda or Gadaikallu. The Jamalabad Fort was built by Tipu Sultan who was impressed by the large granitic structure which favoured the construction of a strong fort. He named the fort after his mother Jamalabee. The fort boasts of excellent architecture and was built over the ruins of an older structure.

    The fort can be reached through a narrow path which has about 1876 steps, cut in granite and leading all the way to the top. This was constructed in order to ensure the safety of the fort from attacks by large armies. Interestingly, there is only one tank to store water inside the fort. The fort is more or less in a shambles now but the remnants of a giant cannon can still be seen. The fort was captured by the British in 1799 during the fourth Mysore War.  It is said that those who favoured Tipu Sultan were thrown to their deaths from the fort walls.

    Jamalabad is a very popular trekking destination and has been classified as a medium difficulty trekking site. The view from the top of the fort is extremely rewarding as it presents a panoramic view of the surroundings, which makes it one of the important places to visit near Mangalore.

    Visitors can gather their passes from a forest checkpost situated at the base of the hill. Since there is no store or outlet selling potable water, it is advisable that all guests carry enough water with them. Entry into the fort is allowed from 6 am to 6 pm and overnight stay is not allowed. There is a single room at the top of this hilltop fort.

  • 08Venur

    Venur
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    Venur is a small village in South Kanara of Karnataka and one of the important places to visit near Mangalore. The village is situated on the banks of the River Phalguni. The village was the capital of the erstwhile capital of the Ajila dynasty and was also the seat of Jainism.

    It is one of the important tourist places near Mangalore and an integral part of the Dharmasthala-Moodabidri-Karakal tourist circuit route of Karnataka. Venur had served as the capital of Thimmana Ajila who built a gigantic Gomateshwara statue, which has a height of 38 feet. The colossal statue of Venur is the shortest among all the three Gomateshwara, which are situated within a radius of 250 km.

    The most important tourist attraction in Venur is the colossal statue of Lord Gomateshwara, also known as Bhagwan Bahubali. The statue is believed to have been sculptured by Amarashilpi Jakanchari. The statue is situated on the banks of the River Phalguni and faces the West direction. This beautiful statue is one of the five stupendous statues of Lord Gomateshwara that are over 20 feet and are found in the state of Karnataka.

    The other statues are situated in Shravanabelagola, Karkala, Dharmasthala and Gommatagiri. There are also several temples in Venur. Some of the most important of these temples are the Mahalingeshwara temple, the Aiyyapa Swamy temple, and the Shri Rama Temple, among others.

    The most important event that happens in Venur is the Mahamastakabhisheka. The Mahamastakabhisheka is held once in every 12 years. Hundreds and thousands of devotees gather at Venur to bathe and anoint the monolith of Lord Gomateshwara with milk, water, saffron, sandalwood, vermilion, etc. The event is one of the five centres where this ceremony is held and tens and thousands of devotees and pilgrims gather at Venur from all over the country and the world. The last Mahamastakabhisheka was held from January 28, 2012 to February 5, 2012.

  • 09Hanumanagundi Falls

    Hanumanagundi Falls

    The Hanumanagundi Falls is also known as the Suthanabbe Falls. It is situated in the hilly surroundings of the Kudremukh National Park and is an important tourist place to visit near Mangalore.

    The Kudremukh National Park is situated in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and is known to be apopular trekking and hiking destination. The Hanumangundi Falls is situated between Karkala and the Lakya Dam in the Kudremukh National Park. The Hanumangundi Falls boasts of great natural beauty with a mystical spray that forms a misty cover over the lush green vegetation that surrounds it. The height of the waterfall is 22 metres.

    The Hanumangundi Falls is situated at a distance of 32 km from Kalasa. The waterfall is named after the Hindu deity Hanuman. The name is formed from two words Hanuman and Gundi which means a gorge. The site boasts of immense natural beauty and visitors can reach this beautiful waterfall by climbing 400 steps that lead to this amazing spray. The beautiful Hanumangundi Falls is maintained by the Forest Department of the state government. The Hanumangundi Falls is an excellent site for sightseeing, hiking, trekking, etc. Visitors can also be seen bathing in the warm waters of the waterfall.

    The waterfall is situated inside the Kudremukh National Park, which is an important conservation ground and tourist place near Mangalore. Visitors are not allowed to stay inside the Kudremukh National Park and hence only day trips are allowed to the Hanumangundi Falls.

    Thrillophilia organises day trips to the Hanumangundi Falls. You can visit this beautiful waterfall and feast your eyes on the natural beauty of the destination during your trip. If you are an adventure lover, you can also indulge in activities such as trekking and hiking during the trip to Hanumangundi Falls. All trips are led by experienced guides.

  • 10The Kudremukh National Park

    The Kudremukh National Park

    The Kudremukh National Park is one of the most popular tourist places near Mangalore. The Kudremukh National Park is situated at a distance of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

    The park is situated in the lush green environs of the Western Ghats and sprawls over an area of 600 sq km. Situated at an altitude of 1,894 metres above sea level, the Kudremukh National Park derives its name from a hill peak which resembles the face of a horse. The National Park has four mountain ranges namely, the Kudremukh, the Kerekatte, the Kalasa and Shimoga ranges.

    The park boasts of splendid natural beauty and is covered in lush green vegetation. The national park is surrounded by expansive tea and coffee estates. The Kudremukh National Park is under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority I, which has been developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wide Fund, USA. The rivers Nethravathi, Tunga and the Bhadra originate within the Kudremukh National Park.

    The Kudremukh National Park attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year from all parts of the country and the world. One of the major attractions within the park includes the colossal statue of Lord Varaha which was found inside a cave in the park.

    A temple of goddess Bhagavathi is also situated within the park. The Kudremukh National Park abounds in flora and fauna. It is home to a large number of wild animals including mongoose, giant flying squirrels, jackals, barking deer, spotted deer, sambar, porcupines, gaurs, sloth bears, common langurs, Malabar giant squirrels, wild dogs, leopards, tigers, etc.

    It is also home to some rare and endangered bird species including the Malabar trogan, the Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the Imperial Pigeon. With all these attractions, the Kudremukh National Park is an important tourist destination of Karnataka.

  • Some of the popular places to visit in Mangalore:

  • 11Sultan Battery

    Sultan Battery

    Constructed by the Tipu Sultan in 1784, The Sultan Battery is a watchtower that is located in the town of Boloor which is about 4km from the Managlore city. The peculiar name arises from the fact that it was the Sultan’s watchtower, a place from where cannons were fired, hence the suffix ‘Battery’. This eerily beautiful place, however, has a dark and murky history, it was built from the stones of the 23 Churches that were destroyed by Tipu Sultan during his reign. The place was initially a blockage for the warships entering the river, built by the British, it was later reclaimed from them by the Sultan,

    The top of the fort offers sweeping views of the Arabian Sea and is one of the best vantage points to tke in the surf of the ocean. The place is also a stunning blend of natural and manmade excellence. Take in the solitude of the viewpoint as you bask in its glory.

  • 12Kadri Manjunath Temple

    Kadri Manjunath Temple
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    Kadri Manjunath Temple in Mangalore is an ancient temple built in the 10th or 11th century, and holds one of the oldest statue of Lord Manjunathaswamy. A mixture of Indian architecture embellished with Buddhist influences the temple is a true work of art. Buddhism was practiced at this site until the 10th Century and later Hindu worship rituals took over a major part of the temple.

    The Kadri Manjunatha Temple is one of the must on your list of places to visit in Mangalore not only becsue of its religious significance but also because of its architectural ingenuity. At the façade of the temple, at an awe inspiring height, there are a number of water ponds. Surrounding the ponds there are landscaped gardens that lend a refreshing feel to the surroundings. From there to the doorway of the temple, there is also a towering lightpole (Deepstambha) on which lamps are lit at holy occasions.

  • 13Light House Hill-Garden

    Situated in the heart of city, the Light House Hill Garden is one the most stunning places to visit in Mangalore. A relic of the 18th century rule of Haider Ali, it is believed to have been built by his armies. The light house hill garden is so called, because apart from the light house, the place also has a garden which gives a stunning view of the sea. Enjoy the awe-inspiring and sweeping view of the sunset from these parks, which have been recently renovated to lend a feeling of immense refreshment and serenity to the place.

    The garden, also known as Tagore Park is the perfect place to immerse you in the beauty of this serene destination. The well-manicured garden has been decorated with numerous trees, shrubs and flowering plants and is truly a pleasant sight to witness.

  • 14Someshwara Beach

    Someshwara  Beach

    One of the most picturesque beaches in Mangalore, the Someshwara Beach is an iconic rocky beach facing the Kanara Region a little distance away from Managlore. One of the most popular tourist places in Mangalore, the beach is known for ‘Rudra Shile’- which is a formation of large rocks on the shoreline. The ancient and important Somanath Temple was built up here, during the rule of the queen Abbakka Devi. The rule of this queen is legendary as she was touted as being a warrior queen who pushed back and fought against the Potuguese valiantly.

    However, the beach is not safe to swim in as the ocean currents are quite and unpredictable at any given time. You can still enjoy the peace and serenity of the beach sitting on the rocks and letting the cold ocean waves lap at your feet as you take in the beauty of this stunning place to visit in Mangalore.

  • 15Panambur Beach

    Panambur Beach

    Reputed for being one of the cleanest and safest beaches in India to swim, enjoy and have fun in, Panmabur beach is one of the most popular and beautiful tourist places in Mangalore. The stunning ocean, exuberant waves and the beauty of the shoreline attracts a number of holidaymakers, both local and outstation tourists as well as adventure seekers. The beach has a host of amenities and sports activities lined up for the people like jetski, horse and camel rides along the shore, as well as the more thrilling ATV rides.

    While here, you can also treat your taste buds to some amazing local cuisines at the restaurants that line the beach. The beach is situated a small distance away from the main city of Mangalore and can be easily reached via the main highway. Bask in the glorious view of the ships sailing along the ocean and witness the glorious views of the skies and ships sailing along the sea.

  • 16Ullal Beach

    Ullal Beach

    Ullal beach is one of the best places to visit in Mangalore, the beach has a continuous shoreline fringed by coconut palm trees and a fishermen’s lane that leads right upto the beach. A historical town forged out of years of history, wars and conflict; Ullal remains popular because of its untouched pristine beauty.

     A derelict fort of Abbakka Devi, the great warrior queen also lies on this beach. The fort and some 16th century ancient temples is what attract people to this serene destination. The Dargah of Syed Mohammad Shereful Madani is also a major draw of this destination.

  • 17Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

    Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

    The Kudroli Gokarnatha temple is located in the city of Mangalore just about 3km from the city centre. The temple is dedicated to Lord Gokarnatheshwara who is another incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple holds high importance for the locals as it was started by Narayan Guru, who was  a revered saint as well as a social reformer. The temple is at the height of its grandeur in the Navratri Festival, when a grand procession of Goddess Durga starts from the temple and goes around the city. This Navrathri Festival is also called, Mangalore Dasara and is observed with great devotion and sincerity.

    The temple was built in 1912, and sports a style of Keraliite architecture, replete with carved pillars and a towering edifice. The temple attracts devotees irrespective of caste and culture during this time and the celebration is worth cherishing!

  • 18Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park

    Flitting from tree to tree, hovering over fragrant and wonderful flowers and sometime even sitting on your shoulder to give you a sense of happiness, at Sammilan Shetty’s butterfly park, you can experience all this and more. Butterfly Park is one man’s effort that has led to a strong ecological balance and immense beauty of surroundings. Though inaugurated recently, the Butterfly Park now holds over 118 species of these winged beauties and the numbers are expected to grow even further. 

    A first of its kind private initiative in the state , the park attracts a number of curious onlookers, researchers and students when it opens to public on every Sunday. Located at Belvai, the campus lies on about 7.5 Acres of Land. The park has several rare species of butterflies right from the local to the international varieties.

  • 19St. Aloysious Chapel

    St. Aloysious Chapel

    Located on the summit of the Light House Hill in the heart of Mangalore City, the St. Aloysius Chapel was built in 1885. The stunning architecture of the temple will certainly take your breath away and the frescoes will remind you of the Sistien Chapel which is located in Rome. The chantry will impress you to no end with stunning painitings such as Crowing of the Cock and numerous holy people. This Chapel was devoted to the St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a well off, effective, young fellow who surrendered common life to commit himself to the benefit of the destitute.

    This church is often compared with the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The church is staggering with some glorious artworks on the roof, fresco painting and oil canvas compositions.

  • 20Tannirbhavi Beach

    Tannirbhavi Beach

    One of the most obffbeat Mangalore Tourist places, Tannirbhavi has remained deserted and secluded from the rest of the places to visit in Mangalore mainly due to its location. If you want  to have a peaceful and serene time at Mangalore amongst silence and lashing of the waves on the shore. If you are a nature lover, you will find the most peaceful time here! 

    The beach is only accessible by road or more commonly, by ferry from Gurupura River at Sultan Battery. The beach, like many other Tourist Places in Mangalore, is not part of the government but is nonetheless beautiful in its seclusion itself !