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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.
Timings: To visit the temple you have to schedule your visiting hours between 6 am and 7 pm.
Entry Charges: There are no entry charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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