Tourist Destinations

Mangalore Tourism


Mangalore is a place situated in the Indian state of Karnataka, 350 kilometers away from its capital city Bangalore. One side of the city has the Arabian Sea and the other side, the western Ghats. The word 'Mangalore' was coined from the Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi, which is locally worshipped over there. Mangalore is one of India's leading port city as it is placed along the Arabian Sea.

History of Mangalore:

Mangalore has been rules by the leading powers at different ages, which includes the Chalukyas, Kadambas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar dynasty, Rashtrakutas, and also the Portuguese. The city became a centre of conflicts between the Mysore rulers and the British. The prominent Mysore rulers were Tippu Sultan and Hyder Ali. In the end it was taken control by the British Empire in India in the year 1799. Mangalore continued to be a part of the Madras Presidency of British Empire until India got its independence in the year 1947. The city was later included within the state of Mysore, which is now known as Karnataka, in the year 1956.

Important Features of Mangalore:-

1) It has a population of 431,976 by the 2008 consensus.

2) The New Mangalore Port is India's 9th largest Port.

3) IT industries have a large presence over this place, with IT giants like Wipro, Infosys and also the MphasiS BPO having their offices.

4) The Tulu is the mostly speaking language of Mangalore.

5) The Mangala Stadium is a famous cricket stadium at Mangalore.

6) The Karnataka Bank, which was set up at Mangalore is the largest bank, which has not been taken control by the government.

7) Mangalore produces 75 percent of India's production of coffee and cashew nuts.

8) Kambala, which is the buffalo race and is generally contested in wet paddy fields, and Korikatta, which is actually the cockfight are traditional and popularsports of Mangalore.

9) Kodial theru is a popular and unique festival of the place, celebrated by the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community.

Ways to reach Mangalore:-

Mangalore International Airport, which is situated at Kenjar (Bajpe) is 15 km away from the main city. Mangalore also has wide railway network connecting different parts of India. The Konkan railway connects it to Mumbai and the Southern Railway to Chennai. The national Highway number 17 runs through Mangalore. The buses running under the State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects Mangalore to different cities of the state by road.