Mangalore is an important city in Dakshina Kannada district of Tulu Nadu or Karnataka formed in August 1997 It is one of the five taluks of D.K., others being Bantwal, Puttur, Sullia and Belthangady. It is important for trade being located on sea coast.
Though Mangalore is not a devout city the town has multitude of temples and churches for religious people and many beaches for enjoying and relaxing.
Tourist Attractions in MangaloreSultan Battery
It is a strong fort of black stones in Boloor which Tipu Sultan built for protecting Gurpur River from warships. Now known as Tipu's well is worth watching. The desolate fortress has installed cannons all-round is a destination that will be loved by tourists.Kadri Park
This park has everything to attract and excite children. Snakes & Animals Zoo, Toy Train in this stunning garden are enough to make them go crazy.Kadri Manjunath Temple
The temple dedicated to Manjunatheshwara, an incarnation of Shiva is very popular among visitors. Beautiful temple on Kadri hills is built in 14th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy installed in the temple is the oldest of all the South Indian Temples. Other idols in temple besides Manjunatha are that of Machendranath, Gorakanath, Shringinath, Lokeshwara, Manjushri and Budha.
Many water ponds surrounded by beautiful garden are located in front of the temple. The beauty of temple is astonishing when it is lit with thousands of earthen lamps during deepotsava in Hindu month Karthika.
A temple of Goddess Durga lies to the West of Manjunatha temple and the temple of Lord Ganesha to the North.St. Aloysius Church
This beautiful church was built in 18th century. All the walls of the church are decorated with the beautiful paintings by the renowned Italian artist Antony Moshaini.St. Aloysius College Chapel
Architectural wonder St. Aloysius College Chapel is a jewel situated at the hilltop. It is built on the outlines of Rome's Sistine chapel. A never to be missed marvel for visitors coming to Mangalore!! The exquisiteness of the chapel is due to its interior. The roof and walls are embellished with series of paintings made by Bro. Moscheni.Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
It is a pious pilgrim site located in the heart of city that is at par with sacred temples like Kadri, Mangaladevi, Kudroli etc. Initially only the Shivalinga of Lord Shiva is worshipped. The temple campus has a tank called "Sharatheertha".
Later, the images of "Sri Dhashabhuja Mahaganapathy" along with "Siddilaxmi" were also installed in this sacred temple. This temple is a seat of many cultural and social activities.Light House Hill-Garden
The beautiful well maintained garden, spectacular views of sea, sunset, rowing boats and sailing ships makes Hill-Garden a attraction for tourists.Adventure activities in Mangalore
Mangalore is a good destination for adventure seekers. "Manasa" water theme park, Animal Park, boating, science centre, arboretum, golf course etc. in Pilikula Nisarga Dham and various beaches as Someshwar beach, Tannirbhavi Beach, Suratkal Beach, Kaup beach and Malpe beach are there for them to get full enjoyment.Other places to see
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Mangaladevi Temple built in memory of a Princess of Kerala, Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, Rosario Church, Milagres Church, Carstreet Venkataramana Temple, Kudroli Gokarnanatha, Urwa Marigudi and Kateel Durgaparameshwari are also among the best places to see in Mangalore.