5 POPULAR PLACES TO EXPLORE IN MANGALORE

Mangalore is one of the most visited tourist place in India. It is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain range. Mangalore is the only city of the state having all four modes of transport-air, road, rail and sea.

So in this article , I am going to explore some famous tourist places of Mangalore that can give you a spiritual and refreshing experience.

1. MANGALADEVI TEMPLE

Mangaladevi temple

Mangaladevi temple is one of the famous place to visit in Mangalore. Mangalore is named by the goddess Mangaladevi. The temple has a beautiful history from the 9th century. The attraction of this place never missed by tourists who visit Mangalore. Many people visit Mangaladevi temple for goddess blessings.

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  • It is located Mangaladevi road, Bolar of Mangalore city.
  • People are allowed to visit the temple between 6am-10am, 12pm-1pm, and 4pm-9pm as per the temple timing.
  • There is no entry fees or charges for any one. Foreigners are also allowed.
  • You can also visit the temple during Navaratri and Dussehra, to see the amazing beauty of the temple.
  • The temple has a huge rush during festivals like Navaratri and Dussehra.
  • Photography is allowed inside the temple area.
  • There are some vegetarian restaurant near the temple for the devotees.
  • General facilities like bathrooms are available.

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  • Mangaladevi temple is 7km away from city center.
  • After you reach the city you may hire a taxi or an auto or may go for the local buses.
  • City buses no.27, 27A and 29A take you directly to the temple . The travel is made easy in Mangalore with its very well connected routes.
  • Parking is available outside the temple.

2. KUDROLI GOKARNANATHESWARA TEMPLE

Gokarnanatheswar temple

Gokarnanatheswara temple is one of the old temple of Mangalore city. It is otherwise known as Kudroli Shri Gokarnanath The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and there are other small temples arrounding the main temple. It is the popular attraction of city and one of the best place to visit. The temple has no caste and community barriers.

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  • It is located Kudroli from Hampankatta, in Mangalore city.
  • To visit the temple you have to schedule your time between 6am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 9pm.
  • There are no entry charges.
  • You can also visit the temple at some most popular festivals like Navaratri , Maha shivaratri , Deepavali.
  • Photography is also allowed inside the temple area.
  • There are some vegetarian restaurants are available for visitors.

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  • This temple is 2.5 km from the center of the Mangalore city.
  • You can easily get auto, taxi or bus for the for the temple.
  • City buses no.3B, 4, 4A take you near the temple.
  • Parking is also available for vehicles.

3. PANAMBUR BEACH

Panambur beach

Another attractive place to visit in Mangalore is Panambur beach. It is the first beach in the country which is wholly owned by a private enterprise. Panambur beach has been awarded for the cleanest and best maintained beach in India. It is famous for its dramatic sunset. every year many visitors are visit this place for some popular events like boat racing, kite festival etc.

THINGS TO DO AT PANAMBUR BEACH

  • All activities might not be available throughout the year , but still you can enjoy others.
  • You can explore the sandy beach through buggy rides, camel rides, and horse ride.
  • You can also sit , relax, swim, and played some fun games.
  • This beach is safe for swimming and other water sports activities.
  • You can enjoy sunset and kite festival here.
  • You can visit the place from 9am to 7pm and it is free of charge.

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  • Panambur beach is located 13km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port.
  • You can take state buses from main bus stop or you can hire a cab.
  • A paid parking facility is also available on the beach for two wheelers and four wheelers.

4. ST. ALOYSIUS CHAPEL

St. Aloysious chapel

St. Aloysius chapel church is situated on the light house hill in Mangalore city.Iit is famous for its interior paintings. This place is one of most beautiful place of mangalore and hundreds of people are visited this place daily.

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  • It has got the most remarkable building structure with the unique interior design.
  • You can visit the church between 7am to 7pm.
  • Visiting duration is close within an hour.
  • daily mass timing is 6.45am & 8.15am and Sunday mass is 6.30am & 8am.
  • There is no entry fees.

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  • At a distance of 1.5km from Mangalore railway station the church is located.
  • You can also go through city buses, cab and auto.

5. SURATHKAL BEACH

Surathkal beach

Surathkal beach is another spot in Mangalore city for the beach lovers. It is another clean beach of Mangalore city. You can also visit the lighthouse behind it. The sunset here are breathtaking and definitely worth the drive from Mangalore.

THINGS TO DO AT SURATHKAL BEACH

  • You can enjoy the location take naked footsteps.
  • This beach is unique for the combination of white sand, rock and lighthouse.
  • You can play water sports or any other water activities under the supervision .
  • You can visit the beach between 6am to 6pm.
  • No entry fee required.

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  • Surthkal beach is 13km from the port city of Mangalore.
  • It is 19km from the Mangalore Railway station.
  • You can hire a cab or go through city buses.
  • The total trip duration including travel takes 2 to 3 hours.

In this article I have explained some famous tourist places in Mangalore which may help you to enjoying your vacations. I hope the above informations will make your trip more easy and joyful.

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