Mangalore, a picturesque port town embraced by the vast expanse of Arabian sea and the mystic Western Ghats is a desirable destination for a laid-back holiday experience. Surrounded by palm-fringed beaches where sun, sand and the sea waves are in perfect harmony offer breathtaking views to every visitor. Rolling hills, ancient temples, gothic churches, pristine beaches, exuberance of pilgrims and the buzz of commerce make it a city with multiple colours.

At the confluence of Nethravati and Gurupur rivers on the coast of Arabian sea, port-city Mangalore is situated. Located on the west coast of India in Karnataka and an important port city, Mangalore is the district headquarter of Dakshina Kannada. The chief economic activities here are heavy industries and agricultural processing.75% of India's cocoa, coffee and cashew nut are exported from Mangalore.

Places of interest

Mangladevi Temple : Built in 10th century ,Mangladevi Temple is very famous with the tourists.The city takes it name from the Goddess Mangaladevi.

Kadri Park : Located at a distance of 3km from the city's main bus stand,Kadri Park has everything right from snakes,animals and a beautiful garden for the tiny tots.
The lighthouse tower : Located at a distance of 1 km from the bus stand, the lighthouse tower beautifully captures various mood of the sea and presents beautifully sunrise, sunset and the images of sailing boats and ships.
UDUPI : A Vaishnav pilgrim centre, Udupi is 32 km from Karkala and 58 km from Mangalore to Jogmukhi on NH17. Udupi is famous for Sree Krishna Temple (built by Sreemadhav at the heart of the city.
Malpe Beach : Famous for its pristine and serene beauty,Malpe Beach is situated at a distance of 66km from Mangalore.It is an ideal place for those who are picnic mood.