Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Mangalore is one of the important seaport centers on the east of the mighty Arabian Sea. It's the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka.
Mangalore was named after the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi. Mangalore translates to 'Uru' or 'Ooru' of 'Mangala' or Place of Mangala.
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Kadri Sri Manjunath Temple, Shri Mangaladevi Temple, St. Aloysius Church, Sharavu Maha Ganapati Temple, Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, Mangaladevi Temple, Light House Hill-Garden, Sultan Battery, Jami Mosque of Zinad Baksh, Mangalore Beach, Milagres Church, Idgah Maidan Mosque, Shri Yogishwar Mutt, etc.
Mangalore city is located in the confluence of Nethravathi and Gurupura rivers. It is a coastal city and a busy commercial center on the Konkan coast with multiple cultures.
One of the most important cities after Bangalore, Mangalore is the district headquarters with a panorama of palm-fringed beaches, lush green fields and enchanting forests.
The scenic land is dominated by the distinctive coconut palms in the backdrop of rolling hills and majestic streams flows towards the Arabian Sea. The picturesque place is spotted with ancient tiled-roof buildings, with the renowned Mangalore tiles of red color clay dug from local places.
The bustling port city of Mangalore makes a perfect destination for tourists to spend their times in an excited, happy and relaxed way. This fishing town is also known for its coffee, cigarettes and cashew nut industry. Vegetation here is dominated by coconut trees, Ashoka trees and palm trees along with others. Even after the modernization, the city could preserve much of its green cover, to make it environment friendly.
Bangalore and Goa are at a distance of 360 kms from here.