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Nestled amidst the verdant Western Ghats of Karnataka, Mangalore is located at a distance of 357 km from Bangalore. Named after the Mangaladevi Temple built by the Ballal family of Attavar as a memorial to a princess of Kerala, Mangalore is gradually becoming a prominent name in the tourist map of Karnataka. As a result, Mangalore tour packages are now quite popular with tourists visiting Karnataka.

Mangalore tourism package will take you on a journey to explore its diverse culture and enjoy a vacation on beautiful beaches blessed with coconut palms. Moreover, you can explore various tourist attractions, including heritage buildings, temples, churches, and parks. The district headquarters of Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore, is known for coffee and cashew nut plantations. Its lush green hills, golden beachfront, and emerald backwaters make Mangalore a popular tourist destination for nature lovers. Devotees would also be equally impressed visiting Mangalore, given the presence of many temples in and around Mangalore city. The major tourist attractions in Mangalore City on tour to Mangalore are the Mangaladevi Temple, Manjunatha Temple, Tipu Sultan’s Battery, St. Aloysius Church, Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Light House Hill-Garden, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, etc.

Best Places to Visit in Mangalore

The city is renowned for its laidback lifestyle, sun-kissed beaches, lush gardens, and ancient temples. Vacationers looking for peace and relaxation will find Mangalore to be the perfect choice. Check out the list below for the best places to visit in Mangalore.

Panambur Beach

Panambur is a picturesque beach well known for its stunning sunsets, water sports, and photography. This pristine beach is located close to New Mangalore Port. This place is a must-visit while in Mangalore.

Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple

The Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple is considered to be the oldest South Indian temple. Originally built by Vajrayana Buddhists, the locals converted this temple into a Hindu temple after the decline of Buddhism.

A few other places that you can also visit include Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Mangalore Beach, Bejai Museum, Mangaladevi Temple, Someshwara Beach, Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, New Mangalore Port, Tannirbhavi Beach, etc.

Fairs and Festivals on Mangalore Tour Packages Karnataka

Dussehra and Sri Krishna Janmashtami are two major festivals in Mangalore and are celebrated with special festivity and enthusiasm. Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, witnesses the exuberant enactment of God's childhood endeavors to steal butter and curd from earthen pots beyond his reach. A matka, or earthen pot containing milk, butter, etc., is suspended high above the ground, and groups of young men form human pyramids to try and reach the pot and eventually break it.

The Tiger Dance is a unique form of tribal dance particular to Dakshina Kannada. This dance is performed during the Dussehra celebration and fascinates the young and the old alike. Since Tiger is considered the favored carrier of Goddess Sharada (an incarnation of Durga), this dance is performed to worship the ferocity and power of the Tiger. It is also performed during other festivals like Krishna Janmashtami.

The Aati festival is also one of the major festivals celebrated in Mangalore and Karnataka . Aati Kalanja is a ritualistic folk dance performed by the Nalke community. Aati commences on July 17 and runs up to August 15. Other Hindu festivals, like Ganesh Puja and Navratri, are also celebrated here.

Suppose you want to embark on Mangalore tour packages during a festival. In that case, it is wiser to book hotels beforehand to avoid any travel hassles because thousands of tourists flock to the city at festival times.

Best Time to visit Mangalore 

Mangalore is best visited during the winter season between October and March. Keep in mind that this is peak season, so there will be a lot of people around. You can find affordable Mangalore Tour Packages during the summer, but you have to deal with the heat.

How to Reach Mangalore for a Memorable Trip

There are several flights, trains, and buses that connect Mangalore to all the major Indian cities. Mangalore is also connected to nearby cities and towns by state and private buses.

By Air: The Mangalore Airport is located approximately 7 km from the city center and is well-connected with other parts of the country. When you arrive at the airport, you can take a cab to get to your desired location in Mangalore.

By Road: Mangalore is connected to many cities and towns in Kerala, Karnataka, and other parts of the country by well-maintained national highways. Roads are the easiest way to get here from nearby cities.

By Train: This city has its own railway station called Mangalore Junction, it is very well connected with all major Indian cities. There are many mail and superfast trains operating between Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, and other cities of India/ Outside the railway station, travelers can take a bus or a taxi to get to any part of Mangalore.

So, what are you looking for? Get Mangalore Tour Packages and explore the crystal-clear water beaches, monuments, and temples of this city. You can also customize your package according to your preferences.


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FAQs Mangalore Tours

Q: How many days are sufficient to visit Mangalore?

Ans: Mangalore is basically a commercial city and Sea port. On tourism angle Mangalore is a transit city in Karnataka state. Therefore, one day is more than enough to visit Mangalore.

Q: What is Mangalore Famous for?

Ans: Mangalore is beautiful coastal city in Karnataka state. Mangalore is basically transit and commercial hub. There are many beautiful temples like Kadri Manjunath Temple , Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Someshwara Temple etc. Also there is good beaches Ullal Beach, Someshwara Beach.

Q: When is the best time to visit Mangalore?

Ans: Winter season (October to March) is the best time to visit Mangalore including other part of Karnataka.

Q: What are the other important places around Mangalore?

Ans: The other important places around Mangalore are as below.

  • Bekal
  • Udupi
  • Hassan
  • Coorg
  • Mysore
Q: Which is the railway station to reach Mangalore by train?

Ans: Mangalore Junction itself a rail head and big railway station and connected all the major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and other part of India.

Q: Is there any airport in Mangalore?

Ans: Mangalore is a transit city and there is a domestic airport in Mangalore city itself. All major cities from Delhi, Mumbai Bangalore, Goa etc. are connected by regular flight.

Q: What are the good hotels in Mangalore?

Ans: There are few good hotels available in Mangalore.

  • Gateway Hotel Mangalore
  • Goldfinch Hotel
  • Hotel River Roost Resorts Mangalore
  • The Ocean Pearl
  • Ginger Hotel
Q: What are the nearby cities from where you can travel to Mangalore?

Ans: The main nearest cities from where you can travel to Mangalore.

  • Mysore: Mysore – it is 256 Kms. to Mangalore and takes 6 hrs. drive approx. The main attractions in Mysore are Mysore Place, Chamundeshwari Hill Temple, Mysore Wax Museum.
  • Hassan: Hassan is 171 Kms. from Mangalore and takes 4 hrs drive approx. Hassan is a beautiful city in Karnataka and one of the most beautiful tourist places which is well known for its sculptures to the architectural wonders of Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola. Hassan in Karnataka in India has still preserved the remnants of the medieval era.
  • Coorg: Perched beautifully amid the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats, Coorg in Karnataka is one of the most beautiful tourist places in South India. Madikeri - located 140 km from Mangalore and lying at 1525 m above sea level is the district headquarters of Coorg. Nicknamed the Scotland of India, Coorg is a treasure trove of breathtaking natural beauty and is an unforgettable holiday destination.