Mangalore Travel Guide

Jul 17 19:16 2007 Vinay Choubey Print This Article

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Mangalore,Guest Posting a beautiful scenic city with lush green surroundings add to the peaceful nature of the City. In the coastal region of the western part of the land of India is situated the harbour town of Mangalapuram, or the city of Mangalore. The eternally blessed is the land of enchantment of Sahyadri mountains, where the great sages Kanva, Vysa, Vashista, Vishwamitra and other in the Loral past spent their days of meditation. Bountiful rivers meandering down the mountains and the nature is clothed in all her lush-full greenery.

Narrow winding streets, lofty coconut trees, quaint gable-roofed houses, beautiful beaches, temples and churches, the heady fragrance of the Mangalore Mallige, the aroma of spicy coconut curries, all this and more makes Mangalore a city of vivid contrasts.

Places to see in Mangalore:

Sultan Battery

It is situated in Boloor 6 Km. away from Mangalore City Bus Stand.  It was built in Black Stones by Tippu Sulthan to prevent warships to enter Gurpur river.  Now the remaining part of the fort is called as Tippu's Well.  It is today a deserted spot but its construction is bafflingly exquisite. Although it is a watchtower, it gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round.

Kadri Manjunath Temple:

Kadri is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. The Kadri Temple dating back to about 1068 A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at thefoot of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors annually. The Lokeshwara bronze statue of the Kadri Manjunatha Temple is tipped to be the best bronze statue in India. On top of the hill King Kundavarma Bupendra built a mutt which came to be called 'Jogimutt'. There are some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas 

It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand.  The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples.  The seven sacred ponds, Jogi Mutt and caves of Pandavas are the pilgrim attractions here.

St. Aloysius Church 

It is situated 1 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand.  The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy.  The Church was built in the year 1899-1900. 

St. Aloysius College Chapel, an architectural gem, comparable with the Sistine chapel in Rome, is situated on lighthouse hill. The special beauty of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings that virtually cover every inch of the interior roof and walls executed by Bro. Moscheni trained in Italy.

Light House Hill-Garden: 

It is situated 1 Km. away from Bus Stand.  One can see the beautiful sea view, sunset view and also the sailing ships and boats on the sea.  Now the renovated garden looks more beautiful.

Mangaladevi Temple

The temple is situated 3 Km. away from main City Bus stand. This city is called as Mangalore just because of this temple. This temple was built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Princess of Kerala

Ullal Darga:

Known for the "Uroos Fair". This is one the main mosques in the region. Built in 1958, thousands of people from various states visit the mosque to participate in the Uroos festival which is celebrated once in every five years.

How to get there

By Air

The Air port at Bajpe, just 16 kms from Mangalore city could connect the district with other major cities and other countries. Major airways services have been flying here. There is new Mangalore Port Trust that has been helping the people here for the transport of goods to and from Mangalore.

By Train

The Konkan Railways, Kerala -Mangalore Railways and Hassan Mangalore Railways are the major railway services here. Though Hassan Mangalore service has been detained due to up gradation work, Konkan Railway and Kerala Mangalore Railway is providing good service to the both public and for transportation of goods.

By Road 

The district is well connected to other places by road, railways, air and even through water. The district has developed very good transport system as both Government and Private bus services have been flourishing here. All nooks and corners of the district could be reached by bus. The district is passed through NH 48 and NH 17 and this connects the district to other major towns in the country. Other state routes and special bus services make the public life lively here.

For more details on Mangalore Travel Guide visit www.times2travel.com

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