Mangalore, the beautiful coastal town of Karnataka is spread out over the backwaters of the Netravathi and Gurpura rivers, between the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea. Mangalore has much to offer in terms of natural beauty as well as heritage sites. For those who love the sun and the golden sands, there are stunning beaches at Tannirbhavi, Someshwara, Mukka and Sasihitlu.
Mangalore is a fast growing economy, home to a host of educational institutions. In keeping with the growing cosmopolitan nature of its people the city offers great dining and shopping experiences.
The Kadri Sri manjunatha temple dating back to 1068 A.D. comprises of 9 tanks and a square temple nestling at the foot of the highest hill in Mangalore. The lokeshwara bronze statue is considered to be one of the best bronze statues in India. Besides the stone caves on top of the hill known as the caves of the Pandavaas is an interesting visit.
The Mangladevi temple was built in memory of the princess of Malabar mangale in the 10th century. The Goddess Mangale is worshipped as Shakti and Mangalore derives its name from this deity.
St. Aloysius Chapel was built in the year 1899, situated beside the Lighthouse. The walls and roof of the Chapel are decorated with paintings depicting Biblical stories by the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy
A Dinner cruise on the backwaters of Mangalore viewing the city in a moonlit experience
A day cruise on the backwaters of Kerala at Bekal about 60 kms away
An overnight visit to a coffee plantation in Coorg, Hassan or Chickmaglur districts about 160 kms away