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Mangalore is a coastal town situated at South-Western of Karnataka. Mangalore is main port city of Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 350 Km west of Bangalore city. Mangalore city is district head quarters of Dakshina Kannada or South Kanara district.
Mangalore city gets its name from the local and Powerful Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi. One of the earliest references to the city's name was made in 715 CE by the Pandyan ruler Chettian, who called the city Mangalapuram.
Mangalore is the largest urban center of Coastal Karnataka. Mangalore city is bounded by Arabian Sea in the West and Western Ghats to its East.
Mangalore city lies at an altitude of 72 ft above sea level. Since Mangalore city lies on the backwaters of River Nethravathi around the south and River Gurupura around the North, the Mangalore city is encircled by these two rivers.
Mangalore city is one of the important tourist destinations of Karnataka as well as Dakshina Kannada district. The city has many ancient temples, churches and it is dotted with several beaches.
The important tourist attractions of Mangalore city include Sri Mangaladevi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple, Sharavu Kshetra, St. Aloysius Chapel, New Mangalore Port, Light House Hill-Garden, Kadri Park and Pilikula Nisargadhama.
The main beaches of Mangalore city include Mukka Beach, Panambur Beach, Tannirbavi Beach, Suratkal Beach, and Someshwara Beach.
Languages spoken in Mangalore are Tulu, Kannada, English, Hindi, Konkani and Malayalam.
Best Time to visit Mangalore city is between November and March
Distance from Mangalore
Bangalore: 350 Km
Mysore: 256 Km
Madikeri: 139 Km
Udupi: 55 Km
Chikmagalur: 152 Km
Shimoga: 230 Km
Hassan: 170 Km
Hubli: 365 Km
Karwar: 270 Km
Tumkur: 300 Km
How to reach Mangalore
Mangalore city is accessible via all forms of transport.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport (IATA: IXE) at Bajpe
Nearest Railhead: Mangalore
Road: Since Mangalore lies on the National Highway, Mangalore city is linked with different cities and towns of India. Three National Highways pass through Mangalore city (NH - 17, NH - 48 and NH - 13).
Transport systems in Mangalore include private buses, KSRTC buses, taxis and auto rickshaws.
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