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Shivananda pairatingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

4 reviews

Mangalore. Nice Place to Move Around

In Mangalore .. Now being named AS MANGALURU ... You can definitely enjoy the Food, Stay, Shopping and many more.
For food you can have both VEG and NON VEG SPECIALLY Local cuisine. Normally day starts with Aromatic Coffee and teek rotti (spicy Poori) at Hotel TAJ Mahala in KODIALBAIL. It starts at 6 am. Apart from this you can try Upma and sheera and kadle upkari. For the parcellors/parcel you can opt for Boon RELISH in Mannagudda starts at 7 am. Speciality is the menu will be text ed through WhatsApp on the previous day itself. Next joint is Hotel Usha Kiran .. Starts at 6 .. Variety with affordable prices. Hotel AYODHYA at KODIALBAIL is also equally good.
People take GANJI ONUS ... Rice with water as breakfast which fills the belly like concrete mix. COMBO BREAKFAST AT IDEAL CAFE IS AWESOME.
Lunch you have Many options. Veggies can try BMS ON THE and. HIGHWAY, SAGAR RAYNA IN OCEAN PEARL, Udupi KRISHNA BHAVANA IN GHS ROAD, CHUTNEY IN DEEPA COMFORTS, RAMA RESTAURANT IN KODIALBAIL, WOODLANDS, KUSUM IN CAR STREET, JANATA DELUXE IN KODIALGUTHU and PUNJABI DHABA NEXT TO CITY CENTER MALL IS MOST POPULAR. KITTANNAS ON NH AT UJJODI IS LIKE HOME MADE.
Evening snacks you can try at Ballis Car Street, Hotel AYODHYA and Sagar Ratna at Ocean Pearl.
Dinner. You can enjoy at various joints HOTEL MAHARAJA, PALLKHI, MAYA INTERNATIONAL, GOLD FINCH, OCEAN PEARL, MACHALI, SUVARNA MANNAGUDDA. PARCEL LOVERS TRY GREY KITCHEN.
TRY THIS FOR THE TIME BEING.
REST TO FOLLOW IN FLOW.

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Swapnil ghodakeratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

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Peaceful place with good sightseeing and historical places

I liked Manglore due to it's uniqueness of culture and peace. You will find many historical places like temples and nice sensitising points like tannir bhavi beach, where you can experience good sunset through beach. Most amazing thing is to ride through auto and they actually follow traffic rule without police involvement

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Mangalore Overview

History of Mangalore

Mangalore, or Mangaluru, is a port city in the state of Karnataka and home of the Tulu speakers. The city was named after the goddess Mangaladevi but is popularly known as Kudla in Tulu and Kodial in Konkani. It was a part of many major dynasties including the Maurya and Vijayanagara empires. Throughout its history, Mangalore has remained a part of the international trade with the export of spices like pepper and also betel nut. It was also visited by the great traveller, Vasco da Gama, which consequently led to the interest of the Persians, Arabs and the Portuguese. It was under the rule of Tippu Sultan, who ferociously defended the city against the British but eventually lost. Mangalore became a part of the Madras Presidency under the British rule. Today, it stands tall as the headquarters of the Dakshin Kannada district.

People and Culture of Mangalore

Mangalore is one of India’s major ports. It plays a major role in the state’s industrial, agricultural and IT sector with major national as well as multinational companies established here. Even with the rapid development and westernisation, Mangalore still has a healthy population of fishermen and boat builders.

Mangalore is culturally diverse. The major languages spoken here are Konkani, Tulu, Kannada and Urdu. Mangalore is home to many dance forms such as Yakshagana. The pilivesha is a folk dance form unique to the city. Major festivals include Dassara, Eid, Christmas, monti fest and Krishna janmashtami.

Things to Do in Mangalore

There are a variety of things to do in Mangalore, which can make the perfect vacation. The city offers a pleasant weather from October through February. One of the major Mangalore attractions is the pristine beaches. The Panambur Beach is a must visit when on a Mangalore tour, to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset. The top places to visit in Mangalore are the old churches. The Milagres Church and St. Aloysius Church are an architectural delight. Other major Mangalore tourist places are the Mangaladevi temple, the thousand pillars Jain temple and the Kadri Manjunatha temple.

While sightseeing in Mangalore, the Sultan Battery is a must visit to experience the history of the city. St. Mary’s Island is a great spot for a fun-filled picnic. Famous places in Mangalore to see for wildlife enthusiasts are the Pilikula zoo and the butterfly park. These are among the best places to visit in Mangalore.

Food and Shopping in Mangalore

While on a trip to Mangalore one must try the local Konkan seafood cuisine. After an entertaining day of Mangalore sightseeing, one can unwind and enjoy with a cup of gudbud ice cream. The Mangalorean cuisine offers some of the best seafood dishes in the world. Must-try dishes include kori rotti, Bangude Pulimunchi, prawn and crab masala fry. Vegetarians need not fret, hot patrode, neer dosa, rice with dalli thoi and chane ghashi are some of the many mouth-watering vegetarian dishes.

If one wants to go shopping in Mangalore, places to visit are KS Rao Road and Hamppankatta circle. One can find traditional Konkani jewellery, cotton saris and more here. The fish market is a must-visit to find mackerel, squid, prawns and crabs freshly caught from the sea.

Accommodation in Mangalore

Tourists wanting to know how to reach Mangalore can choose between road transportation, flights and trains. With so many places to see in Mangalore, it is imperative to find good accommodation. Choose from a large number of hotels in Mangalore such as the Manjarun Hotel, The Ocean pearl and the Goldfinch Hotel.