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Ullal beach

Ullal beach  Video Review


14th Jan 18

Nice temple by the sea to watch sunset

Nice temple by the sea to watch sunset  Video Review

Someshwara Temple (Rudrapada Kshetra)

Vic Channaraj
30th Dec 17

Romantic Sunset at Panambur Beach Mangalore

Romantic Sunset at Panambur Beach Mangalore  Video Review

Panambur Beach

Elsie Gabriel
11th Nov 17

Awesome Beach

Awesome Beach  Video Review

Panambur Beach

Manoj Menon
10th Nov 17

Must visit in Mangalore

Must visit in Mangalore  Video Review

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Ujval Anand
5th Oct 17

Amazing place for sunset

Amazing place for sunset  Video Review

Mangalore Beach

Nisarg Sheth
4th Feb 18

Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple

Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple  Video Review

Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple

Mohan Thulasingam
7th Dec 17


Ullal  Video Review


4th Dec 17

Beautiful beach

Beautiful  beach  Video Review

Panambur Beach

Shivi N
1st Dec 17

Less crowded with white sands

Less crowded with white sands  Video Review

Panambur Beach

Capricorn Girl
26th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Mangalore

1Watch the distinct ships from afar as you eat some yummy ghee roast and enjoy the sunset with babe
Watch the distinct ships from afar as you eat some yummy ghee roast and enjoy the sunset with babe

HolidayIQ Reviewer Snehalata Jain says, “Beach it takes 10-15 min in bus, the sunset looks superb and chilling breeze

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sampath shares “Very good place. When I visit Mangalore often I visit Light House Hill Garden also and it is a high place where we can see the sunset and watch sea also in a distance.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Omkar Chivate adds, “The Panambur Beach is a very clean beach. It's a kind of Port where you can see huge and awesome ships. You can even enjoy the awesome sunset.


Read more at 7 Beaches to Show Off Your Bikini Bod and Hubby on Your Honeymoon!

2Fish Pulimunchi
Fish Pulimunchi

A traditional Mangalorean preparation with juicy fish pieces cooked in authentic, local masalas along with coconut and tamarind.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chef Surjan Singh shares, “late on the same day we went to a Shetty restaurant- Tandoor. We learnt to prepare mangalorean dishes like kori rotti, pulimunchi and mutton ghee roast.”

Read more at 11 Dishes From Mangalorean Cuisine That You Absolutely Have To Try

3Karwar to Mangalore
Karwar to Mangalore

The journey from Karwar to Mangalore cruises through some of the most scenic coastal roads sandwiched between the sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. This is also a place where River Kali meets the Arabian Sea. The sight of the fishermen taking to sea and roads lined with coconut trees will make your drive memorable.


Read more at 8 Beautiful Coastal Drives That Will Coax you to Take a Road Trip Right now

4Mangalore is about beaches, great people and good food. Try the neer dosa
Mangalore is about beaches, great people and good food. Try the neer dosa

Mangalore is a special place with beautiful beaches, natural beauty and famous eateries. Every household remebers their favourite chicken or fish curry accompanied by this thin pancake they call Neer Dosa, literally translating into water pancakes. 

Dinesh VS: Mangalore is full green city where you will find good food, fish curry and Neer dosa, Good beach spot and good looking people.  


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5Good food, beautiful people and a culture of its own, the port of Mangalore
Good food, beautiful people and a culture of its own, the port of Mangalore

The road leaves the Ghats and cruises along small towns to reach the port city of Mangalore. This place has a diverse demography and thus a distinct culture. Try the local food – Neer Dosa, seafood, sheyo (rice noodle), panpaley (steamed rice cakes) and even the local ice cream!  

Madhu: The city is blended with variety of cultures (Tulu, konkani, malayalam, Kannada ). Loved the nature, Beaches, Temples and the food – fish, neer dose, goli baje, buns, kalthappa.

Enjoy the food and soak in the culture! 


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Arun natarajan diwakar

Arun natarajan diwakar5.0/5

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I visited, Mangalore, Udupi & Padubidri. Though the noons were hot the mornings & evenings were great weather with humidity at a comfortable level Enjoyed the fish fries and Coastal traditional style of cooking and the spicy fish fries . Food and Shopping: Fish Narayana in Mangalore City. Tippana Fish Meals in Udupi . Summer Sands Beach Resort, Ulla Mangalore. Pallavi Restaurant in Padubidri. Shopped at :. Sapna Supermarket, Padubidri. For locally made packaged accompaniments And. Jimmy Supermarket. For traditional tamarind balls. Highlight of the trip: My visit & stay at Summer Sands Beach Resort where I have been visiting since I was a child .

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Rohan dsouza

Rohan dsouza5.0/5

1 review


Madekeri Coorg with nice cool climate. Food and Shopping: Lovely food with spices of Coorg masala curry south saree . . Highlight of the trip: Morning dark fog

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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.

Photos of Mangalore

Mangalore, Karnataka

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Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore, Karnataka

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Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore, Karnataka

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Koosalli Water falls
Mangalore, Karnataka

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Dibyendu Ghosh

Mangalore, Karnataka

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