Mangalore

Introduction Mangalore

A visit to Mangalore is guaranteed to provide you an out-of-the-world experience physically, mentally & spiritually. Come, behold the traditions of this incredible land.... In the 14th & 15th Centuries, Mangalore traded with Persian & Arab Merchants. The Portuguese who arrived on the coast brought the Roman Catholic religion with them. In the 18th century, it was conquered by Hyder Ali and became a major sea port & ship building centre. In the 19th Century, King Kundavarma built a temple forGoddess Mangala Devi- which is howMangaloredraws its name..

Tucked amidst the backwaters formed by the Netravatiand Gurupurarivers, it is known for its beaches, temples, churches and industries. The District is characterized by a harmonious co-existence of different religions and cultures like Hinduism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity.

The numerous secluded beaches backed by the sensuous sway of the casuarinas are unknown, unsung and unexplored. The religious circuit fascinates all tourists with scores ofshrines, temples, mosques, churches and Jain Basadis - unparalleled architectural wonders where legends blend with history. And its not for nothing that the famous Mangalorean cuisine has earned itself a name. Indulge in some mouthwatering spicy seafood delicacies at the city’s exotic restaurants. For you Shoppaholics, there are local bargain streets where you can pickup handicrafts, cashew nuts, banana chips, fresh green cardamom & More... Adventure lovers & thrill seekers can test their endurance at the Aqua Sports Centre. Other must see spots are a tile factory, a local cashew factory or a heritage home.

Mangalore's calendar boasts of numerous traditional festivals and carnivals that will amaze you. Let us turn your vacation into a reality - we are here to guide you every step along the way. The spirit of Mangalore will inspire and enthrall you.