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Mangalore is a seaside town on the Konkan coast, and a very important port city of the state of Karnataka.It is a city of multiple cultures.The origin of the city's name is from the Goddess Mangaladevi. However, there are many references to this city by names that are slightly different. For instance it was called 'Managalapuram' in 715 AD by a Pandya King, while in the 11th century an Arabian traveler called it 'Manjarur'. Today, its new name is 'Mangalooru', renamed by the Karnataka Government.

Mangalore is an ancient city where sages like Vysa, Vashista, Kanva and Vishwamitra are believed to have spent their days meditating in the Sahyadri Mountains.

The city of Mangalore is a scenic city dotted with coconut palms, hills and streams, and is known for its temples and beaches.

Attractions in Mangalore include places like Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, which is 3 km from the city. It is a place of religious importance. There is also the Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple.


St. Aloysius Church
St. Aloysius Church is situated 1 kms away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand. Built in the year 1899-1900, the walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy. St. Aloysius College Chapel, an architectural gem, comparable with the Sistine chapel in Rome, is situated on lighthouse hill. The special beauty of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings that virtually cover every inch of the interior roof and walls.


Light House Hill-Garden
Situated 1 Km. away from Bus Stand, the garden offers beautiful sea view, sunset view and one can also see the sailing ships and boats on the sea.

 

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Mangalore is a seaside town on the Konkan coast, and a very important port city of the state of Karnataka.It is a city of multiple cultures.The origin of the city's name is from the Goddess Mangaladevi.

Hotels near Mangalore

Summer Sands Beach Resort

Summer Sands Beach Resort is situated close to Mangalore (Karnataka, India). It is nestled in an arcadia of palms. Dolphins are a familiar sight along this 1000 ft. beachfront. Cozy Mangalore red tiled villas, a palm fringed pool, and the almost alfresco restaurants breathe out peace and serenity. While there is plenty of sport, you can opt for a bicycle hike to numerous lagoons, or a beach trek along the unending coast line.


Best Price: Rs. per day

The Gateway Hotel Old Port Road

The Gateway Hotel Old Port Road, Mangalore(Karnataka, India) The hotel is 45 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the railway station. The Hotel is close to the Arabian Sea and overlooks the Netravati and Gurupur rivers.


Best Price: Rs. per day

Hotel Deepa Comforts

Hotel Deepa Comforts is a three star deluxe hotel located on MG Road, Mangalore (karnataka, India) at 18 kms from Airport and close to city centre locations.


Best Price: Rs. per day


  
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