Monday, August 17, 2009

Mangalore Information

Mangalore Information

Location : Situated in the south Indian state of Karnataka.
Major Tourist Attractions : Sultan Battery, Kadri Manjunath Temple, St. Aloysius Church, Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Light House Hill-Garden, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Mangaladevi Temple
Best Buys : Handicrafts, handloom items and silk.
Best Hangouts : The Beach, Light House Hill-Garden.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Bangalore, Mysore, Udupi.

About Mangalore
Mangalore, a beautiful scenic city with lush green surroundings add to the peaceful nature of the City. In the coastal region of the western part of the land of India is situated the harbour town of Mangalapuram, or the city of Mangalore. The eternally blessed is the land of enchantment of Sahyadri mountains, where the great sages Kanva, Vysa, Vashista, Vishwamitra and other in the Loral past spent their days of meditation. Bountiful rivers meandering down the mountains and the nature is clothed in all her lush-full greenery.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple - Mangalore  Narrow winding streets, lofty coconut trees, quaint gable-roofed houses, beautiful beaches, temples and churches, the heady fragrance of the Mangalore Mallige, the aroma of spicy coconut curries, all this and more makes Mangalore a city of vivid contrasts.

Tourist Attractions in Mangalore
Sultan Battery
Situated in Boloor 6 Km. away from Mangalore, the structure is built in Black Stones by Tippu Sulthan to prevent warships to enter Gurpur river. Now the remaining part of the fort is called as Tippu's Well. Sultan Battery is today a deserted spot but its construction is bafflingly exquisite.

Kadri Manjunath Temple:
Kadri Manjunath Temple is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore, dating back to about 1068 A.D. With its nine tanks, square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, the temple captivate hundreds of visitors annually to Mangalore.The Lokeshwara bronze statue of the Kadri Manjunatha Temple is tipped to be the best bronze statue in India. On top of the hill King Kundavarma Bupendra built a mutt which came to be called 'Jogimutt'. There are some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas

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.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Mangalore is known as a pilgrim center and boasts of many sacred temples like Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi, Kudroli etc. Out of these Sri Sharavu Sharabeshwara - Sri Mahaganapathy Kshetra is an outstanding, pious center of great illustrious history of marathon 800 years.

Light House Hill-Garden
Mangalore BeachSituated 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.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
It is situated 3 Km. away from main Nehru Maidan Bus Stand. Recently this temple has been renovated and now it is one of the tourist attraction places in Mangalore.

Mangaladevi Temple
The temple is situated 3 Km. away from main City Bus stand. This city is called as Mangalore just because of this temple. This temple was built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Princess of Kerala.

Getting There
Air : Mangalore is connected to the rest of the country by the Bajpe airport.
Rail : It is also connected by rail to all the major cities of India.
Road : Well connected to all the major cities of South India and Karnataka.

We offer complete high quality accommodation in this beautiful cosmopolitan and tolerant coastal town of Mangalore. The hotels offered by us are in the range of luxury to deluxe and budget category. The facilities and services offered are convenient and cost effective, with variety of options that will make your stay absolutely satisfying.

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