Mangalore Beach Holiday in Karnataka
Picturesquely located between Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is lying on the backwaters formed by the converging Netravathi and Gurpura rivers. The city, it is said, derives its name form the goddess Mangaladevi, the goddess of fortune in whose name a temple was built here in the 9th century by King Kundavarma. With an important port situated here, this coastal town has emerged as a major commercial center exporting coffee, cashew nuts and fishes.
Mangalore is famous for its beautiful, exotic, lustrous and virgin beaches and rightly so known as the ' entry point to Beach Country'. The famous beaches here include Ullal Beach attracting tourists all through the year. Another important beach here is Karwar Beach with gentle waves and picturesque blue water of the Arabian Sea it can be a perfect holiday destination providing fascinating experience for all the beach lovers. The other attractions here include not to be missed Yakshagana performance, a unique and elaborate form of dance in south India .The kambala an annual buffalo race is yet another exciting event. In another performance known as Talamaddlay a local deity Sharbeshwara Maha Ganapathi is worshipped in an elaborate festival that marks Ganesh Chaturthi every year.
Your trip to Mangalore will be incomplete without a visit to the 10th century Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius College Chapel, Sultan Battery, Light House Hill Garden, Mangala Devi Temple and the Jumma Masjid.
How to Reach There
Airport : The airport at Bajpe is nearest, about16 km from the city. Major airways services have been flying here.
Railway : Mangalore has a railway junction connected to Bangalore and Mumbai.
Roads : The place is well connected with neighboring areas by roadways.