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About Mangalore

Dainty houses with tiled roofs, winding streets fringed with swaying palms, pristine beaches and scrumptious seafood – you will find them all in Mangalore. The city grows at an unprecedented pace, yet manages to retain its old-world charm in both, its culture and architecture.

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Sight Seeing

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St. Aloysius College Chapel

The Portuguese arrived on Mangalore’s shores in the 1500s, bringing Catholicism with them. Today, the city is dotted with vestiges of its past, the most stunning legacy being this chapel, with its dramatic frescoes that resemble the ceilings of the iconic Sistine Chapel.
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Kadri Manjunatha Temple

The Kadri Manjunatha Temple, built in the Kerala style, is located in the foothills of the forested Kadri Hills. Steps lead up to the temple that houses a stunning thousand-year-old bronze statue of Lokeshwara within.
Time : 6:00 AM
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PANAMBUR BEACH

Located 10Kms from the city of Mangalore, India Panambur is known for its cleanliness and safety, It is the city’s most visited beach. Carnivals add to the charm of this beach as boat races, beach sports and sand sculpture contests liven up the atmosphere. Besides, the International kite festival, organized every year, attracts participants from across the country and from abroad.

Activities To Do

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Lounge by the sea

Hidden away about 10km from Mangalore city, the Tannirbhavi Beach makes for a peaceful getaway. Let your feet sink into the soft sands and watch as fishermen haul in the day’s catch.
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Plan a day-trip

There are far too many things to explore at Pilikula Nisargadhama, making it ideal for a day-trip. Spanning 370 acres, the space houses wildlife, an arboretum, a boating centre, an amusement park and a golf course. It is the perfect place at which to spend time with children.
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Go on an adventure

Let adrenaline take over as you hit tough terrain on an ATV. Dirt Mania’s off-road racing trails will have you conquering shifty sands and slushy fields, as well as boulders and bends. It is an activity that younger guests, in particular, will enjoy.

Shopping

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Buy a silken wonder

PSR & Sons stocks a lovely range of garments including saris, kurtas and other ethnic attire made from the finest of silks and cottons. Saris in styles from across the country can be found here, including Kancheevarams, Patolas, Benarasis and Maheshwaris. The store also sells fusion western wear.
Time : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Find local treasures

It is worth stopping by at Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium for gifts and souvenirs to bring back home. This state-run emporium houses a gorgeous collection of quality sandalwood and rosewood products, as well as a vibrant array of textiles.
Time : 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Bring home local delicacies

Pick up a batch of local jackfruit chips, one of the many snacks found in this part of the country. Made from a special variety of raw jackfruit kernels, the chips are crunchy and have a distinctive taste. They make a great accompaniment to piping-hot cups of tea.
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Enjoy a slice of Mangalore: Appreciate the Italian-style art in a chapel, visit an ancient temple, pick out a sari or two, pack some local eats, and unwind at the beach.
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Admire Italian Style Art in a Chapel
Offer Prayers at a Temple
Select Some Silks
Take Home Local Snacks
Unwind at the Beach
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