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  • General Information

    District: South Kannada, State: Karnataka, India
    Area: 0
    Languages Spoken: Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
    Long Distance Code: +91-824
    Best Time to Visit: September to February
  • Description

    Named after the goddess Mangaladevi, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the district of South Kannada. Formerly known as the Princely state of Mysore, it also one of the major ports of India. Lying on the backwaters formed by the Netravati and Gurpur rivers, it has long been a roadstead along the Malabar Coast. Mangalore district is a panorama of palm-fringed beaches, lush green fields and enchanting forests. It is sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and the mighty Arabian sea roaring along its western shores.<br />Engaged in Persian Gulf trade in the 14th century, Mangalore was occupied by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. In the 18th century Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan on one hand and the British on the other contested its control. Under the Mysore sultans (1763) it became a strategic shipbuilding base, which was ceded to the British in 1799 after numerous sieges. <br />The modern port 10 km north of the town is now India's ninth largest cargo handling port. It has several famous pilgrim centres. The district is a leader in more than one-way in banking, private entrepreneur-ship and in general awareness amongst people. The city of Mangalore has given birth to four nationalised banks apart from general insurance companies.<br />
  • Location

    Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka; Mangalore is one of the most important centers of exporting coffee and cashew nut. This hilly city is is located at 357 km away from the capital city of Bangalore.
Mangaladevi TempleAbout 3 Km from the city center this temple has a history of how Mangalore got its name. Goddess Mangala Devi, the divine mother was immensely pleased with the devotion of Bhargava and told him that she would dwell in his place as "Mangala Devi" to be worshipped by devotees. People started knowing this place as Mangalapura, which later became Mangalore.
Kadri TempleAbout 5 Km from the city centre, this temple is the abode of Lord Manjunatha. Installed by a Siddha (Sage) by name Machendranatha, this temple is believed to be of the - 10th Century. The salient feature of this temple is the ever-flowing water from the "Gomukha" meaning "from the mouth of cow's idol", It is believed to have curing properties for some skin diseases. These days the water is utilised for farming nearby. This temple also has a cave called "Pandava Guhe" it is believed that the Pandavas came to this cave & stayed there. Another unique feature of this temple is that the temple tank or the "Kalyani" is at a higher level than the temple itself, which is not the case in any of the other temples where the tank is, situated much below the temple height.
Gokarnatheshwara TempleAbout 2 Km from the city centre, this temple is the abode of Lord Gokarnatha. This temple has a very short past, founded by the Billawa Community of Mangalore this temple belongs to era of modern architecture.
Mangalore BeachesUllal beach is one of the most famous beaches of Mangalore. It is about 12 Km from the city centre. This beach houses the famous Summer Sands Resorts. Mangalore also has two more beaches called Taneerbhavi & Panambur beaches, which are nearer to the Mangalore Port. All the beaches in Mangalore are very clean & it is delight to visit beaches of Mangalore.
Maha Maya TempleThis temple has a history of about 2000 years & is the abode of the incarnation of Goddess Kali.
YakshaganaNo visit to Mangalore would be complete without watching the 'Yakshagana'. It's an elaborate dance-drama performance unique to Karnataka. A nightlong event, with people adorned vibrantly and dancing to the beat of the drums, 'Yakshagana' performance attracts hundreds of people.
Udupi(58 km north)\r\nThis town has the famous Krishna Temple with the Gold Chariot. It is here that the Saint Madhwacharya lived and preached 700 years ago. The famous 'masala dosai' has its origin here.
KarkalaSituated 52 km northeast of Mangalore. The 452 it tall monolithic statue of Bahubali and the St. Lawrence Church are the main attractions here.
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This package explores the myriad facets Kerala has to offer. We travel the entire stretch of Kerala, north to south, introducing you from the onset of the beautiful landscape and scenery that one will experience on this two weeks tour. We start with Bekal, a small village of ethereal beauty set on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Wyanad, a part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, rich in its biodiversity comes next. We then come to the commercial port towns of Calicut and Cochin, famous for its spices. The next stopover is Thekkady, where one gets an opportunity to feel the adrenaline rush by opting for tiger trails, bamboo rafting or night patrols into the pristine jungles of Kerala. After this you can slow down your pace and enjoy the Ayurvedic massages at Kumarakom and relax as the houseboats drift by under serene backwater environments. Lastly, we stop at Varkala, a small beach town, unexplored with stretches of beach land and few people in sight.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai-Mangalore
Day 4 : Bekal - Wayanad
Day 5 : Wayanad
Day 6 : Wayanad-Kozhikode
Day 7 : Kozhikode - Kochi
Day 8 : Kochi - Thekkady
Day 9 : Thekkady
Day 10 : Thekkady - Kumarakom
Day 11 : Kumarakom
Day 12 : Kumarakom-Kollam
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Day 14 : Varkala - Thiruvananthapuram
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai - Bengaluru
Day 3 : Bengaluru
Day 4 : Bengaluru - Mysore
Day 5 : Mysore
Day 6 : Mysore- Bandipur- Coorg
Day 7 : Coorg-Mangalore
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Kochi - Kannur Beach Tour
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Kochi - Kannur Beach Tour / PI-0502 (7 Days / 6 Nights)

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kochi
Day 2 : Kochi-Kozhikode
Day 3 : Kozhikode-Wayanad
Day 4 : Wayanad-Kappad
Day 5 : Kappad
Day 6 : Kappad-Kannur
Day 7 : Kannur-Mangalore

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