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The city of Mangalore is nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, and is the headquarters of the district of Dakshin Kannada in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a major port and is just at a distance of around 350 km from the western part of Bangalore, which makes it a perfect getaway from the city of Bangalore. The city can be distinguished with its coconut palms, hills and streams and is known for its temples and beaches as it is jam-packed with all these and can be spotted at every step.

This historic town is considered as one of most popular ports in the southern part of India and it dates back to the 6th century AD. The city is also known for its exporting business as it exports several items such as coffee and cashew nuts. The city of Mangalore is also famous for its roof tiles, cigarettes and seafood.

According to the legends, the city of Mangalore derived its name from the local Hindu Goddess, Mangaladevi. It is said that the name of the city, Mangalore is the anglicized version of Mangalooru in the lingo Kannada and is a coastal city and an eventful commercial hub and the name of the city is derived out of its patron deity, Goddess Mangala Devi. Mangalooru translates to Ooru of Mangala which is meant by the Place of Mangala. The picturesque terrain is subjugated by distinguishing coconut palms adding to its backdrop of rising and falling hills and magnificent streams that flows into the Arabian Sea.

It is believed that this prehistoric city of Mangalore is the very place where sages like Vysa, Vashista, Kanva and Vishwamitra spent their days, while meditating in the Sahyadri Mountains.

This historic city has been addressed by different names with a course of time. As in 715 AD, during the time of Pandya Rulers, the city used to be called as ‘Managalapuram’, while during the 11th century; the city was called by a name ‘Manjurur’ etc.

Mangalore travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Mangalore tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Mangalore
Location: South West India
Language: English, Hindi, Kannad, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: Pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Someshwara beach, Mukka beach, KREC beach
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Mangalore
The major tourist attractions are the Seemanthini Bai Bejai Museum, the hillock of Light house, number of temples including Mangaladevi temples, chyrches and mosques. The coastline of the city is blessed with number of beaches like Someshwara beach, Mukka beach, KREC beach, Panambur beach and beautiful silky Tannirbavi beach. Yakshagana, the folk dance of Mangalore is well known in the city.

Climate of Mangalore
The city of Mangalore is quite a pleasant city and its height maintains its weather a pleasant and a moderate one all through the year. Generally, the city can be visited throughout the year, yet the best months happen to be from September till February as this season stands to be the coolest season of the city making it quite pleasant to roam about and explore the city. Here summers are also quite comfortable with mild heat, which further evaporates with the upcoming of monsoons in the month of June and remains the till the end of August.

How to reach Mangalore

Mangalore by Air: The major airport is Mangalore International Airport where regular flights connect it with the entire major metropolis of India Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai as well as to Chennai, Trivandrum, Ahmadabad etc.

Mangalore by Rail: The state has its main and the most important railway station at Bangalore and connects the state to all the parts of India.

Mangalore by Road: The state has a well developed network of roadways, connects the state to all the major cities and other neighboring cities of the country.

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