Mangalore is a well-kept secret of the Tuluvas (native Mangaloreans). This bustling city has always been an underdog when compared to the famous travel destinations in the South India. Surprisingly enough, Mangalore or Mangaluru or Kudla is a treasure trove of pristine beaches, rich culture, and delicious cuisine. With not getting due attention from the government presumably, this place failed to garner tourists. Mangalore is the second largest city in Karnataka in terms of economy and revenue generating. No wonder it has got the best of both the worlds, so here is a sneak a peek of the city from my lens.
If you are visiting Karnataka, then make sure to explore the palaces of Mysore.
The Mangalore Photostory
KNOW MORE ABOUT MANGALURU
This was just a glimpse of this place called Mangalore or Mangaluru. You will go bonkers visiting all the local temples and churches in Mangalore and it was not humanly possible to visit them all at one go, all thanks to the May heat and unseasonal showers.
How to reach Mangaluru?
Mangalore is well connected to the major cities of India by road, air, and rail. The city has its own airport in a place called Bajpe which 15 mins away from the heart of the city. Thanks to Konkan Railway, many trains alight in Mangalore. By road, you should probably plan a road trip as the city is connected to the scenic NH17 route. KSRTC buses like AIRAVAT provides faster connectivity. Below is the Map of Mangalore if you are planning to explore.
Author’s Tip: Hiring a car is the best way to roam around the city if you are allergic to crowded public buses.
As you can see on the map, there are a lot of beaches to be explored in Mangalore and nearby. The ones I visited were Someshwar Beach, Ullal Beach and Tannir Bhavi Beach but will soon explore more and update the blog with more exciting itineraries and photos of the virgin beaches near Mangalore.
Best Time to Visit Mangalore
The most pleasant months in Mangalore are from December to February, during which time the humidity and heat are at their lowest. During this period, temperature during the day stay below 30 °C (86 °F) and drop to about 19 °C (66°F) at night. But if you want to witness the festivities of the residing Goddess Mangaladevi (the deity after whom Mangalore is named) the best time to visit is Dusshera Festival.
We are going to add Best Places to Eat in Mangalore, What to Buy from Mangalore, Where to Sleep in Mangalore, Beaches near Mangalore soon. However, if you have been to Mangalore and want to contribute to this blog, please feel free to comment down below and we’d get in touch with you. Also tell us how’d you like the article and how can we do better?
Signing off, Natalia!