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Mangalore Travel Guide

Mangalore is a beautiful tourist place located in South India. The city is located near the backwaters formed by the joining of Netravati and Gurpur rivers. It is a commercial centre of South India. Apart from ......

Mangalore is a beautiful tourist place located in South India. The city is located near the backwaters formed by the joining of Netravati and Gurpur rivers. It is a commercial center of South India. Apart from its important geographical location, the physical beauty of the place is superb. The calm and scenic beauty of the place make travelers feel delightful.

The slender winding streets, picturesque gable-roofed houses, haughty coconut trees, beautiful beaches, the exhilarating fragrance of the sea, temples and churches, the aroma of spicy coconut curries, all these features of the place leave travelers amazed and spellbound. These wonderful features of the place make Mangalore city a brilliant tourist attraction.

The travel guide to Mangalore provides the valuable information about the city. The word Mangalore comes from the local Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi. Mangalore is today a bustling port on the Arabian Sea and a major port of India. Mangalore's port handles nearly 75 per cent of India's coffee exports and the majority of the nation's cashew exports.

Many classical dance forms and folk art are practised in the city. Yakshagana, a night-long dance drama, is native to Mangalore. Pilivesha the tiger dance is a folk dance unique to the city and is performed during Dasara and Krishna Janmashtami.

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How to Reach Mangalore
Apart from being a major port city in Karnataka, Mangalore is also a relaxed coastal town on the Arabian Sea coast. Tropical climate, seafood dishes, breathtaking backwaters of Netravati and Gurupura rivers, British and Portuguese charm contribute to Mangalore's touristy look. Panambur beach and St Aloysius College Chapel are popular sightseeing spots here. Mangalore is well connected by road, rail and air with rest of India.
How to Reach Mangalore by Air
Mangalore has its own airport located around 15 km away from the city centre. Major flights from different domestic and international destinations serve Mangalore on a daily basis. Depending on need and availability, passengers can board a direct or stopover flight from anywhere in India and abroad. Cabs or buses can be hired from the airport to travel to Mangalore city.
How to Reach Mangalore by Road
Direct and regular buses from different parts of Karnataka and nearby states are available for Mangalore. State and private buses connect Mangalore with places like Coimbatore, Kochi, Bangalore, Ooty amongst others. Bus service is available at frequent intervals. Commuting by bus is one of the cheapest ways to go to Mangalore.
How to Reach Mangalore by Rail
Mangalore is served by Mangalore Junction Railway Station. Plenty of mail and super-fast trains connect Mangalore with popular places like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Karwar, Delhi, Pune etc. Visitors can take a train till Mangalore from anywhere in India and hire bus or taxi from outside the station to travel to the city.

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best way to reach mahe?are there hotels to book through goibibo may. i know
The closest airport to Manipal is Mangalore International Airport. MAHE is about an hour and a half’s drive from Mangalore airport. You can take a prepaid taxi from there. There are a lot of hotels which can be booked in Goibibo
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I have booked the tickets through go ibibo.i haven't yet selected my seat.. what are my next steps to finalize?
You can do Online Check-In at that time you can select the seats ..... Or Else you can ask the seat at the time of check-in
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I want to book a single room. Can you please suggest me a hotel in Rs. 500 per night?
Better to reach there and book a place close to the railway station.... 200-500 many are there...
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we are 3 friends . 2 boys and 1girl . we are coming mangalore for trip ...is there any hotel which allow 2 boys and 1girl in same room?
there are many restrictions in surya its better to skip hotel surya. if u r married ok otherwise they wont allow
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Mangalore? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
Mangalore is known prominently for its seafood dishes. If you're looking for a classy restaurant to take your family to and have some good food, I'd suggest Hotel Gajalee at Curcuit House in Mangalore.
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