Mangalore, India

Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 350 kilometres (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore is an important business and commercial center and the major port of Karnatka for the export of coffee, spices and cashew nuts.

There are many temples to visit in Mangalore. Kudroli Gokarnath Temple is situated 3km away from main city area. Recently, this temple has been renovated and now a tourist attraction in Mangalore. Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. The Kadri Temple dates back to about 1068 A.D. and sits at the foot of the highest hill in Mangalore.

Things to See & Do

* Mangaladevi Temple
* Shree Shanaishchara Temple, Bajpe
* Beaches - Surathkal Beach
* Churches
* Sulthan Battery

General Information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Indian Rupee (INR)
Language - Hindi, English
Population - 484,785 approx
Land Area - 3,586.5 km²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 91

Port Location - The New Mangalore port is located in Mangalore harbour, 10 km away from the main city.

Travel Links - Mangalore International Airport offers daily flights to Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kochi , Hyderabad , Chennai , Surat , Delhi and Calicut in the domestic segment and weekly/bi-weekly flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Kuwait and Bahrain in the international segment.

Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, and Air India Express currently operate flights to Mangalore.

Long distance bus and train services are also available to and from Mangalore.