Mangalore, a port- city on Malabar Coast, is in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, southern part of India.Beaches
Seated on the backwaters formed by the Netravati and Gurpur rivers Mangalore is historically a ship building centre. Mangalore was named after the goddess Mangaladevi. It has several famous pilgrim centres.
The tile, coffee and cashewnut factories are a unique sight limited to the whereabouts of this coastal town. A trip to Mangalore is incomplete without watching the Classic “Yakshagana” - an elaborate dance - drama performance unique to Karnataka.
Besides pilgrims centres Mangalore also attracts tourists for its beautiful beaches, haughty coconut trees, temples and churches, the aroma of spicy coconut curries. These wonderful features of the place make Mangalore city a brilliant tourist attraction.
Mangalore International Airport, about 20 km from the city centre.RAIL
Mangalore has two major railway stations.
Mangalore Central (IR station code : MAQ) is located at Hampankatta, in the heart of the city. It is a terminus and is used only by the trains which terminate at Mangalore. Mangalore Junction (IR station code : MAJN) is situated in Kankanady, about 5 km from the city centre. Most long-distance trains and all trains not terminating at Mangalore stop at this station.
Surathkal (IR station code : SL), another railway station also used as most long-distance trains moving on the either to north or south India stop here. This place is 18 km from the city.ROAD
There are two bus-stands in Mangalore for long-distance bus services.
State Govt-run KSRTC bus-stand in Bejai, located towards the North of the city and 'State Bank' stand behind town hall.
Distances from Mangalore:
Bangalore (372km), Kochi (411km), Coimbatore (425km) and Ooty (372km) can be easily reached from Mangalore.