Mangalore is the Indian state of Karnataka and situated on the west coast, and a land of diverse cultures, serene and pristine beaches and great education institutes, Mangalore is a bustling city on the coastal belt of Karnataka. Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, and is a popular getaway from the city.Ancient rulers Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan belonged to Mangalore and the town had been a source of contention between them and the British. Finally, the British took over this territory in 1799. Apart from the British, the Portuguese have also ruled Mangalore.
The name Mangalore is derived from a Hindu Goddess, Mangaladevi. Legend has it that sage Parashurama reclaimed the coastal region from the ocean king. During the late 1700’s, Mangalore flourished under the rule of Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan. The historical relics of this era can still be seen at Sulthan Bathery."
Situated in Boloor, 6 kms away from the Mangalore City Bus Stand, this was constructed in Black stone by Tipu Sultan to prevent warships from entering the Gurpur River. Today the remaining part of the fort is known as Tipu's well. Even though today this is a rather deserted spot, this watchtower gives one the impression that this is a miniature fortress.
Situated at the foot of the highest hill of Mangalore, this 11th century Kadri Temple is square in shape, ha nine tanks and boasts of the best bronze statue in India of Lokeshwara.
:Situated 1 km away from the Nehru Maidan Bus Stand in Mangalore, the walls of this church are covered with paintings of the Italian artist Antony Moshaini. Built between 1899-1900 the St. Aloysius Church has been described as an architectural gem and has even been compared to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
This 18th century light house is believed to have been built by Hyder Ali. There is a garden near the light house from where visitors get a beautiful view of the sea with sailing ships and boats.
It is located near the backwaters formed due to the convergence of Netravathi and Gurupur Rivers. If in Mangalore, do not miss the mesmerizing view of this beach. Also, a special night long performance known as Yakshagana performance is a must see. Kambala or Buffalo event is also a thrilling experience.
Popular for the "Uroos Fair", this is one of the main mosques in the region. Built in 1958 thousands of people from across the country visit the mosque to participate in the Uroos festival, that is celebrated once in every five years.