357 kms west of Bangalore is the district headquarters of Dakshina Kannada
With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre.
Mangalore could be your entry point to Beach Country - with its virgin and
unexplored beaches. It has several famous pilgrim centres.
It is a cosmopolitan city, leader in more than one way in banking, private
entrepreneurship and in general awareness amongst people.
While in Mangalore try and see a Yakshagana performance - an elaborate
dance form unique to Karnataka. The Kambala (buffalo race) is another
A trip to Mangalore would be incomplete without a visit to the 10th century
Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangala Devi Temple, Tipu's Battery
and the Jumma Masjid. The Ullal Beach with Casuarina groves is another
attraction that draws tourists all through the year.