Below mentioned are some of the places to visit near Mangalore in your free time.
Mangalore was earlier used known as Mangalapur because of the deity and temple of Mangala Devi that is situated here. Mangaladevi temple was established in the 19th century temple. The temple was established by the King of the Ahepa dynasty. This temple is one of the most popular places that is situated in Mangalore. Even if you are not religious, you still can visit this place so as to admire the architectural beauty.
People visiting here usually come here because of their immense faith. The temple is beautiful in all ways. the best time to visit this place is during the Navaratra, the time before Dussehra. People celebrate festivals in this temple. Festivals are celebrated with full energy and therefore one shall visit this temple during this area.
Gokarnanatheshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is built in the Dravidian style. This temple comprises boasts of golden coloured gopuram which are 60 feet high and are decorated with stucco figures to make it look beautiful.
The temple also consists of some beautiful some exquisite rock carving and sculptures that are so admirable that you can not afford to miss. Gokarnanatheshwara temple is a must visit.
There are some of the best beaches that are located in this city. Panambur beach is one of them. This beach is located 13 kilometres from the city, Mangalore. This beach is definitely one of the prettiest beaches one can ever see in our country.
The beach is less crowded is also considered as safe for secluded swimming. For all the nature and beach lovers, this is a place which you cannot miss. It is a must visit as it Is a place to relax.
Another lovely beach in the city is Surathkal beach. This is another place for the beach lovers to explore. This beach is mainly known for its pristine surrounding. Surathkal beach i is located 18 kilometres from the hustle.
The beach consists of the unique powdery sand that invites people to enjoy the beach bare feet by casually strolling on it. The beach is even has a lighthouse. Views from this lighthouse are great and amazing and will surely make you fall in love with the city.
Pilikula nisargadhama is 15 kilometres away from the hustle of the main city. The surroundings of the city are perfect for the picnic and spending the quality time with your loved ones. And pilikula nisargadhama is one such place which will help you to relax and explore. Pilikula Nisagadhama or commonly known as Pilikula is one of the most preferred picnic spots which is located near the city as it is a picturesque hamlet of Vamanjoor where rich wildlife can be experienced.
One can also find various scads of wildlife species here like a cageless zoo, where Tigers, Leopards, Bears and a variety of reptiles and snakes can be seen roaming. The place even has a golf course which can be explored along with the wildlife.
St. Aloysius Church is located in the Mangalore city. This place is known for its amazing and beautiful architecture and superb interiors. The church was believed to be built in the year 1880. The church consists of various paintings that are made by the Italian artist Antonio Moscheni that covers most of the walls of the church.
People can also witness various ceiling frescoes of several saints in Christianity which helps to spend peaceful time. this place is also famous as one can have a great view of the Arabian sea from here.
This Sultan’s Battery is a watchtower that is located 4 kms away from the Mangalore city. The place is located at a place which is called as Boloor. The watchtower was constructed in the era of the emperor Tipu Sultan in 1784 A.D and it is also said to be built with the same stones of 23 churches which were destroyed by Tipu Sultan during his reign. It was constructed as a watchtower but it looks more like an old fort with mounting places for cannon.
The place is also known for its underground storage area that is located under the tower. The place was known to be a soring place for gunpowder. If one climbs up to the top of the tower he is guaranteed to see a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. A place is a man-made as well as natural beauty.
Kundari hills are located by the River Tungabhadra. Kundadri Hill is a perfect place to relax and explore nature. It is one of the unexplored and amazing places located near the city, Mangalore. The hill is situated on the high hill with many sparkling streams and dense forest that are located around. A Jain Mandir is also situated on the top of the hill.
The view from there is amazing and breath-taking. You can trek to one of these places Mattur Lake, Dabbe Falls, Jain Temple, and Sakrebailu Elephant Camp. There are some good stay options near the hill area.
This place has many sparkling streams and beautiful lakes. The green hills are surrounded by aromatic coffee plantations and age-old temples mainly Chikmagalur. This place is popular and a lovable hill station that is located near the city of Mangalore.
It is also Known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’ that is situated in Malnad region, near the confluence of River Tunga ad River Bhadra. If you are a nature lover or someone who loves to explore, then this place is perfect for you. you can enjoy various adventurous activities here like cycling, trekking etc. Also, this place has many good stay options nearby.
This place is so beautiful that you surely can’t miss going here. This beautiful place is blessed with one of the best landscapes in South India. It is considered a haven for people who are explorers, nature and adventure sports lovers. The place has vast green lands which are perfect for hiking.
Coorg even has dense forests and wildlife to explore. Some of the places which you cannot afford to miss at this place are Namdroling Monastery, Talakaveri Temple, Mallalli Falls, Talakaveri. The Best Time to Visit Coorg for adventure sports is between October to March. If you just want to relax then you can visit the place between the month of March till May.