About Mangalore: Mangalore is a small town on the west coast, which is rapidly growing into a large city. While parts of the city are laid-back and sleepy, its bustling port and lively bazaars teem with economic activity. Local occupations include fishing, boatbuilding, coffee processing, pottery, brick kiln making, and of course manufacturing the famous red Mangalore tiles. The surrounding countryside is very green and fertile, and crops arrive all round the year to be traded in Mangalore’s markets.
The city has some beautiful temples and churches, the most prominent of which are the Kadri Manjunatha temple, Gokarnanatha temple and the Italian-built St. Aloysius Chapel. Short drives from the city will take you to the splendid 1000-pillar Jain Temple in Moodabidri, and the isolated, dramatically towering hill-top statue of Gomateshwara at Karkala.
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Longer trips: Mangalore also makes a great city to begin an exploration of North Kerala or Karnataka. You can arrive by plane in Mangalore, and do a road trip that takes you through Wayanad, to Cochin and further south to Trivandrum. Or you can go via Coorg and Kabini to Mysore, then to Bangalore. If you tell us what your interests are, we can help design a custom trip for any of the southern states (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Goa).