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Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, the port city of Mangalore or Mangaluru is known for its swaying coconut palms, beautiful beaches and temple architecture. It is also an important industrial, commercial, educational and healthcare hub of the state of Karnataka.
Despite the growing commercialisation, it provides a quick and soothing getaway from the city hustle bustle and yet preserves just the right amount of the urban glitter. It offers a pleasant natural environment and is close to perfect with its shopping attractions with grand complexes and a vibrant seafood culture. Major tourist attractions in Mangalore are the beautiful beaches and the temples, churches and mosques. Mangaladevi temples, KREC beach, Someshwara beach, Panambur beach, Tannirbavi Beach, Seemanthini Bai Bajai Museum are some of the places one might want to visit. Yaksha Gana, the folk dance of Mangalore is the perfect visual treat to add colour to your trip and cast a spell on you as you witness the beautiful culture that it sustains and glorifies.