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Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Mangalore:

1. Kudroli Gokarnath Temple


Must Visit

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

3.5

11 photos

5 kms
from city center

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1 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

This temple was built by Sri Narayana Guru for the Billava community, who were prohibited entry into any other temple in the area. The deity in this temple is Gokarnanatheshwara, Lord Shiva.

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2. Panambur Beach

Panambur Beach

4.3

5 photos

6 kms
from city center

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2 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Close to the New Mangalore port is the Panambur beach, one of the most loved, pristine, clean beach in the city. The blue skies, sea and sands, get a dash of color during April, as the beach hosts a kite festival.

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3. Mangalore beach


Must Visit

Mangalore beach

4.2

6 photos

6 kms
from city center

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3 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Settled at the estuaries of the two beautiful rivers namely Gurupara and Nehtravathi, Mangalore beach is a laid-back destination for the beach lovers. Besides giving a place to chill and relax, the silver sands of the beach are a host to Yakshagana performance which attracts the most number of ...

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4. Kadri Manjunatha Temple


Must Visit

Kadri Manjunatha Temple

3.5

3 kms
from city center

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4 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Built in 1068, this temple has a Buddhist architectural influence on the basic Vijaynagri style. It is situated at the base of the Kadri hills, the chief deity being Manjunatha.

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5. Bejai museum

Bejai museum

3.1

3 kms
from city center

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5 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

The Seemanthi Bai Government Museum is located in the heart of the city and is the city's only museum. It has a collection of ancient coins, paintings, statues and inscriptions which display the rich heritage of India.

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6. Sultan Battery

Sultan Battery

3.2

5 kms
from city center

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6 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Tipu Sultan constructed this watchtower to keep a lookout for the entry of warships into the Gurpur River. The battery, made from black stones had been given the look of a miniature fortress. Not having withstood the test of time and extreme weather, this tower stands in ruins today.

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7. City Shopping

City Shopping

3.0

5 kms
from city center

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7 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

In Mangalore, one can shop for Silk Saris, gold and silver jewellery as well as a number of ivory and sandalwood artifacts.

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8. Kadri Hill Park

Kadri Hill Park

3.2

3 kms
from city center

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8 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Housing a wide variety of wild animals, this is the largest garden in Mangalore. Rare species of birds, anteaters and various other animals are seen in the animal conservatory. Also, eight tanks of water here can cure skin diseases as per local beliefs.

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9. Ullal Beach

Ullal Beach

3.2

12 kms
from city center

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9 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Just a little away from the main city of Mangalore, this is a clean, untouched beach, with along with a calm and relaxing time can also provide some adventure and enjoyment, given the water sports facilities here.

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10. Pilikula Park and Golf Course

Pilikula Park and Golf Course

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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10 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Literally translating into the 'pond of tigers', this one park, can keep everyone busy with a lake with boating facilities, a zoo, an amusement park, a sprawling golf course, a biological park, a science centre, a heritage village and more.

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Best Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Mangalore

11. New Mangalore Port

New Mangalore Port

3.6

4 kms
from city center

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11 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

The ninth biggest port in India, this was established in 1974 and is located at the north of the confluence of the Gurupura river with the Arabian Sea. Various imports and exports take place continuously.

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12. Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur

101 kms
from city center

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12 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

There are plethora of hill stations in the state of Karnataka which are perfect for a getaway. Among this is a place named Sakleshpur which is Karnataka’s best kept secret. This quaint hill station is not to be missed out while planning a weekend getaway. This foggy and misty hill station elevated a...

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13. Surathkal Beach

Surathkal Beach

3.4

12 kms
from city center

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13 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

The Surathkal beach lies on the Konkan Coast, south of the tourist trap of Goa, about 13 km from the port city of Mangalore. The Surathkal beach is a prime example of the pristine nature of the coastal delights of India with its endless sheets of shimmering sands on its vast coastline playfully meet...

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14. Someshwara Beach

Someshwara Beach

14 kms
from city center

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14 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Located in Ullal in the city of Mangalore, Someshwara Beach is a hidden gem of the city. Encircled by lush green hills and majestic mountains in the backdrop, the beach is synonymous with tranquility, serenity and ataraxy; and, is still unexplored. Boasting of shimmering golden sands, a long and bea...

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15. Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple

Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple

15 kms
from city center

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15 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple is one of the holiest temples in the region. The major feature of the temple that attracts people in large numbers is that it is situated on an islet in the middle of River Nandini amidst serene natural landscape. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parmeshw...

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16. St Aloysius Chapel

St Aloysius Chapel

5 kms
from city center

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16 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

St Aloysius Chapel is a Catholic Church and a famous attraction set atop the Lighthouse Hill and has a regal look which is breathtaking right from the entrance. The unique wall paintings of St. Aloysius Chapel are stunning and attract visitors in quite a large number.

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17. Mangaladevi Temple

Mangaladevi Temple

7 kms
from city center

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17 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Mangaladevi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi, a form of Goddess Shakti or Goddess Durga. The temple is visited by devotees of Durga and it also draws tourists visiting the city in large numbers for its ancient architecture. The Goddess is believed to be highly powerful and fulfils all the ...

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18. Tannirbhavi Beach

Tannirbhavi Beach

5 kms
from city center

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18 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Tannirbhavi Beach is an exotic beach that gets a lot of locals coming out for morning and evening walks. Proper seats and other facilities make the beach a frequently visited attraction. It is crowded often on weekends and public holidays.

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19. Sasihithlu Beach

Sasihithlu Beach

19 kms
from city center

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19 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

At a distance of 25 kms from Mangalore, in the village of Sasihithlu, Sasihithlu Beach is a gorgeous beach in the state of Karnataka. The beach is the convergence point of the confluence of rivers Nandini and Shambhavi with the Arabian Sea.

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20. Pilikula Nisargadhama

Pilikula Nisargadhama

5 kms
from city center

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20 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Other than the serene natural landscape, Pilikula Nisargadhama is famous for a number of recreational and infotainment activities like sports and cultural activities. They have a Zoo, Botanical Garden, Science Centre and an Artisan Village.

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21. Milagres Church

Milagres Church

5 kms
from city center

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21 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Milagres Church is a late 1600 Roman catholic church and one of the oldest in Dakshina Karnataka dedicated to Church of Our Lady of Miracles. The original church doesn't exist anymore as it was demolished by Tipu Sultan, but a cemetery and a Chapel which was built years later are still present. Foll...

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22. Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

5 kms
from city center

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22 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is a famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. The premise is well maintained and clean which provides for a welcoming and serene atmosphere for the devotees to visit the temple and offer their prayers.

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23. Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple

Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple

11 kms
from city center

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23 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple is an 8th-century temple dedicated to Shri Rajarajeshwari. The most important feature that draws visitors is the idol of Sri Rajarajeshwari which is made of a type of clay that has medicinal properties. The temple architecture is worth a mention with exquisite wooden car...

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24. Rosario Cathedral

Rosario Cathedral

7 kms
from city center

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24 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Rosario Cathedral is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church, also called Church of Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore. It is a magnificent structure with a beautiful interior and one of the few places in Mangalore where one can find peace and tranquillity away from the chaotic city life. The magnificent ...

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25. Forum Fiza Mall

Forum Fiza Mall

7 kms
from city center

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25 out of 25
Places To Visit in Mangalore

Forum Fiza Mall is situated in Pandeshwar in Mangalore and is the fourth largest mall in Karnataka. Also known as Forum Mall, it was inaugurated in 2014 and continues to be the favourite hangout place of the localites as well as the tourists.

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