Here are the top 28 tourist attractions to see in Mangalore:

1. Panambur Beach

4.3 /5 View 5+ photos

6 km
from city center
1 out of 28
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.

2. St Aloysius Chapel

5 km
from city center
2 out of 28
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.

3. Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5 View 11+ photos

5 km
from city center
3 out of 28
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.

4. Kadri Manjunatha Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 28
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. Sultan Battery

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 28
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.

6. Kadri Hill Park

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 28
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.

7. Pilikula Park and Golf Course

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
7 out of 28
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.

8. Tannirbhavi Beach

5 km
from city center
8 out of 28
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.

9. New Mangalore Port

3.6 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 28
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.

10. Rosario Cathedral

7 km
from city center
10 out of 28
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 cross and the dome on the Cathedral are said to be prominent features which are easily visible to the ships approaching the Mangalore Harbour. The Cross is lit every evening and serves as guiding light for fishermen and seamen.

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11. Ullal Beach

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
11 out of 28
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.

12. Milagres Church

5 km
from city center
12 out of 28
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. Followers visit to offer prayers and absorb the tranquil vibe maintained at the Church.

13. Mangaladevi Temple

7 km
from city center
13 out of 28
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 wishes asked with a clean soul. The spacious temple complex allows devotees to sit and meditate or chant after offering their prayers to feel rejuvenated and at peace. Those searching for a religious escape must visit the temple and experience its divine vibe.

14. Surathkal Beach

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
14 out of 28
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 meeting the majestic Arabian Sea.

15. Someshwara Beach

14 km
from city center
15 out of 28
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 beautiful coastline, the beach is also peppered with rock boulders called Rudra Shile.

16. Sakleshpur

101 km
from city center
16 out of 28
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 at 950 meters, peacefully lies nestled in the Western Ghats.

17. City Shopping

3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
17 out of 28
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.

18. Bejai Museum

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 28
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.

19. Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple

15 km
from city center
19 out of 28
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 Parmeshwari and is located at a distance of 27 kilometres from Mangalore. Kateel Shri Durgaparmeshwari 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 Parmeshwari and is located at a distance of 27 kilometres from Mangalore. The temple offers meal prasadams which is simple yet wholesome and delicious food prepared in hygienic conditions. The devotees have a strong belief in the deity who is considered to be a generous and powerful deity. Fridays, in particular, are considered to be religiously auspicious to offer prayers at Kateel Shri Durgaparmeshwari Temple.

20. Sasihithlu Beach

19 km
from city center
20 out of 28
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.

21. Pilikula Nisargadhama

5 km
from city center
21 out of 28
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.

22. Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

5 km
from city center
22 out of 28
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.

23. Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple

11 km
from city center
23 out of 28
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 carvings of the Hindu Gods and copper plates on the roofs. The entire structure has undergone several renovations through all these years. However, the charm of the deity, her power and the soothing vibe of the temple attracts devotees in large numbers.

24. Forum Fiza Mall

7 km
from city center
24 out of 28
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.

25. City Centre Mall

5 km
from city center
25 out of 28
places to visit in Mangalore

Situated on the K S Rao Road in Mangalore, City Centre boasts of being the second largest mall in the city and the fifth largest mall in all of Karnataka. Replete with a lot of shopping options ranging from clothes to footwear, home decor, appliances and cosmetics, the mall has everything. It has hundreds of big brand outlets, both domestic and international, selling everything of necessity and requirement, all under one roof. In addition to that, the humongous food court caters to all your hunger pangs. You can even enjoy fine dinings options here like a romantic date or watch a movie in the magnanimous multiplex.

26. Kodi Bengre Beach

59 km
from city center
26 out of 28
places to visit in Mangalore

Located at a distance of 70 km from Mangalore and 9 km from Udupi in Karnataka, Kodi Bengre is a commercial beach in the sleepy village of Kodi Bengre. The village is known for its fisheries and the business that is carried out on a large scale. Also called the Delta Beach, it has several small ports to facilitate the business of the fisheries. In addition to that, there are also some small toddy shops and shacks selling refreshments and beverages for the handful of tourists that visit the place. It is also known as a ‘sangama’ point as the River Suvarna merges here with the majestic Arabian Sea.

27. Saavira Kambada Basadi

23 km
from city center
27 out of 28
places to visit in Mangalore

The Saavira Kambada Basadi is a Jain temple, 1430, located in Moodabidri in Karnataka. It is also called the “Thousand Pillar Temple”, and depicts the mighty past of the Jain rulers of Moodabidri. The Temple is dedicated to the 8th Tirthankar Chandraprabha, whose massive 8-foot idol is worshipped in the temple. Obviously, the temple’s talking point is its beautifully carved pillars, standing on mandapas, each narrating a different story of the past. The temple in itself is a 3-storeyed granite structure. It is a must-visit when in Karnataka.

28. Pilikula Regional Science Center

5 km
from city center
28 out of 28
places to visit in Mangalore

Inaugurated in 2014, The Pilikula Regional Science Center in Mangaluru is spread over 10 acres and houses 3 exhibition galleries, an inflatable dome planetarium and also a 3D theatre facility, among other things. Inaugurated in 2014, The Pilikula Regional Science Center in Mangaluru is spread over 10 acres and houses 3 exhibition galleries, an inflatable dome planetarium and also a 3D theatre facility, among other things.

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