4. Mangalore Guide

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About Mangalore

Welcome to my home town 'Mangalore's one of the fastest growing cities in India. Mangalore is located in the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka state in India, the name Mangalore has come from the famous Mangaladevi temple. Mangalore is known by several names 'Kudla' in tulu, 'Mangaluru' in Kannada, 'Mangalavaram' in Malyalam, etc.Mangalore has a mix of all cultures and has everything to offer from tourist places to being a education hub to being a pioneer in transport s s system. Mangalore is well connected by road, rail, water and air. There are 3 National Highways passing through Mangalore, NH17, NH13 and NH 48. The New Mangalaore port has become one of the key ports in west cost connecting to rest of the world. Mangalore has also got a International airport connecting to various places in India and largely the gulf countries. Train services are there to Mangalore from almost many importnat places in India. The longest train being the Mangalore - Jammutavi Express. The most importnat means of commuting in Mangalore is its extensive bus service reaching almost all parts of Mangalore and other places around.

Mangalore is located in Dakshin Kannada District in Karnataka state on the banks of Arabian Sea and is very close to the Western Ghat mountain ranges.  Hence You can find good greenery around.

Here is a brief guide for Travelers arriving at Mangalore.







 Dakshin Kannada



 Sea Coast

 Arabian Sea

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 Mangalore can be visited round the year, but the summer season will be having a very hot and humid climate, so not advisable.




 Climatic Condition



 Heavy Rains

 Watery and Greenery all around



  Little rains & Little Sunny





 Cool climate , not very cold




Pretty Hot, but not extreeme

Language Spoken

 Communication is not a problem in Mangalore. People are friendly and can guide you well.

 International Language


 National Language


 State Language


Local Language


 Other Languages

 Konkani, Urdu


Mangalore has two airports and two runways.





 Domestic Airport


 27 KMS

 Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai. 

 International Airport




Railway Station

Mangalore has two Railway stations





 Mangalore Central




 Mangalore Junction (Kankannady)




Bus Stands & Starting Points

City Bus stand

 The main city bus stand is called "State Bank" , dont get confused when you see the board of the bus, the bus stand is near the Head office of State Bank in Mangalore hence it called State Bank. It was one of the oldest landmark buildings.

Service Bus Stand

 Located in Neheru Maidan just opposite to City Bus stand from here  private ordinary and express bus going out of Mangalore city operates.

 KSRTC Bus Stand

 The Karnataka state Road Transport buses operate from Bejai bus stand.  Mainly long route buses operate from this place to all places in Karnataka.

Milagress Cross Road

 From here many private luxury buses going towards Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Kerala operate. There are many private bus agencies in this place.


 Bunts Hostel Road: You can get many buses to Bangalore, Mysore, etc from this place. There are many agencies in this road.






New Mangalore Port



 Old Port




 Auto Services

 Three wheeler Auto's are there to go around within city. The Minimum fare is Rs 15 for 2 KMS. And Rs 8 for extra KM.   Like any other city in India Auto drivers are a pain, they usually ask more than the meter and sometime refuse to travel the place where you want.

 Taxi Service

 Cell Cabs has launched its radio operations you can hire them by calling 0824 60609090. Also there are plenty of Ambassador Taxi available on hire.  Taxi conditions are good when compared to many cities in India.  You have Air condition taxi's as well.





 City Center Mall

 KS Rao Road

 Spar, Life Style,

 Bharath Mall


 Adlabs Multiplex, Big Bazar

 Empire Mall

 MG Road

 Nilgeries, Amoeba

Shopping Areas &




 General Shopping


 Apparels, Cosmetics, Grocery, Utensils

 Central Market

 Near Town Hall

 Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

 Fish Market

 State Bank

 Variety of Fresh Fishes

 Flower Market

 Car street

 Flowers & Garlands

 Wholesale Market



 Local Markets

 Kadri, Karangalpady, Jeppu, Urva


Movie Theaters



 Movie Languages

 Adlabs (Big Cinema) - Multiplex

 Bejai, Near KSRTC Bus Stand

 English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam


 Opposite Town Hall

 Hindi, Kannada


 Opposite City Center Mall

 Hindi, Kannada

 New Chitra

 Carstreet - Kudroli road

 English, Hindi





 Opposite City Center Mall

 Kannada, Tamil, Telegu


 Market road



 Market road



Falnir - Kankanady road

 Malayalam, Tamil