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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.

 
Location

 Country

 India

 State

 Karnataka

 District

 Dakshin Kannada

 Taluk

 Mangalore

 Sea Coast

 Arabian Sea


 
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Climate


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

 From    

 To

 Season

 Climatic Condition

 June

 August

 Heavy Rains

 Watery and Greenery all around

 September

 November

  Little rains & Little Sunny

 Pleasant

 December

 February

 Winter

 Cool climate , not very cold

 March

 May

 Summer

Pretty Hot, but not extreeme


 
 
Language Spoken

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

 International Language

 Engish

 National Language

 Hindi

 State Language

 Kannada

Local Language

 Tulu

 Other Languages

 Konkani, Urdu


 
Airports

Mangalore has two airports and two runways.

 

 Location

 Distance

 

 Domestic Airport

  Bajpe

 27 KMS

 Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai. 

 International Airport

 Kenjar

 

 


 
Railway Station

Mangalore has two Railway stations

 

 Location

 Distance

 

 Mangalore Central

 Hampankatta

 

 

 Mangalore Junction (Kankannady)

Padil

 

 



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.

 PVS

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


Ports

 Name

 Location

 Distance

 

New Mangalore Port

 Pannambur


 

 Old Port

 Bunder


 


Taxi

 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.


 Malls

 

 Location

 

 City Center Mall

 KS Rao Road

 Spar, Life Style,

 Bharath Mall

 Bejai

 Adlabs Multiplex, Big Bazar

 Empire Mall

 MG Road

 Nilgeries, Amoeba



Shopping Areas &
Markets

 

 Location

 

 General Shopping

 Hampankata

 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

 Bunder

 

 Local Markets

 Kadri, Karangalpady, Jeppu, Urva

 



Movie Theaters

 Name

 Location

 Movie Languages

 Adlabs (Big Cinema) - Multiplex

 Bejai, Near KSRTC Bus Stand

 English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam

 Central

 Opposite Town Hall

 Hindi, Kannada

 Suchitra

 Opposite City Center Mall

 Hindi, Kannada

 New Chitra

 Carstreet - Kudroli road

 English, Hindi

 Jyothi

 Jyothi

 Kannada

 Prabhath

 Opposite City Center Mall

 Kannada, Tamil, Telegu

 Rupavani

 Market road

 Kannada

 Ramakanthi

 Market road

 Kannada

 Platanium

Falnir - Kankanady road

 Malayalam, Tamil