|Mangalore, was named after the
goddess Mangaladevi. The story behind goes along way in enriching
the cultural heritage of Mangalore. Mangalore is the administrative
headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district, southwestern Karnataka
(formerly Mysore) state, southern India, a port on the Arabian
Sea. It is also one the major ports of India. Lying on the backwaters
formed by the Netravati and Gurpur rivers, it has long been
a roadstead along the Malabar Coast. Engaged in Persian Gulf
trade in the 14th century, Mangalore was occupied by the Portuguese
in the mid-16th century.
Sultan Battery, It is situated in Boloor 6 Km. away from Mangalore
City Bus Stand. It was built in Black Stones by Tippu Sulthan
to prevent warships to enter Gurpur river. Now the remaining
part of the fort is called as Tippu's Well. It is today a deserted
spot but its construction is bafflingly exquisite. Although
it is a watchtower, it gives the impression of a miniature fortress
with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round.
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Kadri is another ancient historic
spot in Mangalore. The Kadri Temple dating back to about 1068
A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at thefoot
of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors
annually.The Lokeshwara bronze statue of the Kadri Manjunatha
Temple is tipped to be the best bronze statue in India.
St. Aloysius Church, It is situated 1 Km. away from Nehru
Maidan Bus stand. The walls of the church are covered with
the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy. The
Church was built in the year 1899-1900. vbcrlfSt. Aloysius
College Chapel, an architectural gem, comparable with the
Sistine chapel in Rome, is situated on lighthouse hill.
Access by Air:
manglaore is well connected by air to all major cities of
india.there's a daily flight between mumbai and bangalore
from Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.
Access by Rail:
Mangalore is well connected by rail to all the major cities
of India. it is situated on the main line of Delhi-Trivandrum
Access by Road:
Mangalore is well conected by road to the all other cities
of Karnataka, State transport department and other private
agency ply theire services between mangalore and other cities
on regular basis.
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