Summer Sands beach resort

20 December 2006

Summer Sands Beach Resort is situated close to Mangalore (Karnataka, India). It is nestled in an arcadia of palms. Dolphins are a familiar sight along this 1000 ft. beachfront. Cozy Mangalore red tiled villas, a palm fringed pool, and the almost alfresco restaurants breathe out peace and serenity. While there is plenty of sport, you can opt for a bicycle hike to numerous lagoons, or a beach trek along the unending coast line.

Hotel Taj Manjarun

Taj Manjarun Hotel, Mangalore (Karnataka, India). The hotel is 45 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the railway station. The Hotel is close to the Arabian Sea and overlooks the Netravati and Gurupur rivers. The hotel has 101 rooms and offers guests multi-cuisine dining options.
Taj Manjarun Mangalore offers following facilities:
101 Centrally Air-conditioned rooms, Multi-cuisne Restaurant and Bar, Swimming pool, Mini-Golf course, Indoor Board Games,Outdoor Games, Fitness centre, Beauty parlor, Barber shop, Travel Desk, Car Rental, Safe Deposit Lockers, Medical Assistance, Babysitting, Laundry service, Conferences, Pastry shop etc

Pilikula Nisargadhama

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama (Pilikula) is a major eco-education and tourism development project promoted by the District Administration of Dakshina Kannada in the beautiful city of Mangalore in Karnataka State, India.
An integrated theme park with a wide variety of features, Pilikula has many attractions of cultural, educational and scientific interest. The park is spread over an area of 370 acres comprising of a tropical forest and the enchanting Pilikula Lake. The project presently includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course. Other features which are currently being developed include a Heritage Village, an Ayurveda Health Therapy Centre and Tourist Cottages.

Probably the first project of its kind in India, Pilikula is inspired by the concept of providing a wholesome experience of the native natural and cultural heritage of the region along with all modern recreational facilities.

Being located close to Western Ghats mountain range, which is one of the 18 globally recognised bio-diversity hot spots, many of the features of Pilikula are an attempt to conserve the unique wildlife and plant species of this region and help save them from extinction. Pilikula is also an attempt to showcase the rich native heritage and coastal culture of the people of Dakshina Kannada district. In short, Pilikula is one-stop education and recreation destination in India - a must visit place for all visitors to this part of the world.

St. Aloysius college

St Aloysius College is located in the heart of Mangalore situated on the top of Light House Hill with a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea.
The College is affiliated to Mangalore University and offers Graduate and Post-Graduate Diploma and Ph.D. programmes in a wide variety of subjects in Humanities, Sciences, Commerce and Management. The College also teaches Pre-University Courses in Science, Commerce and Arts.
The education of youth all over the world has been one of the main concerns of the Society of Jesus ever since the Society was founded by St.Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 who wanted his followers to aim all their work for the Greater Glory of God.
The College traces its origins to 1880 when some European Jesuits who had landed in Mangalore three years earlier put up a College for the education of Catholic Youth.
The St.Aloysius College is managed by the Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society which is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and admits students without discriminating against any religion, caste or creed and seeks to establish a collegial environment in which those of diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs can participate in the community in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect.

Kadri kambala (the buffalo race)

When the fields are fush with water there is one sight not to be missed, the kambala or the buffalo race that is unique to Dakshina Kannada. This is a unique sport of this region.

The historically famous Kadri Kambala race is held annually at Kadri Kambalaguthu. Historians date the roots of this race back to more than a thousand years. At that time Kambala was the event when farmers paid tribute to their gods for protecting their crops. There used to be lot of celebration and games as part of this festive atmosphere. Some say Kambala also marked the beginning of sowing operations for the second round of crops. Traditionally, there were two types of kambalas, Pookere Kambala and Bale Kambala. Bale Kambala was discontinued some 900 years ago.

The Mangalore Kambala, popularly known as the Mangalore Hobali Kambala, is an annual feature at the Kadri Kambala fields here. Run in a paddy field by pairs of buffaloes, egged on by a strong-musled ryot in an atmosphere so taut that it can be slashed by a knife, the kambala event is closest to horse race. According to people associated with the sport, it flourished under the royal patronage of kings and famous households in Mangalore. In the olden days, the buffaloes were brought in procession to the accompaniment of `dolanalike' (drum dance).

Mangalore University

Accredited at the 4 Star level by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) University Campus, Mangalagangotri, is located on a picturesque hillock, spread over 350 acres of land, 18 kms away from Mangalore city.

The University has 25 Post-Graduate Departments on the Campus, 2 constituent colleges, 4 law, 17 education, 5 autonomous and 126 affiliated colleges/institutions. Financial support from different funding agencies, to the tune of Rs. 6.5 Crores, has been received for the 37 ongoing Research Projects.

First University in the country to start Bachelor's degree programmes in Hotel Management, Fashion Design, Garment Design, Leather Design and Human Resource Development and Post- Graduate programmes in Computer Software and Yogic Sciences. College Development Council Facilitates the affiliated colleges in securing grants form UGC for equipment, library, hostels - and introducing vocational courses.

University offers innovative and need-based Master's degree programmes in Computer Science, Business Management, Microbiology, Electronics and Geo-Informatics. Variable Energy Microtron Accelerator facility, installed in collaboration with CAT, Indore and BARC, Mumbai is available for Research in Radiation Physics and interdisciplinary areas.

Has 11 Endowment Chairs on areas like Banking, Rural Development, Yoga, Environment, Literature, Fine Arts, Culture, Religion and Regional languages.

The University collaborates with several premier national and international institutions.

Milagres Church

The Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Milagres, better known as Milagres church, was built by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine priest of Salsette in 1680. It is thus more that 300 years old.
Attached to the Church is the Chapel of St. Monica, the Patroness of the Catholic Mother’s Sodality, the first of its kind in the Diocese when it was started in 1887 by Fr. Torri, S.J. He built the Chapel probably the same year. It contains a magnificent altar with a French painting of St. Monica and her son St. Augustine which is a rare piece of art.

Ullal Darga

The Darga of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago is a famous darga in this region. Thousands of people from various states visit the mosque to participate in the Urus festival which is celebrated once in every 5 years Known for the "Uroos Fair".

Town Hall

Town Hall of Mangalore. Each of we mangaloreans must have entered this town hall atleast once for one reason or another for sure. One of the famous landmarks of our city.

Kadri Park

It is situated 5 Km. away from main City Bus Stand. Snakes & Animals Zoo, Toy Train and the beautiful garden are the tourist attractions here. To get there take the City Bus No. 19, 14.

Seemanthi Bai Government Museum (Bejai Museum)

It is situated in Bejai, 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan city Bus Stand. One can see the idols, materials of historical importance here. To get there take the City Bus No:19.

Masjid Zeenath Baksh

The Masjid Zeenath Baksh, which is known to be Jumma Masjid, Mangalore is a historical mosque constructed in seventh century by Muslim Arab Traders. When the traditional treasons and repulsive rebellions were in active competition between one section of the society and the other, in the coastal belt of then South Kanara and Malabar Districts, due to different castes and creeds, the message of Islam entered this soil to spread Love, Peace and Creedless brotherhood.

Historical view :
After the advent of Islam, Muslim Arab Traders had very cordial relationship with the Rulers of Western coastal belt of this country, as well as with the people of this soil. The history revealed that there were many rich traders, from the Muslim Community in the Western Coastal belt dealing with the traders of the Middle East Countries through the Arabian Sea. Consequent on the advent of Islam in the early stage, a team of Arab Muslim Traders, under the Leadership of Hazarath Mohammed Malik Bin Dinar had visited Malabar and landed at Koranganoor, and attracted not only the people of the soil but also the ten ruler, Raja Cheruman Permal by their well behavior in the contact, honesty in trade, discipline in dealings and peaceful religious and pious life within the doctrines of Islam. The then ruler accommodated and provided them proper facilities for living, place for trading and also land for building Mosques.

The spontaneous and splendorous attitude of the Muslim Arab Traders, facilitated to construct the first mosque, in Koranganoor, out of the 10 Mosques established by them in this district and Malabar. The Masjid Zeenath Baksh (Jumma Masjid), Bunder, Mangalore is said to have been established in Mangalore in 644 A.D. and the first Khazi appointed was Hazarath Moosa Bin Malik, S/o Malik Bin Abdullah. This Mosque was inaugurated on Friday the 22nd of the month of Jumadil Avval in 22 of Hijara (644A.D.). That this sacred Mosque was established by not less than the Holy men of Arabia, who were said to be Kith and Kin of "SAHABAS" (Associates) of "Prophet" Hazarath MOHAMMED RASULULLAH (S.A.). Fortunate the people of Mangalore are that they have great Historical Mosque before them and they have the privilege of offering prayer in this Mosque.

In the year 17th century Hazarath Tippu Sultan, King of Mysore who ruled Mangalore renovated further and beautified the Mosque Building by providing wooden carvings to the pillars and ceilings both inside and outside. These carvings being very rare piece of artwork, very lucrative for eyes and a must see object. Tippu Sultan has also built a Masjid at Mangalore 2k.m away from this Mosque, which is presently called as Idgah Masjid at the top of hill (now called as Light House Hill). Muslim brothers from all over the district gathers here and offers prayer on festive day of Id-Ul-Fitr. Subsequently in the year 1920, Mangalore bail family constructed Jamath Khana.

Rosario Church

In Tulu it is called "Poyyeda Ingreji", meaning sand church. Unlike a sand castle, it has survived for over four centuries in its different avatars, starting as " Factory Church" and now high-domed landmark of Mangalore, designated as Cathedral for the last 146 years.
Cathedra, for the uninitiated, is the seat or throne of a Bishop in the principal church ( Cathedral ) of the diocese. Rosario Cathedral, originally titled, before it was declared as Cathedral in 1850, The Church of Our Lady of Holy Rosary, is situated off the north bank of Netravati river at Bolar.
The history of Rosario Cathedral goes back to Alphonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese explorer, who conquered Goa and remained Viceroy of the Indies from 1510 to 1515. The Portuguese, under Diego de Silveira, attacked and occupied Mangalore in 1658. They built a fort called "Port of St. Antony" at the place where DC’s office at Bunder now stands.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

It is situated 3 Km. away from main Nehru Maidan Bus Stand. Recently this temple has been renovated and now it is one of the tourist attraction places in Mangalore.
To get there take the City Bus No. 7, 7A, 13, 13A, 16, 16A.

Bharath Mall

Something new to mangaloreans, this mall is the latest crowd puller for say, shopping, hang outs, movies etc..

Light House Hill-Garden

It is situated 1 Km. away from Bus Stand between the hampankatta signal lights and Jyothi signal lights. One can see the beautiful sea view, sunset view and also the sailing ships and boats on the sea. Now the renovated garden looks more beautiful.

Mangaldevi Temple

The place name Mangalapura ( now Mangalore) owes its origin to the temple of Mangaladevi. Situated in Bolar about 3 kms from Hampankatta ( the heart of the city), the temple has its roots into the ninth century. The ardent devotees even today believe that the worship of Mangaldevi brings them prosperity and happiness.
In Tulunadu, Kundavarma, the most famous king of Ahepa dynasty was ruling. At that time there came two holy saints of the natha cult named Machendranatha and Gorakanatha from Nepal. They reached Mangalapura, crossing the river Nethravathi. The place were they crossed the river came to be known as 'Gorakdandi'.
They chose a place near the bank of Netravathi which was once the center of activities of sage Kapila. He had his hermitage there and it was a great center of education.
Hearing about the arrival of the two saints the king came to meet them. Introducing himself as the king of Tulunadu he pid them his respects and offered them all help and patronage. Pleased with the humility and virtues of the king they bought tohis knowledge that his kingdom was a hollowed place and it was sanctified by the activities of holy saints abd sages in the past. They requested him to grant them land so that they could build teir hermitage and make it a center if their religous activities under his protection and patronage.
For Kundavarma it was really a surprise to know that his land had such a hoary history. It was from these saints he came to know that once upon a time there existe a temple in his land dedicated to mother Mangaladevi. From their own mother he heard the story of Vihasini and Andasura, Parashurama and the temple built by them. The two saints took the king to the olaces where all these historical events had taken place. They asked the king to dig the place and relieve the linga and the Dharapatra symbolising Mangaladevi and install them in a shrine along with Nagaraja for the protection.
Kundavarma carried out the advice of the two sages. A grand shrine of Sri Mangaldevi stood on the hallowed place. The two sages themselves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The temple attained special significance as Mother Mangaladevi granted special favours, especially on maidens, pious maidens who worship the goddess observing Mangaladharavrata (Swayamvara Parvathi) will have their wishes fulfilled. They get husbands most suited for them.
Even today the two temples Mangaladevi and Kadri have maintained their connection. The hermits of Kadri Yogirajmutt visit Mangaladevi temple on the first days of Kadri temple festival and offer prayer and silk clothes.
Various pujas and rituals are performed by vedic brahmins on a regular basis. During Navarathri (dussera) special pujas are performed on all the nine days. On the seventh day, Godess Mangaladevi is worshipped as Sharadamba and on the eight day the goddess is worshipped as Maarikamba. On this day Aayuda puja is performed. All the weapons and tools are worshipped as the day marks the slaying of the cruel demons by the goddess Durga. On the ninth day also known as Mahanavami, a large number of devotees participate in the Rathothsava. The decorated godess in mounted on the grand chariot and pulled with thick ropes. the procession goes to Marnamikattte where the goddess is worshipped.
The temple is easily accessible by city buses, autorikshaws and taxis. To get there take the City Bus No. 27, 27A, 29A.

Hotel Moti Mahal

Hotel moti mahal is one of the most famous landmark of mangalore. Situated right in the heart of the city, this hotel has all the basic requirments for a tourist like veg and non-veg restraunts, barber shop, beauty parlour, pub, coffe shop, swimming pool, gym..etc

Sri Sharavu Mahaganapathy Temple

Mangalore is known as a pilgrim center and boasts of many sacred temples like Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi, Kudroli etc. Out of these Sri Sharavu Sharabeshwara - Sri Mahaganapathy Kshetra is an outstanding, pious center of great illustrious history of marathon 800 years. Since the temple is located in the heart of the city, locating and reaching the temple is very easy. It is at a walking distance from Hampankatta and also can comfortably reached by autorickhaws.
The name "Sharavu" is derived from "Shara" which means arrow. About eight centuries back, the "Sthalapurana" or local legendary depicts, a very powerful king, Maharaja Veerabahu of tuluva region, killed a cow by sheer mistake by shooting it with an arrow. He in reality meant to shoot the tiger which was standing besides the cow. But, his unculpable terrible sin had to be erased, for which he did install a "Shiva Linga" as per the suggestion of a great seer Sri Bharadhwaja.
This Shivalinga has been worshipped by the Maharaja as Sharabeshwara. This sacred place was termed thereafter as "Sharavu" and the newly formed temple tank as "Sharatheertha".

Saibeen Complex

Saibeen complex has been mangalore's shopping spot and hang out for a quite a long time. After the comming up of Bharath mall there has been talks that saibeen has lost some of its crowd.

Mangalore Railway station

Mangalore Central Railway Station (Mangalore Railway Station) is one of the two stations in Mangalore. It is about 1 km from the heart of Mangalore. Malabar Express, Mangalore Mail, Parasuram Express and Matsyagandha Express pass through this station. From here, it is quite easy to reach Goa, one of the important tourist destinations in India, by Konkan railway route. Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminal is provided by the railway department for the ease of travelers. Going north, the main station next to Mangalore is at Udupi and traveling south Kasargod Railway Station is the nearest main station.

Idgah Mosque mangalore

Tippu constructed the Idgah mosque on Lighthouse Hill. It is a quadrangular structure believed to have been constructed, according to oral tradition, with stones from the destroyed Milagres church at Hampankatta. Taditionally the Muslims of Mangalore and surrounding areas offered prayers at the Idgah Masjid on Id after coming in a procession from Juma Masjid at Bunder. However, this practice is now extinct or scaled down to avoid the risk of provoking communal disharmony.


Kadri Manjunath Temple

The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. It was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples.
It is believed that Parashurama who was living in Sahyadri, killed the kshathriyas who were cruel and donated the lands to Kashyapa. He prayed to Lord Shiva for a place to live. Lord Shiva assured Parashurama that if he performed a penance at Kadali kshethra, Lord Shiva would reincarnate as Manjunatha for the betterment of the world.
As per Shiva's orders Parashurama threw his axe into the sea and created a place for his penance. Yielding to Parashurama's prayers Lord Shiva appeared to him as Manjunatha along with Goddess Parvathi and stayed at Kadri for the betterment of the world. As per the orders of Manjunatha the sapthakoti manthras become the seven theerthas.
In front of the temple, at an height there are a number of water ponds. There's a garden surrounding the ponds. When one walks down from there in front of the temple is a huge lightpole. During karthika maasa, deepothsava is held here. There are statues of Machendranath, Gorakanath, Shringinath, Lokeshwara, Manjushri and Budha in the temple.
The padmasanastha Lokeshwara statue is very beautiful. Behind the temple of Manjunatha, on to the west is the temple of Goddess Durga. To the Northern side is the temple of Lord Ganesha.
Several festivals are celebrated with devotion and joy at Kadri throughout the year. During Kadiruthsava on the bhadrapada shuddha thadige, Ganesha chathurthi, Navarathri, Karthika Maasa and from Deepavali to Paththanaaje special poojas and religious ceremonies are held. Flag hoisting in Makara Sankranthi, nine days of annual fair and Rathothsava, Dhanurmaasa pooja, Shivarathri, Ugadi are meticulously and religiously celebrated. Every Monday Rudrabhisheka is held. In 1988 from April 17th to 23rd BrahmaKalashothsava was held in great pomp and grandeur after a long time. It's a practice to hoist the 40 feet Garuda to the 62 feet tall flagpole during the annual fair. The other places to visit around the temple are Udhbhava Linga, Akshaya pond, the 5 feet tall statue of Thrilokeshwara and Deepasthamba.

It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand and hence is easily accessible. To get there take the City Bus No. 3, 3A, 4, 4C, 6A, 6B, 6C, 14, 14A, 14B, 21, 22, 30A, 30B, 48.

Sultan Battery

Sultan Battery on the east bank of Gurpur River which is accessed through a road going west from Urva Circle. Built in about 1784, it is a watchtower erected by Tippu to help prevent the entry of enemy warships into Gurpur River. It is a complex construction and though it was meant to be a watchtower, it gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its many apertures for mounting cannons all around. {It had been in a state of neglect for a long time and when the Archeology Department stepped in to repair, it only worsened the situation by wrong type off restoration, including cement coating of its stone surfaces. 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. To get there take the City Bus No. 16, 16A.


MRPL, located in a beautiful hilly terrain north of Mangalore city, is a State of Art Grassroot Refinery at Mangalore and is a subsidiary of ONGC. The Refinery has got a versatile design with high flexibility to process Crudes of various API and with high degree of Automation.
MRPL has a design capacity to process 9.69 million metric tonnes per annum and is the only Refinery in India to have 2 Hydrocrackers producing Premium Diesel (High Cetane). It is also the only Refinery in India to have 2 CCRs producing Unleaded Petrol of High Octane.
MRPL has high standards in refining and environment protection matched by its commitments to society. MRPL has also developed a Green Belt around the entire Refinery with plant species specially selected to blend with the local flora.


Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore established in 1955 has grown in stature year after year to attain the present status. It is one of the finest Medical Colleges in the Country, the first of its kind in India in the private sector. The College has extremely committed highly qualified & experienced teaching staff. The clinical teaching largely occurs in two of the very old Govt. District Hospitals in this part of the Country – a unique feature. The staff are highly motivated and excel in all facets of their professionalism, viz Teaching, Research & Patient Care.
The students are drawn from every nook & corner of the Country. At one time there were students from as many as 23 English speaking foreign Countries as well. The infra structure facilities of the College are comparable to any international Medical Schools.
KMC, Mangalore is a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), which is a deemed University recognized by an Act of UGC. KMC, Mangalore is a truly national college, as the students are selected without any basis of caste, creed, race or colour throughout the country on merit above through an entrance examination. In addition, there are also foreign students which gives it a global character.
KMC has exchange programs with Loma Linda University USA, Operation Eye Sight Universal Canada,Tay Side University Dundee and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, started functioning in January1955. In the initial years, the medical students studying in Kasturba Medical College were given pre-clinical training at Manipal and clinical training at Mangalore where the state government had made available its hospitals for the clinical training of the students.
In response to the recommendations of the Medical Council of India and the local committees appointed by the Mysore University for the continuation of affiliation, facilities for teaching pre-clinical subjects were provided at Mangalore itself and the Mangalore section became an independent medical college in 1977. The physical facilities and student amenities have been steadily developed over the years.

New Mangalore Port

Mangalore Port is a modern all-weather port situated at Panambur, Mangalore (Karnataka State in South India), on the West Coast of India, 170 nautical miles South of Mormugao & 191 nautical miles North of Cochin Port. The Mangalore Harbour Projects Started in 1962, was completed in May 1974. The New Managlore Port was declared as the 9th Major Port on 4th May 1974 and was formally inaugurated by the former Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi on 11th January 1975. Till 31st March 1980, the Government of India centrally administered both project and the port. On 1st April 1980, the Port Trust Board was set up under the Major Port Trust Act, 1963 and was Inaugurated by the then Minister for Shipping & Transport, A.P. Sharma on 31st March, 1980. Since then NMPT Port has been functioning as the 10th Major Port Trust and has fallen in line with other Major Port Trusts functioning in the country.
It is situated 10 Km. away from main City Bus Stand. It is the ninth biggest port of India. One can visit the port by getting the permission from the proper authority. To get there take the City Bus No. 2, 2A, 2C, 40A, 41A, 45 to 45 G, 53, 53A, 59..

Thanir bavi beach

Thanir bavi beach is a fantastic place where most of the families in and around mangalore come for relaxation on sunday evenings.
This is one of the best beaches of Dakshina Kannada. One can enjoy the sunset view here. It is about 12 Km. away from Bus Stand. To get there take the City Bus No. 1A.

Sri Manjunatheshwara Temple, Dharmasthala

Situated on the banks of river Nethravathi and surrounded by the lush green forests and hills of Malnad, Dharmasthala is known for it's beautiful surroundings and Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple. In Dharmasthala, charity is a way of life, extended to all without discrimination. Sri Dharmasthala which is one of the sacred places in South India and is a famous pilgrim centre. It is situated in the village of Dharmasthala, in Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district about 75 kms from Mangalore.

Pilikula park and golf course

The Pilikula Golf Course at Mangalore is now fully operational and ready for use by golfers. Set in an area of 35 acres of undulating & scenic land in the midst of sylvan surroundings the natural topography and greenery has been preserved. For the present only nine fairways and nine browns, with a total yardage of about 2800 yards, have been laid traversing the hills and the dales.

With more area available it will be readily possible in due course of time to develop a full 18 hole course. With the river nearby, there is an excellent source of water.

Gradually the browns will be converted into regulation greens and simultaneously the fairways will also be further developed and improved.

The golf course has great potential and should turn out into a top class facility, which Mangalore can be proud of. Pilikula is only 12 kms from the centre of the city and it takes just a 25 minutes drive to get there. A golf hut has already been constructed in the middle of the course. The adjoining park with well laid out gardens, wild life sanctuary and a lake with boating facilities, is an ideal location for a family outing.

Depending on the response from the members it is proposed to bring a golf coach to coach prospective golfers. A few second hand golf sets and practice balls would also be made available.

Golf is one of the most popular sports in almost all the cities in our country and abroad and we are confident of getting a good response from the sports loving public of this city. This is a game both for men and ladies - young and old and not -so-old too. You are welcome to visit the course any time you feel like it, to see for yourself the progress that has been made.

Jog Falls

Jog Falls , created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

There are many waterfalls in Asia - and also in India - which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India.

Distance from Mangalore to Jog Falls is 230 Kilometers / 143 Miles.

Mangalore Grows Up - "Life is Calling" By Aravind Adiga

19 December 2006

The man was wearing a mundu, a white sarong, and a blue singlet, and he had been watching me from his balcony for several minutes. He was curious, perhaps even a little worried. Finally, he came to his door, and shouted : "What do you want?" I smiled apologetically.

About Mangalore

18 December 2006

Mangalore is located near the backwaters formed by the converging Netravati and Gurpur rivers. The city derives its name from the presiding deity Mangaladevi, the goddess of fortune. With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre.

It is a centre for the export of coffee and cashew nuts. The city has a modern port now. The major home industries are Beedi's, Tiles, cashew and coffee curing and fishing. It has a panorama of palm-fringed beaches, lush green fields and enchanting forests. It is sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and the mighty Arabian sea roaring along its western shores. With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre. Though developed as a business and commercial centres Mangalore still retains its old world charm-old tile-roofed buildings amidst coconut groves, fishing boats silhouetted against the darkening skyline, fishermen hauling in rich catch of fish, sea food served in spicy coconut curries.

History of Mangalore

This land is hailed as "Parashurama Srusti". The Taulava kings ruled this land of beauty and plenty in the days of yore. Goddess Devi who is Vindhyavasini, in her resplendent glory, once felt an irresistible desire to grace the Taulava kingdom by her holy presence. Accordingly she chose her benevolent "adsthana" the place situated to the south of the Kadali Kshetra of Lord Manjunatha. Sage Parashurama, through his perspective gaze of knowledge, came to know of the Transcendental Mother's bening arrival. Offering his obeisance to her, he hailed the goddess in slokas of scintillating brilliance and charm. The divine mother was immensely pleased with the devotion of Bhargava and told him that she would dwell in his place as "Mangala Devi" to be worshipped by devotees, with "Pujas" and "Utsavas" in the ages to come. She also ordained that since she would well in all her spiritual glory, Bhargava would receive her choicest blessings, for his "aradhana" of her in a mind that is chaste and pure. The Goddess, pleased with the divine wish of her beloved son, ordained the king Bhangaraja to construct the marvelous city of Mangalapura in her name so that his name too might reverberate in the distant corners of Baratha Varsha with its echoes of resonance. Bhangaraja, awoke from his dream, offered his prayers to the Goddess, and immediately set upon himself the task of rebuilding the temple and along with it the beautiful city, in the hallowed name of the divine mother.

Mangalore tourism

To the south by the shores of Arabian Sea is located the port town of Mangalore, a rambling, green, friendly town that is a serene getaway, a little off the beaten track and ideal for those who want a slightly laidback sort of vacation. The approach of Mangalore by road or rail is as eye-filling as by air, with rolling hills, verdant vistas, sparkling streams gurgling to rendezvous with the sea, and the smell of salt water getting ever stronger as the coast draws nearer. The landscape is dotted with tiled-roof buildings, topped with the famous Mangalore tiles made with the local hard red clay, and built with laterite, a soft rock easily sliced into large building blocks Some of the old houses even have elaborate wood-work. The exceptionally fine location of Mangalore on a narrow coastal strip between the towering Western Ghats on one side and the azure Arabian sea on the other has attracted settlers form afar. The city is virtually a Tower of Babel, with the sounds of several languages mingling on the streets. Mangalore is known for the industriousness of its people and natural splendour. The place also has a history of maritime activities.

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