Mangalore or Mangaluru is one of south India’s most popular destinations. It is a major commercial center and Karnataka’s main port city. Due to its location between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is home to some spectacular spots including beaches, hill stations, rivers and plantations. It is one of the best cities in India in terms of quality of living. Its old churches are as alluring as its lip-smacking cuisine and wonderful people. (DO SEE Here are the 10 best hill stations in Karnataka) Mangalore also has an intriguing history with major powers like the Kadambas, Alupas, Vijayanagar Empire, Keladi Nayaks and the Portuguese having ruled over it in the past. During the monsoon season, Mangalore is surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views. These Mangalore photos show why this marvelous city in Karnataka is an astonishing place to visit in south India. Also Read - Watch | Mangalore Woman Risks Her Life, Climbs Down a Well to Rescue Stray Dog
Cluster of traditional tile-roofed houses on the back streets of Mangalore
Houses in Mangalore
Kollur Mookambika temple on a rainy day
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Palmyra or Toddy palm found in and around Mangalore is used to make toddy and jaggery
Toddy in Mangalore
Scenic view of Kavu Gudde and Badaga Bellore valley from St. Michael’s Church ground in Bellore
St Lawrence Minor Basilica at Attur in Mangalore
Basilica in Mangalore
Enroute Mangalore from Goa
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Beautiful rural landscape near Mangalore
The rocky Someshwar beach in Mangalore
Someshwar beach in Mangalore
Mullayanagiri range of mountains near Chickmagalur
St. Michael’s Church in Bellore region of Mangalore
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Aerial view of Mangalore’s pristine beach
Aloysius Church in Mangalore
Gokarnanatheshwara Temple in Mangalore’s Kudroli
Boats at the beach of Ullal village near Mangalore
These beautiful photos of Mangalore’s landscapes, beaches, temples and churches show why this spectacular place in Karnataka must be visited at least once. So before the monsoon season ends, take a trip to Mangalore or its surrounding attractions.
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