Mangalore, a picturesque city on the Arabian Sea coast. Ideal place for beach lovers. All one can see is a vast stretch of golden sand and azure sea. This places is a feast for foodies, as one can find varieties mouthwatering seafood. Line any other south Indian city, Mangalore also has a spiritual feel, making it more interesting place to visit. Best time to visit Mangalore is during Winter. As one can enjoy their trip with interruption of heavy downpour or sweltering heat. Things to do in Mangalore
- Temple tour
Mangaladevi Temple and Gokarnanatheshwara Temple are famous temples in Mangalore. These temples are perfect blend of spirituality and architecture. One can also find exquisite rock carving and sculptures that adds to the beauty. - Spend time at the finest beaches. Panambur Beach, Surathkal Beach,Chithrapura Beach, Ullal beach are few beaches in Mangalore. These beaches invites people to enjoy bare feet stroll on it. In Surathkal Beach lighthouse on the beach that provides some great views of the ocean and the countryside. - Enjoy Natures beauty at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama
A beautiful park that is nothing less than a paradise for nature lovers. It is an ideal place for picnics. One can find scads of wildlife species here and there is a a cage less zoo, where Tigers, Leopards, Bears and a variety of reptiles and snakes can be seen. It offers mini-golf course, aquarium, botanical garden, boating lake, etc. - Offer your prayers Offer your prayers at St. Aloysius Church. This is a beautiful and breathtaking chapel. The interior and architecture of the chapel are a clear evidence of the great and inspiring lives of the saints. - Learn history at the museum
Museum is a the best place that can reflect and speak for the rich heritage and the history of the city. Bejai Museum is the best museum in the city. - Enjoy shopping
Shop your heart out in city center or Hampankatta. - Try Mangalorian Cuisine
A must try here is Fish Pulimunchi, Crab Ghee Roast,chicken ghee roast, neer dosa and chicken curry, the chicken pulimunchi and kundapuri chicken. Delicious food is one thing that is guaranteed. Check out the following link https://www.funstay.in/ for Mangalore packages.
Hi Ranjitkumar, Mangalore is a great choice for solo travelling. Also, the perfect time to visit here is from October-February when the weather is pleasant unlike in April-August. Must visit these places in Mangalore: Panambur Beach, Kudroli Gorakhnath Temple, Mangalore Beach, Sultan Battery, Ullal Beach and Sakleshpur. If you are travelling on your own bike/car then its awesome. Otherwise you can easily get cabs, private buses and govt operated KSRTC buses. Have a safe trip!
Adding to the suggestions below of places to visit in and around Mangalore. About 60 kms away from the city, there's St. Mary's Island where the shore is mostly shells and rocks and less of fine sand. To reach the island you'll have to take a bus from Mangalore to Malpe then catch a ferry from malpe beach to the island. Cuisine wise, Sea food preparation like Sukka, ghee roast, Seer fish or pomfret tava / masala fry are a must try. Some of the famous places you'll find them are giri manjas, machli, meen ootada mane. Most of these places can be found on zomato as well. Mangalore is also known for its gadbad ice cream at some of the local joints especially Ideals ice cream parlor / pabbas ice cream parlour. Travelling inside city limits isn't that hard as the bus service to most places in the city is well connected. Apart from that you can also use auto rickshaws or cabs (ola/uber) or self driven cars (zoomcars) are also available for rent based in your needs.
Hi, being a mangalorean i can say that mangalore is totally safe for a solo trip.
Previous answers have covered all the must visit places, but since it is a city for popular for fish cuisine, you can head to Mangalore port, "Dakke", in local language, and see the fresh fish being brought in from the fishing boats and auctioned at the port.
The port is open for anyone and the best time to visit there is early in the morning around 5.30-8.00 AM.
Hope you like the smell of the fishes being brought in. All the best and have fun while in mangalore