#CoffeeWithTripoto Firstly i never knew that there's such place/city exists on map of India which resembles with name "Bangalore" in same state "Karnataka". Yes i am talking about "Mangalore" , the truely heaven on the Earth .
Beaches are the first choice for any enthusiasist to have great time and take cool pictures and Mangalore is just more than what i thought or expected . I decided to visit Mangalore on May this year as i had no other plans to go anywhere and my friend was working there so booked tickets for June.
All i heard about Mangalore is , it is deserted city with poor connectivity , transportation and less developed . But what i experienced was totally opposite of it . I am a traveller so i prefer to travel on low budgets and save wherever i can so this is how we can manage
our budget trips . This time i took my sister along with cause afterall sister is your best friend first and i learnt that we should travel to unknown city with your sister atleast once your life .
We got on train (Netravati Express from LTT, tilak nagar to Trivandrum) by 2 PM which was late by 30 mins from arrival time . I preferred to travel by train from my place to Mangalore as there's this beautiful journey through range of Konkan stations and refreshing scenes across . Travelling by train to Mangalore turned out to my second best decision and first one off course "Mangalore".
We reached to Mangalore junction by 7 am on next morning and that was best journey i could have as it was raining mildly and dense range of coconut trees , lakes and hills . My friend came to pick us from station and we hired an auto till her place which was nearly 20 mins away .Place where my friend is called Valencia near Kankanady circle .
Travel/ Transportation : I am person who prefers to travel by Local transportation as it is the first and best thing to get connected to new place and people and to know them. Mangalore has very good local as well as out station transportation .
Mostly you will see private local buses who runs to travel within city with decent connectivity also it is very cheap than anything . Due to high frequency of buses , you will find less crowd or even if there is crowd , it won't be noisy or irritating .
Ticket rates starts from 5 rs.
Day 1 : We took bath and got ready for our first day out . Mangalore is costal area so it is mostly humid on summer days but very pleasant in rainy season that's why i decided my trip on start of rainy season that is last week of June .
We had our breakfast at nearby local food cafe which served delicious south indian menu including idli , medu wada , differen varieties of dosa , sambhar rice . I was so cheap that we actually had breakfast for three people for price of one person.
Kankanady village by itself spans a very large area and buses from Mangaladevi pass through this point, making it a common point to many routes which reach the city's center by passing through this area . It is 10 mins walking from Valencia.
NOTE : You will see maximum number of private buses running across city than KRTC local buses and those private buses are so cheap and have really good frequecy to any corner of Mangalore . These buses also has Bus no with destination location plate .
Plus driver and conductors are so humble , polite and guide you to reach your desired destination . Rather i found all people from Mangalore are very sweet and polite .