2. Mangalore:I am not a fan as such of places where the weather isn't cold, not even in winter but Mangalore stole my heart. I do imagine myself here. We were in Mangalore for 4 days, Christmas being one of the days and the city just transforms. Mangalore is an otherwise calm and serene city with the obvious tourist attractions, plenty of them but it has a life that you'll only get glimpses of if you don't look enough.
St. Aloysius's Chapel, Milagres Church, Kadri Manjunath Temple, Aloyseum, Sultan battery, Mangaladevi temple, Panambur beach, Someshwar beach, Ullal beach, Kadri park, Someshwara beach, Venkataramana temple, St. Mary's island, etc.
We were in Mangalore for 4 days and despite traveling through and through from morn to dawn, we didn't quite cover up everything in the city but yes, we did cover most of it, of which we are quite proud, and there are so many things that an enthusiastic tourer can only remember and not recall enough.