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Sight Seeing (within the city)

The places to see in Mangalore  city include:

Sultan Battery : Sultan Battery is famous for the watch tower constructed by Tipu Sultan. Situated 4kms away from the city, it was built in black stones to prevent warships from entering the Gurupur River. It gives the impression of a miniature fortress with the provisions for mounting cannons all-round. The Water Sports and Adventure Centre is situated adjacent to Sultan Battery. This adventure centre indulges in aquatic activities like canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, speed boat rides, banana boat rides and bumper tubes.

Kadri Manjunatha Temple : Situated on the hills of Kadri, the temple of Manjunateshwara is a very popular place of worship in Mangalore. Believed 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 Majunathaswamy here is also the oldest in South India.
  Kadri Temple

Mangala Devi Temple : Mangalore owes its name to the temple of Mangala Devi. Situated in Bolar about 3 kms from Hampankatta (the heart of the city), the temple has its roots running way back into 9th Century. Various Pujas and rituals are performed by Vedic Brahmins on a regular basis. During Navarathri (Dasara) special Pujas are performed on all the nine days.

Maha Maya Temple : Built around the 15th Century, the temple houses Goddess Shri Mahamaya as the principal deity. The temple complex also has the idols of Shri Venkataramana, Shri Srinivas, Mahalakshmi, Mahalasa Narayani, Shri Chandramaulishwara and Raktheswari Amma. The popular festivals associated with the temple are the Car Festival and Navarathri. Shri Mahamaya Teertha, the largest tank in the city is seen in front of the temple.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple : The historic Shri Mahaganapathi Temple has an illustrious history of a staggering 800 years. The legend has it that Maharaja Veerabahu of Tuluva Dynasty installed a “Shiva Linga” as per the suggestion of a great seer Shri Bharadhwaja to vindicate himself from the staying of a cow. It’s believed that this Shivalinga was worshipped by the Maharaja as Sharabeshwara. Thereafter, this sacred place was called Sharavu and the newly formed temple tank was called Sharatheertha.

  Sharavu  mahaganapathi temple

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple : This beautiful temple is the abode of Lord Gokarnatha, another name for Lord Shiva. According to the legend, Shri Narayana Guru, the great saint and philosopher who visited Mangalore in the year 1912, expressed his wish that the Billavas should build a temple for Lord Shiva in the city. Granting the saint’s wish, H. Koragappa of Billava family built this temple in the same year.

St. Aloysius Church : Built in the year 1899-1900, St. Aloysius Church is an architectural wonder in itself. Comparable with the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the walls of the church are covered with the fresco and canvas paintings of Anthony Moscheni of Italy. The central row of paintings on the ceiling depicts the life of Aloysius Gonzaga to whom this chapel and a college is dedicated.
  Alloysius church
Mahatma Gandhi Museum : The collection in the museum includes zoology, anthropology, sculpture, art, coins and manuscripts. It is situated in Canara High School is open from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m

Kadri Park : Is a nice hangout place / picnic spot for children, couples, young and old. It is the largest park within the city limits of Mangalore with lots of flowers, maintained by Karnataka Horticulture Department.

Other Places of Interest include Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Museum, Milagres Church, Albuquerque Tile Factory, Summer Sands Beach Resort, Fernandes Cashew Factory, The Souza Cashew Factory, Heritage Homes and many more

 
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