Are you confused to select the best destinations in Mangalore for a 1-day trip? Mangalore is a port city of Karnataka well-known for sun-kissed beaches, temples, beautiful gardens, greenish parks, etc. Mangalore is an excellent place to spend time with your loved ones. On a one-day trip to Mangalore, there is a lot to do out there.
Taste Mangalorean cuisine, which is largely influenced by South Indian cuisine. As Mangalore is a coastal city, fish forms the staple diet of most people. Mangalorean cuisine is also known for fish and chicken dishes. Some amazing restaurants serve authentic local cuisine and more.
Here is the list of few beautiful places to visit in Mangalore:
Start your day by visiting Surathkal beach for witnessing an amazing sunrise. Refresh your mind with blowing fresh wind and enjoy the natural beauty for some while. Surathkal beach is a blessing for all the beach lovers out there. It is well-known for its clean and quiet surroundings. When walking around the seashore, the powdery sand touches the naked foot gives pleasure to the mind. This beach is famous for its sunrise and sunset viewpoint, sightseeing, adventure sports, water sports, etc. The beautiful views of tides, the cool breeze, and the sounds of waves give calmness to body and soul.
There is a lighthouse behind the beach that gives an eye-catching view of both the ocean and the city overall.
Timing- 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Breakfast At New Taj Mahal Cafe, Mangalore
After refreshing your mind at Surathkal beach, you can have your tasty breakfast at New Taj Mahal Cafe. This is one of the best places to visit in Mangalore for a delicious breakfast. The restaurant serves quality and tasty food and is liked by visitors the most. Idlis, crispy vadas, and dosas are their main menu. Tuppa dosa, teekh roti, and banana halwa are must-try items of the cafe.
Timing- 6.00 AM to 9.30 PM
Address- Near Navabharath Circle, Kodailbail, Mangalore
Visit St. Aloysius Chapel
Visit St. Aloysius chapel to feel the peace and divinity which is located in the middle of the city. It is considered a world-class tourist destination, with amazing architecture. It is known for its beautiful interiors painted by Antonio Moscheni, an Italian Jesuit in 1899. His paintings cover almost all the walls of the church and can be categorized as fresco paintings and canvas paintings. The location allows you to get a picturesque view of the Arabian sea.
Timing- 7.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Address- P B No 720, Kodailbail, Dakshina Kannada, Hampankatta, Mangalore- 575003
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple is situated in the heart place of Mangalore. It is one of the must-visit oldest temples in India. It is the complete depiction of early Vijayanagara architecture dating back to the 10th and 11th century AD. One of the eye-catching features of this temple is a bronze statue of Lord Manjunatha. It is the oldest bronze statue of the Lord in South India. The overall location is extremely spiritual and calm.
Timing- 5.30 AM to 1.00 PM; 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Kadri Hill Park
Kadri Hill Park is the largest garden in Mangalore as well as the city's most popular picnic spot. This is one of the popular attractions in the city for people of all ages, especially for children. It has a popular musical fountain show, a laser light show, and also hosts flower shows throughout the year. Children can enjoy play zone, toy train rides, and other fun activities.
It is a unique combination of a nature park, zoo, and picnic garden. You can relax on the greenish grasses, benches, or under trees enjoying the weather. The park is rich with flora and fauna and can see wild animals like spotted deer, sambar, anteaters, crocodiles, jackals, leopard, monkeys, rare birds, and many kinds of reptiles.
Timing- 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 5- INR 10
Lunch At Machali
Mangalore is well-known for its seafood. Machali restaurant is one of the famous seafood destinations in Mangalore. The restaurant offers a variety of seafood including pomfret, prawns, kingfish, etc. cooked according to traditional Mangalorean recipes. Fish thali is a must-try dish of Machali, consists of red rice, a curry made from fish bones and spares, a vegetable dish, and a thick Konkani-style yellow dal.
Timing- 11.00 AM to 3.30; 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM
Address- Behind Ocean Pearl, Sharada Vidyalaya Road, Kodailbail, Mangalore
Sultan Battery Watch Tower
Sultan Battery was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 as a watchtower which is located 4 km from the center of Mangalore city. This place is played an important role in keeping the British from growing in South India. You can climb up to the top of the tower and catch a view of the Arabian sea. Many water sports activities are arranged there for visitors. Sultan Battery is very close to Thannirbhavi beach. There is a boating point to reach Thannirbhavi beach from Sultan battery.
Timing- 24 hours
After spending your entire day, have a visit to Tannirbhavi beach, which is one of the most popular beaches of Mangalore. This is the best place to visit in Mangalore at night. Mangalore is nothing without beaches. The beach offers white sands and gradual slopes that make it the ideal place for a dip in the sea. Gentle waves and shallow water make your trip a memorable experience. It also contains some interesting water sports like surfing and jet skiing and boating. Small restaurants on the beachside offer fresh seafood and snacks. It is one of the ideal places to watch the sunset.
Dinner At Pallkhi Restaurant
End your Mangalore trip by having a yummy dinner! Pallkhi restaurant is a unique multi-cuisine restaurant with a great ambiance and vast menu from where you can choose yours. The menu comprises traditional Mangalorean cuisine with Indo-Chinese, South Indian, and North Indian influences. Tangdi kabab, chicken biryani, mutton banarasi, Kadai prawns, and chicken kurkure are the must-try items.
Timing- 11.30 AM to 3.30 PM; 7.00 PM to 11.00 PM
Address- Tej Towers Balmatta Road, Opp. Jyothi Cinema, Next to KMC, Mangalore
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