Things to do in Mangalore

Mangalore Weekend Guide

Mangalore is a blend of multiple cultures and local communities from Tulu Nadu, Malabar and other regions in Karnataka. The city is home to premier educational institutions
Mangalore is named after Mangaladevi temple. Mangalore receives heavy rains during the rainy season( June- August ). It has breathtaking lush green landscapes & green cover all around the year. Mangalore is home to some famous temples like Subramanya Temple, Dharmasthala Temple & the famous Mookambika area, which is known as the spiritual powerhouse of the region. Other than temples & religious places, Mangalore has a good amount of forest coverage housing rich wildlife. Some popular ones are Nagarhole, Bandipur, and Mudumalai. You will find many jungle resorts here where you can live with modern amenities among wildlife. Mangalore also has a wide beach area such as NITK Suratkal beach, Palampur Beach Kapu Beach. Some hidden beaches worth checking out are Tannirbhavi Beach & Sasihithlu Beach. It’s close proximity to the beach ensures a wide range of seafood. If you prefer higher grounds, you must check out Agumbe (A hill station, Known as the Cherrapunji of South India). Situated about 100 km from Mangalore.

1. Go For an Adventurous Trek

Located near Mangalore, at the base of the Charmadi Ghat, the Didupe and Ermai waterfalls are a sight to behold. Do not miss this opportunity to see the wondrous sight thus weekend!

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2. Learn Surfing at Mantra Surf Club

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Located in a beautiful quiet village called Mulki, Mantra offers surfing lessons to beginners with instructors certified by ISA (International Surfing Association). 

3. Trek to Kodachadri

Kodachadri is nestled deep in the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga and is the 10th highest peak in the state. It is s home to lush green jungle trails through dense tropical forests, picturesque waterfalls and mesmerizing landscapes.

4. Attend Isha Hatha Yoga 

Isha Foundation is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization founded by Sadhguru, to create an inclusive culture towards global harmony and progress. Hatha Yoga stems from a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body, and uses yogic postures, or yogasanas, to enable the system to sustain higher levels of energy. The Isha Hatha Yoga program is available in Mangalore from 7th July to 12th July.

5. Watch 3D show at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium

Swami Vivekananda Planetarium is the first 3D planetarium in India. It is also the first planetarium in the country with 8K digital and opto-mechanical (hybrid) projection system. The planetarium is at the Pilikula Regional Science Centre in Mangalore.

6. Pilikula Nisarga Dhama

The Pilikula Nisarga Dhama is a major eco – education and tourism development centre in Mangalore. There is an open zoo with many wild animals like tigers, wild cats, king cobras and other areas like gold course, lakes, etc. Spread over 350 acres, it is an ideal space for nature lovers.


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