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, Panampur 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.
Dakshina Kannada district administration and tourism departarment is organising a River Festival as Part of Karavali Utsav 2018 at Kulur, Bangarakulur Padakodi, Sultan Bathery, on the coastal festival. The ‘River Festival’ program will be held on January 12th and 13th at Kulur, Bangarakulur Padakodi, Sultan Bathery, on the coastal festival of District and District Tourism Department.The main focus is on the eco-friendly tourism.