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, 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.

1. Learn Surfing at Mantra Surf Club

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

2. Trek to Bandaje Falls & Fort

Decathlon Bharath mall in association with Nomad Adventures are organising a trek to Bandaje Arbi falls on the 8th and 9th of December. Bandaje Falls is located in the Charmadi ghat section of the Western Ghats and the path consists of thick forests and grass meadows which is the beauty of south India. The trek is going to be a challenging one but well, worth the efforts. 

3. Attend a concert

KONKANI ROCKS 5 is back and this time bigger and better! Come and watch them perform live on the 9th of December 2018 at St. Jude Church, Pakshikere at 6:30 pm. Block your calendars and get to the place for a fun-filled evening!

4. Kayak, Camp And The Beach

Kayak in Mangalore
Go for an 2 day kayaking and camping from Mulki organised by kayakboy. Start kayaking near the end of the river, paddle whole day and camp near the river at night. Return back the next day to the place we started.

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. Try Konakani Food Festival in Gateway Hotel

Konkani Food Festival in Mangalore
Experience the authenticity of Konkani cuisine of the GSB community in The Gatway Hotel, Mangalore. Curated by Chef Komal Prabhu, explore the cuisine in a dinner buffet. 
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