Monday, April 11, 2011

Mangalore

Mangalore (State: Karnataka) is located at a distance of 350 kms from Bangalore. On the one side it has Arabian Sea, while on the other side there are Western Ghat mountain ranges. The city derives its name from the local Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi. It is one of the important port on the Arabian Sea. Its history dates back to 7th century and it has been ruled by several prominent dynasties. Today it is a major educational hub in India.


Major attractions here are:
Transport system in Mangalore include private buses, Government buses, trains, taxis and autorickshaws. The city bus service is operated by private operators and provides excellent connectivity through out the city and beyond.

54 comments:

Jeri ~ said...

Very impressive mosaic - those buildings are amazing!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Stunning Temples! The architecture is simple fantastic.

Vee said...

Always lovely to see the cities and its sights that you share.

V Rakesh said...

Mangalore is a place very close to my heart!

I've spent a good 3 years there and have some wonderful memories that I cherish!

Team G Square said...

Nice place , thanks for sharing the photo.

Naturegirl said...

Thank you for scenes from a far away land one I may never have an opportunity to visit other than through your blog. Thank you for posting!

Krishna said...

Hi

good information

thanks for sharing

joshi daniel said...

looks like a great place!

Sridharan said...

Nice Post Rajesh!. I had been to the Manjunatha temple in 2005.

Elettra said...

Mangalore has many interesting buildings to visit !!!!!

Rajesh send me your address on my private email I will send you the stamps, ciao

Jeevan said...

Mangalore is one of a place i wish to visit. I heard its pleasant always in presence of sea and western ghats mountains. Hope learning some more from you here and further. Good captures rajesh!

Sailor said...

I've been to Mangalore once and it is a very pretty town. I stayed with one of my friends house which was on the bank of the big river(I don't remember the name). That was about 15 years ago.

Rizalenio said...

Wow! The interior of that temple is magnificent.

Snap said...

wonderful mosaic and interesting contrast between the temples and the church. always nice to travel through India with you.

DoanLegacy said...

Fantastic post, with such gorgeous photos to see!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great week ahead.

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful look at your world as always, Rajesh! Wonderful captures of such lovely and interesting places. Would love to visit there myself, but your photos are the next best thing! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Photo Cache said...

every week you whet my appetite for a visit in india.

Al said...

It looks wonderful - I can't wait to see more photos.

Indrani said...

Lots of must see spots there.
Thanks for the list.

George said...

I look forward to seeing more of the beautiful sites you've included in this great collage.

Genie said...

Your country is one amazing feat of architecture after another, and they are all beautiful. I really do like the trolley car. I is quaint and filled with local personality.As always, your shots are wonderful.

ladyfi said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

magiceye said...

very informative but i think it is more than 30kms from bangalore for sure, a typo?

alicesg said...

Nice to see people practising different faiths living together in harmony.

snowwhite said...

Magnificent carvings and decorations! I love historical places very much.Thank you for sharing.

aka Penelope said...

Looks like a bustling city with many temples.

Margaret said...

Very nice blog. I have enjoyed my travels around India.

sm said...

beautiful pics
good info on manglore

photowannabe said...

Its always interesting to learn about places I know nothing about. Thank you for the interesting post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely city! I'm glad they have good public transportation. I wish we did.

jabblog said...

Mangalore sounds an interesting place to visit.
The road looks unusually quiet. Is it always like that?

raji said...

nice to see the medley of various castes in the form of their worshiping places.Always love my native city.

Pietro said...

Great collage, Rajesh. Wonderful temples and nice church (the inside is so precious too).

richies said...

Looks like a very interesting place to visit. I wish I could.

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Roger Owen Green said...

nifty as always.
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♥Shrqz♥ said...

I wish someday i will have the chance to visit one of this places. nice place

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Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Fascinating. I'd hear of Bangalore but not Mangalore. And so many religious structures! I do like the buses...we need more of those here!

Carver said...

Looks and sounds like a fascinating place to visit.

Rajesh said...

Thank you Deepak for catching the typo. It is 350 kms from Bangalore. I have corrected it.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

will you be covering Udupi n Kundapura in future posts?

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Great clicks yaar...!

Mar said...

Love it. A good friend and her friend were just there visiting!

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Eden said...

Such a lovely place. Love to visit there one day. Great shots.

Leovi said...

Masterful, not to miss any detail

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

The building looks amazing great shot

chubskulit said...

Nice pick for letter M! Beautiful captures too!

My Letter M, hope you can come and see. Have a great Wednesday!

Anya said...

Mangalore
(sound like Bangalore ;-)

It looks very great there :)))))

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Shrinidi: Yes, I will be covering Udupi, Kundapur shortly.

Bluebell Books said...

a lovely place.

sharplittlepencil said...

Rajesh, your blog is one of the few which allows me to travel the world from my little home office. Bless you for all the beauty! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/mmmmmmmms-abc-day-16/

deepazartz said...

Nice photos...I have been to Mangalore once...the place is called Ullal & it was quite a memorable trip:)))

Arti said...

Beautiful collage, I never knew Manglore was named after a Goddess!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.