NOTE: Mangalore = (Undivided South Canara / Dakshina Kannada)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mangalore - on the Shore of Arabian Sea

Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) district in the southwestern corner of Karnataka, and developed as a port on the Arabian Sea - to this day it remains one of the major ports of India. Lying on the backwaters formed by the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, it has long been a roadstead along the Malabar Coast.

Mangalore is known for its beaches, temples and industries. There are several languages spoken there, including Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, and Beary.

The landscape is dominated by the characteristic coconut palms accompanying rolling hills and streams flowing into the sea. The landscape is dotted with tiled-roof buildings, topped with the famous Mangalore tiles made with the local hard red clay and typically walled with laterite blocks.

The Mangalore Harbour provides a connection by sea to the rest of the world. Currently dry, bulk and fluid cargos are handled by the New Mangalore Port, providing an important gateway to the state of Karnataka. It is also the station for the Coast Guard. This modern artificial harbour 10 km north of the town, is now India's ninth largest cargo handling port

Enjoy the Photos of Great Arabian Sea-Mangalore Beach & River

Western Ghats....

Ship @ Thannirbavi Beach...

Train @ Netravati River Bridge...

Cloudy Netravati Bridge..

Ullal someshwar Beach

Ullal Beach

Cloudy Surathkal Beach

KREC Sasihitlu Beach- Surathkal

Boat Near Thanirbavi

Thanirbavi Panambur break water panorama,

Ullal Beach

Near Sultan Battery

River near Sultan Battery

Sunset at Thannirbavi Mangalore

Sunset at Panambur Beach Mangalore

NITK Surathkal

Ullal Bridge..

River Near Kuloor Bridge..

Evening @ sasihithlu beach, Mangalore

Trade Ship on Arabian Sea-Mangalore

Someshwar Ullal

boating between sultan batteri and Thanirbavi

Boats in Panambur


paradise island Malpe Mangalore

Kite Fetival @ Panambur Beach during Karavali Utsav..

Tourist enjoying @ Panambur Beach..

Panambur Beach port , Mangalore

Ships Near Bundar(Old Mangalore Port)

Evening @ Panambur..

Broken Cargo ship @ Thanirbavi Near Panambur.

Nethravathi bridge Mangalore

Panoramic View of Netravati Bridge..

Old Mangalore Port, Bundar, alape -Mangalore

Boats @ old Mangalore Port

Great Shiva statue Near Murudeshwar Beach

Road Near to Beach..

Boating Near Sultan Battery

Nethravathi bridge Mangalore

Netravati River

Ullal Beach Near Summer Sands Beach Resort

Fishing in Mangalore

Maravanthe Beach

Mother & Child Enjoying Near Beach

Light house Surathkal beach on shore of Arabian sea

Surathkal Light House and adjoining Mantapa.

Lighthouse beach pannabur


Mangalore Harbour

fishermen getting ready for fishing

Boats Near -kotepur ullal

View From Kuloor Bridge

Last view of Manglore Port

Light House at Suratkal Beach

light house hil beach pannabur

Fish market near Old Mangalore Port, Bundar-Dakke

Fishermen getting the boat out of the sea at Suratkal Beach, Mangalore

helicopter flying over a Panambur beach

Icefactory, Mangalore,

Kapu Beach Lighthouse udupi-Mangalore

Boating Near Sultan Battery

Camels @ Panambur Beach

Chinese Trade ship near Mangalore Port

Enjoying near Panambur Beach

Boat Resting..

Boating in the backwaters near Mangalore

Boats Resting in Bunder

Boats near Panambur

Boats near Sultan Battery

a small ship harbouring into the port - panambur beach

Tourist Playing near Beach

Boat near Ullal Beach

Boat Resting @ Sultan Battery

Enjoying in Sand near Panambur

Adyar Lake-Mangalore

Rainy sky with cloudy weather



Rahul said...

Gorgeous photographs... loved this post.. Kapu is such an amazing beach... so serene fringed with palm grooves...

Nick Halden said...

Mangalore is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Surathkal Beach is another popular beach, which is famous for its powdery sand. To enjoy a mind-blowing view of the ocean, do not forget to visit the lighthouse. here are a few places to visit in mangalore that really made my trip memorable.

Raksha Varma said...

Excellent Post! Rejoice life during holidays through Dandeli Resorts; located in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka state.

Rithish said...

Hi, very nice post about your trip to Mangalore. This is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. Thanks for sharing about this wonderful place. Really loved to explore these places, Murudeshwar Beach is my most favorite place. If anyone wants to travel this place, book travel in Sugama Travels for best services.