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Situated on the West Coast of India, Mangalore is a port city with a long history of international trade. Here you'll discover palm-fringed beaches and old-world buildings topped with famous Mangalore red clay tiles, it's a picturesque port of call. There are numerous significant temples nearby too, including the ‘Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple' which is located on the highest foothill and dates back to 1086 AD. Whilst there, you can also visit the stone caves on top of the hill called the ‘Caves of the Pandavas'. For beach time, head to the one of the fine beaches, such as ‘Surathkal Beach'.
For a taste of the real Mangalore, head to one of the bustling markets. You'll find a variety of local handicrafts, spices and nuts. Mangalore is also home to a number of shopping centres such as ‘Hampankatta', ‘Kankannady', ‘Balmatta' and ‘Falnir'.
The currency in Mangalore is the Indian Rupee. Mangalore is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich meantime (GMT +5.5).
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