Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Mangalore City Information
Mangalore gets its name from the presiding deity Mangaladevi, the goddess of fortune. It is a major commercial centre.
The city has a modern port and major home industries like Beedis, Tiles, cashew and coffee curing and fishing.
It has a panorama of palm-fringed beaches, lush green fields and enchanting forests.
Places of Interest:
Mangaladevi Temple - The temple is built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Malabar
Princess - a princess of Kerala, is a tile roofed low structure.
Kadri Manjunath Temple - The Temple is situated at the foot of the Kadri Hill inhabited by local Yogis. The Kadri Temple, a square shrine with a pyramidal roof has Lokeshwara as the main deity.
St. Aloysius College Chapel - The Chapel has exquisite frescoes covering the walls and the ceilings.
Light House Hill-Garden - The light house is built by Haider Ali.
Sultan Battery - The watch tower constructed by Tipu Sultan gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round.
Shreemanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum - The museum has a small collection of antiquities.
Mahatma Gandhi Museum - The Museum has the collection related to zoology, anthropology, sculpture, art, coins and manuscripts.
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