Mangalore is the main port city of Karnataka, located between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Due to advanced urban sanitation policy, Mangalore is considered among the cleanest cities of India. Apart from natural beauty, tourists can enjoy historically and culturally relevant places, rolling hills, freshwater streams, coconut palms, beaches, lighthouse, wildlife parks, religious places, etc.
The main economic activities of Mangalore include port-related activities and agriculture processing. The port in Mangalore is mainly used for exporting coffee and cashew. Major companies operating here are MRLP, ELF Gas, KIOCL, and MCF. Mangalore has also come up as a preferred destination for major IT and outsourcing companies.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Mangalore Airport is also called Bajpe Airport, where flights operate during night time too. During 2012-13, operating profit and revenue of the airport was Rs. 16.49 crores and Rs. 50.66 crores, respectively. Last year it had handled 1.02 million passengers. Facilities available in the Mangalore Airport are free trolley service, baggage carousels, snack bars, book shops, restaurant, and duty-free shops.
Flights operating from the airport are Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, JetKonnect, Air India Regional, and Air India Express. The most popular destinations are Bangalore, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Kochi, Chennai, etc. You will find KSRTC bus services and prepaid taxis for transport from the airport.
More Information on Mangalore
The area of Mangalore is 200 sq km, while the population is 539,387. Konkani, Tulu, Beary, Kannada, and English are the languages spoken. The must-visit places in Mangalore are:
- Sultan Battery
- Seemanthi Bai Government Museum
- Mangalore Beach
- Light House Hill Garden
- Kadri Hill Park
- Ullal Beach
- Kadri Manjunatha Temple
- Masjid Zeenath Baksh
- St. Aloysius Chapel
- Milagres Church
- New Mangalore Port
Best time to visit Mangalore is between September and February.