Interesting Facts about Mangaluru
|Mangalore City Corporation|
Area - 132.4 square kilometers.
Elevation - 22 metres(72ft).
State - Karnataka.
District - Dakshina Kannada.
Location - 12°- 52'N latitude and 74°- 49'E longitude, located 350km from the capital Bengaluru.
No.1 tourist spot in the city - St. Aloysius Chapel on Light house hill road.
Beaches - Surathkal, Mukka, Panambur, Tannirbavi and Someshwar.
Climate - Tropical monsoon climate.
Rivers - Netravathi and Gurupur.
Amusement and Water Park - Manasa water park, Vamanjoor.
Water Falls - Adyar falls is on the outskirts of Mangaluru just 14km away, at Valachil near Adyar.
Major exports - Coffee and Cashew nuts.
Natural boundaries - Western Ghats and Arabian sea
Major port of the state - New Mangalore Port.
Best time to visit - November - March.
Famous For - Fish, ideal ice cream, cashew nut macaroons, cashew nuts and clay roof tiles.
Most read local newspaper - Vijaya Karnataka and Udyavani.
Most read magazines - Taranga and Sudha.
Entertainment and Shopping - Bharath Mall at Bejai and City Centre Mall on K S Rao road.
IT companies - Infosys, MPhasis BPO, Invengor Technologies, Lasersoft infosystems ltd and Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Mangalore Airport - It is the second international airport of the state, located at Kenjar, Bajpe which is just 16km away.
Railway Station - Mangalore Central Railway Station, Old Kent Road, Hampankatta,
Mangalore - 575 001. It is located on old kent road which is in the heart of the city.
Mangalore Junction or Kankanady Railway Station, 1st Cross Road, Shanthi Nagar, Padil, Mangalore - 575 007. It is located in the outskirts of the city at a place by name Kankanady-Padil.
Bus Station - KSRTC Bus Station, Bejai, Mangalore - 575 004.
National Highways connecting the city - NH 66(Panvel in Mumbai - Kochi), NH75(Mangalore - Bangalore) and NH234(Mangalore - Villupuram).
Weekend Getaways - Pilikula Nisargadhama and Manasa water park at Vamanjoor near Mangalore, St. Mary's islands at Malpe near Udupi and Murudeshwar in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district.
Mangalore Weather - Summer 26-33°C from March to May, winter 22-32°C from December to February, rainfall 3,479 mm from May to Novemeber.
Languages - Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Beary, Malayalam, English, Hindi.
STD code - 0824 or +91 824.
Pincode or Postal code - 575001 – 575030.
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