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Mangalore City Corporation at Lalbagh
Mangalore City Corporation
All About Mangaluru Karnataka India:

Mangalore - 3rd cleanest city in the country and 48th best city in the world, in terms of quality of living.

City Population - 6,80,740( as on 2017).

Area - 132.4 square kilometers. 

Elevation - 22 metres(72ft).

State - Karnataka.

District - Dakshina Kannada.

Location - 12.917°- 52'N latitude and 74.856°- 49'E longitude, located 350km from the capital Bengaluru.

Bank Head Offices: Karnataka Bank Head Office is at Kankanady.and Corporation Bank Head office is at Pandeshwar.

No.1 tourist spot in the city - Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple at Kudroli.

For international tourists - City Centre Mall on K.S. Rao Road ( for International brands, Savoury restaurant, KFC, Mc Donald's and Pizza Hut on 4th floor of City Centre), The Forum Fiza Mall on Pandeshwar Road (Domino's Pizza, Squeeze in Food Court). For beach activities like surfing, sailing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboard, Sasihithlu is the best place. To see beautiful painting on walls of Cathedral, visit St. Aloysius Chapel on Light House hill. .

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, Jasmine flowers, beaches, Colocasia pathrode, Kane fish(Lady fish) fry
and clay roof tiles.

Most read local newspaper - Vijayavani and Udyavani.

Most read magazines - Taranga, Rupatara and Sudha.

Entertainment and Shopping - Bharath Mall at Bejai, Forum Fiza Mall at Pandeshwar and City Centre Mall on K S Rao road, Hampankatta. All these three malls have multiplexes for watching movies.

IT companies - Infosys, MPhasis BPO, Invengor Technologies,  Lasersoft infosystems ltd and Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt Ltd., Diya Systems, B M Softtech, Blueline computers, Datasys Inventure Pvt. Ltd., Bolas Intelli solutions Pvt. Ltd., Incede Technologies, A1 Logics.

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.

The road connectivity to towns and big cities by 5 National Highways:

From Mangaluru, the National Highway 66 connects the cities - Kochi, Trivandrum, Udupi, Kundapur, Bhatkal, Karwar, Goa and Mumbai. Formerly, the same Highway was NH-17.

From Mangaluru, the National Highway 169 connects the cities - Shimoga via Moodabidri. Formerly, the same Highway was NH-13.

From Mangaluru, the National Highway 75 connects the cities - Sakleshpura, Hassan, Kunigal, Bangalore and Vellore. Formerly, the same Highway was NH-48.

From Mangaluru, the National Highway 73 connects the cities - Charmadi, Mudigere, Belur and Tumkur.

From Bantwal near Mangaluru, the National Highway 275 connects the cities Madikeri, Mysuru, Mandya and Bengaluru. The road length is totally 378km.

Mangalore India points of interest - Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Tannirbavi beach, Mangaladevi Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Gomateshwara at Karkala, Thousand Pillar Temple at Moodabidri.

Weekend Getaways - Panambur beach, Tannirbavi beach, Surathkal beach, Kadri Park, Pilikula Nisargadhama and Manasa water park at Vamanjoor near Mangalore, Udupi Krishna temple, St. Mary's islands at Malpe near Udupi and Murudeshwar in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district.

Surfing - Mulki and Sasihithlu beaches are the best surfing locations in the country.

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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