Avail Mangalore tours to explore the myriad of tourist attractions.
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Located at the foot of the Kadri Hill, the Kadri Manjunath temple
enshrines the deity of Lokeshwara. The idol of Lokeshwara, a three-faced
figure with six arms, is reputed to be one of the best bronze statues in
India. The origin of the Kadri temple can be traced to 1068 AD. A
'Jogimutt' and some stone caves located atop the Kadri hill are believed
to be the caves of the Pandavas, mythological figures from the epic
Magabharata. Pilgrims throng these caves in large numbers.
Mangaladevi temple is dedicated to Mangaladevi, the presiding deity of
Mangalore. Mangaladevi was a princess of Kerala, who came here
accompanying Matsyendranatha, one of the propounders of the Nath cult
and breathed her last on this land. The 10th century temple is situated
3 Km. away from main City Bus stand. This temple built by the Ballal
family of Attavar.
St. Aloysius College Chapel
Built in the year 1899-1900, St. Aloysius College Chapel is located on
the light house hill. For its sheer architectural beauty, the Chapel is
regarded on par with the famous Sistine Chapel in Rome. Exquisite
frescoes adorn the walls and the ceilings of this structure, which are
regarded to be the creation of trained Jesuit priest Antony Moscheni.
This watchtower was built by Tipu Sultan to prevent enemy warships from
entering the Gurpur River. Cannons mounted on vantage points of the
tower used to mow down the enemy with enormous firepower. Remnants of
the original fort-like structure today constitutes what is called the
Tipu's well. It is today a deserted spot but its construction is