About Mangalore

Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 352 km (219 mi) west of the state capital, Bengaluru, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain range. The population of the urban agglomeration was 623,841, according to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India.

Places of Interest

Tannirbhavi beach

Tannirbhavi beach is a beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. It can be reached either by land near Kuloor Bridge or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery. Tannirbhavi (also spelled as Tannirbavi) is one of the popular beaches in Mangalore city, and comes second in popularity to the nearby Panambur beach. Tannirbhavi beach has some basic facilities like life guards, proper toilets, a parking lot, a couple of small eateries and concrete benches. On the other side of the land strip of the beach there is a barge-mounted 220 MW power plant set up by the GMR group.It is located at a distance of 12 km from Mangalore.

Panambur Beach

Panambur Beach is on the shores of Arabian sea and is credited as one of the safest and best maintained beaches of India.[1] It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. The beach is located in the place called Panambur 10 km north of the City center [3] which comes under the administration of Mangalore City Corporation. As of now this beach is maintained by a private enterprise under the banner of "Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project". Other attractions include jet ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety. This beach has been popular for its picturesque sunsets, the beautiful port area and a picnic spot for tourists and locals alike and offers very good views of the sunset. The beach attracts good number of visitors due to its close proximity to the city. The ships anchored out in the sea waiting for berth in the harbor can be seen from the Beach which presents an attractive picture.

Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park

Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park was set up in the year 2011 by Sammilan Shetty, a young nature lover and butterfly enthusiast. Situated at Belvai, near Moodabidri at the foothills of the Western Ghats, the park is a treasure house of a wide variety of butterflies belonging to this region. The park is developed on natural greenery and the butterflies are also natural inhabitants of the park. The park respects the butterfly's freedom and no dome or enclosure is maintained to keep them trapped within the park. Only suitable conditions which are conducive to different varieties of butterflies are created to attract them to the park. The park is being run with service motive and is not a commercial undertaking.

Pilikula Nisargadhama

Pilikula literally means Pond of Tigers. In Tulu language "pili" means tiger and "kula" means lake. In olden days, tigers used to come to this lake to drink water. Hence, this lake came to be known as Pilikula. Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society has developed this area and it has now become the hot spot for people who are looking for scenic beauty & peace. Pilikula has a huge lake & beautifully laid gardens encircling the entire lake. One can see swans & ducks moving around in the lake & sometimes they even move into the gardens. Boating facilities are available in the lake. One can either use pedaling boats (mostly preferred by couples) or bigger boats carry about 10 to 15 persons.

Surathkal Beach

Devarayanadurga State Forest is a unique dry deciduous forest, situated 60 km away from the state capital Bengaluru. This forest is home to varied species of plants, trees and birds.


Mangalore is one of the most beautiful places in India. It is blessed with scenic beauty, which looks the best after monsoon showers. In Mangalore you can enjoy the lush greenery or enjoy the pristine beauty and marvel of its famous waterfalls. Here are some of the best waterfalls you can see in Mangalore, brought to you by Wild Woods Spa and Resort-one of the best Mangalore resorts. Famous Waterfalls Near Mangalore.

Kudumari Falls

The beautiful Kudumari Falls is located deep within the forests of Western Ghats. It is a heaven for adventure seekers and nature lovers who can enjoy the serene beauty of nature. In between the lush green mountains the white waterfall√,¬ looks heavenly. With a height of about 300 feet, this waterfall is one of the major attractions of Mangalore.

Adyar Waterfalls

For those trying to seek some respite from crazy city life, this place is perfect! Adyar falls is a small waterfall that has a height of about 30 feet. The beauty of this waterfall is captivating and villagers regularly have bath here.

Jog Falls

Jog falls is a beautiful place that captivates the people who visit it. It is one of the most visited weekend getaways near Mangalore. Created by the River Sharavathi that drops from a height of about 830 feet, Jog Falls is the second highest waterfall in India. Its beauty is simply amazing and enthralls everyone who sees it. Wild Woods Spa and Resort is located near Jog falls, offering relaxing and fun filled holidays.

Seeta Falls

This waterfall is located deep inside forest in North-West Karnataka. Since, this fall is not very deep, you can walk to the point where water drops and enjoy a relaxing bath there. Famous Waterfalls Near Mangalore. Looking for a relaxing holiday with your loved ones? Then, Mangalore is the place to visit this vacation. Simply contact Wild Woods Spa and Resort for the most comfortable stay amidst nature and discover some of the most beautiful family vacation and honeymoon destinations in South India that will simply sweep you off your feet. Apart from visiting the most beautiful waterfalls in India, you can enjoy many fun activities to recharge your senses and feel awesome!

Pavagada Fort

Tannirbhavi Tree Park is an initiative by the Karnataka Forest Department and is set up in an area close to 15 hectares near Tannirbhavi Beach. This Tree Park will include few specific tree species found in Western Ghats. It will also include trees/plants which are of herbal and medical nature.

Travel & Weather

Located at an altitude of 914m (2998ft) above sea level, Mangalore has a moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year. During summers the temperatures reach a maximum of 27°C. Winters are colder when the temperature goes down to 20°C. Mangalore enjoys both southwest and northeast monsoons. October and November are the wettest months. The Monsoons are from June - Sept.

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