MANGALORE -which is called ‘Kudla’ in local language ‘Tulu’, is a small coastal city in Karnataka close to the Kerala and Karnataka border. I fondly call it as the ‘compact city’ because even in its area of 132.45 square kilometres, it has all the amenities equal to any other larger cities across India.
Every city has its own Pros and Cons. What makes Mangalore the best city to live is that it has all the Pros of a city minus the Cons which you see in rest of the cities.
- You don’t have to struggle for hours in traffic when you leave from home. You don’t have to travel for hours to reach your friends or relatives even when they reside in the same city. Well, now that’s a huge advantage. Those lived in any other cities around India would definitely know how much does this matter.
- Mangalore is declared as 8th cleanest city in India.
- Top business destination in Karnataka after Bangalore.
- This city is also a well known educational destination. People across India come here with various educational aspirations. Mangalore University is known for its quality of education. There are more than 140 colleges here.
- Probably one of very few cities in India where the female population is larger than the male. Well that may not exactly be a pro;) But atleast this lets you know that men and women are treated equally here, unlike some of the other unfortunate places in India.
Mangalore is a city of good looking people. That probably is the first thing one will notice during their Mangalore visit. And I’m not saying this just because I love this city. More than 50% of the best looking people in Indian film industry (Bollywood) are basically from Mangalore. If I have to list a few most popular ones, then the names are Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty, Sunil Shetty, Rohit Shetty, Amrita Rao, Genelia D’Souza, Deepika Padukone, Freida Pinto and the list will go on. Mangalore has contributed a lot to the world, from Bollywood to Sports , from Sea food to Veg cuisine know as Udupi cuisine around the world, from Education to Dancing, Mangalore has its contribution in every field. It is a city which is multi lingual, multi religious and multi culture, representing the diversity of entire India even in its small area. And ‘MangaloreVisit’ is an attempt to give the world a little glance of everything in Mangalore on behalf of every Mangalorean.
Mangalore lies between the Western Ghats and Arabian sea. This is coastal area 350kms away from Bangalore is one of the major ports in India. When you travel south from Goa to Kerala along the coast, Mangalore is one of the Major cities you see en route. It takes around 5 hours to reach Mangalore from Goa this way, after few minutes you will be crossing the Karnataka border to enter Kerala.