Mangalore St Aloysius Church and Gokarnatheshwara Temple

Mangalore or Mangaluru is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka state, India. Majority of coffee and cashew exports from India are through the port here.

St Aloysius Church, Mangalore
St Aloysius Church, Mangalore

St Aloysius Chapel (Church) built in 1884, is a Portuguese chapel situated at Lighthouse Hill in the heart of the city. The chapel’s architecture is comparable to the chapels of Rome. Beautiful paintings adore every inch of the chapel. The church paintings are preserved by a national board of India.

Gokarnatheshwara Temple at Kudroli near Mangaluru is a famous temple here. Kadri Shri Manjunathaswamy Temple, Sri Mangaladevi Temple, Pilikula Biological Park and Zoo, Snake Park, Thannirbavi Tree Park (near Tannirbhavi Beach), Beaches, etc, are some of the other tourist places in Mangaluru.

How Do I Go to Mangalore?

Mangaluru is well connected by road, train and flight to other parts of the country. This town is situated close to the Kerala – Karnataka interstate border.

Mangalore Central (also called Mangaluru Central) is the major railway station here. There is an International Airport near Bajpe at 20 kilometers distance from the heart of the city center.

There are many hotels at Mangalore, offering all modern facilities.

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