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Mangalore Travel Guide, India

Mangalore is an important city for South Indian state Karnataka because it is the most important port for this state which drives most of its income from fish business due to the lengthy coastline on the western sides facing the Arabian Sea. This coastline on the western side is popular by the name of Western Ghats in local language. Mangalore also works as the staging point for the wettest region of India (the so called Malabar Coast).

Many languages like Kannada, Tulu, Beary, and Konkani are spoken regularly by the locals. Hindi being the national language hasn’t yet lost its grip over the city (like the rest of Karnataka) but unfortunately it isn’t spoken in that high percentage like the other local languages. English is also easily understood by the locals.

Mangalore has fourth highest population in the state of Karnataka and it is also has the largest coastline amongst all cities of Karnataka. This city is surrounded by natural boundaries from the western and eastern sides. Western Ghats surround the city from the east and Arabian Sea surrounds the city from the west. Also, from North of the city flows the River Netravti and from South flows the River Gurupura thus acting as natural boundaries from the northern and southern sides respectively.

Days are warm in the city while nights are comparatively cooler due to gentle winds which flow regularly. Numerous hills lie in and around the city of Mangalore thus giving it a beautiful look anyone will cherish. Research says that Mangalore is not highly prone to earthquake and it lies in Seismic Zone 3rd.

There isn’t any huge difference between the temperatures of summers and winters for the city. Average temperature stays between 27 degree Celsius and 34 degree Celsius. July is the most humid month for Mangalore with humidity touching the mark of around 95 percent. On the other hand, January is the month which experiences lowest humidity which is around 55 percent.

Some of the famous beaches of Mangalore Coast are Suratkal, Panambur, Mukka, Tannirbavi, and Someshwara. These are enough to make Mangalore an important tourist hot spot on the Indian Map. Ashoka trees, Palm trees, and Coconut trees are some of the famous vegetation which one will find in the city.

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