At the estuaries of Netravathi and Gurupur Rivers, on the coast of Arabian Sea coast, lies the calm and peaceful city of Mangalore which has been a significant destination on international trade routes since the 6th century AD. Mangalore, the largest city located on Karnataka’s shoreline, is an ideal place to branch inland towards Bengaluru and break long continued journeys moving along the western sea. It used to be the main port during Hyder Ali’s reigns. High amounts of region’s spice, coffee and cashew crops are shipped out from the modern port which is located 10 km north of Mangalore.
The city, for its pleasant cosmopolitan air and an exquisite range of merry pubs and restaurants, is known for being a great place to relax. Mangalore is a hilly place featuring winding, disorienting and chaotic streets. However the centrally located hotels & restaurants, the train station and the bus stand make it comfortable for the visitors. The KSRTC bus stand is present 3km to the north.