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Visiting the Port city of Mangalore/Mangaluru

Overview: Today's Mangalore is a bustling metropolis and competes with the biggest cities in India, but still maintaining the rich culture and heritage. Several heritage structures don the skyline of Mangalore, like the 9th century Mangaladevi temple, which gives its name to the city. Other attractions are the St Aloysius Chapel, built by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1884; Sultan Bathery, which is a watch tower constructed by Tipu Sultan in 1784; and the Milagres Church built around the same time, Light house hill tower, which served as a watch tower for British Navy. The Kadri Manjunatha temple was initially built in the 10th century, but its outer walls were completed by the 14th century. This is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka dedicated to Lord Manjunathaswamy and several caves and inscriptions being found near the temple. A popular temple of Anantha Padmanabha temple at Kudupu is another attraction 10kms from Mangalore. Once in Mangalore, it is hard to miss th…