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Mangaluru, also known as Mangalore, is a port city located in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated at the mouth of the Netravati River on the Arabian Sea coast, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) west of the state capital, Bengaluru.

Mangaluru has a rich cultural heritage, with its roots in the coastal towns of the Konkan region. It is known for its temples, churches, and its unique cuisine, which is a blend of south Indian and Portuguese flavors.

The city is home to several educational institutions, including the prestigious Mangalore University and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district.

Geographically, Mangaluru is located in the southwestern region of India, in the Western Ghats mountain range. It has a tropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters.

In terms of its history, Mangaluru has been an important port city since the 6th century, when the Kadamba dynasty ruled the region. In the 16th century, it became a major trading center for the Portuguese, who established a fort and a church there. The city was later ruled by the British and then the Mysore kingdom.

In the early 20th century, Mangaluru was a major center of the Indian freedom struggle, with several prominent leaders like Ullal Srinivas Iyengar and Kudmul Ranga Rao playing a major role in the movement.

Today, Mangaluru is a thriving port city, with a bustling economy and a vibrant cultural scene. It is also a major tourist destination, with its beaches, temples, churches, and other attractions drawing visitors from all over the world.

Excursion tips for a day in Mangaluru

Mangaluru is a coastal city in India that offers a variety of activities for tourists. Here are some of the possible activities you can do in Mangaluru in a day:

1. Visit the Mangaluru Beach and take a leisurely stroll along the shore.
2. Explore the historical sites in the city, such as the Kadri Manjunath Temple and St. Aloysius Chapel.
3. Take a boat ride to the nearby Netrani Island and enjoy the stunning views of the Arabian Sea.
4. Spend some time shopping at the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.
5. Visit the Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, a large park with a zoo, botanical garden, boating facilities, and more.
6. Enjoy some of the local delicacies like the Mangalore Buns and Appams.
7. Take a tour of the nearby temples, such as the Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and the Mangaladevi Temple.
8. Visit the Sultan Battery, an old fort built by Tipu Sultan.
9. Head to the nearby Ullal Beach and enjoy the sunset.
10. Visit the Panambur Beach and take part in the water sports activities.

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The climate in Mangaluru

Mangaluru has a tropical climate, with hot and humid summers, mild winters, and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. During the summer months from March to May, temperatures can reach up to 35°C and humidity levels are high. The monsoon season runs from June to September, with heavy rains and thunderstorms. Winter is the coolest time of year, with temperatures usually ranging between 18-25°C, and the occasional cold spell. The city experiences its highest rainfall in October and November. Overall, Mangaluru has a warm and wet climate year-round.

Cruise weather for Mangaluru

Our weather forecast for Mangaluru helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.8 °C
33.5 m/s
43.9 m/s
100.0 %
13.4 m
80.8 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 25.8 °C
30.2 m/s
40.3 m/s
100.0 %
7.5 m
82.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 26.3 °C
32.8 m/s
49.0 m/s
100.0 %
10.7 m
82.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.2 °C
33.5 m/s
51.8 m/s
96.6 %
14.9 m
81.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.1 °C
31.7 m/s
47.5 m/s
97.4 %
18.3 m
83.7 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.3 °C
29.5 m/s
45.7 m/s
100.0 %
16.1 m
83.2 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.5 °C
32.6 m/s
46.8 m/s
99.9 %
21.3 m
82.8 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
34.2 m/s
49.7 m/s
100.0 %
16.7 m
82.5 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.4 °C
31.7 m/s
45.4 m/s
98.8 %
17.2 m
83.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.5 °C
26.0 m/s
39.6 m/s
98.4 %
18.1 m
82.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.3 °C
31.7 m/s
47.9 m/s
64.4 %
20.4 m
82.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.8 °C
29.5 m/s
45.4 m/s
33.7 %
12.8 m
83.8 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.7 °C
26.6 m/s
40.3 m/s
79.3 %
7.5 m
84.1 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Mangaluru

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Scheduled ship calls in Mangaluru, India
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