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Mangaluru

Its officially known as Mangaluru, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is known as Kudla in Tulu, Kodial in Konkani, Maikāla in Beary and Mangaluru in Kannada. It is located about 352 kilometers west of the state capital, Bangalore between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. The city has tropical climate. Mangalore’s port handles 75 per cent of India’s coffee and cashew exports. It is a commercial, industrial, educational and healthcare hub on the west coast. The city’s landscape is characterized by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams and red-clay tiled roof buildings. Popular places include Kadri Manjuntha Temple know for its bronze statue, Mangaladevi Temple, kudroli gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Milagres Church and St. Aloysius Chapel which features interior paintings. Tannirbhavi beach is popular for its sunset views.

The St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangaluru was built by Jesuit Missionaries in 1880 and its interiors painted by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1899, during the Mangaluru Mission in 1878. The Italian Jesuits played an important role in education, health, and social welfare of the Mangalorean Catholic community and built the St. Aloysius College in 1880, St Aloysius Chapel in 1884 and many other institutions and churches.

The central row of paintings on the ceiling depicts the life of Aloysius Gonzaga to whom the College and Chapel is dedicated. Gonzaga, who gave his life in the service of others, is given as a model to the students of the college. Gonzaga had everything that a young man of his age desires – wealth, power and influence, but he gave them up in order to serve others, especially the most needy.


GOA ( 350 KM from Mangaluru )

Goa is a state in Western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Well – known for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, it has become people’s choice of tourism. It is India’s smallest state and Panji its capital. Ranked best placed state by the eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population. Margoa still exhibits the cultural influence of Portuguese. It has rich flora and fauna as it is located on Western Ghats range , a biodiversity spot.

Goa is an International Tourist spot and it is known for Beaches, Forts, Churches, Temples, Water Falls, Fontainhas and many more.


KERALA  ( adjacent district 40km from Mangaluru to Malabar Kerala )

Know as God’s own country is a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast consisting of 600 km of Arabian Sea shoreline. Then name Kerala derives from “kera” which means Coconut tree in Malayalam and “alam” is land, this land of coconuts. It nicknamed due to abidance of coconut trees and its used by locals. It is famous for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. National park like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to Elephants, languors, Monkeys and Tigers. Inland are the western Ghats whose slopes sustains tea, coffee and spice plantations besides wild life.


Kerala is famous for its enchantingly gorgeous natural scenes and interesting cultural heritage determining back to thousands of years. Ayurveda and yoga are from an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of Kerala. Ayurveda has been exercised in all parts of India, involving Kerala ever since time unknown and even so, considered a secure alternative to conventional modes of medicine.

Kerala has a great number of Ayurvedic resorts offering a wide variety of Ayurveda treatments and massages. It located in perfect condition of refreshing surroundings of exotic beaches, hill stations and very well known backwaters of Kerala, these Ayurvedic resorts have well experienced Ayurveda therapist and practitioners who study your dhosa and then suggest the required therapy.


KODAGU ( 125kms from Mangaluru )

It is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometers in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Kasargod district of Kerala to the west, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, Kannur district of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad district of Kerala to the south. Agriculture is the most important factor that upholds the economy of Kodagu and the main crops cultivated in this region are rice and coffee. Coorg is rich in natural resources which included timber and spices.


MALENADU ( 120kms from Mangaluru )

Malenadu is a region in the state of Karnataka in India. Malenadu covers the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain range, and is roughly 100 kilometers in width. It is situated between Coastal Karnataka and Bayaluseeme regions of Karnataka. The word Malenadu is derived from kannada word ‘male’ meaning ‘rain’ and ‘nadu’ meaning ‘land’ hence ‘ Land of Rain ‘. The hills of Malenadu are richly forested. Coffee and Arecanut are frown in this region.