Mangalore (also known as Mangaluru) is a major port in the Arabian sea. This historic town is known for its amazing beaches, diverse culture, and is the hometown of cashew products. This 7-hour small group tour from cruise terminal takes you to the Cashew Factory, the Kadri Manjunath Temple and the Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple. You will also visit Central market, Mangalore's main vegetable market and St. Aloysius Church, famous for its marvelous architecture and interiors.
8.30 AM - Morning pick up from Sea Port in Mangalore (Mangaluru) and begin your full day tour with a professional guide. Visit Cashew Factory Mangalore is the birth place of organized Cashew Processing Industry and India is the largest producers and exporters of cashews in the world. During the factory tour you will learn the sorting, cooking and packing process. 10.30am - Visit Kadri Manjunath Temple The temple of Manjunath on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is the oldest of the South Indian Temples. In front of the temple, there are a number of water ponds surrounded by the garden. 11.30am - Visit Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple (Gokarnath Temple) The Gokarnanath Temple is the most captivating innovative temple of Mangalore that is devoted to Lord Shiva. Built by a Hindu business man to promote the influence of non-Brahmins of Mangalore, this temple has flourishing white marble floors and golden paintings. Inside this temple, you will explore murals that reflect the phases of legends, myths and epics of countless gods and goddesses in India. Visit Central Market This is the main place where people buy and sell vegetables, fruits flowers and all the other items which are essential for the household. The electronic goods are very much in demand here and are offered at a very reasonable amount. Tourists who are fond of shopping may visit this place and shop as much as they like. Visit St. Aloysius Church Located at top the Light House Hill in the campus of St Aloysius College. The chapel, built in 1885 by Rev Father Joseph Willy is spectacular with some magnificent paintings on the ceiling, fresco painting and oil canvas paintings. This Chapel was dedicated to the St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a wealthy, successful, young man who gave up worldly life to dedicated himself to the service of the needy. 2 PM You will be dropped back off to the Sea Port in Mangalore.