Top things to do in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Top Choice Microbrewery in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


The city's premier microbrewery is a big space with indoor and outdoor seating; the acoustic artists, indie bands and DJs create quite a vibe on weekend nights. Beers on tap (from ₹230) include wheat beer, pilsner a…
Top Choice Mangalorean in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


Terrific, authentic Mangalorean food in very simple, no-nonsense surrounds and very fairly priced. Try the fish fry or prawn fry; sauces are incredibly rich and loaded with local chilli. Lunch only, and be prepared …
Theme Park in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama

A kind of eco-educational theme park, Pilikula is spread over 149 hectares and includes a tropical forest, an arboretum, a herb garden full of rare medicinal plants, an artisan village with craft-making demonstratio…
Seafood in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


One of Mangaluru's premier seafood restaurants, with a hillside location, sweeping views and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Try the clam koshimbir, cooked in a rich green masala, or a crab dish. Wine and bee…
Church in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

St Aloysius College Chapel

Catholicism’s roots in Mangaluru date back to the arrival of the Portuguese in the early 1500s. One impressive legacy is the 1880 Sistine Chapel–like St Aloysius chapel, its walls and ceilings painted with brilliant…
Beach in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Ullal Beach

This stretch of golden sand is a good destination to escape the city heat. It’s 12km south of Mangaluru, across the Netravathi estuary. An Uber/autorickshaw is around ₹200 one way, or take bus 44A or 44C (₹12) from …
Pub in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Liquid Lounge

Much more pub than lounge, this long-running place is your best bet for a beer and a chat. Expect loud rock music on the stereo. Popular with young locals and serves good comfort grub.
Fort in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Sultan’s Battery

The only remnant of Tipu Sultan’s fort is this small lookout with views over scenic backwaters. It’s 4km from the city centre on the headland of the old port.
South Indian in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


This high-rise restaurant has wonderful city views and elegant, warmly lit interiors. Try the fish thali. Prices are moderate for the quality and experience.
Church in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Milagres Church

The imposing Roman-style Milagres Church is in the city centre.