Mangalore is a port city and the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district in the coastal region of Karnataka State in India. Mangalore is the 8th cleanest city in India, literacy rate is very high, it is the third largest port.The city of Mangalore has much cultural and historical significance. It was the kingdom of several powerful dynasties such as the Rashtrakutas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagar dynasties, as well as the Portuguese. The culture, history and heritage of the city are a major draw for tourists from all over the country and the world. Hundreds and thousands of tourists from all around the globe flock to this beautiful destination to enjoy the beauty of the architectural marvels erected by the majestic rulers of the past. The folk dance and art forms are a beautiful reflection of the culture, traditions and beliefs of the people of Mangalore.
Piliyesa is a unique form of folk dance in the region fascinating the young and the old alike, which is performed during Marnemi (as Dussara is called in Tulu) and Krishna Janmashtami. Karadi Vesha (Bear Dance) is one more popular dance performed during Dasara in Mangalore.
|Adyapady Adinatheshwara, Bajpe|
|St. Aloysious Chapel|
|Shree Kalikamba Vinayaka Temple|
|Jamia Masjid Kudroli|
|Shree Shanaishchara Temple, Bajpe|
|Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple|