Mangaluru is considered to be a multicultural city. The vibrant culture of the people of this city is amply highlighted through their different dance forms, handicrafts, cuisines, festivals as well as the rural sports.Tulu, Kannada, Beary Bashe, Konkani and English are the chief languages that are spoken by the inhabitants of this city. Mangaluru is widely and popularly known for its sun-kissed beaches, Panambur,Malpe, Sasihitlu Beach,Someshwara Beach, Surathkal Beach, Tannirbhavi Beach which are all the ideal locations to witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset and to participate in a few fun water activities.Apart from beaches, you can also visit some beautiful temples and witness the importance of culture in Mangaluru. While at it, you do not want to miss out on some delicious sea-food that Mangaluru is very famous for.If you have never gone in a ferry, well, Mangaluru will take you on a fun ride to St. Mary’s Island, an island away from Malpe Beach in Mangaluru that is surrounded by turquoise green’ish’ waters, making you fall in love with this small, yet breath-takingly beautiful island.
Murdeshwar is 3 hours away from Mangaluru and is known for it’s imperial Lord Shiva Temples and it’s surrounding beach destinations like Gokarna. Murdeshwar is known to have the world’s second tallest Lord Shiva Temple which is 123 feet in height and took two years to build. It is also known to be the best scuba diving destination in India. You can also indulge in some water sports.If you want to have an amazing view of the entire place, the top of the 18 storeyed Raja Gopuram is the perfect place.You can either climb stairs to reach the top or you have an elevator that takes you up.