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Scenic Drive South: An Enchanting Road Trip from Bangalore to Mangalore

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Frequently used route

Bangalore – Kunigal – Hassan – Sakleshpur – Mangalore

590 km

12 hrs 10 mins


Enchanting Pit Stops

UNESCO World Heritage Site north of Hassan

Halebeedu Temple

Believed to be the birthplace of coffee


Ideal for a trek and visit Hanuman Gundi Falls

Kudremukh National Park

Stop at the Bisle Reserve Forest and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary


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For authentic South Indian food

Kamat Upchar, Kunigal

Good quality food at reasonable prices

New Roti Mane, Nagathihalli

Sit back and enjoy a snack break

MFC, Hassan

Grab a Bite


Mangalore, where sea and sky converge, A tapestry of cultures, colors emerge. In the scent of salt, histories submerge, A coastal haven, where dreams surge.

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A picturesque stretch of golden sands & azure waters

Malpe beach

Offers a serene and untouched atmosphere

Kapu beach

Boasts unique columnar basalt rock formations

St. Mary’s Island

Revered Hindu temple that holds immense spiritual significance

Sri Krishna Temple

Birthplace of the great saint Sri Madhvacharya

Pajaka Kshetra

Places to visit in and around Mangalore

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Diana Restaurant - Popular joint known for its seafood delicacies. Mitra Samaj - A legendary restaurant. Treat yourself to their Masala Dosa Dollops - Trendy eatery offering a fusion of continental, Italian, and Chinese cuisines..

Places to eat in Mangalore

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Panambur Beach

Hidden Gem Alert

One of the cleanest and safest beaches in India

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Guardians of tradition

Yakshagana’s resilience in Gunavante

ndia, a tapestry of rituals, terrains, and artistic treasures, cradles myriad places dedicated to preserving these cultural gems. Among them shines Yakshagana, Karnataka’s luminous traditional theatre, bearing witness to the state’s profound cultural legacy.

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