Mangalore district is a panorama of palm-fringed beaches,lush green fields and enchanting forests. It is sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and the mighty Arabian sea roaring along its western shores.With an important port,this coastal town is a major commercial centre.The lifeline of the district, the National Highway No 17 almost runs parallel to the sea for over 95 kms in the district. Nowhere does the distance between the highway and the sea exceed more than a few kilometers.

Mangalore,the district headquarters, has a long history of maritime trade. Though developed as a business and commercial centres Mangalore still retains its old world charm-old tile-roofed buildings amidst coconut groves, fishing boats silhouetted against the darkening skyline, fishermen hauling in rich catch of fish,sea food served in spicy coconut curries. Mangalore is a remainder of the good times of life. The district offers a wide range of interesting places for both pilgrimage and pleasure tourists such as Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Kollur, Udupi, Karkala, Venoor and Moodabidri.


There are several places of tourist attractions in Mangalore.

Visits to famous tourist places like Sultan Battery â€“Fort , Kadri  Manjunatha Temple: St. Aloysius Church: Shri  Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple : Light House Hill-Garden: Light House Hill-Garen: Seemanthi Bai Government Museum: Mangaladevi Temple: Kadri Park : Milagres Church and Panambur beach and Surathkal beach. Sightseeing can be arranged if the participants wish so after valedictory function of the conference. (January 20th, 2010). For sightseeing participants shall have to register separately during the conference days.

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