The capital city of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore or Bengaluru is one of India’s fastest growing cities. Much of its modernisation and rapid growth has been credited to the strong presence of the IT industry. This cosmopolitan city is now considered to be at par with the four metros in India.
Bengaluru used to be the bastion of the erstwhile ruler of the region, Tipu Sultan. His legacy can be found today in the Tipu Sultan Palace and Fort. Bengaluru has its fair share of green spaces and is also commonly known as the ‘Garden City’. To escape the fast paced life of the city, one can always enjoy a relaxing walk in a local garden. As with most modern cities, Bengaluru has an active nightlife to explore. Entertainment options range from multiplexes, malls to a multitude of fine dining options.
While the city has an efficient transport system in place, it is always more convenient to opt for a car rental in Bengaluru. Hiring a car in Bengaluru ensures you can discover the city at your own pace. The city is in close proximity to Mysore and Coorg making road trips possible.
Situated in the southern state of Karnataka, the quaint city of Mangalooru is known for its hilly terrain, vast stretches of palm groves and secluded beaches. Mangalooru gets its name from the Hindu goddess Mangaladevi, the chief deity of the local Mangaladevi Temple. In ancient times, the city was ruled by the Vijayanagar Kings, the Chalukyas Kings, the Portuguese and eventually the British. These diverse rulers have resulted in making the city a melting pot of culture, language and tradition.
Nestled in the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura Rivers, flanked by the Arabian Sea and surrounded by the Western Ghats, Mangalooru is a treasure trove of natural beauty. The sandy shores of Someshwar Beach, Ullal Beach and Panambur beach are perfect to enjoy a quiet picnic or admire the sunset. The paintings in St. Aloysius Chapel, the temple architecture of Gokarnatheshwara Temple in Kudroli and the ruins of Tipu Sultan’s Fort at Sultan Battery speak volumes of the rich history of the town. Don’t miss a visit to the Pilikula Zoo, home to a wide variety of species such as the tiger, lion and crocodiles.
The city’s local transport can be quite difficult to travel by, considering the winding roads. Opt for a car rental in Mangalooru, to enjoy a memorable holiday.