It was here that I welcomed my 2011. The weather was pleasant mostly. I stayed at NITK and the food offered in its mess was the real South Indian flavor, the one I don’t get to taste even in the best of the restaurants in Delhi. It surprises me to know that not many people count Mangalore as a tourist place. If you ask me, I’d say, it’s the most beautiful and unfortunately an underrated tourist place in India.
Tropical Beach Paradise
NITK beach: NITK has a private beach at the shores of Arabian Sea. It is hard to explain that first sight of the vast, abysmal and boundless sea. The sound of gushing water and strong howling winds was very soothing. The beach has an old lighthouse, which gives the beach a very dramatic and filmy touch to it. There was hardly any tourist on this beach when I visited it. So those who like a little wild, deserted and virgin beaches, this is for you!
Temples of South
The temples of south are different from what I see here in north. Everything from the architecture to the way they worship and clothes they wear, is different. I saw many of them wearing black while performing the Puja with the Lamps.
|Outside Krishna Temple|
Chapels & Churches
|Milagres Church, Mangalore|
|The Shacks near Malpe Beach|
|The Magnificent Architecture , Krishna Temple.|
|Food served on Banana Leaves, inside Krishna Temple|
|White Sand Paradise- Malpe Beach, Udipi|
|Sunset at Maple Beach.|
|Near Malpe Beach|
Note: All the photos in this post have been clicked by my dad, Harjeet Choudhary (unless mentioned otherwise).