Cruises from New Mangalore
New Mangalore is the chief port for Mangalore (formerly Bangalore), on the Arabian Sea of India's west coast. Here a very popular venue for visitors is Panambur Beach that offers jet ski rides, camel rides, boating, dolphin viewing, and food stalls serving ice-cream and natural fruit syrups. Importantly, there are trained beach life-guards and patrol vehicles for safety and security. Most visitors to Mangalore search out its numerous temples that date back to 1068, with their delightful architecture and detailed carvings.
These include: the Kadri Manjunath Temple described as a peaceful haven for tourists; the Magaladevi Temple just 3km to the SW of the city centre; and the Manjunatha Temple with its outstanding bronze statue.