Floohoo Travels offer the Best Mangalore Tour Packages and Mangalore Holiday Tours. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Mangalore was once a quaint port town, but today it is a rapidly growing industrial area as well. Officially named Mangaluru, it is located about 350 kilometres West of the state capital, Bengaluru, snug between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain range. Mangalore has been ruled by several dynasties throughout different points of its history - the Kadambas, Alupas, Vijayanagar Empire, Keladi Nayaks, and the Portuguese. Strategically located, the city was a contentious subject between the British and Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the Mysore rulers. Annexed by the British in 1799, Mangalore remained in the Madras Presidency until India's independence in 1947, when it became a part of the state of Mysore and later Karnataka. The city's landscape is picturesque, composed of undulating hills, groves of coconut trees, freshwater streams, pristine beaches, broad roads winding through serene residential areas, and many houses with hard red-clay tiled roofs. The city features a flat topography until it dramatically climbs to the undulating hilly terrain towards the east. Mangalore is situated beside the backwater of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers. The rivers encircle the city, with the Gurupura flowing around the north and the Netravati around the south of the city. The rivers form an estuary at the southwestern region of the city and flow into the Arabian Sea. If the sun, sea, and lengthy expanses of pristine beaches topped with generous slices of history sounds like an ideal holiday, then Mangalore is the destination for you. Several scenic beaches line the coast near Mangalore including Mukka, Panambur, Tannirbavi, Suratkal, and Someshwara beaches, which are fringed by seemingly endless stretches of coconut and Ashoka trees.