Welcome to Mangalore Heritage

Everything you wanted to know about Tulunadu traditions and the enchanting heritage of Mangalore is here. Our glorious past and rich cultures are getting lost over time. Many of these have come down from previous generations by word of mouth. A mention of Mangalore is incomplete without beaches, temples and local foods. Enjoy !!

Bunt Traditions

Bunt Wedding

A time for fun & gaiety for union of two souls while following a sequence of steps to complete the marriage ceremonies. 

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Bootha Kola

Basically a spirit worship ritual celebrated by Tulu-speaking people. Revering the spirits through “Nema” is considered holy.

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Naga Aradhane

Snake worship is a unique feature in the Tulunadu tradition considering the importance given to snake in  Hindu mythology.

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Tulasi Pooja

Every home in Mangalore is adorned by a Tulasi “katte”. Its annual pooja assumes significance and is timed post Deepawali.

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…all Bunt Traditions



One of the most common beach attractions in Mangalore with convenient location and good public transport. Must visit during kite festivals and fun events by the district administration

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Half the fun of this beach is reaching there. One needs to take a short 10 min boat ride to cross Gurupura river to reach this quiet beach front. Exciting for kids and adults alike, this beach is great for family visits.

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Known for its white sands and blue ocean, this picturesque beach has rivulets flowing into the Arabian Sea nearby. A popular haunt for surfers, the beach barely 6 kms from NITK, Surathkal.

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This beach is unique for its location along Mumbai-Mangalore national highway. The ocean view is one side while Suparnika river is on the other side for almost 1 km drive along the highway. 

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…all beaches


Kadri Manjunatha

The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful & popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. Kadrika was the place where many sages practiced meditation.

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The Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple at Bolara, situated about three km southwest of the city centre of Mangalore. The temple is dedicated to Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city of Mangalore is named after the presiding deity.

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Kateel Durgadevi

Kateel is well known as the shrine of Durga Parameshwari. It is unique in the sense that the shrine is in the middle of River Nandini, and is connected to the mainland by a small walkway bridge. 

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Kudroli Gokarna

The Gokarnatheshwara Temple, otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, is in the Kudroli area and is 2 km from city center. It was consecrated by Narayana Guru and is a form of Lord Shiva.  

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…all temples

Local Food

Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns is a popular breakfast or tea time snacks in the Udupi-Mangalore region. The buns are mild sweet, soft fluffy puris made using all purpose flour and banana.

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Goli Baje

The Golibaje in Tulu or Mangalore Bajji is an Tulunadu local fried food made from various flours and curd.  Other names for the dish include Mangalore bonda, Mysore bonda. 

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Neer Dosa

Neer dosa literally means water dosa. Made out of rice flour & coconut, its one of the most popular dosa varieties of the region. It is served with coconut chutney or curry.

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Kori Rotti

Kori Rotti is among the most favourite traditional delicacies of Mangalorean cuisine. “Kori” means Chicken in Tulu. Rotti is crispy rice wafers that’s easily available.

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…all local foods