"Southern Sojourn - Bangalore & Mangalore" Mangalore by Jaywalk

Mangalore Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 54 photos

India Down Under...

4004 destinations galore
But I chose Bangalore and Mangalore.
Packed my bags and away I went,
Ten days of fun and time well spent.


Welcomed by a wet Garden City,
I was hoping the rain would have some pity
And let me have a chance to explore
The myriad facets of Bangalore.

From architectural splendours of Tipu?s Palace
To rickshaw-wallahs who seem so callous;
Then gorging on biryani at The Biryani Merchant
And Death By Chocolate at the Corner House tent.

An encounter with a ?live? dinosaur on hydraulics
Was just perfect for the Bangalorean mix.
Add to it, meeting friends old and new
And book hunting at Blossom?s to cheer me through.

Mangal In Mangalore

Moving to Mangalore, my ancestral land ?
Where nature abounds untouched by human hand.
Among familiar faces and country cousins,
I revelled in all the attention.

Simplicity and old world charm
Kept me at peace with no alarm.
Savouring the tastes of homemade food,
Fish curry and rice never tasted so good.

Light and shade played hide-n-seek
At the Thousand Pillar Temple for the devout meek.
Made a wish at St. Lawrence?s Miracle Pond
And saw Bahubali look down with memories fond.

Days trickled into hours and hours into minutes.
My vacation soon became a collection of vignettes.
Back in the urban jungle of Bombay
Finding 4004 hours to fit into a normal day!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rustic Experience, Clean Air, Flora, A Little Bit Of Histoy, Architecture, Food. Bangalore is a modern city, so keep an eye for silk sarees, handicrafts etc. Pubs dot this city, so it makes sense to have a group of friends around to have a drink!
  • Cons:Local Languages (Kannada, Tulu) are widely used in Mangalore, so one may find communication a bit tough, but still manageable.
  • In a nutshell:Two different places in the same state, but an experience to cherish forever!
  • Last visit to Mangalore: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2006 at 6:22 PM

    Beautiful composition. Jayshree, I wish you many happy returns of the Day!!! God bless you.

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