Mangalore, also known as the
“Gateway to Karnataka”, is the largest port for the state of Karnataka. Known
for its beaches and lush greenery, it is the eighth cleanest and one of the
fastest growing cities in India. Visit Mangalore for the weekend to indulge in
one of India’s most beautiful cities, and stay for the delicious seafood and
Regardless of how you like to travel, Mangalore offers tons to see and do. Craving the relaxing sounds of the ocean and sand in between your toes? Mangalore has the some of India’s best beaches . Want to get out of the sun and learn some history? Make sure to check out the Mangladevi Temple. Do you want to relax and eat? Mangalore is world renowned for their seafood. Relax one day, go on an adventure another; Mangalore can tame the desires of any type of traveler.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Mangalore with ease! The easiest way to get there is via the NH-48, but be careful because the roads are under construction. It is 352Km from Bangalore to Mangalore, and if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way. Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group and crave the nature and trekking Mangalore has to offer, or rent a sedan such as the Vento and relax by beach.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. Whether you want to sit on the beach or explore the city, the Figo gives you freedom to explore Mangalore however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Mangalore in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Mangalore
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are my three favorite destinations from Mangalore:
Surf: Mangalore is famous for it’s surfing, and for a reason. Home to India’s first surf club, the Mantra Surf Club is located 24Km away in Mulki. Ask for the Hare Krishna Ashram and enjoy the waves!
Tannirbavi Beach: Widely known as one of, if not the best, beaches in Mangalore, Tannirbavi Beach is located 12Km outside of the city center. Spend the day on the beach and swim at your convenience, but make sure to stay for the sunsets.
Pilikula Nisarga Dhama: This is the perfect place to visit with your family. Home to a water park, animal park, boating, golf course, arboretum, and science center all in one place! A great way to spend the day with your family and give them some variety and options..
Insiders Tip: Craving a late night snack? Check out “Bombay Lucky” for some late night greasy delicious food.
The best time to visit is September to February. Summer months are very hot, and monsoon season is to be avoided at all costs.