A stunning harbour city on the western coast of India, Mangalore is located in the southern state of Karnataka. The city is often called the ‘Gateway to Karnataka’ because of its widely used and historically central port. The city has had an extensive and interesting past and has been ruled by the Vijaynagar Empire, Keladi Nayaks, Kadambas, Alupas, the British, and the Portuguese.
Between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, this city is a tourist’s delights with sights ranging from the calm seas to high green hills luring people towards them. A commercial, industrial, and scholastic hub, Mangalore’s landscape ranges from quiet streams to loud market squares; this city indeed has something to offer to everyone.
The city will treat you with mouth-watering Mangalorean delicacies like Neer Dosa, Kori Roti, Pundi, Mangalore Buns, Patrode, Mangalore bajji, and much more. There is no dearth of tourist places in and around Mangalore for a curious traveler. You can visit the well-known Mangladevi Temple (after which the city is named), Kadri Manjunatha temple, Jama Masjid, St, Aloysius Chapel, and the Milagres Church to seep yourself into the city’s spirituality. Or, take a relaxing walk on the western shore at Panambur beach, Tannirbavi, or the Ullal beach.
You have to visit this city if you are traveling to the south and want to experience the local culture and tradition. Here we present to you a list of ten best resorts in Mangalore for a memorable retreat:
1. Wild Woods Spa and Resort
Set in 22 acres in the Malabar Region, Wild Woods Spa and Resort is surrounded by a stream. This resort is a nature lover’s paradise as it is a biodiversity hotspot sporting thousands of plants and animals in its premises. You can go for activities like fishing, kayaking, zorbing, and natures walks and later enjoy the delicious international cuisine, made using vegetables and fruits grown in the garden, after your long adventure.
2. The Gateway Hotel
The Taj Gateway hotel in Mangalore is the perfect place to relish a weekend in the city with your family. Providing unmatchable luxury and charm, this hotel offers world-class amenities for an unforgettable stay. At the Gateway, you will be spoiled for choice as there is always so much to do and look forward to. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at the spa, taste international delicacies at the restaurant, or just have a quiet day in with your loved ones in the luxury suite at the hotel as you look over the river, sea, city, or pool.
3. Summer Sands Beach Resort
Spawning a large area of fifteen acres, Summer Island Beach Resort is a retreat for travellers on the Ullal-Someshwar Beach. With two and three bedroom villas, this is the perfect destination to visit with your near and dear ones. The placid resort offers a swimming pool, big lawns, a spa, and a multi-cuisine restaurant. When here, you can enjoy activities like Jet skiing, Boat cruise, and beach volleyball, among others.
4. Palm Grove Beach Resort
Palm Grove Beach Resort is situated on the way to Udupi from Mangalore on the coastal highway, 37 kilometres away from the city centre. This place provided you with a serene escape from the chaotic city life bringing you peace and harmony that comes with staying so close to nature. Local homes and authentic Karnataka style set-up bring a feeling of warmth and homeliness in the visitors. Perhaps the best part of the resort is its virgin beach, exclusively open to the guests at the resort who can enjoy activities like cycling, kite flying, volleyball, and horse buggy rides in complete privacy, away from the crowds.
5. Pandit’s Health Resort and Spa
Boasting five-star facilities and a pollution free area, Pandit’s Health Resort and spa is a one of a kind accommodation providing you with the experience of oneness with nature. If you seek rejuvenation in your mind and body, this may be the best place for you. The resort offers a spa, steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, game centre, gym, and walking track. The health services provided include Herbal steam bath, Yoga and Meditation Centre, and Mineral Bath.
6. Red Rock Residency
Hotel Red Rock Residency Beach Resort provides its visitors the seamless blend of traditional charm and modern hospitality. Situated in Mukka, the resort is on the way to Mangalore airport and also provides travel facilities and personalized tours for visitors. A varying menu will greet you at the cabana here, with different dishes on the menu every day this place will always pleasantly surprise you. Take your foodie self for a ride and indulge in opulence at the Red Rock Residency.
7. Paradise Isle Beach Resort
Paradise Isle Beach Resort is located on the Maple Beach, just an hour’s drive from the Mangalore Airport. This resort is a haven for all who want to enjoy the sand and the surf while living in luxury throughout. When here you can visit the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, or the Pilikuta Nisagara Dhama and see musical fountains, wildlife, and botanical gardens, or visit the Jog Falls situated proximately and experience the magnificence of the natural surroundings.
8. Madkekar Resorts India
Madkekar Resort is a heritage and health resort situated around 30 kilometres from Mangalore in the quaint Manchi village. This place offers five independent cottages and several double bedrooms. A hilltop at the centre of the large estate of this resort houses a rock and wood garden perfect for an evening stroll. The restaurant here serves lip smacking delicacies from a variety of cuisines and the bar supplies guest with great beverages to sip on as they sit in the garden enjoying the evenings.
9. Lands Flavour Resort
Located away from the rush of the city on the Mangalore-Bantwal National Highway, Lands Flavour resort will introduce you to the culture and traditions of the place through its architecture and services. Traditional furniture and tiles adorn the rooms and even the stained-glass windows in the resort takes the visitors into the lap of deep and prolific culture and traditions. The resort houses a large swimming pool, a tennis court, and a jogging track.
10. The Ocean Pearl
Ocean Pearl provides visitors with all that they need for a lavish stay. A great choice for a mini vacation in the heart of the city, this can be your perfect getaway from stressful routine. This hotel features comfortable rooms, separate multi-cuisine and vegetarian restaurants, a lounge bar, a dinner hall, a party hall, and a coffee shop.
There is so much you can do in Mangalore. Whether you want to spend some time with your friends and family or go on a solo trip to experience the flawless seashores and the Arabian Sea, this city may be perfect for you.
So which one of these resorts would you want to visit? Do let us know in the comments section below!