Ginger Hotel Mangalore
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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Rainy weather and Mangalore...........
thankyou for the wonderful site.We are planning to come to manglaore in july and august in 2008 with our 2 boys, 8 and 5 years old.I'am from someshwara(ullala,manglaore,my moms place).I want my kids really to enjoy and have fun inspite of the rainy weather.They get thier summer vacation in these month only.I'am a temple lover person.I liked the yoga hospital in dharmasthala what you mentioned.But can kids enjoy there.Can you please advice us what place in and around mangalore is good for that type of weather.
Once again thank you.Please tell me about the transportation that we can book it in advance,Kids should have fun.
Re: Rainy weather and Mangalore...........
I am from Dharmasthala. July august will greet you with heavy rains and floods. Late August will be pleasant.
There is a wonderful home stay near Dharmasthala (Joy Nirvana- contact Kashinath- +91-8251-268225, 9845088088). Children would love rural games, a cave, high rise view points, rafting in calm waters, bundle of fish which you can catch by hand (like shringeri)etc. You could also visit Dharmasthala, subrahmanya staying here. Food is simply wonderful, sense of hygiene is remarkable. (Only veg- No liquor)
If the rains are heavy children will find it quite boring (unless they are the sort who enjoy rains).
Here are few snaps of the place. Enjoy
Travel Tips for Mangalore
STAY AWAY FROM MANGALORE
"STAY AWAY FROM MANGALORE"
Mangalore is one of the worst place to live and settle down. The cost of living is same as all metros like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad etc. with none of the amenities. I did the biggest mistake of my life by accepting an employment with Infosys Mangalore. Their office is 25 kms outside the city in some "middle-ages" village. There are no amenities next to the new Infosys office in this village - no schools, colleges, hospitals, malls, jobs for your better-half. So, the only option is to stay in the city, a small and congested place 5 km in radius. This has resulted in cost of living being jacked up by the locals in the city. Helplessness of outsiders is a major source of livelihood for these locals. They charge heavily for everything - house rent, rickshaw, school donations etc. With limited supply available of these rental flats and school seats, the outsiders are forced to accept these demands and pay heavily through their nose. Add to this, the roads to the new office is so pathetically maintained that it takes more than 1.5 hrs each way to travel to office. There is no good connectivity to other metros and cities - You always have to transit through Mumbai or Bangalore. Even air travel takes 12+ hrs to north india. This burns a BIG hole in your pocket everytime you have to visit your hometown.
My recommendation - STAY AWAY FROM MANGALORE
Southern Sojourn - Bangalore & Mangalore
"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!