About Mangalore and its neighbourhood

Mangaluru or Mangalore as it is more commonly known as, has a Jekyll-and-Hyde Personality going for it, sometimes relaxed and at other times the hectic nightmares akin to metros like Mumbai and Bangalore.  Mangaluru is the quintessential gateway to the coastal Konkan region and also to the inland Kodagu areas.  There is little to do here, but Mangalore has an appealing off the beaten track feeling and legendary cuisine that is famous the world over.

Mangaluru is located at the estuaries of the Gurupur and Netravathi rivers on the Arabian Sea.  The Mangalore port  is an important for being part of international trade routes since as early as the 6th century.

Now we will look at the main localities of Mangalore, Karnataka

1. Bajpe

Bajpe is a Locality in Mangalore City in the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka State, India. Its pin code is 574142 and its postal head office is Bajpe. It is about 18 kms from the heart of the city of Mangalore.  The Mangalore International Airport is located at Bajpe.  The City bus route number 47 connects Mangalore City to Bajpe.

2. Baikampady

Baikampady locality is situated north of Mangalore city in the Dakshina Kannada district and is about 6 kilometres from nearby Surathkal.  Baikampady is primarily known for it’s industrial estate which has many electrical, engineering, food processing, pharmaceutical and other small and medium sized industries mostly serving the Mangalore Port Trust, Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers factory and Mangalore Refineries and PetroChemicals.

3. Kavoor

Mangaluru karnataka beach scene

Kavoor is a small beautiful locality of Mangalore on one side of the Gurupur river with Baikampady on the other.  Kavoor also has a lake spread over 15 acres which unfortunately is now a sewage dump and almost completely covered with hyacinth.  A modern commercial complex with a market place developed by the City Corporation is scheduled to be opened soon.


Kulai locality is situated in the northern part of the city of Mangalore, near Surathkal.  Kulai used to be lush green with paddy fields, cocounut farms and mini forest areas.  Now it is become a popular residential cum commercial area.  It is well connected to the rest of Mangalore via public transport.

5. Bejai

Bejai is a major commercial and residential centre of Mangalore known for its Bharath Mall and quite a few tall buildings.  It is considered as a upscale area and the first market complex by the Municipal Corporation was established here.

6. Kadri

Kadri in Mangalore is home to the famous Kadri Manjunath temple and is also known for hosting its annual “Kambala” or buffalo race.  The Kadri-Bejai belt has the tallest building in the city called Planet SKS.

7. Kankanady

The Kankanady locality is one of the large neighbourhoods of Mangalore with the Pumpwell Circle (officially called Mahaveera Circle), with the iconic Father Mueller Hospital, the famous Kankanady flower and vegetable market and other areas of prominence.  The Pumpwell Circle is the starting point of National Highway 75 that connects Mangalore and Bangalore.

8. Hampankatta

Hampankatta is easily the heart centre of the city of Mangalore with most of the public utilities located in this locality.  The most buzzing commercial activities take place here.  It boasts of a host of important utilities like the Central Market, the City Central Library, the Public Works Department, the DC and Magistrate office, The Nehru Maidan, the RTO, The Town Hall, The Railway Station and the Service Bus Stand.

9. Kudroli is a locality which is only 2 kilometres from the heart of the city of Mangalore.  Earlier know as Kudre-Halii, it is one of the oldest and well known neighbourhoods of Mangalore City. Kudroli is famous for its Gokarnatheswara temple and also the Shamil Vali Mosque near Chitra Cinema.

10. Bolar

The Bolar locality is home to the famous Mangaladevi temple by which Mangalore derives its name.  The Halekote Sri Mariyamma temple and Mahishamardini Devasthan are also located in Bolar.  Bolar is primarily a residential area of Mangalore.


Kulur is one of the major commercial part of Mangalore city.  It is the gateway to the South Mangalore City.  Kulur connects the northern parts of the city to the eastern and southern parts and a two day river festival made its debut in Kulur in 2019 with the aim to popularise river front activities.


Maryhill is situated in the central part of Mangalore city and is mostly a residential area.  Maryhill has a Helipad, which is now used by residents as a exercise area, to do their morning and evening walks.  Some youths also use the helipad to fly their radio controlled aircraft models and also remote controlled miniature cars.


Pumpwell locality has one of the busiest junctions in Mangalore.  It is only 3 kms from the heart of the city and houses the Head office of Karnataka Bank, one of the biggest public sector bank  of India.

14. Derebail

Derebail is one of the quickest developing localities in the city of mangalore with a booming residential area and is situated about 6 kilometres from the heart of the city.


Kodialbail is a busy locality of mangalore located about 2 kms north of the heart of the city area.  It has the Mangalore Stock Exchange besides some very prestigious educational institues of Mangalore.

16. Lalbagh

Lalbagh neighbourhood of Mangalore is situated about 3 kms from Hampankatta which is considered as the heart of the city.  A buzzing area with the Mangalore City Corporate located here on MG Road, it also has an open ground used for exhibitions and fairs known as Karavalli ground.

17. Panambur

Panambur is a famous locality in Mangalore known as a tourist area especially due to Panambur beach, the biggest port in the region i.e. new mangalore port, and also major industries like the Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers and Kudremuk Iron Ore Company Limited.

18. Urwa

Urwa is a residential locality  most famous for its Mariyamma temple which is now popularly known as Urwa Mariguddi temple. Dr. Sanjay Nayaks Speciality Dental Clinic is located opposite the Mariguddy temple, in Ashok Nagar, Urwa.