Highlights of Mangalore -Small group Tour - Pick up from Cruise Terminal
Free for childrens up to 10 years
Small Group Shore Excursions
Mangalore is the birthplace of the cashew processing industry. Many innovations in processing this delicious nut have been spawned right here, especially those affecting product quality and performance. The factory in Mangalore has more than 500 workers. Ninety-five percent of the employees are women from local areas. Staff buses pick them up from the city limits and there is a day care facility within the factory premises. During your 45-minute visit, youâ€™ll learn about the production process where cashew kernels, shells, husks and rejects are separated from the saleable product.
The cashew nuts are dried in the yard; then roasted in huge containers. They are brought by conveyor to another department. Each shell is manually cut open and the opened cashew nuts are roasted in trays. After roasting they are sent for peeling of outer skin and then to the grading department. There are 27 grades of cashew nuts depending on their color, size and pieces. After grading, theyâ€™re packaged and are ready for sale. India is the worldâ€™s largest producer and exporter of cashews with a market share of nearly 55%. Continue to the Kadri Manjunath Temple which dates back to approximately 1068. The chief deity of this temple is Manjunath (Lord Shiva) who is depicted in a statue made of bronze. Youâ€™ll also stop at St Aloysius Church, located in heart of the city. This architectural gem is a must-see in Mangalore. The church was built in 1899-1900 and the special beauty of the chapel lies in the wonderful series of fresco paintings, by Italian artist Anthony Moscheni, that cover virtually every inch of the ceiling and walls.Â The central row of paintings on the ceiling depicts the life of Aloysius Gonzagaâ€”a young man who eschewed wealth, power and influence to serve the needy.
Step inside at the Gokarnanath Templeâ€”a modern temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by a Hindu business man for the non-Brahmins of Mangalore, who were denied entry to Brahmin Temples. It has white marble floors and golden paintings. Murals show a variety of scenes from legends, mythology and epics of different gods and goddesses.
1. Pick up from the cruise terminal
2. Cashew factory visit
3. Kadri and Gogarnatha temple visit
4. Visit Central market
5. St. Aloysius Chapel visit
6. Orientation tour ofÂ MangaloreÂ city
7. Drop you at the cruise terminal according to your schedule
Minimum 10 people needed
Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and shoes must be removed to enter the temple. Hats and shoes must be removed prior to entering. Bring or wear thick socks to protect your feet from the hot pavement.