Mangalore District has 50Km long the Arabian Sea Coast in the west, Western Ghats in the east. The District Head quarter of Mangalore is a business and commercial center and also emerging as a big educational and health care center. The districts are well-known places for their own historical, religious, traditional and also folk arts. Cashew, Arecanut, coconut, tiles, fish, Beedies etc are exported through New Mangalore Port. The folk arts of the districts are Yakshagana, Bhota Kunitha (Devil dance), Naga Mandala, Kambala, Cockfights etc.
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Mangalore Bajpe airport is located nearly 10 km away from the heart of the city. Mangalore airport is connected to many cities India. Regular flights are available from Mangalore to Bangalore and Chennai. Taxi services are available from airport to city costing about Rs 200.
Mangalore is a major rail junction in South railway of India. The city is well connected to all major cities in India. Regular train services are there from Mangalore to Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
KSRTC buses of Kerala and Karnataka connect all major cities in Kerala and Karnataka with Mangalore. Volvo bus services are available from Mangalore to Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum. Bus fare is about Rs 4 per km per person.