Welcome to the Mangalore cruise port guide. With 500.000 inhabitants Mangalore is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a city believed to have been build in the 10th century. Over the centuries this area has created a whole new identity for itself. Snakes hold a very special place in Mangalore society. It was worshiped, because they associate snakes with power and respect. Although you won’t find he snakes at every corner of the street you might want to keep your eyes open for them at the temples. Changes are one of the first things you will see as soon as the ship is docked: eagles. They live here in large numbers and Mangalore is known for their high population. Mangalore is also one of the fastest developing cities in India. Many multinational cooperations and huge development projects are drawn to this city. It is also known under the nickname “the cradle of education”. This is because there are tons of school to find in Mangalore: engineering, medical, dental, MBA, hotel management etc. you will find them all in the city of Mangalore.