Mangalore is a major port city of the state of Karnataka in India. It is between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea and is some 353 kms from the capital city of the state. It is the second largest and smart city of the state after Bangalore which is the capital. It is known to be the gateway of Karnataka. The city became a port of Arabian sea in ancient times and soon it became a major port of the nation. The major exports of coffee and cashew take place from the city only. It is one of the most multicultural cities of India.
Mangalore has an international airport which is the second largest and has a great connectivity with all major cities of the nation and outside nation. The city has three main railway stations which are more than enough to connect to different places all around the country. International cruses enter the New Mangalore port which is the most important port in India.