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The city of Mangaluru, the education hub of Karnataka, is ensconced between the ever green Western Ghats and sandy beaches of Arabian Sea. The temples, cathedrals, mosques and picturesque beaches provide an ideal getaway. The city is connected by road, rail and air to several cities in India.

The city is known for its sea food and local vegetarian delicacies. Its rich culture is reflected in the form of Yakshagana, Nagaaradhane, Bhootaradhane and folk dances. People are friendly and are conversant with English and Hindi apart from Kannada. The natives speak Tulu, the local dialect.

Mangaluru has emerged as education hub of Karnataka with many renowned medical, dental, engineering, pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy institutions. November is the right time to visit Mangaluru. However like in any coastal city of Indian peninsula, you need not bother about warm clothing. Light cotton outfit will be comfortable during the month. Come and enjoy the hospitality of Mangaluru.


By Air: Mangalore International Airport is located at Bajpe nearly 35 km away from the venue of the Conference. Mangalore Airport is connected to many cities in India. Regular flights are available from Mangaluru to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuwait, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. Taxi services are also available from airport to city. For delegates coming from other than Gulf countries, it is recommended to take a flight to Bangalore or Mumbai and then take a connecting flight to Mangaluru.

By Train: Mangaluru has well connected by Indian railways and has two major stations namely, Mangalore Central and Mangalore Junction located nearly 22 km away from the venue of the Conference. Direct train facilities are available from the major cities of the country such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Kolkata, Delhi etc.

By Road: Mangaluru city is well connected to major cities like Bengaluru, Goa, Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin etc.


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