Mangalore’s one of the major port cities on India’s west coast, and you’ll get to check off the best sightseeing spots on this tour. It’s mostly bus-based, so you won’t have to worry about pounding the streets in the high heats. Once you’re on board, you’ll set off for a drive through the riverside neighbourhood of Kulur. An English-speaking guide will chirp up with interesting titbits as you head for the Mangala Stadium, and you’ll want your camera handy when you pull up at the Gokarnanatheshwara Temple. This gold-tinted place of worship’s been one of city’s standout attractions for more than a century, and it’s topped with a tower depicting different gods and goddesses. Next, you’ll pass the oldest church in the region – the Rosario Cathedral, built by the Portuguese in the 1500s. Your driver will also tick off St Aloysius Chapel, on Lighthouse Hill, and Mangalore’s most roomy public space – Kadri Park.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.