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The nicest thing about Mangalore…

Pretty!, originally uploaded by anitabora.

… are the beautiful old houses. We have been struck down by the heat and that limited our outdoor activities. On Saturday, we did a bit of sightseeing along the Mangalore coastline – Kaup, St. Mary’s Island. We then veered inside to Moodbidri and lunched at a village called Paladka.

But yesterday, the sun got the better of us and we rested (aka slept) the whole day.

After the sun went down, we went around the area we’re staying in and decided to drool at some of the houses. One thing I’ve decided is to get Mangalore tiles for my roof when I build my house!

A few house pictures


  1. Mangalore tiles have always been famous for such type of houses. They also act as great heat insulators and that’s why you see so much of them being used in the south where temps get a little unberable. Hope you are enjoying the coastal cuisine.

  2. Hey that’s truly a pretty place..i loved the compound wall in this picture 🙂 Architect me!!

  3. Notice also the bricks here.They are so typical of mangalore.

    Do make a trip to Sringeri if u have the time.Thats again a beautiful place!!

  4. beautiful post…have been a very silent reader of ur blogs….hope u dont mind me blogrolling u!

  5. Sangeeta/Khushee: And there were so many of them… Will upload some more pictures soon!

    Kapil: I believe they are very good for the hot weather. We had a great time eating the food. Especially Mangalorean chicken which topped our list of favourites.

    charu: I am very much so! nice picture. i love sunsets. this time we got a beautiful one on ullal beach near mangalore. kaup beach we visited during the day so it was really hot. but a beautiful beach, never the less.

    lavannya: you would have loved the houses!

    calm winds: will do. but definitely not in summer. this was enough 🙂

    thanks ibh!

    thanks prem, will check them out.

  6. Pavan says

    Me’s a huge fan of these tiles.wanted them for my house in Hyderabad. But the transportation and skilled labour cost for them makes them unfeasible in a place like Hyd.

  7. Mohit says

    Beautiful Photographs!!!

    So live that i felt , i am there.
    I really enjoyed it.

  8. Thanks anitha you are done really great job….. I am really exited when i saw my native place in Internet…

  9. indraneel says

    Fantastic eye of beauty……..I happened to visit the site while searching info on Mangalore Tiles……
    eed some infor from you on this place as will be visiting it this weekend………

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