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New Mangalore Shore Excursions: Cashews & Crafts

As a cruise traveler with western India port of call along the Arabian Sea, harboring here affords you an opportunity to book New Mangalore shore excursions for one-of-a-kind adventures that will heighten your India cruise experience.

To fully explore the heart of the city and its exceptional landmarks, book guided New Mangalore shore excursions for scenic motor-coach tours. See the Sultan’s Battery, built of black stones in 1784 to keep out British warships. Pass through the Fisherman’s Colony along Thannir Bhavi Road, viewing picturesque houses with red-tiled roofs and small fishing boats. From your New Mangalore cruise, you can see the city’s churches, including Rosario Cathedral, built by the Portuguese in 1568. Spot locals as they shop for daily needs in the city’s ever-busy markets.

If you’re looking for things to do in New Mangalore, India from a cruise that are a bit off-the-beaten path, you may enjoy learning about the town’s amazing cashew industry. Tour a cashew factory, learn about the different kinds and grades of cashews, and see how they’re processed from shell to shelf by teams of mostly female workers.  Then, visit the city’s temples and churches, like Gokarnath Temple, the modern and innovative Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva; the ancient Kadri Manjunath Temple, built in 1080 and also devoted to Lord Shiva; and St. Aloysius Chapel, built in 1885 and located right in the middle of the city on the campus of St. Aloysius College.

Other popular New Mangalore shore excursions include an immersive cultural tour conducted by an experienced local guide that takes you to an artisan village where you’ll see local artists and crafters at work. Enjoy live demonstrations and visit traditional cottages where artists work at pottery-making, sculpting, hand looming, and cane and bamboo crafting. Stroll in the botanical, medicinal, and endangered plant gardens. Shop for original works of art. Passengers on India cruises can visit a fruit, vegetable, and spice market in the heart of the city for an additional immersion into daily life.

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