Mangalore is 357 Kms from Bangalore. It is located near the back waters formed by the converging Netravathi and Gurpur rivers.
Mangalore is well connected by rail, road and air to Bangalore. The city has acquired importance due to the completion of new Mangalore port.
Among the notable industries are beedi, fishing, tiles, cashew and coffee curing. The state owned Fertilizer factory is located here.