Coorg to Mangalore by Road– Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Located on the west coast, Mangalore is one of India’s important port cities. With the towering Western Ghats on one side and the great Arabian Sea on the other, Mangalore is an undoubtedly perfect holiday destination. This vibrant city has everything – from the exotic beaches, majestic seaports, rugged mountains to the ancient buildings and temples.

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Why travel from Coorg to Mangalore?

Best known for its Malnad charm and countryside atmosphere, Mangalore is indeed located at a convenient drivable distance from Coorg and is best explored by hiring a reliable cab from Coorg to Mangalore. When you take a road trip from Coorg to Mangalore, you can enhance your experience by enjoying everything that lies on the way. With Savaari car rentals, you can turn your drive into a fun-filled journey and also customize the trip to your liking, travel time, and budget.

Best time to visit Mangalore

Traveling from Coorg to Mangalore by car

The road from Coorg to Mangalore lets you slowly escape from the misty valleys to the sunkissed city of temples and beaches.  The road passes through hinterlands of Karnataka and some parts of Kerala, depending on the route you take. You will find some interesting places along the way, like Kasaragod, Sullia, Puttur or Bantwal. With our completely customizable Coorg to Mangalore trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing. Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Coorg to Mangalore by car. 

Coorg to Mangalore road trip

Best time to visit

November to January are indeed the best months to visit Mangalore from Coorg by car. The winters are also pleasant here. The temperature does not exceed 30 degrees, and the humidity is also minimal, which makes the weather excellent to explore the various beaches. Summers are too hot and the humidity reaches its highest during this point in time. Mangalore receives the heaviest rainfall between July and August, which therefore makes it an unsuitable time to visit. Hence, the winters and post-monsoon periods are the best time to plan a road trip from Coorg to Mangalore.

Popular Routes from Coorg to Mangalore

Route 1: Distance and time taken from Coorg to Mangalore via NH275

This is the shortest, fastest, and the most convenient route to cover the Coorg to Mangalore by road distance. Most tourists and weekend travelers use this route, since the Coorg to Mangalore traffic is also not heavy on this highway. On this route, the distance is approximately 140 KM and takes just above three hours to travel. Before you travel, always check for traffic updates and use live maps to get the real-time information on the road condition between Coorg to Mangalore.

Here’s a basic road map for Coorg to Mangalore on this route:

Madikeri — Sampaje — Sullia — Jalsoor — Puttur — Arabi — Kansale — Mangalore
Coorg to Mangalore via NH275

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Abbi Kolli Falls, Monnageri – One of the popular waterfalls near Coorg and a scenic nature spot with rain-fed cascade, good for day treks, picnics, and photo ops.
  • Dodderi Suspension Bridge, Sullia – A suspension bridge on the Payaswini River, flanked by wooded areas, good for a quick tour or short treks.
  • DG Falls, Baddadka H.C – A lesser-known, natural waterfall along the highway, good for quick tours, short treks, or a tea break.
  • Pushkara Farms, Puttur – A private farm along the highway with ponds and forested areas, 400 varieties of trees, flowers, and other plants, offering tours.
  • Saalumarada Thimmakka Tree Park, Bantwal – A local park conserving a variety of plants and trees within a protected area, good for a quick tour or to walk around.
  • View Point Inoli, Arkula Proper – A highway side scenic viewing point on the Netravati River, good for a refreshing stop, sunset views, and bird watching.
Saalumarada Thimmakka Tree Park
Saalumarada Thimmakka Tree Park, Bantwal

Places to eat along this route:

  • Wild Café Resto, Sullia – Standard highway side eatery serving bakery and café menu, snacks, beverages, and desserts, good for quick stops.
  • Panchami Fast Food, Puttur – Locally popular eatery serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, good for lunch, big groups.
  • Food Court, NH 75 Off Kansale – Regular highway side food court serving fish and other seafood dishes, snacks, meals, and desserts; good for late nights.
  • Silver Seafood Family Restaurant, Bantwal – Casual restaurant serving seasonal seafood specialties and home-style dishes, good for groups and families.
  • Hotel Arafa and Fast Food, Farangipete – Standard roadside eatery specializing in meat dishes, good for quick stops.

Coorg to Mangalore Road Condition via route 1:

The road conditions from Coorg on the route via NH275 are excellent. It is the fastest route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Coorg to Mangalore via NH 275 & NH 66

This is an alternative but a more adventurous one to cover Coorg to Mangalore distance by road. Although most people take the previous route, you can opt for this one, if you want to explore some popular tourist and nature locales. The distance between Coorg to Mangalore via this route is about 160 KM and can take four hours. However, before travel, always use a real-time map and check for traffic updates to get the best idea of the road condition between Coorg to Mangalore.

Here’s a basic Coorg to Mangalore road map for this route:

Madikeri — Sampaje — Sullia — Jalsoor — Kasaragod — Kumbla — Uppala — Manjeshwar — Ullal — Mangalore
Coorg to Mangalore via NH 66

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Dodderi Suspension Bridge, Sullia – A suspension bridge on the Payaswini River, flanked by wooded areas, good for a quick tour or short treks.
  • Cherangai Beach, Kasargod – The most popular beach of the district, offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea lined with palm-fringed shores, best for sunsets, picnics, or photo ops.
  • Kumbla Fort, Kumbla – The ruins of an ancient fort site, offering panoramic views of the surrounding lands and the Arabian Sea.
  • Uppala Beach, Uppala – The main beach of Uppala town, and a local hotspot, known for clean sandy beaches, palm groves, and clear seas, good for a relaxing break or watching sunsets.
  • Ullal Beach, Ullal – A quiet and peaceful local beach with excellent views of the Arabian Sea, good for sunsets or to take a relaxing walk.
Ullal Beach
Ullal Beach

Places to eat along this route:

  • Wild Café Resto, Sullia – Standard highway side eatery serving bakery and café menu, snacks, beverages, and desserts, good for quick stops.
  • Golden Bakery Family Restaurant, NH 66 – Locally popular highway side diner with in-house bakery, serving a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, beverages, grills, good for big groups and families.
  • Viceroy Restaurant, Kasaragod – Local diner serving meals and biryani in a casual setting, good for groups.
  • Arabian Mexico Restaurant, Mangalpady – Family restaurant serving meal combos, snacks, and beverages, good for quick stop and families with kids.
  • Golden Village Family Restaurant, Uppala – Typical highway side casual diner serving multi cuisine meals, good for big groups, families and late night stops.

Coorg to Mangalore Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions from Coorg to Mangalore on the route via NH 275 & NH 66 are quite good. It is a longer route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Coorg to Mangalore Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Coorg to Mangalore. Each of these routes have interesting pit stops. However, the second route is more scenic since it passes along the coast and offers more options, and also has better food stops. So, if you want a scenic drive and good food, then NH 275 & NH 66 seems to be a better option.

Other means of traveling from Coorg to Mangalore

By Train

There is no direct train from Coorg to Mangalore. The nearest railhead to Coorg is in Mysore, 95 KM away. After reaching, you can book a cab from Mysore to Mangalore to reach your destination. There are about 3 regular trains that run between these two cities, covering a distance of 304 KM. 

The fastest train is MANGALORE CENTRAL – KSR BANGALORE SPL/MAQ SBC SPL (16518) which takes about 8 hours to reach from Mysore Mangalore. For Coorg to Mangalore train bookings, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check with any online travel portal. For the most updated Coorg to Mangalore train timings, always check the latest timetables of IRCTC, before booking. You can also hire a car rental in Coorg to reach Mangalore.

By Flight

There are no direct flights to Mangalore from Coorg. The nearest airport is in Kannur, about 92 KM away from Coorg. Mangalore has an International Airport (IXE) located 18 km from the city. You can also book a cab in Coorg to reach Mangalore.

The average Kannur to Mangalore flight duration is 5 to 6 hours, depending upon the air route. Kannur to Mangalore flights can cost you between INR 3,000 and 5,000, depending on the booking window, availability of flights, and travel season. You can take a cab from Coorg to Kannur and then take an airport taxi to reach your destination. You can also visit any online travel portal for the best deals on Coorg to Mangalore flight booking. 

You can hire a reliable Mangalore airport taxi for a convenient ride to your hotel in the town.

Explore Mangalore like a local – A handy travel guide

With its countryside vibe and the beach town landscape, Mangalore is an interesting weekend getaway from Coorg. The city’s history can be traced through the Portuguese and Spanish style churches. Offering a beautiful mix of ancient as well as modern, Mangalore is a place where you can indulge in spiritual awakening in the morning, take long relaxing walks on the beach in the afternoon and enjoy a pulsating nightlife in the evening. Of course, not to forget the spicy delicious seafood.

Here’s a Savaari guide to exploring Mangalore like a local.

Attractions in Mangalore for Sightseeing

  • Check out the country’s first 3D Planetarium with an 8K digital and optomechanical projector at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium at Pilikula Nisargadhama.
  • After that, visit the quiet and peaceful Sasihithlu Beach where the river meets the sea. It’s also an idyllic spot for birdwatching.
  • Visit the Aloysius Museum for fossils, shells, skeletons as well as the first car, that are all on display at St. Aloysius College. The museum is open between 9 AM and 5 PM on all days.
  • Mangalore has some beautiful trekking points. Try the Green Route Trek at Yedakumeri, which looks straight out of a picture postcard with waterfalls, mountains, brooks and bridges.
  • If you do visit Mangalore during the festivals, attend the Fishing Festival which is celebrated on the banks of the River Nandini at Dharmarasu Uyyala Temple in Surathkal. Prayers are offered to the deity, holy Prasad is dropped into the water, and as if on cue, hundreds of eager folk jump into the river with their nets. After that, the fishes caught are taken home to be cooked for the day.
  • Enjoy the peace and serenity at Panambur Beach.
  • Pay a visit to the butterfly park. Visit Samilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park that was set up in 2011, and is home to 114 species of butterflies. Not just an education and conservation center, this place will surely delight all curious nature lovers.

Hire a car rental in Mangalore to visit these major tourist places.

Savaari Recommends: Popular Places to eat in Mangalore

  • Hotel Narayana – Seafood, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Giri Manja’s – Seafood, Indian, Vegetarian, Asian
  • Madhuvans Village – Indian, Seafood
  • Janatha Deluxe – Indian vegetarian dishes
  • Smoke N Oven – Pizzas, pasta, calzones
  • Sagar Ratna – North Indian, South Indian and Chinese fare
  • Pallkhi – Traditional Mangalorean cuisine along with North Indian, South Indian as well as Chinese influences.
  • Maharaja – Dessert, Indian, Seafood, and also Asian cuisines

Book a cab in Mangalore to visit these major eateries.

Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Mangalore

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
The Estate Resort, Bar & Restaurant Nelligudde Rd, Ashwathapura, Karnataka 574227 06363549933
River Roost Resort 1-262/2-16, Sabarabail, Muddushedde, Mangalore, Karnataka 575028 07259892233
Summer Sands Beach Resort Chota Mangalore, After Nirmala Hospital, Ullal, Karnataka 575020 08242467690
Phalguni River Lodge Survey No 65, Near Pilikula Nisargadhama, Vamanjoor, Moodushedde, Karnataka 575028 08242263633
The Gateway Hotel Old Port Road, Mangalore Old Port Rd, Bunder, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001 08246660420

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