As a diehard budget traveller, I usually plan city excursions along with my six best friends. I tend to leave no stone unturned in search of budget short trips as being an accountant for over three years, I have now known the value of money. But that is totally another point to be discussed. Let me here elaborate about our one-day’s trip to the Mangaladevi temple. It was one of my friend’s birthday and this time he wanted to celebrate the joyous day before seeking the blessings of his ancestral deity, Goddess Mangaladevi. The best place to do so was the world famous Mangaladevi temple Mangalore. Call it an impromptu visit for we planned the entire trip in less than two hours. Although the temple is not too far away from my place, being an adrenaline enthusiast and a complete gourmand, I had to consider the various adventure and eating options as well.
Once we had gathered much of information, we began our journey to the temple. Upon reaching the premises, we were stunned to see at the beauty and charm of the interiors of the temple. Interestingly, the temple dates back to the 10th century when it was built in the memory of the princess of Malabar Mangale. The temple has duly stood the test of the time and now we are in the 21st century gazing the embellished idol of the goddess. After spending around 5-6 hours at the temple, we decided to hit the Tannirbavi Beach — one of the best ones in the city. Although it is at a considerable distance from the temple, being an adventurer, I could not miss out on the opportunity of swimming in the clean waters of the calm Tannirbavi.
We finally ended the day by indulging in some premium quality food and drinks at The Saffron Spice. Remember it was one of my friend’s birthday, he treated us all to the gourmet, exotic South Indian and Mughlai cuisines at the boutique restaurant. I being a crazy foodie, completely made the most of it!!
So, that was truly an amazing day out with friends — visited city’s oldest temple, hit the beach and finally done something favourable for taste buds.