Shore Excursion Details

Mangalorean Legacies

Mangalore, India

Mangalorean Legacies

DETAILS

  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Snack

Discover the past and present of Pilikula, a relatively unexplored South Indian city known for its folklore and cultural beliefs, for an authentic South Indian experience. Visit this rural district in the Western Ghats recognized as a biodiversity hotspot in the world that is home to rare flora and fauna. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Moodushedde tribal village, an artisan settlement in which sustains traditional livelihoods and art forms that are threatened with disappearance.


As you tour the village you’ll encounter blacksmiths, potters and conventional weavers at work. Enjoy refreshments at 'Guthu Mane', the ancestral home of coastal landlords, with elaborately carved ceilings and columns. Witness the dressing of a Mangalorean sari and dhoti, a man's sarong, and participate in the application of Henna designs, which are popular during marriages. You’ll experience the present of Mongalorean living as you leave the village and visit the city center of Mangalore, Hampankatta. Here you’ll be able to experience the busy lives of the city center Mangaloreans and wander the marketplace as you discover the colors of silks, spices, jewelry and even fruits and vegetables.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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