By Kapil Vastu
A place I visited recently was Mangalore, in South India. Just a three h
ours ride from Bangalore
and you land in Mangalore. It's a small town dominated mostly by Muslims.
called "God's own Paradise" but I feel it is true only to a
certain extent. Only the places which have been commercialized are worth a
mention and attract tourists, primarily because of the backwaters of the
Kerala. But the city of Mangalore is neglected to the extent of not even
having the basic drainage facilities. The infrastructure is in poor
condition. But the natural beauty of the place is worth seeing. It's a treat
for the eyes. The sea and the forts
in the city
attract a lot of tourists. Most of the people to earn a living still follow
the age old practices like fishing, selling goods. The small city because of
its natural beauty also attracts bollywood stars for shooting.
In all I couldn't resist some of the basic attractions of South India - the
south indian cuisine, sea beaches
hill stations like munnar.
a way his small town is like a reflection of ancient India whose beauty is
still untouched by the outside word.