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Holy Hill, Mangalore

Holy Hill

Karnataka 575007



Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore
Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore
Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore
Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore
Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore
Holy Hill, Maroli, Mangalore

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The history of this holy place is 16 years old. God choose Mr. Paul Rodrigues to be the founder of this Holy Hill on which the cross is erected. Right from his childhood Paul Rodrigues was close to God. He used to spend hours together in prayer and meditation inspiring others along with him. He used to spend his time in meditation with his non Christian friend Mr. Satish K. near Kadri Hill or on Mary Hill in Bondel.

In 1993 when he was in meditation he got a vision and a message from the Lord. He saw a hilly place with greenery all around it. “The place you are in search of is close to the highway on a hilly place. Go and search for it”. The power of the Holy Sprit took him to the Holy Hill which is on the left side of National Highway 17 that passes through Nanthoor crossing the Pumpwell circle. At the top of Holy Hill he saw a land of 6 cents and felt that this is the place chosen by the Lord.

The owner of this place was Mr. Devendra Anchan. His wife Mrs. Rajani Anchan had a dream of Jesus Christ after 3 a.m. in the morning. He told her “I have sent Paul Rodrigues to buy the land from you. You have to sell him the land for the rate promised. I will bless you abundantly. Tell your husband about this”. As guided she told about this to Mr. Devendra Anchan. He said that he too felt the same voice and the words echoing in his mind after which he not only sold his 6 cents land but also helped in getting other pieces of land one 10 cents and other 30 cents from other owners. Paul Registered the same on the date Jesus gave him 7th April 1994.

Paul with Satish went up the hill for prayer when even in scorching sun they could hardly feel the heat. While praying Paul received message from the Lord “This is my dwelling place. I will hear the prayers of all people from here”.

In 1995 on Easter Sunday when Mr. K. S. Chacko owner of the 80 cents land was taking a nap he had an unusual dream where he saw a cross raised on the top of a hill, thousands of people were praying at the foot of it. Many were climbing the hill and getting down from it. He got up from his sleep and stared praying, he got a message that God wanted the place. So he not only sold the land to Paul but also inspired Keshava Acharya to sell his land.

On 17th June 1997, Paul got a message from Jesus saying that “A cross has to be raised here”. He got this word of God. John 3:14 “ As Moses lifted the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life”

On 17th July 1997, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Castelino S.J. who was the spiritual director of the charismatic retreats laid the foundation for raising the cross.

On 24th September 1997, as per the rules and regulation given to Bro. Bernard Fernandes a prayer group member the place was named as Holy Hill. The same day was chosen to be the inauguration day for the cross. Late Fr. Francis Rebello inaugurated the same at 5 p.m. with Rev. Fr. John D’souza parish priest Angelore parish, Rev. Fr. Louis Fernandes S.J., Rev. Fr. Pius Fidelus Pinto and other religious brethren blessing the same. While blessing the land, one question arose if it is possible to sprinkle holy water on the whole 2.42 acres land due to lack of time. But suddenly as if showers of blessing were pouring from heaven, the whole place was showered by the rain drops as long and the sprinkling of holy water ceremony went on. It proved that there was no doubt that God has chosen this place to be his dwelling place.

On 22nd October 1997 Paul got a message to fast and pray. Accordingly 17 members of the prayer group were continuing prayer after their regular prayers when all of a sudden at 8 p.m. rain started pouring over then and they were happy. One of then was feeling sick and did not want to get wet in the rain. At that moment Paul got a message “Jesus says I am giving you Holy Baptism so no one goes back”. When people were going back they saw the whole area dry except the cross and the place sound it

On 9th April 2004, Rev. Fr. Bonifas Pinto told ” If we go through history we come to know that Jesus was crucified on the cross on 7th April 0030 at 12 noon”. After 10 years Paul came to know why Jesus selected the date 7th April 1994 to be the date of registration of the Holy Hill. Immediately after this Paul purchase 116 cents of land around Holy Hill.

The peculiarity of this height is different. It has a unique natural beauty. The scenery is so beautiful that you start praising and thanking the Lord. From here you can see the whole city of Mangalore with a new look, 7 churches with all their grandeur and holiness. When Paul prayed to the Lord to tell why he has chosen the Holy Hill, he got this message. Ezek 17:22-24.
This is what the Sovereign Load says:
I will take the top of a tall cedar and break off tender sprouts;
I will plant it on a high mountain, on Israel’s highest mountain;
It will grow and branches and bear seed and become a magnificent cedar.
Birds of every kind will live there and find shelter in its shade.
All trees in the land will know that I am the Lord.
I cut down the tall trees and make small trees grow tall
I wither up the green trees and make the dry trees become green.
I, the Lord, have spoken. I will do what I have said I would do.

Miracles big or small have happened here. Many a times we see sudden drops of sprinkling water, people getting rid of pains and diseases, becoming free from bondage of the evil sprits just by looking at the cross and lot more miracles going on here. He has various ways to lead us to him. To prove this He has chosen the Holy Hill to be his dwelling place.


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Cardamom – The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore

The Gateway Hotel
Opp. D C Office,
Mangalore Old Port,
Karnataka 575001

Phone:0824 666 0420


Cardamom - The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Cardamom – The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Cardamom - The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Cardamom – The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Cardamom - The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Cardamom – The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore

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Hangyo Dessert Bar

The Forum Fiza Mall
Pandeshwar, Opposite Corporation Bank Head Office
Karnataka 575001

Succumb to your inner gourmand with Hangyo’s frozen wonders and decadent munchies

How much do you think you ought to travel to indulge in some frozen delights? Well, not too far, because it’s just around the corner at Hangyo’s! A couple of years ago, Hangyo shot to fame with the introduction of the “softie.” Today they’re a well-known name, with a string of outlets all over Mangalore, the ones garnering most attention being “Icy creamz” in Bendorewell and the ” Hangyo dessert bar” at the center of the food court at Forum Mall.

The parlor is famed for their irresistibly eccentric array of flavors served in cups, cones, and candies. Get your frozen fix with their rotating selection of off-the-wall flavors like Belgian chocolate, Bubblegum, Pinacolada, Sitaphal, etc.

In addition to these are some gargantuan sundaes like the butterscotch blast and crunchy caramel. With regular innovations to the ice creams, they keep surprising us with high gear decadence like the nutty symphony and mint and vanilla.

They also serve an excellent selection of behemoth “icy stones,” among which the Oreo fantasy and Mangalore Choco delight are sensational. Moreover, Hangyo makes you rethink all you thought you knew about ice-cream with the introduction of the icy stones. Choose from a bar of vanilla, chocolate or caramel and then gaze in awe as it dips into a hard coating of another offbeat flavor like pistachio, lemon, etc. Festoon this colossal masterpiece with garnishes like sprinkles and nuts. The same goes for their kulfis, which again topped with sauces, is one part dessert and two parts nostalgia!

The menu boasts of international flavors too, and the wild raspberry is pure indulgence!
If you thought, they’re only about whimsical ice creams then you’ve got it all wrong, because Hangyo churns out compulsively crave-able snacks and short eats, as well. The wraps and rolls are heavenly and just keeps you coming back for more. Furthermore, the Ultimate chicken burger served here is probably one of the best we’ve had in town! Not to forget, the pizzas with a delicious thin crust are addictive. This isn’t the best part, though, with a friendly service and a lovely environment, Hangyo is not-too-expensive with huge servings which make them your go-to spot for all occasions. So, cool down at Hangyo’s, for they hold a special place in Mangalorean’s ice-cream lover’s hearts.


Nutty Symphony - Hangyo Ice Cream, Mangalore
Nutty Symphony


Hangyo Dessert Bar - Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore
Hangyo Dessert Bar – Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore


Ice Cream & Food Menu – Hangyo Ice Cream, Mangalore

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Content By Megan D' Souza

Trattoria – Restaurant – Balmatta‎


Trattoria –  Restaurant

Next to Shanthi Nilaya,

Phone: +919663034134 / +918183934100

Experience your Italian favourites in the most delightful flavour combos

It goes without saying that once you’ve had woodfired Pizza, there’s just no looking back. Trattoria, for us, always did just that as we inhaled the unmistakable, charred scent of the Neapolitan-style pizza and watched in awe, while it baked to perfection before us. Thin-crust pizza lovers, though few, have a loyal fan base and a place like Trattoria is but surely their treasure. Hence, the revamped interiors and a brand new menu, got us all squirming in our seats, eager to know their story.

Wood Fired Pizza - Trattoria, Balmatta, Mangalore
Wood Fired Pizza – Trattoria, Balmatta, Mangalore

The room is bathed in deep blue and white, much like the famous Greek city, Santorini. We half-expected to see a Katrina and Hrithik pull a “Meherbaan Hua Rab”(so now you know where the song from Bang Bang was shot) on us, but jokes apart, the blue is serene, calming and definitely in sync with the food. A sizeable wood-fired oven burps out pizza at regular intervals, and the air has a particular Mykonos sort of vibe, a diffusion line for Chef and founder Savio.

Cold Hunter Soup - Trattoria, Balmatta, Mangalore
Cold Hunter Soup

And Bam! Like an Avenger the food does pack a massive punch. Here’s Hunter cold soup with a sugarcane stick(basically tomato soup, with crushed basil that you down as you do with a shot and then chew on the sugarcane- an amalgamation of sweet, salty and spicy flavours meant to awaken your senses). There are veg and Chicken Dim Sums and a kind of purple ravioli of pillowy elasticity with ricotta and roasted pumpkin and homemade cheese stuffing. This is glorious- fiery and satisfying.

We have a Cava-a-Nora: chicken stuffed with squid served along with quinoa rice that comes in two variations; in a demi-glaze sauce as well as tomato sauce each one just as delightful as the other. We have no idea where the chicken is from, but it tastes like it lived a happy life.

When a pizza- airy, blistered, topped with tomato, cheese, olives and capers- is the loveliest dish ordered, there’s cause to wonder. The Romana pizza is the perfect vegetarian pizza, that can almost beat the non-vegetarian ones, hands down.

Momos - Trattoria, Balmatta, Mangalore
Momos – Trattoria, Balmatta, Mangalore

In keeping with the traditional spirit, our choice of beverage at Trattoria is ice tea: served in a pot and a thoroughly refreshing concoction while chomping down on Italian grub. We sit around mulishly; anticipating the arrival of our desserts: Tiramisu, White and dark chocolate mousse and Strawberry pannacotta. There’s a devotion to that unique texture of the white chocolate mousse, the layer of caramel on top, both gooey and alluring.

Nothing is haphazard or taken for granted. The food presentation is exquisite: pretty crockery and bowls, while the service is pleasant. This cosy eatery surely has progressed into a restaurant of gravitas, wit and style. This is a serious coming of age: Trattoria is, entirely just, gorgeous.


Food (Pizza) Menu – Trattoria

Food Menu - Trattoria - Oven Pizza - Balmatta, Mangalore
Food Menu
Food Menu - Trattoria - Oven Pizza - Balmatta, Mangalore
Food Menu

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Cake Ice Cream – Ideal/Pabbas

Cake Ice Cream - Ideal/Pabbas, Mangalore
Cake Ice Cream – Ideal/Pabbas, Mangalore


IDEAL’S (India’s Largest Ice Cream Parlour)
Market Road, Mangalore – 575 001, India
Phone: +91 824 2440396, 2447872

Ideal Cream Parlour
G.H.S. Road, Mangalore – 575 001, India
Phone: +91 824 2447870, 2428005

Lalbagh, Mangalore – 575 001, India
Phone: +91 824 2457925

Empire Mall, M.G. Road, Mangalore – 575 003, India
Phone: +91 824 6551393


Chaat Zara

Note: cannot independently confirm if the business is still operational at the place mentioned below or it’s been relocated.

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Chaat Zara
Behind Deepa Comforts
M.G. Road,
Opposite of Jail entrance
Chaat Zara, Mangalore
Chaat Zara, Mangalore
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Bhel Puri – Chaat Zara, Mangalore
Samosa Chaat - Chaat Zara, Mangalore
Samosa Chaat – Chaat Zara, Mangalore
Chaat Zara
Chaat Zara

About Mangalore

About Mangalore

Mangalore, Karnataka, India  (also called Kudla in Tulu, Mangaluru in Kannada, Kodiyāl in Konkani, Mangalapuram in Malayalam or Maikāla in Beary bashe)) is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. The lush greenery around, pleasant atmosphere and well connected links to ports, railways and air make it a superb place, be it for residential or industrial. With major industrial players already enjoying the sunshine here, Mangalore has proven to be the better destination in South India. It is located about 350 kilometres (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, and is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in south western Karnataka. With its pristine beaches, broad roads and calm localities this coastal city was declared the eighth cleanest city in India.


Mangalore derives its name from the local Hindu Goddess Mangaladevi. It developed as a port on the Arabian Sea—remaining, to this day, a major port of India. Lying on the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, Mangalore is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast. The city has a tropical climate and lies in the path of the Arabian Sea branch of the South-West monsoons. Mangalore’s port handles 75 per cent of India’s coffee exports and the bulk of the nation’s cashew exports.

Mangalore was ruled by several major powers, including the Kadambas, Vijayanagar dynasty, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, and the Portuguese. The city was a source of contention between the British and the Mysore rulers, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan built a famous outpost called Sulthan Batteri rumoured to have tunnel access till Mysore. Eventually annexed by the British in 1799, Mangalore remained part of the Madras Presidency until India’s independence in 1947. The city was unified with the state of Mysore (now called Karnataka) in 1956.

Mangalore is demographically diverse with several languages, including Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, and Beary bashe commonly spoken, and is the largest city of Tulu Nadu region. The city’s landscape is characterised by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. In an exercise carried out by the Urban Development Ministry under the national urban sanitation policy, Mangalore was placed as the eighth cleanest city in the country. In Karnataka, it is second after Mysore.

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