Didn’t do a tour here, but Sherry and I took the shuttle bus to the local shopping centre and had a grand time roaming around the four levels of shops, mostly selling sari type clothing and material. We saw a beautiful red wedding dress, but ended up not buying anything. Well, except a pair of shoes. I know!!
We decided to visit the St Aloysius Chapel built in 1879. Some say it is on a par with the great Catholic structures of Rome and is sometimes compared to the Sistine Chapel because every inch is covered in murals, frescoes and other paintings by Brother Antonio Moscheni, see above. There is also a college attached to the chapel.
Mangalore is not a very captivating city. It is a major port in India, and some of their exports are coffee and cashews. At the chapel, we ran into Suzanne and Cat from the ship, and after our chapel visit, we decided to try and find a restaurant I had heard about in the neighbourhood. The church caretaker was able to give us some directions and we ended up at Kadal Family Restaurant where we were the only non Asians in the place. The food was good. The Indian beer was even better because we were hot. The temperatures continue to be in the 90s with high humidity. After lunch, we all went back to the ship in tuk-tuks. Fun Day.