Reaching Mangalore

Mangalore is an important port city of Karnataka situated on the South west coast of India. It is positioned south of Mumbai and Goa and north of Cochin and is well connected by air, rail and road.

By Air:
Mangalore is well connected to the international airports in India viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai.  Daily international flight service by Air India Express is available to Dubai and other Gulf countries. The airport is situated 15 Km from Mangalore city.

By Train:
The city has two railway stations – Mangalore Central (at Hampankatta) and Mangalore Junction (at Kankanady) and is well connected to other cities in the country.

By Road:
Three National highways viz. NH-13, NH-17 and NH-47 pass through Mangalore connecting major cities –Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad.

The local organisers of the DAA8 have made arrangements for receiving  all delegates at the Mangalore airport.  DAA8 volunteers will receive you and make arrangements to send you to your respective place of accommodation. On arrival, please look for DAA8 help desk inside the airport. In the event of any problem, due to change in flight schedules, please take pre-paid taxi service from the airport to the hotel where you have booked or have been booked by us. Pre-paid taxi service counter is inside the arrival lounge.

Please change only a small amount of USD to Indian rupees in Mumbai /Bangalore or any other port of entry. The official rate is ~50 Indian rupees per USD. The exchange rate in the airport and hotels may less than in the banks. We will be making arrangements at the DAA8 venue for setting up official currency exchange counter.

The weather in Mangalore is pleasant with temperature ranging from 22- 32 oC. Being a coastal city the weather is warm and humid. You will not need warm clothes.


In case of need please contact any of us.

Dr. Indrani Karunasagar

: +91 9448479750

Dr. K.M. Shankar

: +91 9480571370

Dr. M. N. Venugopal

: +91 9481269922

Dr. Malathi Shekar 

: +91 9448085433

Dr. C.V. Mohan

: +91 9972724944

A glimpse of the city of Mangalore

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