Five things no travel book will tell you about mangalore.
If you don't have a window seat on your flight,you actually miss the "love at first sight" feeling,may be I haven't travelled or flown and seen much,but the sight of flying right over and along the west coast,is overpowering enough to make you forget the food and drink,even on an empty stomach. I must have gone down as the weirdest passenger in the history of Kingfisher Airlines,for flying the last half and hour of the flight with my head nearly plastered to the window.And in case,that doesn't interest you,Mr.Mallaya has provided with a lot of inflight on screen and off screen entertaiment.
Sanas, are not some exotic coastal dancers but IDLIS.They can easily replace a sponge,whenever required,and are known for absorbing high quantities of chiken stew.Local gossip says they are fermented in toddy, no wonder they are so addictive and afternoon siestas become a must after them. (photographs not avaliable due to high levels of hunger)
3.TERE MERA 'BEACH' MEIN
If you ever dreamt of owning a private strip of beach,but always cursed lady luck,for being born in the wrong family,head to managalore.One of the rare privileges of being on an Indian beach,not a spot of commercial activity,no hounding hawkers and ogling gawkers,just endless surf and sand all to yourself.However Indians as we are,the feeling of being all alone on a beach,too is scary at times!!!
4.DO YOU LIKE IT HOT!!!!
No matter how much you deny it,there's no escaping it,whether you like it hot or cold,ICE CREAM doesnt come cheaper than this.
@ Rs.60 SOME LIKE IT HOT(ice cream in case your mind digressed)
sizzling brownie with a hughest dollop of vanilla ice cream(commercially served),a round of dark chocolate sauce and a generous helping of nuts.GASTRONOMIC EROTICA!!!!
5.And in case, you still didn't feel like a king err queen,picture this......you know you are in mangalore,when you reach adlabs in precisely 10 min(it takes lesser but the roads had been dug up that week!!!sorry for the inconvenience!!!)
Adlabs,on a saturday @Rs.120 and you have the entire theatre to yourself,except the 20 odd people who trickle in,who were a welcome sight,as the show stood threatened with the attendance less than 20.
Mangalore has become a habit and this is one habit,i'm not willing to give up.