Mangalore , Mangalore is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka, the main port of Karnataka. Located 350 km west of the state capital, Bangalore, on the Malabar coast of the Arabian Sea at the foot of the Western Ghats. The administrative center of Dakshina County is Kannada (formerly South Kannada ) in southwest Karnataka. With pristine beaches, wide roads and quiet areas, Mangalur is recognized as the 8th cleanest city in India. Mangalur is in the top 13 cities for doing business in India and 2nd in Karnataka.