Sunday, December 9, 2007

Train from Bangalore to Mangalore – Ride through Heaven on Earth

Train travel now a real option to experience the Beaches of Karnataka

The new Bangalore Mangalore train will bring a whole new dimension to Train based Tourism in Karnataka. The train will provide travelers to experience the never before seen view of the Western Ghats – Verdant Valleys, Waterfalls, Nestled Hills, Running streams, brooks and endless Tunnels. Western Ghats is home to 100's of waterfalls and the birth place of many great rivers of Karnataka. Beauty of the Western Ghats can be enjoyed especially while travelling between Sakleshpur and Subrahmanya Road ghat section which promises to be a unforgettable experience. The train will have 18 coaches comprising AC, sleeper class and general service coaches. The problem now is that to start with this will be a night train and while passing through the Western Ghats it will be pitch dark. For now Nature lovers can only sample some of the sights and be contented with convenience factor of this new train service. Mangalore is the gateway to Beach and Sea Tourism along the west coast of Karnataka. Some of the hot spots are Karwar, Udupi and Malpe. These locations are also great destinations in south india and Karnataka for Water Sports and Activities. The journey would take around 12 hours.

Some Trivia on this engineering marvel – There 670 bridges, 110 curves and 57 tunnels, 57 km Ghat section and a 8 degree curve.

Train Stops and Timings

Train 6517 Mangalore Express - Yeshwantpur(Bangalore West) to Mangalore (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Arr and Dep Distance
YPR Yeshwantpru JN 20:35
SBC Bangalore City JN 20:50 20:55
MYA Mandya 22:43 22:45 99
MYS Mysore JN 23:55 00:10 144
KRNR Krishanrajangar 00:43 00:45 179
HLN Hole Narsipur 01:33 01:35 233
HAS Hassan 02:15 02:25 265
SKLR Sakleshpur 03:20 03:25 307
SBHR Subrahmanya 05:30 05:35 417
KBPR Kabakaputtur 06:23 06:25 459
BNTL Bantawala 06:48 06:50 484
KNKD Kankanadi 07:40 07:42 503
MAQ Mangalore 08:05 Destination

Train 6518 Yeshwantpur-Bangalore Express – Mangalore to Yeshwantpur(Bangalore West) (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Arr and Dep Distance
MAQ Mangalore 19:45
KNKD Kankanadi 19:58 20:00 6
BNTL Bantawala 20:18 20:20 25
KBPR Kabakaputtur 20:47 20:49 49
SBHR Subrahmanya 21:50 21:55 92
SKLR Sakleshpur 23:55 00:05 202
HAS Hassan 01:00 01:10 244
HLN Hole Narsipur 01:43 01:45 276
KRNR Krishanrajnaga 02:34 02:35 330
MYS Mysore 03:50 04:05 365
MYA Mandya 04:48 04:50 410
SBC Bangalore City 06:50 07:00 503
YPR Yeshwantpur 07:40 Destination
If you looking to take the road to Mangalore here are detailed driving directions from Bangalore to Mangalore and detailed driving directions from Bangalore to Mangalore
It is around 360Km between the two cities by road.
The drive is quite scenic and the road condition reasonable upto Sakleshpur , the Sakleshpur-Mangalore stretch (around 150 Km) of road is in very poor conditions and currently under repair. Plan for atleast a 14 hour ride given the poor road conditions.
Bangalore to Mangalore by flight
There are daily direct flights operated by all major airlines between Bangalore and Mangalore.


sasi said...

excellent information

Nandita said...

Bangalore Train Timings are available at

ashish said...

guys check the schedule of train number 16515 it departs at yeshwantpur railway statoion at 7.30or40 in the morning and reaches mangalore at around 5.50 or 6.. it runs on monday,wednesday and friday... distance is 451 kms (as per indian railway services).

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