Hampankatta (pronounced as 'Hampanakatte' in Tulu or Kannada) is the heart of Mangalore city in Karnataka. Most of the public utilities are located here. This used be the most buzzling commercial area in the city. However nowadays, M G Road, Lalbagh have become the favorurite place for hanging around.

Important places in Hampankatta are as follows

Public Utilities

*1. Service Bus Stand : This bus stand is located adjacent to Nehru Maidan near StateBank. All private run express & shuttle buses to various places around Mangalore like Udupi, Kundapur, Kollur, Kasargod, Puttur, Karkala, Moodbidre, shimoga, etc., start from this bus stand. Some of the KSRTC buses to BC road & Puttur also start from here.

*2. City Railway Station: This station is now called as Mangalore Central Station. All trains having Mangalore as starting point start from this station. The trains which just pass through Mangalore will stop at Kankanadi (now known as Mangalore Junction) only. They do not come to Mangalore Central station.

*3. Town Hall: This hall is mainly hosts the different cultural activitiies like Tulu dramas, Yakshaganas, events of Rotaract club, weight lifting championships, etc.

*4. RTO: Regional Transport office

*5. Nehru Maidan: This playground is open for common public. People play all kinds of games. This ground is also used for political rallies, Independence day/Republic day parades, circus, exhibitions, etc.

*6. DC & Magistrate Office

*7. PWD

*8. Central Market

*9. City Central Library: This is located close to St Aloysius college. This library is run by the Mangalroe city corporation. There are seevral branches for city central library within Mangalore.


*1. Wenlock Hospital: This is the largest hospital in Dakshina Kannada district run by the state government

*2. Lady Goschen Hospital

Educational Institutions

*1. Milagres Preuniversity College
*2. University College
*3. St. Aloysius group of Institutions
*4. Kasturba Medical College

Religious Places

*1. Idgha Masjid,built by Tippu Sulthan.
*2. Noor Masjid
*3. St Aloysius Church
*4.Milagres Church
*5. Sharavu Mahaganapati Temple

Places for Leisure

*1. Tagore Park
*2. Townhall Park
*3. Corporation Bank Park near Nehru Maidan
*4. Nehru Maidan (for sports)
*5. Central Talkies
*6. City Central Library, Light House Hill

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