About Mangalore (IXE)
A cosmopolitan city, Mangalore has several languages commonly spoken, such as Tulu, Konkani, and Kannada. The city lies on the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, and also has several beaches along the Malabar Coast, namely Mukka, Panambur, Tannirbavi, Suratkal, and Someshwara. With a tropical climate, it has average temperatures ranging from 27 - 34 degrees Celsius. Mangalore's port handles around 75% of India's coffee exports, and the bulk of the nation's cashew exports. With a great demand for flights to the city, many airlines also offer budget tickets, making air travel to Mangalore an affordable option.
The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is located on a large plain that is called the Rice Bowl of India, known for its hundreds of varieties of rice. With the Mahanadi River flowing to the east of the city, Raipur is surrounded by dense forests to the south, and has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures staying moderate for most of the year, apart from hot summers and plenty of rainfall in the monsoon season. An important city, Raipur is well-connected to the rest of India by trains and buses, as well as numerous daily flights offered by various airlines, some of whom offer budget tickets, making air travel popular.