Mangalore is well known for its tall swaying coconut palms, temples and pristine beaches.Mangalore is 352 km west of, Bengaluru, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Mangalore's diverse communities have different names for the city in their languages. In Tulu, the primary spoken language, the city is called Kudla, meaning “junction“, since the city is situated at the confluence of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers. In Konkani, Mangalore is referred to as Kodiyal. It provides a quick and soothing getaway from the city hustle bustle and yet preserves just the right amount of urban glitter. It offers a pleasant natural environment and is close to perfect with its shopping attractions with grand complexes and a vibrant seafood culture. Major tourist attractions in Mangalore are the beautiful beaches and the temples, churches and mosques. Mangaladevi temples, KREC Beach, Someshwara Beach, Panambur Beach, Tannirbavi Beach, Seemanthini Bai Bajai Museum are main attractions.