22 June 2016

Dhakke - Mangalore's Fishing Dock


Dhakke, the Fishing Dock of Mangalore is near the old Mangalore Port. For a devoted fishiterian me, this place holds a special place. Though, I haven’t visited this place while I was staying in Mangalore for reasons obvious. Parents would take care of feeding us and the place stinks of fish but the fresh catch of the day would taste scrumptious.
Few days back we had a gathering at home and we had to buy Fish. So we planned for an early morning drive to Dhakke. Well, it didn’t turn out to early morning though. We were at Dhakke around 07:30 in the morning and the business was already in full swing with the auctions to movement of fishes to the tempos and trucks and offloading the fishes from the boats. There were crates and crates of fishes all over.
Few pictures from my visit to Dhakke and you will get to decide about this place.. stinky but lively..

Sunday Mornings at Dakke

Fishes and the buyers

Mass

Fish Baskets

Weighing Prawns

Assorted ones

Crabs in Mass 

 Again the assorted ones
 Me buying big crabs
 Kane (Lady Fish) - One of the tastiest fish




 Crates and Baskets



 Lonely King Prawn

P.S: Pics clicked on iPhone, courtesy Prashant Bhandare

16 comments:

  1. Must have been fun!! Well captured!!

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    1. Much fun Deepak, mouth keeps watering. :D

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  2. Awesome . The way you have described about Dhakke , makes one eager to visit the place. This is how unknown destinations needs to be promoted.

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  3. My mouth's watering! This must have been before the fishing season stopped. I love the place, including the 'stink'. :)

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    1. :D Yes this was before monsoon. I had been last month during the monsoon and nothing much was there.

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  4. been there and being a vegetarian...i had run away...superb clicks :)

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    1. Kudos being a vegetarian you made up to go to Dhakke. hanks :)

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  5. These pictures really speak. They capture the essence of market. Good work.

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  6. I am a Mangalorean myself, haven't been to Dhakke till now - good pictures! Fish market near State Bank was as far as I went! ;)

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    1. You must go visit Dhakke Raveesh. You will know how the fish gets to your doorstep. :D

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  7. Might be stinky but your pictures are so full of life. Liked them a lot.

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    1. Thanks Malini. A true fishiterian will always admire these no matter how the place is. :P

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