Vamanjoor is a tourist and residential locality in the Coastal city of Mangalore in Karnataka, India, close to Kudupu and Gurupura . Vamanjoor is famous for many historic as well as geographical reasons. It is also home for the first ever and the only Catholic Engineering institute in Karnataka, St. Joseph Engineering College. Famous tourist attractions in Vamanjoor include Pilikula Nisargadhama, Swami Vivekananda Planetarium and Manasa water park. The doordarshan (state television) broadcasting facility for Mangalore is based at vamanjoor. The biggest residential complex in the area is the quarters of the officers and staff of the Mangalore regional headquarters of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation.