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Manipal

Manipal

Weather

Manipal experiences typical sub tropical climate peculiar to the Indian sub continent. The summer season from March to June is hot and sundry with temperatures rising as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The summer heat can be sapping for the tourists and tourists usually wait for the monsoon or pre monsoon season to begin before embarking on their trip to Manipal. The rainy monsoon season from June to September attracts moderate rainfall bringing relief from the harsh summers and is an ideal time for travelers. The winter season in Manipal runs from October to January and the climate remains largely pleasant with minimum temperatures dipping to 10 degrees Celsius.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Manipal by road is by far the most convenient option for tourists. Located at a distance of 60 Kms from Mangalore and 411 Kms from Bangalore on the main National Highway 4, Manipal is well connected with good roads and regular bus services from all major cities and towns. Chikmagalur is located at a distance of 163 Kms while the distance between Manipal and Gokarna is 172 Kms.


By Air:

Manipal does not have an airport facility and the nearest airport is the one located at Bajpe in Mangalore around 60 Kms from Manipal city. The Mangalore airport is well connected with national and international flights on a regular basis. Regular cab and bus services are freely available at the Mangalore airport to drive down to Manipal.



By Rail:

Manipal does not have a functional railway station and the nearest railway station is the one located in Udupi at a distance of 7 Kms. Udupi located on the Konkan railway line is connected to all major cities and towns in the Konkan Belt including Mangalore, Bangalore, Mumbai and Mysore with regular and frequent train services ferrying across the city. Bus and taxi services are available outside the Udupi railway station for tourists.


Overview

The town of Manipal located near Udupi in Karnataka region is one of the most well known educational cities of India. Located at a distance of 5 Kms from the temple town of Udupi, Manipal was founded by philanthropist Dr. T.M.A Pai after transforming barren hills into an educational hub of the highest pedigree. Surrounded by Western Ghats towards the eastern side and magnificent Arabian Sea towards the West, Manipal offers a perfect scenic view for the visitors and students.

 

Located amid the Malabar Coast, the Arabian Sea lies at a distance of 7 Kms from the Manipal city center. The shore line and the Western Ghats merging at the city of Manipal showcase a picturesque coastal delight. Also known as the international university town, Manipal is most famous for its higher educational institutions including the Manipal Academy of Higher Education or MAHE.

 

Apart from its educational heritage and close proximity to Udupi, Manipal offers a wide range of gourmet delights mostly influenced by the Udupi cuisine. Udupi is synonymous to good food with typical Udupi cuisine spreading its wings to all over India and the world. Some of the best Udupi delicacies to try in Manipal region are the dosas, idlis and other spicy snacks called wadas.

 

With panoramic locations from wonderful mountain tops and sea line to elite educational institutions and academies, Manipal is a pristine coastal town. Blessed with a moderate and pleasant climate, Manipal can be visited virtually all through the year. The city has a host of famous museums showcasing some of the most ancient artifacts and antiques making them a jewel in the crown of the city.