Manipal is a town in the locality of Udupi city (5
km) in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi
City Municipality. It is located in the part of Coastal
Karnataka, 62.8 km north of Mangalore and 8 km east of the
Manipal is a university town with beauty and natural
scenery, one of the most peaceful and soothing travel
destinations of India. Situated in the state of Karnataka,
Manipal is placed on a plateau between the Western Ghats
and the Arabian Sea, Manipal enjoys stunning views from
several locations, dotted with fascinating lakes and
beaches that serve as attractive tourist points, Manipal
is a small town, with simple lifestyle and picturesque
The climate is humid and warm between November and
May, and rainy during the monsoons from June to October.
The sea breeze cools the city during the day and a
mountain breeze blows off the Ghats at night. Manipal is
easily reached by air, rail and road. The nearest airport
is at Mangalore, approximately 90 minutes’ drive. Udupi
railway station is 10 minutes from the centre of Manipal.
The town is well connected by bus services run by the
state and private operators.
Manipal has seen tremendous growth both in
education, banking and infrastructure sectors. It has
become the district headquarters in recent years after the
opening of DC office complex "Rajatadhri" where all the
government offices of Udupi district are located under one
Manipal is a major technology and medical research
hub, with major conferences and seminars organized almost
every week. It is home for numerous known educational
institutes like Manipal University, Kasturba Medical
College (KMC), Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), T.A.
Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and others catering to
different fields of education like hospitality, medical,
business, engineering etc. Manipal is also the
international headquarters of Syndicate Bank.