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About Manipal

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 Arabian Sea.

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 surroundings..

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 roof.

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.

Explore Manipal

Museum & Heritage
  • Anatomy Museum (0.5 KM)
  • Smriti Bhavan (0.5 KM)
  • Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium (1 KM)
  • Heritage Village — Hastashilpa (1 KM)
Tourist Places
  • Rajathadri (1 KM)
  • End Point — Swarna River View (2 KM)
  • End Point Gardens (2 KM)
  • Manipal Lake (2 KM)
Religious Places
  • Umamaheshwara Temple (2 KM)
  • Venugopalakrishna Temple (2 KM)
  • Prasanna Ganapathi Temple (2 KM)
  • Christ Church, Manipal (2 KM)
  • Manipal Mosque Complex (1 KM)
  • Riverside Ganapathi Temple (3 KM)
Religious Places Close to Manipal
  • Udupi Krishna Mutt, Udupi (5 KM)
  • Jamia Masjid, Udupi (5 KM)
  • Mother of Sorrows church, Udupi (5 KM)
  • Vinayaka Temple, Anegudde, Kumbhashi (25 KM)
  • Durgaparameshwari Temple, Mandarthi (30 KM)
  • Attur Church, Karkala (30 KM)
  • Jain Temples of Karkala & Moodbidri (38 KM)
  • Mookambika Temple, Kollur (77 KM)
  • Shringeri Mutt, Shringeri (97 KM)
  • Annapoorneshwari Temple, Horanadu (115 KM)
  • Manjunatha Swamy Temple, Dharmasthala (105 KM)
  • Subramanya Temple (160 KM)
Distance to Main Locations
  • KMC Hospital (0.5 KM)
  • Manipal University Building (0.5 KM)
  • Manipal Bus stand - Tiger Circle (0.5 KM)
  • Manipal Institute of Technology (1 KM)
  • T.A. Pai Management Institute (4 KM)
  • Railway Station, Udupi (4 KM)
  • Mangalore Central Railway Station (60 KM)
  • Mangalore International Airport (65 KM)


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