of Manipal is located 13 km away from the city of Udupi along the Malabar coast
adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is also home to a well-renowned Manipal
University and a couple of other educational institutions established by Dr. T
M A Pai. The town is also an international headquarter of Syndicate Bank and a
regional IT hub.
1950, Manipal used to be a small town which was a part of the village panchayat
of Shivalli. However, after the establishment of education institutions by Dr.
T. M. A. Pai, the region saw a significant surge in its economic development
the town of Manipal became a well-known place in Karnataka with the
establishment of Kasturba Medical College in 1953, which is also the first
private medical college of India.
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The city of Manipal has gained prominence
among the academicians around the world with the founding of Manipal University. The University campus
covers over 313 acres, with 20 constituent institutions, and houses over 25,000
students from more than 50 nationalities making the place rich in diverse
Main Attractions in Manipal
One of the central commercial attractions of
the town is the Tiger circle, often referred to as TC. It also forms a major
hub for transport services to all the nearby major cities. Manipal is quite
popular for one of the oldest planetarium in the country which is named after
End point is another important tourist
attraction of the town. It is located at a far end of the town, on a cliff that
faces the Swarna River. From this point, you can get a panoramic and
picturesque view of the Ghats and the sea.
The Malpe beach is also quite close and is located at a distance of about
7 km from this region.
You should also visit the Hasta Shilpa
Heritage Village which houses a marvelous set of artifacts such as paintings,
arts and crafts, textiles, and also includes a library. It has now been
converted into a museum to preserve the cultural heritage of the past.
How to Reach Manipal
Traveling to Manipal doesn’t entail any
problem as it is well connected by all means of transportation. The nearest
railway station is Indrail in Udupi which is about 4 km away from Manipal. The
closest major railway station is Mangalore Central.
The town is also well connected by roadways
and several state private buses offer services from major cities like Karkala,
Udupi, and Mangalore. The nearest
airport to Manipal is Mangalore which is about 50 km away from the town.