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Manipal Travel Guide

Manipal is a scenic town located in Udupi city. It is backed by the Western Ghats and faced by the Arabian sea. This charm of the city attracts tourists from different places. Manipal is home to the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and lures students from different places. This town is famous for a number of attractions as well.
End Point Park, Planetarium, Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, Manipal Lake and more are must-visit places. The months of October and March are pleasant, hence perfect to visit. Festivals that people here majorly celebrate are Pongal and Gudi Padwa (Ugadi). Delta Beach is another beach that is a clean, quiet and perfect place for easy-lazy strolls during the sunset. Several multi-cuisine restaurants can be found in this town.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Manipal
Manipal is basically a university city and a suburb within Udupi district of Karnakata. Being located on a plateau and few kilometres away from the Arabian Sea, Manipal commands panoramic view of the ocean and Western Ghats. The city boasts of tranquil and year-round pleasant climate. It attracts thousands of students every year from across India. Manipal is also well connected by various means of transport with rest of India.
 
How to Reach Manipal by Air
 
The nearest airport to Manipal is Mangalore International Airport, located around 50 km away. It helps to connect Manipal with other Indian cities like Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore, to name a few with major domestic airlines. Middle Eastern countries like UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman also enjoy good air connectivity with Manipal. Prepaid taxis are available outside the airport.
 
How to Reach Manipal by Road
 
Major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa are connected with Manipal by a well laid road network and good bus service. There are direct buses from Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Goa to Manipal. Buses run at frequent intervals between Mangalore and Manipal.
 
How to Reach Manipal by Rail
 
The major nearby rail-head to Manipal is Mangalore Railway Station. Otherwise, Udupi Station, located around 2 km away is the nearest rail-head to Manipal. Direct trains till Mangalore are available from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai, to name a few. Trains till Udupi also available from Mumbai and Delhi.

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where is the drop location??
If you take a train, then Udupi station which is just 8 minutes away from Hotel Tranquil, Manipal.
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big boss, zeal or hakuna matata
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how is the city?
“Up & Roaring” - Manipal is a lovely coastal town situated near Mangalore in Karnataka. The town enjoys a blessed location as it stands off the shores and the rocky surroundings of the Malabar Coast in south India. Its pristine beauty and ideal weather conditions make it one of the most attractive places to visit in Karnataka. Manipal is famous for being the education hub of south India, largely due to the presence of the world famous Manipal University. Being one of the finest educational institutions in India, this deemed university attracts students from all over the world to pursue various courses here. Apart from the educational institutions the town is also well known for various other attractions that draw people from all corners of the country and beyond.
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