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Best time to visit Manipal

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Best Season in Manipal

The best season to visit Manipal is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January February and March.

Monsoon Season in Manipal

June marks the beginning of Monsoon season in Manipal and lasts till September. It is marked with pleasant climate and cool breeze.

Summer Season in Manipal

Summers of Manipal are extremely hot and exhausting. The temperature ranges from 22°C to 40°C in the months of March to May.

Winter Season in Manipal

Winters approach Manipal in December and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and is apt for sightseeing in Manipal. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 10°C to 30°C in winters.

Accommodation in Manipal

There are a lot of medium to budget accommodation options in the nearby area. Udupi Residency Hotel (Udupi), Palm Grove Beach Resort (Yermalbada), Summer Park Hotel (Vidyasamudra Road), Kediyoor hotel (Shiridbeedu), Sharada International Hotel (Udupi) and Rukmini Residency Hotel (Rukmini Arcade) are the medium to budget accommodations with all high class facilities to make your stay a memorable one.

Events / Festivals in Manipal

Apart from the popular festivals of Hindus, the major festivals that are celebrated with much pomp and show in Manipal are:

Pongal:One of the most awaited events in Manipal and all over the state, Pongal is celebrated with great passion and vigour. The term Pongal signifies sweet dish of rice which is eaten on the Pongal festival day. Jaggery, Cardamom and cashew nuts are also included in this dish for the celebration. The local people dedicate this dish to God Surya, The Sun God. It is one of the most imperative and well known festivals held in the month of mid January every year.

Ugadi:Ugadi is a famous festival in Andhra Pradesh. It is the New Year's Day in Andhra culture and is Maharashtra it is known by the name of Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Maker Sankranti:Maker Sankranti is a beautiful festival of the city and is celebrated with great rejoice. It is a celebration of the occasion of the `ascent` of the sun to the north.

Ganesh Chaturthi:This festival is held in the months of August-September and is one of the famous festivals in Manipal. It is celebrated with immense passion.

Diwali:One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Manipal is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.

Hotels in Manipal

Manipal is a small dainty town in the municipality of Udupi city. It is located in the coastal part of Karnataka and offers panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the Persian Gulf. Home to one of the most sought-after universities for research and engineering in India, Manipal Academy of Higher Education ranks high.

Manipal Weather

Quick Info

  • Attractions

  • Altitude

    73 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    Winters, October to March
  • State/Code


    Kannada, English and Tulu
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