Manipal is a centre for high learning , also called as university town which is situated in the rocky hinterland on the coasts of Malabar. It is at a distance of 8 km from the Arabian Sea. The name is deduced from Mannu which means mud and palla means lake in Tulu language.
The famous Manipal University is in Manipal and the university comprises of many famous educational institutions running different streams of knowledge . The nearest airport is Bajpe (60km) near Mangalore , an hours drive from Manipal. The nearest port is Mangalore (60km) The climate here is generally hot in summers and pleasant in winters. The maximum temperature touches 40°C in summers (March to May) with a minimum of 18°C. Winters (December to February).
In and around Manipal
Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium
The planetarium dedicated to Dr TMA Pai, is located on the banks of the Manipal Lake near the Manipal Junior College. It is part of the Manipal Heritage Park which has several scientific and cultural attractions. The programs of the planetarium seek to increase awareness about astronomy and to stimulate interest in stargazing 1 Km from our Hotel
The centre of attraction for nature lovers situated just a 0.2 km away from our hotel and 1 km away from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences atop the hill overlooking a valley along which quietly flows the River "Swarna". This picturesque spot draws hoards of visitors every day along with joggers strollers.
It exhibits conventional crafts, arts, paintings and textiles of Manipal in 8 museums. It is also center for literary learning which showcases the architecture of southern coastal Karnataka.
Udupi, the Kokani city is the headquarters of the Udupi District, Karnataka State, India. When one hears the name "Udupi" either "Udupi Krishna" or "Udupi Masala Dosa" comes to the mind. It is just 5km from Manipal.
Udupi Sri Krishna temple, the popular pilgrimage center, is just 6 kms away from the Malpe beach. The great sage Madhwacharya, the founder of Dwaitha philosophy, found the statue of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama embedded in clay balls on this beach. Since then it is famous for ow famous Udupi Sri Krishna temple.
The Beach is around 8 km from Manipal and is an ideal picnic place with its virtuous beach. It is an important port and fishing harbor along with this it is called a beach town. The beaches here are silvery with a breath taking view of the ocean. You can also take a boat ride to St Mary's island and view some basalt rock formations.
There a lot other places that an interested traveler can visit besides the places mentioned above as Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian State of Karnataka . It is an enchanting land abounding in scenic beauty, rich in flora and fauna. It has pomp and pageantry of glorious traditions and marvels of modern engineering.