Manipal (maṇipāl) is a university town located in the state of Karnataka in India. It is a suburb within Udupi city and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. It is located on the rocky hinterland of the Malabar Coast of south-west India, about 8 km (5.0 mi) east the Arabian Sea. From its location on a plateau, it commands a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east. Home to the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, the town attracts over twenty five thousand students every year. More information click here.
Weather: From September - February, the weather in Manipal is tropical with daily temperatures averaging 27 °C (81 °F). From June - August, Manipal witnesses one of the most extreme monsoons in the world, with the annual precipitation ranging from 500–560 cm (200–220 in). The months of March - May are hot and humid, with the daily temperatures typically peaking at 35 °C (95 °F).
How to reach: Manipal is well connected by road, rail and air. There are two main cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points- Udupi and Mangalore. Udupi is 5 kms from Manipal and Mangalore 65 kms away.
Flying in:The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is one and half hours drive by road. There are daily domestic flights from Mumbai and Bangalore. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways fly to Mangalore. There are direct international flights to Mangalore from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha-Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Prepaid taxis are available at the Mangalore airport.
By road:Manipal is well connected with the major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, etc. Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently. Direct buses are also available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities.
By train:The nearest railway stations are at Udupi (2kms from Manipal) and Mangalore (65 kms from Manipal). These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the North and the South along with West Coast. Delhi and Mumbai (to the North) and Ernakulam (to the South) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Calicut, Trivandrum, Mumbai and other major cities.
Campus Life: Campuses at Manipal and Mangalore provide a cosmopolitan and congenial atmosphere in which students from over 60 countries create a relationship for life. Manipal, a classic mix of cultures, provides a wonderful opportunity for dialogue and understanding of cultures. Students can join clubs for music and fine arts, literary pursuits, meditation, yoga, debating and photography. Mangalore, a port-city is famous for its pristine beaches and hospitable people. It is also popular for its medical colleges and educational institutions.
There are a lot of facilities to supplement classroom teaching. These facilities encourage and aid students in innovative thinking and pursuing careers of their choice.
It is a green campus with eco-friendly practices. Extensive use of rain-water harvesting structures, solid-waste and waste water management systems, and constant monitoring of pollution levels ensure that ‘Green Manipal’ is a way of life for one and all.