Manipal is a suburb located in the Udupi city of the state of Karnataka. The region can be referred to as the educational hub of Karnataka, owing to the large-scale presence of varied universities and higher educational centers. Infact, Manipal is fondly referred to as a University. Beside the academia, Manipal also has rich natural beauty to boast of. Nestled in the rocky hinterland of the malabar coast manipal enjoys a majestic view of the Arabian Sea to its west and the Western Ghats range to its east. Few of the major tourist attractions of the region include the End Point, Malpe Beach, Kaup Beach, Manipal Lake and Venugopal Temple and Garden.
Manipal being a major educational hub of Karnataka and India, the region attracts students from various corners of the country. And as such the region boasts of a standard infrastructure. However, the varied buses that are frequent and originate from the central hub, known as the Tiger Circle, offer the only direct connectivity to the region. KSRTC also offers bus services to Manipal directly from Bangalore Airport. Manipal to Bangalore
, Manipal to Mangalore
, Manipal to Mumbai are some of the popular bus routes. And with bus bookings from Manipal being only a click with advent of online bookings, it has never been this easy for travelers.
Manipal being a University town and as such the region boasts of a young population. Catering to this breed of population are the various beaches like Malpe, Kanu, and Agumbe (55 km), which serve as an apt weekend getaway. Besides the beaches there is also Sringeri (88 km), which is a religious center.