Manipal is a small town located in the western ghats region of Karnataka, 5 km away from the Udupi district in Karnataka. The town is an education hub as it is home to the popular Manipal University. The lovely coastal suburb enjoys a stellar location with sandy shores and rocky surroundings of the Malabar coast. There are a number of ways to reach Manipal. The nearest airport is around 50 km away in Mangalore. Bajpe International Airport is connected to most of the major Indian cities as well as cities abroad. The airport is just a one and half hour drive and can be reached by cab/taxi or bus as well. Manipal is connected with a good network of state and private run buses which ply to most of the major cities within and outside the state. The nearest railway station is 2 km away from the city in Udupi. The other major railway station is in Mangalore and is connected to most cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Cochin, Calicut, Trivandrum and so on. For those who are travelling on a tight budget, a budget hotel in Manipal is a great option. These hotels provide all the basic amenities at a pocket-friendly price. Most of these hotels do not have extra chargeable services. The hotel provides amenities like efficient room service, on-site parking facility, fully stocked pantry, 24/7 security and free Wifi. Every room comes with a TV with DTH/cable connection, air-conditioning, coffee table, attached bathroom with running hot/cold water, sofa chair and wardrobe. The guests are provided complimentary buffet breakfast each morning. Budget hotels in Manipal are a great option for corporate travellers, families and solo travellers. Manipal attracts thousands of students each year from across the country. The pristine scenic beauty is adorned and blessed with panoramic views of the Western ghats, rivers and ocean. Some of the major attractions in Manipal are End point, Hasta Shilpa heritage village, Planetarium, Smrithi Bhavan, Anatomy museum, Brindavan garden and Sri Venu Gopala Krishna Temple. The climate is pleasant all year round but the best time to visit this coastal time is between the month of October to March.
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