Section Menu

Location & Access

How to reach Manipal

Manipal is well connected by road, rail, and air. There are two major cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points – Udupi and Mangalore. Udupi is 6 km away from Manipal and Mangalore 65 km away.

By Air

The nearest airport is at Mangalore (also known as Mangaluru) which is 75-80 minutes’ drive by road. Pre-paid taxis/cabs are available from the airport (approximate cost INR 1600).

By Road

Manipal is well connected with the major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, and Goa. Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal, frequently. Direct buses are also available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

By Train

The closest railway stations are at Udupi (8 km from TAPMI Manipal) and Mangalore (65 km from Mangalore Central). These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the north and the south along the west coast. Pre-paid taxis and autorickshaws are available from the railway station.

Places to visit in and around Manipal

Besides its academic legacy, Manipal offers a panoramic delight to the tourists with a blend of hills (Western Ghats range of India) and sea (Arabian sea). It is a part of Udupi (also spelled Udipi) city in the southwest Indian State of Karnataka. Udupi is notable for the Krishna Temple and lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine; it is 6 km away from Manipal. Udupi is in close proximity of several tourist destinations such as Mookambika temple, Dharmasthala, and Kukke Subramanya.

Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India. Other tourist attractions in Manipal/Udupi include Malpe beach, St. Mary’s Island, Jog Falls, Turtle Bay, and Kaup beach, and other tourist cities nearby Manipal/Udupi include Goa, Karkala, Agumbe, Kudremukh, Murdeshwar, Gokarna, Mangalore and Coorg.