Manipal is a university town with beauty and natural scenery, one of the most peaceful and soothing travel destinations of India. Situated in the state of Karnataka, Manipal is placed on a plateau between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Manipal enjoys stunning views from several locations, dotted with fascinating lakes and beaches that serve as attractive tourist points, Manipal is a small town, with simple lifestyle and picturesque surroundings.
The climate is humid and warm between November and May, and rainy during the monsoons from June to October. The sea breeze cools the city during the day and a mountain breeze blows off the Ghats at night. Manipal is easily reached by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, approximately 90 minutes drive. Udupi railway station is 10 minutes from the centre of Manipal. The town is well connected by bus services run by the state and private operators.