The campus town of Manipal is one of the most cosmopolitan towns of India with students over sixty countries studying here. But the true essence of Manipal lies in its rich tradition whilst simultaneously maintains a multicultural environment.
Located in the rocky localities of coastal Karnataka, Manipal serves as the prime destination for cultural exploration. Its location from the plateau commands a sweeping view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east. There is plenty for visitors to discover in and around the area.
One of the main attractions is the beautiful beaches near Manipal. One can choose from more locally popular beaches like Malpe or Kaup (which also has a lighthouse with a breathtaking view), or take a boat to the quaint island of St. Mary’s. You can also try surf lessons at the striking Delta beach and share a meal with locals and experience the local lifestyle. The one thing that will catch your attention is the warm welcome that you will receive in these humble settlements. The hospitality of people in and around Manipal is unparalleled; they make you feel at home at all times.
One can also visit the temples around the area of Manipal, as they are preserves of traditions and values that date back many- many years. The Venugopal temple, Kukke Subramanya Temple, Murudeshwar temple are just a handful of examples of temples that are located in the green landscapes in and around Manipal.