Venugopala Temple

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  • Manipal
  • Karnataka
  • India
  • Area

    6 km2 (2 sq mi)

  • Population

    According to 2011 Indian Census, the population of the city is 34,369

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Manipal Overview

Manipal is a beautiful town in the city of Udupi, Karnataka. This town is famous for its cleanliness. The roads, gardens, monuments, and other public places are kept clean with the coordination of the public and state government. Manipal is counted amid the leading names in the sector of education.

With an elevation of 240 feet above the sea level, this town sprawls across an area of 26 sq. kilometers. Manipal has a subtropical climate that makes the summers searing and winters chilly. The average temperatures during summers shoot up to 38°C. The mercury levels see a downfall as low as 14°C during winters. Manipal receives a sufficient amount of rainfall with an annual average of 3500 mm.

There exist various tourist attractions in Manipal. It has beguiling attractions nearby like Shri Krishna Mutt, Malpe Beach, Agumbe Hill Station, the banks of Swarna River, local food joints, clubs etc. can be visited.

Climate & Geography

It is situated on the rocky remote areas of the Malabar Coast of south west India. It is precisely located 5 km away from the temple city of Udupi and 65 km away from Mangalore. The months between June and August witness heavy monsoon in the town. In the months between March to May, the temperature rises to 35 °C (95 °F). The rest of the year the weather is tropical with aprox. temperature of 27 °C (81 °F).


Since, Manipal is small town, one can explore various places near to one’s hotel accommodation by foot. One can also choose to board taxis and auto rickshaws to reach various place sin the town.

Car/Taxi: You can explore the city in your own best way by booking car or taxi. The services of a travel agent can be hired too for the purpose.

Bus: The bus service is easily available in Manipal and one can also make visit to the Manipal University via bus.

Auto Rickshaw: The auto rickshaws can also be boarded to reach to various places in Manipal. This means of travelling also makes for a very comfortable travel option.

Shopping & Entertainment

Tiger Circle, City Centre Mall, and Bharath Mall are few best places to hop to for a shopping spree in Manipal. One can buy things ranging form grocery items to branded clothes in the various shopping places in the town. Manipal is also popular for featuring an electric night life. One can also dart the cinema halls to spend entertaining evenings and the tickets can also be booked online.

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