Getting to Manipal
The symposium is being organized at Manipal University. The seed for its magnificent growth was sown way back in 1953 with the flagship Kasturba Medical College. Today it has 24 professional institutions of medicine, engineering, management and humanities. The University is making a strong headway in research as well. The University is home to 28,000 students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate programs in diverse subjects. Manipal weather is quite pleasant during the symposium period and the expected day time temperature is between 24-28 C. Manipal is well connected to the chief Indian cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi etc, by road, rail and air.There are two main cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points – Udupi via rail and Mangalore via air. Udupi is 5 km from Manipal and Mangalore is 65 km away.
Manipal is connected to the rest of the world through the international airport in Mangalore, which takes an hour and half to travel to by road. there are regular flights from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Besides, most countries in the Gulf have direct flights to Mangalore. Those that do not have direct flights are connected otherwise. Pre-paid taxis are available at Mangalore airport.
Manipal is well connected with all the major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa etc. Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently. Direct buses are also available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities.
The closest railway stations are Udupi and Mangalore. These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the North and the South along the west coast. Delhi and Mumbai (to the north) and Ernakulam (to the south) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai and other major cities. Those travelling from Kolkata can travel via Chennai/ Mumbai/ Bangalore/ Goa and then take a connecting train to Mangalore. There is also a train operating from Jammu to Mangalore once a week.