• Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka in India. It is a suburb within Udupi city and is administered by Udupi City Municipality.

• Buses ply between Mangalore and Manipal every 10 minutes. The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport (formerly Bajpe Airport), which is located around 50 km (31 mi) from Manipal. There are many national and international flight carriers operating from this airport. The nearest railway station is Udupi Railway station at Indrali (about 4 km (2.5 mi) from Manipal) on Konkan railway route.

• Many buses both KSRTC and private ply between Manipal and Bangalore every day and night. Some other bus services also run from Manipal to Bangalore International Airport, for convenience of foreign students.