Manipal, a fibrate town just 5 kms away from Udupi city, is a hub of many attractions. The major attractions for the residents and the tourists remains the much sought after destination just two kilometers away. The End Point atop the hill overlooking a valley is a picturesque spot which draws visitors everyday with local joggers and strollers. Another major attraction being the Manipallake which has facilities of boating and recreation, Dr. T. M.A. Pai Planetarium located on the banks of Manipal lake, near Manipal Junior College which is a part of Manipal heritage park. Smrithi Bavan is dedicated in memory of Late. Dr. T.M,A. Pai which holds on display memorabilia belonging of Dr. T. M.A. Pai. Above all, Manipal is well reputed for its sterling educational institutions which imparts world class education to students hailing from various countries. It sports a vibrant cosmopolitan culture and a homely destination for people from all walks of life including nature lovers, pensioners and all those aiming at tranquil life style and upcountry living.
Udupi is the timeless temple city famous for its traditional charm and myriad forms of cultural expressions is also well known for great hospitality, and an abundance of natural resources. With its high literacy rate, it shows tremendous potential for growth. Already, leading entrepreneurs are making Udupi their base for new industrial ventures.
Manipal, on the other hand is the city of education and a healthcare destination. As an educational hub, Manipal is the preferred choice for the students pursuing quality professional education. The transformation of Manipal from a relatively unknown town to a busting, cosmopolitan and thriving commercial centre has led to an influx of people from across the world.