To those who don't know where Manipal is, kindly do not just assume it to be in the Eastern part of India!!! Manipal is a town situated in the southern coast of Karnataka. It is a mere 6 km from Udupi and 66 km from Mangalore. Manipal is situated in between the Coast and the Western Ghats.
So, I actually planned this trip to visit my sissie who is studying in Manipal University on her birthday. Well it ended up as a "only girls" trip ???? . We are 5 girls in this trip, our first friends-only trip ????.
Our trip got real excited when the bus we are travelling was stopped 30kms away from Manipal because of a fire accident took place at an industry on the way. All the passengers got down the bus and started going on their own way by catching another local buses, autos, asking for lifts! We don't know the language even.Somehow we managed to catch an auto an got off at the nearest local train station and managed to reach Udupi- Manipal!!
We planned for a 3 days trip coz we thought 3 days would be fair enough to vist all the nearby places. But honestly, we were wrong!! Karnataka whole is a beautiful state. Th western ghats and the coast is such a beauty. We missed few places due to lack of time ????.
As already half a day was wasted we set another complete half day for Murudeshwar as it would take approx 5 hrs to go and come back. Murdeshwar is a coastal town in North Karnataka. Murdeshwar is known for it's Shiva temple located adjacent to the beach. The Shiva statue is a whooping 123 ft high. It is a truly majestic sight. The huge statue, the ocean, and the greenery of the town makes Murdeshwar an ideal place to spend the day.