Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Scenic Endpoint Manipal

Manipal is a suburb of Udupi, a district headquarter in coastal Karnataka. Manipal is famous for educational institutions and Medicare. In fact the KMC hospital at Manipal is the ultimate place in 200 km radius where any doctor would refer his/her patients if the ailment can’t be cured locally.(ಮಣಿಪಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಕರೆದುಕೊ೦ಡು ಹೋಗಿ ಎ೦ದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೇರೆ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೇ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯೋಚಿಸುವ೦ತೆಯೇ ಇಲ್ಲ, ಮಣಿಪಾಲಕ್ಕೇ ಹೋಗಬೇಕು...) Syndicate Bank has its headquarters here in Manipal, and Manipal hosts huge number of educational institutions, including Manipal Institute of Technology and Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Cancer research institute etc.

End point is a beautiful place in Manipal where people go to spend their evenings. The name is synonymous with the fact that this location is at the edge of the hill (Not sure if I can call it a hill, just that Manipal city is located at an elevated position compared to its surrounding). The river below, beautiful hills in the vicinity makes it a pleasant experience to spend time at.

Below are some photos I took last month from endpoint (I mean photos of the surrounding area taken from endpoint). Hope you’ll enjoy them.

If you think you know enough about Manipal, try answering couple of questions at the bottom of the post.

Endpoint Manipal photo image!

Sunset behind the recently constructed watch point...

Endpoint Manipal photo image!

Endpoint Manipal photo image!

More images are available below as a slideshow:

How to go to endpoint?
Enter Manipal town and ask anyone. Anyone can guide you to this place. There’s a straight road to this point.

Watch this video: The official video of Manipal University: A video based on Bryan Adam's Summer of '69-Excellent visualization. (sourced from YouTube)

Quiz time:
Q1. Name the river that flows near Manipal (Shown in the photos above)

Q2. Name the Hindi movie that was shot here in endpoint.

Drop your answers as a comment. No prizes guaranteed. Quiz open for 10 days. Will post answers as a comment on June 16th or 17th.

Update: Quiz is closed now. Answers in comment section. Thanks Raveesh for attempting.

March 2009 Update: During my May 2006 visit endpoint was a barren land. Now this place is well developed- there're 2 big fields-one for cricket and other for football and other such games, a jogging track, one nice garden and several viewpoints have been set up in this area...
Related: Karkala Bahubali and other photos | Video coach express buses in Kundapura - Udupi - Mangalore line (humor) | Manipal Bloggers' Meet MMSC 08 | Maravanthe | Bekal Fort | Skywatch Friday | Kodachadri | Murudeshwara * Ottinene


Raveesh Kumar said...


Q1: Seetha River (not sure)

Q2: Hindi fim "Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain"
starring Govinda and Urmila, stunts by Yajnesh Shetty !!!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

You scored 50% Raveesh...

The river is Swarna, not Seetha..
Hindi movie is "Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain" and you're correct...

Thanks for attempting.

balasan said...

hi, pls let me know the newyear celebrations venue in manipal thru my email: or my mobile 9448216036

Thank u

Shrinidhi Hande said...


I've no clue. Hope someone from Manipal called you...