Call it Manipal or Manipala, this striking destination allows you to soak your senses in the bounties of the Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the western side. Standing atop its hillock, you will get to see the picturesque views of the unending hills of the Western Ghats beyond. With the rocky Malabar Coast as its backdrop, this quaint town is known for its amazing beauty and attracts students its many educational institutes. Until recently, the region was dominated by a barren hillock, but now it brims with high energy—mainly due to its thriving young population. Located in Karnataka at a short distance of 8 km from the Arabian Sea, this place is certainly worthy of a look.