Manipal Genetics Update VI
Marfan syndrome and other aortopathies
14th and 15th of February, 2020 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Travel and Accommodation
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1. Getting to Manipal: Manipal is well connected by road, rail and air. There are two main cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points, Udupi and Mangalore. Udupi is 5 kms from Manipal and Mangalore 65 kms away.

Flying in: The nearest airport is Mangalore which is one and half hours by road from Manipal. There are daily direct domestic flights to Mangalore from Mumbai and Bangalore and direct international flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Prepaid taxis are available at Mangalore airport for subsequent commute to Manipal.

By road: Manipal is well connected with the major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, etc. Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently. Direct buses are also available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities.

By train: The closest railway stations are at Udupi (2 kms from Manipal) and Mangalore (65 kms from Mangalore). These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the north and the south along the west coast. Delhi and Mumbai (to the north) and Ernakulam (to the south) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai and other major cities. Those traveling from Kolkata will have to travel via Chennai/Mumbai/Bangalore/Goa and then take a connecting train to Mangalore. There is also a train operating from Jammu to Mangalore once a week.

2. Climate: Manipal experiences mild and pleasant weather conditions in the winter (December – February) with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 32°C, plenty of sunshine and little to no rain.

3. Clothing: Informal attire or as preferred during the workshop.

4. Accommodation for visitors: Manipal and Udupi have good and convenient accommodation options for visitors. Accommodation may be booked prior to visit to avoid any problems. There is an array of hotels in Manipal and Udupi with a range of prices to suit your needs.
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