A memory trip to Manipal
A trip to Manipal!
Hi, guys, I am back with my blog so this time it is about my trip to Manipal in February this year.
As we all know – “Manipal is not a place, it is an emotion.” I did my MBA from TAPMI and hence I spent 2 great years at Manipal. This trip was a way to relive those wonderful memories.
It all started in the summer of 2015 when I joined TAPMI. TAPMI was nothing like I had expected and Manipal was the only saving grace. The life there, schedule, everything was absolutely new. People you did not know and you had to adjust with the new roommates. And 100 percent attendance scared us all. To top it off, our team meetings that went on throughout the night and then having classes in the morning. All this added to a lot of frustration in the beginning. Hence we took refuge in Manipal and it’s lovely places to enjoy and relax.
You have lovely beaches in Manipal whether you go to Malpe beach or Kapu Beach, you can go to Delta beach. Manipal also has a lot of places to party, eat and drink. You will never be short of any options and the best part – it is budget friendly. So if you go with 100 rupees in the pocket, you can still go eat or drink. If you want to spend and be extravagant, you can go to that as well. This is not available in most of the bigger towns. In TAPMI that I spent 2 years, I met a lovely set of people I grew to love and they became like my family. I really cannot imagine my life without these people. They are my best and closest friends. So along with the few of my friends, I decided to go back to Manipal just before my juniors graduated.
We wanted to relive all those memories and lovely places to eat, drink and roam about. So Betty and I went together and other friends joined us. So the first thing that we did is go and meet Kalindi ma’am and relive all our Placecom memories. Then we went to Malpe beach to relax there and enjoy the beach Vibes. After happily dancing on the beach we get back. At night and of course we partied and we went to Swathi – that is like a common hangout place for all Tapmians. We were of course greeted by a familiar set of faces and surprisingly a lot of our batch mates had joined in there so it was like a huge gathering.
Betty and I had taken a Scooty and we drove down to the hanging bridge. We clicked pictures there because surprisingly in the 2 years that we had spent in Manipal we did not click pictures. We did not even visit the Hanging Bridge then. But this time we went and clicked a lot of pictures and it was lovely. So we ended our trip with a visit to a shop called E = mmc2. It is a very popular place, their cupcakes get sold out in like an hour from the time they open the shop. Unfortunately for the people staying in Manipal, they are actually leaving the place. So we were lucky to eat the last of their cupcakes. We went to Bacchus Inn, another classic there. As usual, we had their Neer dosa and chicken ghee roast. Very satisfied and Happy these 2 days were a lovely remembrance of our 2 years in Manipal.
PS. We booked a 1 BHK in Parnakutty (a homestay). This place has a huge terrace for parties and the rooms are themed according to cities in India. Overall a very cozy place to stay and party.