The high spot of academics on the education map, Manipal is well known for the number of places of interest, besides its academic institutions.
This is dedicated to the memory of the architect of Manipal, Late Dr. T. M. A. Pai. Smrithi Bhavan is his former residence and now a museum which holds on display memorabilia belonging to Dr.Pai.
A part of the Academic Centre “MAHE” the Museum holds the highest collection of specimens of normal and diseased human anatomy on display drawing hundreds of school children to visit the place to satisfy their curiosity along with other visitors.
The centre of attraction for nature lovers situated just a kilometre away from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences atop the hill overlooking a valley along which quietly flows the River “Swarna”. This picturesque spot draws hoards of visitors every day along with joggers strollers.
Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium
The planetarium dedicated to Dr TMA Pai, is located on the banks of the Manipal Lake near the Manipal Junior College. It is part of the Manipal Heritage Park which has several scientific and cultural attractions. The programs of the planetarium seek to increase awareness about astronomy and to stimulate interest in stargazing.
This Antique lovers delight is a house made up of only antiques collected from ancient houses. It is a visual treat for those with a interest in ancient architecture, history and antiques. Now a museum, it is open to the public.
BRINDAVAN GARDEN AND SRI VENU GOPALAKRISHNA TEMPLE
The unique architecture of the temple is a combination of openness of landscaped space and religious harmony. Now the centre for religious activity opposite which is the Brindavan Garden and colourfully lit fountains water falls is a haven for children.