Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology houses 3000+ specimens and samples related to anatomy. Located in Manipal, an educational and banking town near Udupi in coastal Karnataka, Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology is one of the largest of its kind in Asia.
Opened to the public in 1954, Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology is the brainchild of Dr. SS Godbole, who was first Anatomy Professor at KMC (Kasturba Medical College) in Manipal. Dr Godbole’s carefully crafted process for dissecting; processing and mounting dead creatures are followed like a bible even today. Dr Godbole has donated over 650 specimens from his personal collection for the museum.
Apart from displaying body parts of creatures, their structure, Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology has a dedicated section on lifestyle induced diseases that may affect the human body. Other key exhibits include the skull of a whale, an elephant and the skeleton of king cobra.
Timing: Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology is open from 8 AM till 6 PM on all days other than public holidays.
How to reach:
Manipal is 400 kms from Bengaluru and 62 kms from Mangaluru. Mangaluru is the nearest airport and Udupi is the nearest railway station (6 kms). KSRTC runs luxurious flybus to Manipal directly from Bengaluru International Airport. Manipal can be reached via bus or taxi from Mangaluru or Udupi. Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology is located in the campus of KMC (Kasturba Medical College), situated in the heart of Manipal.
Stay: Manipal city has several hotels and lodges