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Karnataka - Tourist Places - Murdheshwar


The exotic beach destination in the South Indian state Karnataka attracts tourists round the year with its wonderful sea shore and the magnificent Murudeshwara temple. The small town is known for the temples and the huge statue of Lord Shiva. The city is witnessing both tourists and devotees from all corners of the state and the country round the year.

Strolling through the sandy sea shore, enjoying the sea breeze embracing and relaxing your nerves, beholding the beauty of the tallest gateway tower of the temple and the Shiva statue positioned to face the temple are the highlights of Murudeshwar.

Situated between Bhatkal and Honnavar, the beach is one of the prominent attractions of Karnataka. The beach is surrounded by Arabian Sea and the hills. The Murudeshwara temple located just a kilometre away is one of the main reasons for the influx of tourists to this small town.

Standing at the sea shore, you can have a look at the grand statue as well as the temple. Next to the Srirangam gateway tower, the prominent temple tower of the Murudeshwara temple is the tallest one and it is surprising to know, this is the only temple where you have the lift facility inside the tower to reach the top, and the view from the top of the tower is an astounding one. It is truly an exciting experience to go around the temple exhibiting the architectural skills and the craftsmanship of the artisans. The temple witnesses devotees round the year from all corners of state and the country.

As the temple and the beach are very near to each other, people visit both the places many times, enjoying their beauty. Travellers prefer to get indulged in swimming, fishing and sun bathing. Besides this, families opt for mechanised boat rides. If time is not a priority for you, then cherishing the grandeur of the sunrise and sunset will be the most unforgettable part of your tour.

Besides the Murudeshwar temple, the Saneeshwar temple is also equally popular which can be covered in your list.

Plan a trip to Murudeshwar, a perfect getaway to get drenched with nature's beauty !

How To Reach Murudeshwar:

Air : Mangalore is the airport nearest to Murudeshwar, at a distance of 135kms which can be covered hiring a taxi.

Train : Murudeshwar has its own railway station. Most of the trains on the Konkan railway corridor halts at this station.

Road:Murudeshwar is well connected with other parts of Karnataka and you can easily reach the destination.