Murudeshwara Fort, Murudeshwara
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Murudeshwara Fort

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Murudeshwara Fort, situated behind the Murudeshwara Temple, is said to have been built by Tippu Sultan of Mysore. Historians believe that the fort was constructed during the period of Vijayanagara kings. Taxi and auto-rickshaws are available in Murudeshwara to reach the fort.


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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath

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  • Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath
  • 110 photos
  • 63 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  21505 readers

"Murudeshwara Fort"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2016
This Fort is present just behind the Murudeshwara Temple. It was built in times of Vijaynagar Dynasty. Today it has been well-renovated for tourists attraction. It's nice and beautiful place to enjoy.
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  • 2 votes

Sreesha Divakaran

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  • Sreesha Divakaran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 35 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  12917 readers

"A must visit, this one"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2015
Our host told us that a lot of people think the tower is merely an entrance and miss going to the top (there's a lift that takes you to the 18th floor). Keeping this in mind, we first went up the tower. The view from there was breathtaking! From one side, you can view the town, from the other, the speedboats, the third shows you the fishing boats and the fourth and the best - the huge Shiva statue on the seashore. The Shiva status is so majestic, and the location is simply marvellous.

I am not much of a spiritual or devotional person, so I am not gonna talk about the temple. But overall, a must visit, this one.
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Virajmohan Pandey

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  • Virajmohan Pandey
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2534 readers

"Nice to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2015
The huge statue of Shiva next to the sea is mesmerizing, going to the top of the math and the view from there is just too beautiful. The museum is a must visit.
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Kimi  valliappan

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  • 3 Reviews
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"Beautiful temple come Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2015
Beautiful temple to visit. You can get a bird's eye view from the top floor. We can learn about the Mythological history of the Murudeshwar temple. The lighted up night view is excellent.
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Karan Tiwari

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  • Karan Tiwari
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 23 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  10785 readers

"A treat to the eye"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 8, 2015
Murudeshwar is around 500 odd kilometres from Bangalore. Murudeshwar is another name of the Hindu God Shiva. Buy the ticket (Rs. 10-20) to see the view of Lord Shiva statue from 20 storied Gopuraat. You can explore Boat ride or Jet ski plus. There is an option for Scuba Diving at Netrani Island close by. The view is magnificent. Sunrise is special.
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  • 4 votes

Raghavendra Bhat

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  • 53 Reviews
  •  157 helpful votes
  •  51393 readers

"Wonderful location"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2015
This temple is in a wonderful location surrounded by the sea from 3 sides. You get a 360-degree view of the nature from the temple. The temple itself is of high religious significance with connection to Ramayana and Ravan. There is also a big Siva statue behind the temple which is worth seeing.
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  • 12 votes

Shobhit Bhatnagar

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  • Shobhit Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  2954 readers

"Awesome place, superb view"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015
The place has a great view with the huge statue of Lord Shiva and the endless Sea in the background. There is a Gopura on which you can climb upto the 18th floor via a lift to get a full view which is just majestic.
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  • 11 votes

Ram K

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  • Ram K
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  •  16 helpful votes
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"Peaceful temple with wide surrounding"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 17, 2015
Really good one. Surrounding beach is awesome to spend time. Peaceful temple with wide surrounding. Overall, excellent experience. Its a wonderful place where the serene Arabian Sea is made a place to meditate. Murudeshwara statue is a wonderful piece of work, It is Bhoo Kailash indeed.
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Ananth Pranesh

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"Well organised clean temple"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2015
The main shrine is for Shiva, the Shiva linga is hollow, which is the unique feature of the temple denoting it is an atma linga. The gopuram or the main tower is very high. Temple is located on the seashore. Temple is clean and well organized.
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  • 14 votes

Gopu Nair

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  •  20 helpful votes
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"Both religious and relaxing place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015
Overall experience on Murudeshwara was great and we blessed, the beach was excellent nice seafood available. Sea trips and so many activities are there. So I recommend this place as a nice a religious cum relaxing place.
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