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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 6 photos
  • 206 Reviews

"Basecamp for diving"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2014
A quite laid back place, frequented by religious people for the Shiv temple there. The Shiva temple is a massive piece of art situated on the hill top adjacent to the beach. But the best thing of Murudeshwara, is that it is the base camp for the only coral Island off the mainland India. Orcas and dolphins can be seen on the boat ride. Evenings are fun at the bar cum restaurants which are located in various spots of the town.
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Sandhya Akre
  • Sandhya Akre
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Awesome Time With Family!!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2014
We have been to Murudeshwara and Dandeli, where we tried River rafting, River crossing, and Scuba diving. The entire experience was enervating and thrilling. My nine year old daughter also got a first hand adventure at river rafting and river crossing. We shopped for handicrafts at Murudeshwara, the food being vegetation was not much preferred by us. But the buffet at RNS residency was very tasty and their service was really hospitable.
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Vinaya
  • Vinaya
  • 5 Reviews

"Explore the place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2014
Must visit places are Murudeshwara Temple and Beach. Temple and Beach are very beautiful. Overall it is very good place to relax and a perfect getaway from the office tensions. The place doesn't have much traffic and pollution. Its a small town, yet beautiful and well equipped to serve. Best time to visit are during sunrise and during sunset.
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Latha Anekal
  • Latha Anekal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"An adventure to remember"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2014
Murdeshwar is a small coastal town. The best part of it is SCUBA diving! Indeed an awesome experience to have. The life under the blue waters is always like a dream. You feel you want to stay under water for some more time, away from all the tensions in the world only thing you can hear is your breathing. The temple look beautiful to visit during the evening the whole atmosphere is simply mesmerizing.
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Vishnu Prasadh
  • Vishnu Prasadh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews

"Great place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 21, 2014
Lots of fun! Good place to relax and have water games and fun with family. Avoid summers and try to go there around Oct-Dec'13...though its chilly, if you are not able to take heat avoid the Feb-Jun timeline.

Try to do scuba diving in Netrani island. Don't try the beach operators but there are official divers who would be available once you reach Murudeshwar and inquire who should help you.
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Narendra
  • Narendra
  • 6 Reviews

"Holiday to relax"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2014
It was long time family travel together. On the way we found fresh Pineapple being sold on the road side. These were not necessarily cheaper but these were very tasty and fresh. Vendor was doing a quick peeling and cutting slice. Size was too big and juicy. Jog fall is suppose to be the tallest fall but it is not very attractive. Distance is more and their are no telescope etc. Food also is very limited.
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Ethiraj Panneerselvam
  • Ethiraj Panneerselvam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"A Good Place to Relax..."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2013
Overall it is very good place to relax and a perfect getaway from the office tensions, the place doesn't have much traffic and pollution. Its a small town, yet beautiful and well equipped to serve travellers. The place a Swimming Pool which was well maintained and the Gardening too was appreciable.
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Sagar
  • Sagar
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  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderfull place to see"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2013
We reached around 9 am and went to temple. The view of the place was really awesome. It was one of the best place i have ever visited in my life, looks like this is still not famous among tourists and because of that the place still has very clean beach and the virgin beauty. There is one sea view restaurant where food is really cheap and tastes good. Dont miss that place that is must visit and is just outside the temple's exit. The Shiva temple in Murudeshwara is one of the tallest Shiva statues in Asia. It is surrounded by sea from three sides. The view of the temple is amazing and a breath of fresh air for those who have been visiting ancient temples in south. There are few cheap hotels nearby where you can stay, and in case you are willing to spend some extra bucks then there is one better hotel just beside the temple statue which face towards sea and has the best view. The sea view restaurant i mentioned above is standing tall in between water. So from the first floor if you look down, you will jus see pure water. I hope tourists just not throng this place and make it as usual dirty beach of India. Till now, the beach has managed to maintain its pristine condition.
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Sunil
  • Sunil
  • 3 Reviews

"Murudeshwara-The Arabian Beauty"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2013
I love this place basically because of the vicinity, tranquility...
I can go on and on about the place.
Temple is very well maintained and its clean especially keeping tourist that flocks during the holiday seasons.
I rate 5/5 [5 being highest] on the temple food.
Its a place to visit.
You can get good accommodations like RNS Residency (or) Guest house etc.
I would suggest that best time to visit this place is during October and February.
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Shiraju
  • Shiraju
  • 3 Reviews

"Most beautiful Shiva statue"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2013
The place has one of the largest, most beautiful Shiva statue. The temple too is very beautiful, very nice destination to enjoy with family and friends you get nice sea food to eat small shops who offers foods near beach was really excellent. It has the temple and colossus statue of lord Shiva. A long walk at dawn and before sunset along the beach is a stunning experience.
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Murudeshwara Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Beach

Murudeshwara is a popular pilgrimage and beach destination located in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada District, in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Bounded by the Arabian Sea on its three sides and the rolling hills of the Western Ghats, the coastal town of Murudeshwara lies in between Honnavara and Bhatkal, on National Highway 17.

History of Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara town, earlier known by the name ‘Mrideshwara’, is named after the ancient Murudeshwara Temple of Lord Shiva. The ancient scriptures point to the existence of the town to the period of the Ramayana. 

As per legend, the Demon King Ravana brought Atma - Linga or Mahabaleshwara Linga - from Kailasa Parvata but Lord Ganesha placed it in Gokarna. Ravana, in great anger, flung the other parts of the idol such as the casket, the lid, the string around the lingam and the covering cloth of the idol to Sajjeshwara, Guneshwara or Gunavanthe, Dhareswara and Kanduka Hill of Mrideshwara respectively. The lid took the form of Vamdev Linga, the thread as Tatpurusha Linga and the cloth became Aghora Linga or Mridesa Linga.

Knowing about this incident from Lord Vayu, Lord Shiva, along with Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesha, visited these places and consecrated the lingas. He declared these lingas as his ‘pancha-khshetras’ and also that worshipping these idols can wash off the sins of the devotees and transcend them from the cyclical re-incarnation of the soul by attaining Moksha.  

‘Mrideshwara’ was later renamed as ‘Murudeshwara’ after the construction of the temple atop Kanduka Hill. Murudeshwara Temple is the chief attraction of the place with its 123 feet tall idol of Neelkanta or Lord Shiva and 249 feet high entrance tower, the Raja Gopura. Apart from being a pilgrimage destination, Murudeshwara is also known for the ‘Murudeshwara Fort’ located in its vicinity, which was renovated by Tipu Sultan. 

Things to do in Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara has beaches and activities like swimming, snorkeling and boat rides among other activities. Opportunities for trekking are available at Yana, located near the Sahyadri ranges - Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara. From Murudeshwara, excursions can be taken to destinations like Sirsi, Karwar, Gokarna, Kollur, Udupi, Mangalore, Dharmasthala and Subramanya. Tourists can sign up for Murudeshwara holiday packages to explore the destination better and soak in its sights and sounds.

Travelling to Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara is located at a distance of 165 km from Mangalore, on NH 17. This town is connected to other destinations by some trains on the Mumbai – Mangalore route. Bajpe Airport of Mangalore is the nearest airport to Murudeshwara. To reach Murudeshwara, travellers can also travel by road. The destination is connected to other cities in Karnataka and neighbouring states. The best time to visit Murudeshwara is from November to February. 

Accommodation options in Murudeshwara

Hotel options in Murudeshwara, especially budget hotels in Murudeshwara and beach resorts can be booked by tourists to enjoy their holiday at this beach destination. 











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