Places to visit in Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar at a glance :

Coordinates : 14.0940° N, 74.4899° E

State : Karnataka

Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka.

How to reach Murudeshwar:

By Air :

The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station is Murudeshwar Junction. Taxies are available from the airport.

By Road :

Murudeshwar is well connected via roadways.

Places to visit in Murudeshwar:

Bhatkal Beach:

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A prominent beach situated along the Arabian Sea, a pristine coastline interspersed with coconut trees, provides a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

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Jamia Masjid:

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One of the oldest mosques in the area, this one located in Bhatkal, is a sprawling three-storeyed structure with a basement as well. Find Persian inscriptions and a strong scent of ancient history and spirituality.

Murudeshwar Beach:

Sandwiched between the sea and a river, this beach is home to the giant Shiva statue. Although water sports are not available here, tourists indulge in swimming, and a calm walk on the beach.

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Murudeshwar Fort:

Behind the temple complex of Murudeshwar, is a fort that finds its origins in the era of the Vijayanagara Kings. It is said to have been renovated after that by none other than Tipu Sultan.

Murudeshwar Temple:

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The major attraction in Murudeshwar, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It features a 123 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, the second-largest in existence.

Netrani Island:

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Netrani Island is one of the best places in India for Scuba diving. Being a coral island, the area is perfectly suited for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Statue Park:

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A beautiful stretch of green lawns, this area surrounding the 38 meters tall statue of Shiva houses various flowering plants, stone sculptures as well as small ponds inhabited by ducks. The artificial waterfall rushing down over the boulders is a splendid view.

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What to Eat in Murudeshwar:

The area does not have too many choices for food and cuisine. However there are a handful of restaurants here that serve South-Indian, North-Indian and Chinese cuisines. One can indulge in local delicacies of the area such as Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesariari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu and Vangi Bath to name a few. Traditional and local sweets like Mysore Pak, Obbattu, Dharwad Peda and Chiroti etc are very famous in this area.


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