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Murudeshwar Beach - Enjoy exotic beach holiday at best beaches of South India, stay in Murudeshwar hotels and engaged in adventourous activities at Murudeshwar beach in Karnataka.
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Murudeshwar Beach

Location : 16 Kms From Bhatkal, Karnataka
Famous As : Murdeshwar Temple
Main Attractions : A Picnic Spot
Best Time To Visit : Throughout The Year

Situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, 1 km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murudeshwar.

The place is believed to have been sanctified by a piece of the Pranalinga of Mahabaleshwara thrown by Ravana and has some beautiful carvings and statues. Bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills, Murudeshwar is a favourite picnic spot.
Murdeshwar Beach, South India Beaches
With the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby, Murudeshwar temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well.

While touring this land of picture-postcard scenery, be sure to witness some of the quaint rituals like Bhuta worship, the Kambala (buffalo race) or Korikatta the cockfight.

Partake of the delicacies of coastal Karnataka, the mouth - watering sweets, spicy fish curries and a variety of rice calces. Savour the juicy fruits a wide variety of mangoes, jackfruit, cashew and bananas, which abound in this fertile land. And take home memories as colourful and varied as your experiences.

Major Attractions of Murudeshwar Beach in Karnataka
  • Murdeshwar Temple
    Murdeshwar Temple, South India This picturesque place situated 16 kms from Bhatkal has a gorgeous temple perched on a hillock by the shore. Murudeshwar is around 180 km from Mangalore on the National Highway.

    On the route along the highway is the alluring Maravanthe Beach with the Arabian Sea roaring on the west and a serene river on the east along this route for almost 2 kilometres. The sea is an intrinsic part of the temple scape at Murudeshwar. The sea surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri on three sides.

    Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. The Murudeshwar temple has a history that dates back to a few centuries.
  • Local Belief
    The temple, which embodies a linga, is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung the cloth covering the atmatlinga at Gokarana while lifting it. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse.
  • Fort in Murudeshwar
    There is also a huge fort behind the temple said to have been renovated by Tipu sultan, the ruler of Mysore.

Places to stay in Murudeshwar
Temple Cottages. Ashirwad Hotel & Resort, Murudeshwar Complex are the best Murudeshwar hotels, offering excellent facilities and well furnished rooms equipped with modern amenities.

How to Get There
  • Air
    The nearest airport is at Goa.
  • Rail
    Hubli is the nearest railhead.
  • Road
    Bhatkal is 16 kms by road from Murudeshwar.

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