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Murudeshwar Temple is a temple of Hindu God Shiva. This temple is located in Bhatkal town, Uttara Kannda district, Karnataka State, India. Murudeshwar is famous for the world's second tallest Shiva statue (123 ft) & tallest temple tower (249 ft) of Murudeshwar Temple. The sea on three sides surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri. This is a great place to watch the sunset.

Murdeshwar Temple Opening Timings:

This temple will open all the days of the week. Opening timings are from 3AM to 1PM and 3PM to 8PM.

Best Time To Visit:

Being a coastal town, the place is hot and humid for most parts of the year and the best months to visit are from October to March.

Murudeshwar Attractions:

Murudeshwar is also known for the Murudeshwar Fort, wonderful beaches, Statue Park.

1. Murudeshwar Park:

A beautiful stretch of green lawns, this area along around the 15m 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.

2. Murudeshwar Beach:

Beside this temple we have a very beautiful beach. This beach is sandwiched between Arabian Sea and a river. It is one of the must-visit attractions in the town. Visitors can enjoy quality,tranquility and natural setting here. Moreover, the giant statute of Lord Shiva also makes the beach popular amidst visitors. It is a clean beach and offers great view of the sunset.

How To Reach Murudeshwar Temple:

1. By Air:

Nearest international airport is Mangalore. There are multiple flights from all major cities to Mangalore airport. You will find taxis at the airport that will help you finish the last leg of the journey to Murudeshwar.

2. By Train:

Murudeshwar is well connected to the rest of India via railways as well. Regular rail services operate on a daily basis. Murudeshwar railway station is just over 2 km east of the town and can be reached by buses and auto-rickshaws.

3. By Bus:

Murudeshwar is well connected by bus from Bangalore, Mangalore, Karwar, Shimoga, Hubli, Pune and Mumbai. Situated on the NH17 which connects Mumbai to Kochi, regular buses ply regularly between the two cities and pass through Mangalore.

Where To Stay:

Near temple we have multiple hotels to stay. Here we listed few hotels.

  1. Danish Regency
  2. Benzy Intercontinental
  3. Hotel Kola Paradise
  4. Naveen Beach Resort
  5. RNS Yatrinivas
  6. Murudeshwar guest house

Shopping In Murudeshwar:

Here we have very big shopping area to buy god statues and bangles, Hindu traditional dresses, even you have big space to get traditional food courts. Shops offer you the traditional and therapeutic souvenirs which include Pen-stands, Wall hangers, Idols of Ganapati.

Nearby Places To Visit At Murudeshwar:

If you are in Murudeshwar these are few places around worth seeing.

1. Bhatkal:

At a distance of 13 Kms from Murudeshwar Railway Station, Bhatkal has temples of Vijaynagar times and many ancient Jain monuments. The picturesque Bhatkal Beach is another attraction of Bhatkal.

2. Idagunji Ganapati Temple:

17 km from Murudeshwar Temple & 14 km from Honavar, Ganapati Temple at Idagunji is one of the famous temples in this Lord Vinayaka can be seen in standing posture at this temple, which is a rare sight. Vinayaka Chathurthi is the major festival celebrated here. And this temple is most popular place to visit near Murudeshwar.

3. Apsara Konda Falls:

At a distance of 20 km from Murudeshwar, Apsara Konda Falls is a small waterfall located in the Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka. It is one of the scenic tourist places near Murudeshwar. The water cascades down from a height of 10 meters into a pond below. The specialty of this pond is that it faces the sea and appears like a lagoon.

Murudeshwar temple

4. Kodachadri:

At a distance of 75 Kms from Murudeshwar, Kodachadri is mountain peak in the Western Ghats Kodachadri is a wonderful place for trekking and is among the top destinations for trekking in Karnataka.

5. Baindur / Byndoor:

At a distance of 30 Kms from Murudeshwar, Baindur is famous for many temples - Sri Seneshwara Temple, Sri Mahakali Temple and Sri Sita Ramachandra Temple, Sri Someshwara Temple situated on the beach. Baindur  also has a beautiful beach.

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