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Murudeshwara Beach



Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.

Location info:

Address:Bangalore – 465 km
District:Uttara Kannada
Nearest City:Bangalore
Best time to visit: November - February


Summer 40 (max) & 22 (min) Degrees Celsius
Winter 32 (max) & 10 (min) Degrees Celsius


The origin of the name "Murudeshwara" dates to the time of Ramayana. The Hindu gods attained immortality and invincibility by worshipping a divine lingam called the AtmaLinga. The Lanka king Ravana wanted to attain immortality by obtaining the AtmaLinga. Since the AtmaLinga belonged to Lord Shiva, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion. Pleased by his prayers, Lord Shiva appeared before him and asked him as what he wanted. By this time Narada had asked Lord Vishu to change Ravana's mind because fo this plot Ravana askes for Goddess Parvathi, lord Shiva offers him.

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Nearest Railway Station:Hubli is the well-known rail head from Bhatkal. Konkan Railway trains plying on the Mangalore – Goa – Mumbai route stop at Murudeshwar.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is at Manglore, 165 km. The airport at Goa is 220 km away.
Road Transport:Bhatkal is 16 km by road from Murudeshwar. Kollur – 63km; Karwar – 120km; Mangalore – 165 km; Bangalore – 465 km; Shimoga – 195 km are major well connected cities by road.

Nearest Visiting places:

1.Bhatkal - 16 kms
2.Idagunji - 20 kms
3.Gokarna - 65 kms
4.Karwar - 120 kms
5.Kollur - 63 kms
6.Jog Falls - 90 kms
7.Manjuguni - 90 kms
8.Udupi - 100 kms

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There are a good number of hotels in Murudeshwar, which provide fine accommodation to tourists. Murudeshwar hotels range from mid price hotels to beach resorts and budget hotels. Check hotels in Murudeshwar or Ashirwad Hotel & Resort, Murudeshwar Complex.

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Govt. Hospital at Bhatkal, 16 km is well equipped with basic medical facilities
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