There are many places near Murudeshwar and most of them are must visits. Let’s take a look. Notwithstanding the hackneyed concept of the regular tourists associating a quintessential visit to Karnataka with the capital city Bangalore, the garden city Mysore, and the coffee hill town Chikmagalur, this beautiful state of India has a lot more […]
Murdeshwar is located in the district of Uttara Kannada which is in the state of Karnataka in India. Lying on the coast of the Arabian sea this town has the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. The Hindu god Shiva is also called Murdeshwar and that’s how this town got its name. The Murdeshwar temple is another famous attraction of this place. A fine example of the architecture of the Kings of Vijayanagar, the temple attracts tourists from all over the world.
Murudeshwara shiva statueI. mage source RNM
Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides, the Murdeshwar Temple is built on the hill of Kanduka. The temple has a 20 storied gopura called the Raja Gopura. A lift has been installed within the temple by the authorities so that it’s easier for the tourists and pilgrims to reach the Raja gopura to get an excellent view of the massive Shiva idol. The Soleshwar temple built in the 10th century by the Chola kings is another popular tourist destination. Besides being a town of religious importance, Murdeshwar is also famous for its beaches. One of the most beautiful beaches in this place is Bhatkal with many temples that have historical significance surrounding this place. The months of October to March are the best time to visit this place. Read more about Murudeshwara here.
Murudeshwar is an important pilgrimage place. Know more about Murudeshwar, the tallest Shiva statue here, its legend, and nearby places.
The Murudeshwar Beach at Mangalore is another beach with a major tourist attraction from the upcoming beaches in south India.
Bhatkal beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, located near the famous Murudeshwar temple in the Uttara Kannada region. The famous Jog falls is also close by, attracting visitors in droves.
The Statue of Lord Shiva in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal.
Idagunji, a small town in Honnavara Taluq is famous for its Ganapathi Temple. It is an ancient temple, with a history dating back 1500 years.