Murudeshwara

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 4.1 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Shiva temple, Murudeshwara Beach
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (25 to 35°C), Winter (20 to 25°C)

Details

Murudeshwara is coastal temple town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is famous for the Murudeshwara temple which houses the second largest statue of Lord Shiva. This place has great mythological significance. It was near this place that Ravana did penance and obtained the Atmalinga of Lord Shiva to attain immortality. However, once Atmalinga was placed on the ground, it would cease to protect Ravana from immortality. Lord Ganesha in the guise of a Brahmin kid tricked Ravana by placing the Linga on the earth. In anger, the cloth covering the linga was thrown to a placed called Mrideshwar, currently known as Murudeshwar.

Murudeshwara tourist attractions

Murudeshwara temple

The temple is built on a hill and is surrounded on three sides by the Arabian sea. The entrance to the temple is grand with a 20 store Gopura where two life size elephants stand grand. This gopura is one among the tallest. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mridesha Linga also called Murudeshwara. The idol is believed to be a piece from the original Atmalinga of Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva Statue

The statue with a height of 123 ft i.e approximately 37 m is the second highest statue of Lord Shiva in the whole world. The idol is magnificient with it's scale and it scintillates over the horizon to be visible from a long distance. 

Murudeshwara beach

Murudeshwara beach is a wonderful place to spend sunrise and sunsets. There are restaurants along the beach. There are some water adventure activities which are offered in Murudeshwara beach.

Things to do in Murudeshwara

  • Visit the Murudeshwara temple and enjoy the pristine surroundings.
  • View the Lord Shiva statue.
  • Enjoy the sunrise or sunset at the Murudeshwara beach.

Hotels in Murudeshwara

Travel Guide

How to reach Murudeshwara

Nearest Bus Station

Murudeshwara is the nearest bus station and it has good bus connectivity from other parts of Karnataka.

Nearest Railway Station

Murudeshwara is the nearest railway station..

Nearest Airport

Mangalore is the nearest airport which is 162 km away.

How to reach Murudeshwara from Bangalore

Bus

There are public KSRTC buses and private buses available from Bengaluru to Murudeshwara. It is approximately a 10 hour journey.

Train

Bengaluru to Murudeshwara train

There is a direct train from Bengaluru to Murudeshwara. Details are given below.

KARWAR EXP ( Train number 16523 ) - This train is available from Bengaluru on all days of the week. Departure time is 8:30 pm from Bengaluru. Travel time is approximately 15 hours 45 minutes.

Car / Taxi

Bengaluru to Murudeshwara distance is 513 km via National Highway 4 and is approximately a 9 hour journey. From Bengaluru, connect to Tumkur road to National Highway 4. Take State Highway 2 and Kumta Sirsi road to Edapally Panvel Highway in Divgi. Move along this road for around 132 km and take a left deviation to connect to Murudeshwara temple road. Follow this road to reach Murudeshwara. This route goes through Tumkur, Sira, Hiriyur, Chitradurga, Ranebennur, Haveri and Sirsi to reach Murudeshwara.

How to reach Murudeshwara from Mysore

Bus

There are KSRTC and private buses available from Mysore to Murudeshwara.

Train

Mysore to Murudeshwara trains

There is direct train from Mysore to Murudeshwara. Details are given below.

KARWAR EXP ( Train number 16523 ) - This train is available from Mysore on all the days of the week. Departure time from Mysore is 11:30 pm and the journey time is approximately 12 hours 45 minutes.

Car / Taxi

Mysore to Murudeshwara distance is 410 km. From Mysore connect to Krishnaraja Bouleward road to Hunsur road / Mangalore Mysore road/ Vinoba road in Kajjihundi. Follow Mangalore Mysore Highway, National Highway 275 and Edapally Panvel Highway to reaach Murudeshwar. This route goes through Hunsur, Madikeri, Sullia, Puttur, Mangalore, Kundapur, Bhatkal to reach Murudeshwara.

Maps

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