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Murudeshwara

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About Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara is a holy city dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the southern state of Karnataka, on the coast of the Arabian Sea. This city mainly prides itself on having the second tallest sculpture of Lord Shiva in the whole world.

Murudeshwara is easily accessible by bus, train and by air. The nearest airport is Mangalore airport, which is 133km away from the city. All the trains that connect Mangalore and Mumbai pass through the Murudeshwar Railway Station, which makes it conveniently accessible by frequent trains. Other nearby cities like Kochi, Bangalore and Mumbai are connected to Murudeshwara through very efficient bus service.

The romantic sunsets on the Murudeshwar Beach are truly something worth witnessing when you are in the area. The beaches of the Arabian Sea such as the Aligadda Beach and Murudeshwar Beach allow tourists to enjoy water sports and other adventures along their shores. A unique activity you can enjoy in Murudeshwar Beach is scuba-diving, which is sure to leave you with lifelong memories. One must definitely visit the majestic statue of Lord Shiva that towers over the city at a height of 123 feet. A visit to the Murudeshwar Temple and Raja Gopura is also a spiritually rewarding experience for visitors.

The best time to visit Murudeshwar is between October and May when the city comes alive with fairs, events and festivals. The festival of Mahashivaratri is performed here with great spirit and fervour during February and March and is a spectacle worth witnessing. You can choose from a multitude of hotels and accommodations for a comfortable stay when you are visiting here. 

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Murudeshwara Reviews

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Sushree
Reviewed: 22 Aug 2023
4.0/5
The stay at Dandeli was not upto the mark. The stay at Murudeshwara and Udupi was nice. Some places maintained in the iteneary was closed like malpe beach at Udupi and wildlife sanctuary at Dandeli. But we cover another places instead of them. Overall it was a good experience
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Samir Varman
Reviewed: 29 Dec 2015
5.0/5
I always wanted to scuba dive and this place is perfect for a weekend trip from Bangalore. I went on this trip during a long weekend with 2 other friends. The whole journey was memorable and when we reached instructors gave us the briefing and after that scuba lessons in swimming pool. We had lot of... Read More
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Suman Ganaka
Reviewed: 29 Dec 2015
5.0/5
This was my first scuba diving experience and instructors gave us proper training. First they us pool diving sessions to understand the do's and don't of diving. Diving spot was very beautiful with crystal clear water. We reached Netraini island by boat from Murdeshwar beach. The experience of seein... Read More
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Divjot Johar
Reviewed: 29 Dec 2015
5.0/5
This was my first scuba diving experience and whatever fear I had about the unknown deep blue was immediately shaken off. The guides and teachers prepare you the the fullest and it is just an amazing experience.
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Lakshminath Iyer
Reviewed: 10 Oct 2015
5.0/5
I can describe my entire scuba diving experience in just one word - Amazing. The aquatic life is so beautiful, for once I was taken on the sets of the Finding Nemo, it is that colorful and that beautiful. Beautiful experience.
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Dhanesh Achari
Reviewed: 15 Dec 2015
4.0/5
One of the best experience of my life. Scuba diving was on my wishlist and finally did it. I am a non-swimmer so I was bid concern about the safety but instructors were always with me during the dive. I also did some sightseeing in the town and was surprised to see the very big Shiva statue on the M... Read More

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