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Best Things To Do in Murudeshwara

Best things to do in Murudeshwara are to seek special blessings at the temple of Murudeshwar, explore the Statue Park, trek and hike through Yana, relish your day and night on the Beach of Murudeshwar, spend quality and free time on the Eco Beach, visit the heart structured Netrani Island, worship at the Temple of Idagunji, rally through the temple tour which is en route to Gokarna, enjoy the bird’s eye overview from the Rajagopuram and admire the Fort of Mirjan to the fullest.

With some of the major attractions like the Shiv Temple, Murudeshwar delineates to be a religious destination, also serving as the major connect for famous and enjoyable sports like scuba diving.  Abode to the second tallest effigy of Shiva in the globe, Murudeshwar with its blazing and glittering the Arabian Sea on all three sides and the splendid Western Ghats awe-inspiring its presence in this beautiful town, strays out to be one of the best picnic destinations among the people of Kerala and Karnataka. The splendid beaches and enjoyable adventure activities around the island of Netrani calls to be a major reason to bring tourist to this place from afar. The fort and temple also act as the captivating spots most visited by the tourist to relish their beauty, rustic touch and charm.

The tourist spots near Netrani Island in Murudeshwar also is stated to be a popular spot for the travelers as it offers them with excellent and splendid scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Murudeshwar endows a justifiable budget based hotels to the travelers. Hotels at cheap rates for the travelers are available near the railway station. The middle ranged hotels are available near the bus stand. However, the best-ranked hotels with classy accommodation is available near most of the temples which are close to the beach. So, come and explore the best things to do in Murudeshwara.

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    About the Activity:Gliding through the waves and manoeuvring the wind has its own charm and makes for an unforgettable memory. This surf camp of three days is especially crafted to offer you the best experience of surfing over the quaint waters in Udupi. Located in a small fishing village called Kodi Bengre, the camp is open to both professionals and amateurs. Divided into three different sessions, this experience will get you acquainted with all the tips and tricks of surfing and the ways to expertize the art of gliding through the waves.  Arrive at the site around 12 pm. On the very first session, you will learn about the basics of surfing and paddling by a certified instructor. The second day will begin at around 9 am and bring out the real fun and excitement of surfing. You will have a practice session in the morning, followed by another one after lunch. If you are lucky, you might spot the adorable dolphins while surfing. After two fun frolic days, you will depart the camp on the third day at around 9 am post breakfast.

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    About the Activity : Waterfalls never cease to amaze you and some of the best experiences you can enjoy whilst trekking are the beautiful waterfalls that surround the landscape near you!  On your next vacation, enjoy an exciting adventure in Jog Falls in Shimoga and experience exciting water adventure sports such as kayaking, zorbing and bask in the glory and splendor of all that nature can offer you! Jog Falls has been termed as the second-highest waterfall in India and is located near Sagara in the Shimoga District of the state ofKarnataka. These segmented falls are a major tourist attraction and are also called by alternative names such as Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are over three falls that form a part of the intimidating Jog falls, each with its own unique level of speed and velocity that can send any excited waterfall rappeller into a happy frenzy! So, head on for an exciting adventure to Jog falls, where adventure awaits you!

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    About the Destination: Located along the groovy coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Murudeshwar in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, is known for several reasons. Home to the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva, it is a befitting holiday destinations for those who yearns for fun, leisure, relaxation and peace of mind. Cossetted by the charismatic beauty of the Arabian Sea and lush natural beauty all around, this quaint town is also known for its beach fronts. These beach fronts not only appeals the visitors, but also entices them to spend quality and pleasant times in Murudeshwar. About the Activity with Details: The revelry and fun of Murudeshwar beach activities will begin with your arrival in the town at around 02:00PM. Following your arrival, have a brief experience about its opulent beauty and natural grace by embarking on a delightful bird watching tour. Witness and spot some of the most exotic and colourful avifauna within the groovy thickets. Upon completing the tour, join in for an engrossing session of sand games on a beach and continue this enjoyable day with beach activities in Murudeshwar . By around 07:00PM, this fun-filled and joyous activity will come to an end with you feasting on an exotic range of sea food beside a playful bonfire at an additional cost. Meal Types: Drinking Water & Snacks Duration: 5 Hours Timings: 02:00 – 07:00PM Activities: Bird Watching, Sand Games, Beach & Island Exploration Difficulty Level: Easy

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    A trek around the Baralgundi Maralagundi Waterfalls is an amazing way to fulfil your yearnings for an adventurous trip. Laced perfectly with the beauty of nature, this 2D/1N trek takes you through dense forests, rugged terrains and finally to a picturesque cascade. Starting an overnight journey from Bangalore at around 10pm, arrive at the basecamp located at the foothills of the Kodachadri range in Shimoga by 6am next morning. After having a hearty breakfast, relax for a while and attend a briefing session with the trek facilitators. Taking you through dense and lush forests, rugged terrains and picturesque surroundings, the enthralling trek to the Baralgundi Maralgundi peak begins at 8am. Comprising a total distance of around 5km (each ways), this climb takes around 3-4hours to complete; relish packed lunch on the way. Upon arrival at the peak, witness the stunning sights and the panoramic view of the Kodachadri Range. Post this, trek down to a nearby campsite located around the Baralgundi Maralgundi Waterfalls. Witness the captivating beauty of the cascade and relax around the campsite. With the advent of the evening, enjoy the mesmeric views of the sunset and before calling it the day, savour on a delicious dinner and the camp followed by overnight stay at the camp. The next morning, after having breakfast in the camp at around 6am, start descending back to the basecamp. Upon arrival at the basecamp, freshen up and have lunch. Post this, relax for a while and depart the camp and embark on the return journey to Bangalore. Duration: This enthralling trek would cover around 7km within 10 hours of uphill and downhill trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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    The Aligadda beach is situated along the Uttar Kannada coastline in Karnataka. Aligadda is one of the few beaches which hasn’t been taken over by the Indian Navy along the Uttar Kannada coastline and is still accessible to the public.

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    Revel in rip roaring watersports on the pristine Aligadda Beach. Also, behold the stunning sight of the sandy delight. Your date with Aligadda Beach begins around 10am. Comparatively less crowded, the beach provides a different level of enjoyment and indulgence. Choose from several package deals offering Jet Ski, banana boat rides, speedboat ride, kayaking, and sea rafting. Feel refreshed with the sea breeze and the splash of water. Duration: Each activity will take around 10 minutes.

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    Enjoy a gleeful round of water jet in the pristine and beautiful Murdeshwar Beach that is situated in the Uttar Kannada coastline in Karnataka. The town of Murdeshwar is flocked by tourists and devotees due to its scenic splendour and spiritual importance. The Murdeshwar temple is a place of interest for devotees of Lord Shiva. The beach here is especially known for its water sport avenues.  Avail of this activity of 10 minutes anytime during the day. Once here, you will be prepped up with safety gears for the sport. Under the guidance of an expert, you will be seated in the Jet Ski. Enjoy riding the fierce waves and the occasional sprays of sea water. Also get to relish in the beauty of the calm, blue sea. Duration: 10 minutes

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    Also known as the ‘Mackerel Coast’, the Aligadda Beach is amongst the many scenic beaches in Karwar. Located alongside the Uttar Kannada coastline, this sandy retreat is a paradise for those pining for a peaceful and serene vacation. Amongst all the activities, kayaking is a much sought after on this beach. Arriving at the beach anytime between 10:00 am and 05:00 pm, attend a briefing. Expert kayakers will make you familiar with the tips and tricks of paddling the kayaks forward. Post this, gear up with life jackets and other safety equipment and get into the kayaks. Enjoy rowing for around 20 minutes and experience the joy of cruising the tranquil waters of Arabian Sea’s west coast. Duration:  Around 20 minutes  

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    Ankola, a picturesque coastal town lying between Gokarna and Karwar, falls in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Jotted with several sacred temples, this tranquil destination also possesses some of the magnificent beaches in India. Located on the shores of the majestic Arabian Sea, this pristine town is an ideal destination for corporate team outings. About the Resort : Located amid semi-rocky mountains and pristine beach, this resort is cosseted with enchanting features and amenities. While the spacious rooms of this holiday retreat centre offers the most comfy and luxurious stay, the private beaches of the resort can turn your stay into stupefying affair.   Pirates of the Deccan Theme: Shiver me timbers! Welcome to the exciting world of pirates where for a day you will get to live the life of one. Set off on an adventurous quest to unravel hidden treasures. There are rumours running wild of a lost treasure. Your team’s aim is to be the first one to acquire it. As the obstacles get harder, more and more hope of finding the valuable objects builds up. Teams that complete the task and get most points win the treasure. However, there is a catch, only one fourth of the map is given to the teams. Also, you will have to stick to the pirate’s code – a set of rules for the whole event. The ideal location to engage in this activity would be the beach.  Get into the zone of a pirate world with the props of bandana, eye patches and sword. There are different facets and steps to this fun filled game. Set sail to the high seas with the Raft Building exercise. The materials will be given to your team and you will have to make a raft out if it. With as many people that can be on it, this raft will be set across the water for a distance to see if it works. In another activity, you will also have to construct your secret lair by sand castle building. Along with the group, build a huge and strong sand castle. Together, scout for the three pieces of maps with different clues that take you closer to your goal. Your group will be given metal detectors, with which you will have to find the key which is buried somewhere on the beach. As you and your team are ship wrecked, survive the jungle with fresh water and fruits. Over here, the entire group will have to act as if they have been stranded in a jungle and they have to look out for creative solutions to the problems faced.   Judiciously, cross the lava lake with the acid bridge. In this activity, you cannot touch your feet on the ground and should get from one point to the other with the help of crates. And finally after crossing all the hurdles solve the puzzle to open the gates to the treasure cave. Behold! For out comes the Pandora’s Box. Cheer away with your team members as you bring back the booty of precious objects.

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    Celebrate a trip to Murdeshwar Beach. Situated in the Uttar Kannada region, it is known for its gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. Along the coast of the Arabian Sea, this place is blessed with natural beauty and scenic splendour.  The experience of 4 hours can be availed of anytime during 8am to 5pm. Set off to Netrani Island with a boat ride of an hour. Enjoy the view of the vast expanse of the sea. As you approach the island, it will appear like a large cake topped with green foliage. Simply relax or indulge in swimming. Corals, butterfly fish, parrot fish and eels can be spotted in the clear blue waters. Duration: 4 hours  

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Murudeshwara

  • Which are the different and interesting things to do in Murudeshwara?

    Murudeshwara allows the visitors to do a great number of splendid activities. From visiting the historical spots to an exploration of the cultural attractions, Murudheshwara allows the tourist to traverse other local and beautiful attractions. Moreover, in Murudeshwara, you can discover new and unique things that the tourist can participate in.

    Following are the interesting things which the tourist can do in Murudeshwara:

    • Snorkeling
    • Trekking
    • Boating
    • Kayaking
    • Nature and Wildlife
    • Surfing
    • Water Rides
    • Adventure
    • Water Sports

    Other interesting things that the tourist can do in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Trek at Yana
    • Enjoy on Murudeshwar Beach
    • Spend leisure time on Eco Beach
    • Explore the heart-shaped Netrani Island
    • Pray at Idagunji Temple
    • Do not miss the temple tour en route to Gokarna
    • Relish a bird’s-eye view from Rajagopuram
    • Admire the Mirjan Fort
    • Visit the Statue Park
    • Seek blessings at the Murudeshwar Temple

  • Which are the best waterfalls to visit in Murudeshwara?

    The best waterfalls to visit in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Jog Falls – Jog Falls is the second highest waterfall in India. Called to be a magnificently splendid, the Jog fall attracts the travelers to Murudeshwara. The spellbinding and alluring view of the Jog Fall truly brings mesmerizing and memorable experience to the life of the travelers. Situated on the border of Uttara Kannada and Shimoga districts, Jog waterfalls is considered to be the highest waterfall in the state.
    • Apsara Kunda Falls - The Apsara Kunda Falls is about five kilometers away from the place Honnavar, which the travelers generally encounter on taking a detour from the highway on crossing through Murudeshwara. Apsara Kunda Falls is a petite and tiny little waterfall that is stapled away in the midst of dales and hills. Formed by the fall of water at a height of ten meters, Apsara Kunda Falls endows a splendid stretch of beaches from where the view of the sunset is considered to be a visual treat to the eyes of the travelers.

  • Which are the best water sports activities to enjoy in Murudeshwara?

    The best water sports activities to enjoy in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Kayaking at Aligadda Beach in Karwar
    • Water Jet at Murdeshwar Beach
    • Water Sports at Aligadda Beach
    • Surfing at Aligadda beach
    • Snorkelling in Pigeon Island in Murdeshwar
    • Exploration of three days Surf Camp at Udupi

  • Where can I enjoy surfing in Murudeshwara?

    The places where you can enjoy surfing in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Surfing can be enjoyed in the Western Ghats of Karnataka
    • Surfing can be enjoyed in Gokarna, Palolem Beach
    • Surfing in Shiva

  • Which are the best beaches to visit in Murudeshwara?

    The best beaches to visit in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Netrani Island.
    • Murudeshwar Beach
    • Bhatkal Beach

  • Which are the adventurous trekking routes near Murudeshwara?

    The adventurous trekking routes near Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Dandeli
    • Skandagiri and Kalavara Durga Near Bangalore
    • Makalidurga Near Bangalore
    • Savandurga Hills Near Bangalore
    • Bheemeshwari Near Bangalore
    • Ramanagara Near Bangalore
    • Kavala Caves Near Dandeli
    • Narasimha Parvatha Trek Near Sringeri
    • Anthargange Near Bangalore
    • Kudremukh - Trekking Near Sringeri
    • Kodachadri Near Murudeshwar
    • Hidlumane Falls Near Murudeshwar
    • Onake Abbi Falls Near Udupi
    • Barkana Falls Near Udupi
    • Kudlu Theertha Falls (Near Udupi)
    • Pushpagiri Hills / Sanctuary - Trek (Near Coorg)
    • Brahmagiri Hills / Sanctuary - Trek (Near Coorg)
    • Tadiyandamol Peak (Near Coorg)
    • Yedakumeri / Green Route Trek (Near Mangalore)
    • Kumara Parvatha Trekking (Near Mangalore)
    • Jamalabad Fort (Near Mangalore)
    • Kunti Betta (Near Srirangapatna)
    • Male Mahadeshwara Betta / MM Hills (Near Mysore)
    • Z Point (Near Kemmanagundi)
    • Mullayanagiri (Near Chikmagalur)
    • Madhugiri Near Bangalore
    • Channarayana Durga Near Bangalore
    • Yana (Near Jog Falls)
    • Devarayanadurga (Near Bangalore)
    • Shivaganga Hill (Near Bangalore)
    • Baba Budangiri (Near Chikmagalur)
    • Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta (Near Bangalore)
    • Koosalli Waterfalls (Near Murudeshwar)
    • Kudumari / Chaktikal Waterfalls (Near Murudeshwar)
    • Nandi Hills (Near Bangalore)
    • Skandagiri / Kalavara Durga (Near Bangalore)
    • Dandeli

  • Should I visit Netrani Island in Murudeshwara? What are the different activities to do there?

    Yes, you can, of course, visit the Netrani Island located in Murudeshwara. Netrani Island also known as the Pigeon Island is Minuscule Island situated in the midst of Arabian Sea. Located off the coast of the state Karnataka approximately ten nautical miles or nineteen kilometers from the temple town named Murudeshwar Bhatkal Taluk.

    The different activities that the tourist can perform in Netrani Island are as follows:

    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Scuba Diving
    • Hiking

  • Which are the best heritage visits in Murudeshwara?

    The best heritage places to visit in Murudeshwara are as follows:

    • Udupi
    • Kodachadri
    • Hidlumane Falls
    • Arisina Gundi Falls
    • Koosalli Waterfalls
    • Kudumari / Chaktikal Waterfalls
    • Baindur / Byndoor
    • Maravanthe Beach
    • Netrani Island
    • Bhatkal
    • Basavaraja Durga Fort
    • Gokarna
    • Mirjan Fort, Near Gokarna
    • Apsara Konda Falls
    • Idagunji Ganapati Temple
    • Kollur Mookambika Temple
    • Murudeshwar Beach
    • Lord Shiva Statue
    • Murudeshwar Temple

Traveller Tales From Murudeshwara


Samir Varman

29 December 2015

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 doubts and our instructors were helpful in clearing all doubts. The scuba diving location is really amazing. I had never seen clear water like this before. We can see the different colour of fishes under the water. We were bit nervous before entering into the sea as it was our first experience but our instructors were always with us and they made sure that we are comfortable. We explored underwater marine life for the first time and that feeling can't be describe in words. It reminded me of bollywood movie where three friends went for the scuba. The whole experience was amazing.


Suman Ganaka

29 December 2015

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 seeing marine life was amazing. Although no luck of seeing Dolphins whine on a boat ride. Overall it was nice experience and our instructors were also very helpful. Thanks for the amazing trip.


Lakshminath Iyer

10 October 2015

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.


Divjot Johar

29 December 2015

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.


Gauranga Abbott

18 March 2015

It is rare to see international quality in India, but i saw it and experienced it while we went for the scuba diving classes in Murudeswar. God people and lovely islands.


Draupadi Khanna

17 March 2015

Impulsive plans work the best. One fine night we 4 friends planned to go for scuba dive and searched for a place which is near to Bangalore. We had seen lot of images of the Netrani Island and finally decided to go on the coming weekend. This was a really nice experience for all of us and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!


Dhanesh Achari

15 December 2015

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 Murdeshwar beach.


Tanushri Bhattathiri

08 June 2015

Netrani or pigeon island as it is called, is one of the most amazing places to scuba dive as it has the greatest and highest visibility. Boat ride to island was amazing as water was splashing at our faces. There were lot of colourful fishes and other marine creatures. The complete experience was awesome.


Girik Sinha

15 December 2015

I went to Netrani Island for my first Scuba Dive. Its at about one hour inside ocean from Murudeshwara. The aquatic life is very serene and untouched. Was lucky to see varying creatures down there. Netrani Island is way better than Goa because of less commercialization.

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