Places to visit near Murudeshwar

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Places to visit near Murudeshwar

Here is the list of 16 Places to visit near Murudeshwar

1. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

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Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Paradise Beach, Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand and respite and relaxation on the other.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 79 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Agumbe, Shimoga

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Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is a tiny village often referred to as the "Cherrapunji of South India". This biodiversity-rich region highest rainfall in south India and the second highest annual rainfall in India. Visiting Agumbe is an enriching experience as this hill station and picturesque beauty coupled with trekking trails and gushing rainfalls. It is one of the last surviving lowland rainforests. This beautiful place served as the setting for India's very famous fictional town Malgudi in the TV serial Malgudi Days.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 130 km

3. Netrani Island, Murudeshwar

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In the Sahyadri Hills of North Karnataka, Yana is a quaint Hill Station with a beauty that casts a spell and hills to appeal to the direst trekkers. Tucked in between one of the richest biodiversity centres of the world, Yana is a small hill station with immense beauty enough to captivate any soul that lays eyes on it. A small village located just 140 km from Hubli; Yana is famous as a centre of adventure, wildlife and religion hence proving to be the perfect getaway destination.

4. Panambur Beach, Mangalore

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Panambur Beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port. Every year it is visited by tonnes of visitors for it hosts several carnivals comprising of boat racing, kite flying and making sand sculptures. Despite a massive footfall, it is the cleanest beach one can ever come across. The name of the beach has been derived from 'Panam' meaning money and 'ur' meaning place.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 148 km

5. Yana, Gokarna

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In the Sahyadri Hills of North Karnataka, Yana is a quaint Hill Station with a beauty that casts a spell and hills to appeal to the direst trekkers. Tucked in between one of the richest biodiversity centres of the world, Yana is a small hill station with immense beauty enough to captivate any soul that lays eyes on it. A small village located just 140 km from Hubli; Yana is famous as a centre of adventure, wildlife and religion hence proving to be the perfect getaway destination.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 105 km

6. Kasargod, Kerala

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Known For : Ranipuram Malom Wildlife Sanctuary Ananthapura Lake temple

Kasargod is a small coastal town in Northern Pary of Kerala displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature. Blessed with majestic forts, lofty hills, beautiful offbeat backwaters, temples and pristine beaches, the town oozes charm and tranquillity from every aspect. It is gaining popularity among people from nearby cities owing to the presence of luxury resorts.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 241 km

Best Time: September to January

7. Maravanthe, Karnataka

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Known For : Padukone Village Kodachadri Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe is a getaway which can be best described as nature's basket full of mesmerizing picturesque views. A beautiful beach town with white sand spread miles and miles along the coast fetches the beach a nickname of Virgin Beach. The sunset sets the whole place tinted in the shade of sepia just out of a painter's canvas. Studded with several places of excursion, the town is adorned with a stark backdrop of Kodachadri Hills, while Arabian Sea bounds it from one side and Sauparnika River on the other side.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 49 km

Best Time: October to March

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8. Bhatkal Beach, Murudeshwar

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A prominent beach situated along the Arabian Sea, a pristine coastline interspersed with coconut trees, provides a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 14 km

9. Mirjan Fort, Kumta

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Located on the banks of River Aghanashini, Mirjan Fort is a royal reminder of our glorious history. It is situated about 11 km from the town of Kumta in Karnataka and is spread over an area of 4.1 hectares. The fort is also believed to be a site for many past battles in 16th and 17th Century and was functional till 1785. Later, the British captured this fort and used it for their armoury. It is embellished with remarkable architecture of the bygone era, such as canals, moats, secret passageways and various other considerations to fortify its grounds.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 58 km

10. Alvekodi Beach, Kumta

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A hidden beach in the village of Alvekodi lying in the proximity of Kumta is pristine and crystal clear. While travelling through a long winding way of fields, the end result is an unspoilt destination adorned with white sandy beach glowing in the shadow of sun rays. Lying in the proximity is a crumbled old lighthouse in Brahma devara gudda. The place serves as an ideal picnic spot with mesmerizing view of sunset.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 43 km

11. Karwar, Karnataka - The Queen of Konkan Coast

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Known For : Kurumgad Island Sadashivgad Fort

Karwar is a port city with scenic beaches surrounded by casuarinas trees along the Arabian sea coastline. Located 15kms away from Goa, on the west coast of Indian Peninsula, It is both a natural harbour as well as a historic town since the 15th century. Karwar is a multicultural destination with Konkani, Kannada and Marathi speaking communities. It is also famous for the historic monuments that it houses as well as the rich flora and fauna in the region.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 116 km

Best Time: November to Apr

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12. Udupi, Karnataka

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Known For : St. Mary's Island Krishna Temple Malpe Beach

Udupi is a coastal town in Karnataka, most famous for its vegetarian cuisine and South Indian restaurants all over the country. With carefully carved temples, laidback beaches and unexplored forests, Udupi is also the place where the educational hub of Manipal is located. Situated 60 km. from Mangalore, Udupi is famous for its culture. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western ghats on the other, this pilgrim centre is the most important city in Karnataka after Bangalore and Mangalore.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 102 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Sringeri, Karnataka - The Abode of Sharadamba

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Known For : Sringeri Mutt Kigga Sharadamba Temple

Commonly known as Sri Kshetra Shringeri, Sringeri is a famed hill town nestled in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. It is a pilgrimage centre, mainly known for the Sharada Peetham which was built by the great Adi Shankara around the 9th century. According to experts, Adi Shankaracharya stayed here for 12 years and preached his disciples. Packed with numerous temples and ancient relics, Sringeri is a hub for Vedic learning and attract students from different parts of India.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 152 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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14. Kundapur, Karnataka - A town with a Unique dialect of Kannada

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Known For : Padukone Trasi Shankaranarayana

Culturally rich, a treasure trove of mesmerizing nature and environ of spirituality define this temple town best. It is known for its unique dialect in Kannada and amazing cuisine. Lying on the western coast of Karnataka, the town is flanked by water bodies on three sides, i.e. Panchgangavalli River in the north, Kalaghar River in the east and Arabian sea and picturesque Kodi backwaters in the west.

Distance from Murudeshwar: 66 km

Best Time: October to Apr

15. Apsara Konda Falls, Karnataka

Apsara Konda Falls is a small waterfall and pond about 20 km from Murudeshwar; perfect for a one day getaway with friends or family. It is easily accessible by road and has a hill, a beach, a park and some caves at close proximity. The place offers great views from the viewpoint, especially during sunrise and sunset. Charges are very nominal. Timings are usually from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. 

Best Time: October to February.

16. Basavaraja Durga Fort, Karnataka

Basavaraja Durga Fort is located at a distance of 36 km from Murudeshwar, and 4 km from Honnavar town. Honnavar is accessible by air, rail and roadways. The fort was built back in the 16th century on the now Basavaraja Durga Island. The flat plateau top of the island is mostly covered by grass. Nearby, there's a small temple as well. 

Best time: October to May. 

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