October to May is the best time to visit Murudeshwar. MahaShivaratri is an important festival here and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It typically occurs in the month of February or March. Many pilgrims visit this place and even consider it holy to a certain level. If you are planning to visit Murudeshwar specifically for scuba diving, then a visit from November - January might be a good time and it is typically a good idea to find out if scuba diving is active or not as quite often, it is closed due to various reasons. June-September experiences heavy rainfall and should be avoided. The weather in this sacramental town is synonymous to those of most tropical Indian countries, and the best time to visit is the Winter season due to the moderately cold temperatures.
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One of the clearest waters in India can be found in Netrani island off the coast of Karnataka. A haven for snorkellers and scuba divers, fishes ranging from coral fish, butterfly fish, tiger fish to eels and whale sharks can be spotted here.