What is the best time to visit Murudeshwar?

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.

Weather in Murudeshwar

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Monthly Weather in Murudeshwar

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 20 32
February 21 33
March 22 34
April 25 35
May 25 34
June 24 29
July 24 29
August 24 29
September 24 29
October 23 31
November 20 32
December 20 32

Murudeshwar in Winter (October - February)

The winters in Murudeshwar last from November to February and are the ideal time to visit the town. The temperatures during these winters range from 14 degree Celsius to a 28 degree Celsius. These temperatures provide cool, pleasant climates and also make for optimum temperatures for sightseeing and visiting all the great natural spots. This is also the peak season for travellers, especially for those who are specifically here with the purpose of scuba diving. During the winter month of February, visitors of Murudeshwar can also witness the celebration of the much-awaited festival of Maha Shivratri. As a town that honours and celebrates the triumphs of Lord Shiva throughout the year, Maha Shivratri is a significant festival for all locals and visiting tourists or pilgrims alike. The festival is celebrated with an abundance of joy, colour, prayer and utmost reverence. This gives the entire town an eerie yet transcending atmosphere.
Lord Shiva Statue at Murudeshwar
Lord Shiva Statue at Murudeshwar
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Murudeshwar in Monsoon (July - September)

Murudeshwar’s monsoons last from June to September and are indeed a period of continuous downpour. Although the monsoon season receives moderate to heavy rainfall, this is the least advisable season for a visit, owing to torrential downpours, which might dampen your plans.
However, during these months, the temperatures may drop to a cold low, and the waterfalls and lakes in and around Murudeshwar are also filled to the brim, making it a beautiful sight to witness and enjoy.
Murudeshwar Temple Entrance
Murudeshwar Temple Entrance
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Murudeshwar in Summer (March - June)

Summers in Murudeshwar is very much like what most summers in south India look like. This means that March to May are categorised with sweltering hot temperatures and a humid atmosphere which is sure to make you sweat. The temperatures during these months range from around 20 degree Celsius to as high as 35 degree Celsius. Hence this makes summer months a not so ideal time to visit Murudeshwar, owing to hot days, as the heat may affect individuals differently. However, being an off season, you can avail some good discounts.
Murudeshwar Beach
Murudeshwar Beach
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Events in Murudeshwar

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving at Netrani Island

December - January

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.

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