Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Murudeshwar:

1. Murudeshwar Temple

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

Murdeshwar, a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murdeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murdeshwar has a railway station on the Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan railway route.

2. Netrani Island

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20 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

Netrani Island is one of the best places in India for Scuba diving. Being a coral island, the area is perfectly suited for snorkeling and scuba diving.

3. Murudeshwar Beach

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

Sandwiched between the sea and a river, this beach is home to the giant Shiva statue. Although water sports are not available here, tourists indulge in swimming, and a calm walk on the beach.

4. Murudeshwar Fort

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

Behind the temple complex of Murudeshwar, is a fort that finds its origins in the era of the Vijayanagara Kings. It is said to have been renovated after that by none other than Tipu Sultan.

5. Statue Park

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

A beautiful stretch of green lawns, this area along around the 15m tall statue of Shiva houses various flowering plants, stone sculptures as well as small ponds inhabited by ducks. The artificial waterfall rushing down over the boulders is a splendid view.

6. Bhatkal Beach

3.2 /5

14 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

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

7. Shopping in Murudeshwar

3.0 /5

12 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

One can take home pictures of Lord Shiva and shop for a number of souvenirs, especially along the temple road, such as jewellery, idols, wall hangings and more.

8. Jamia Masjid, Murudeshwar

3.2 /5

14 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Murudeshwar

One of the oldest mosques in the area, this one located in Bhatkal, is a sprawling three storeyed structure with a basement as well. Find here some Persian inscriptions and a strong scent of ancient history and spirituality.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Murudeshwar?

The top sightseeing places in Murudeshwar are Netrani Island, Murudeshwar Temple, Murudeshwar Beach, Murudeshwar Fort, Statue Park, Bhatkal Beach.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Murudeshwar?

Day 1 - Reach Murudeshwar, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main Murudeshwar Temple, for both blessings and shopping.  
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Murudeshwar. You can visit the Netrani Island.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for the Murudeshwar Fort, which houses some of the choicest moments of Kannada history. Then, you can proceed towards the Murudeshwar beach, which is also the site of the famous statue of Lord Shiva. Although not much water sports are available, you can go swimming or for a nice walk along the beach.

How can I commute within Murudeshwar?

Taxis as well as autorickshaws can be used to get around the city. Buses are also available.
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