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Murudeshwar Beach

Murudeshwar Beach, with the Arabian sea roaring on the west and a serene river on the east, and famous Lord Murudeshwar in the beach is a nice beach and a popular attraction. Visitors can enjoy a pretty good bath in the Arabian sea here. A marvellous chance of getting the photographs with the huge Lord Shiva statue in the background is in offing for nature beauty lovers.

Murudeshwar-Beach Images

Tourist Attractions

  • The famous Lord Murudeshwar in the lap and popular attraction
  • Arabian sea roaring on the west and a serene river on the east
  • Magnificent natural views, sun, sand and diving
  • Murudeshwar beach known for a great view of the sunset
  • Netrani Island is an excellent picnic spot
  • This island has scuba diving facilities
  • Sea view restaurants providing local seafood
  • Lord Murudeshwara temple, gaint statue, gopuram visit in: Temples page

Address of Murudeshwar Town

Murudeshwar town is located in Bhatkal Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka state, India - 581350.

How to Reach

Murudeshwar city is well connected by Highways and Nearest Railways.

  • Distance From: Mangaluru - 155 km, Panjim - Goa - 221 km, Shivamogga - 187 km, Bengaluru - 514 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Murudeshwar
  • Nearest Railway Station: Murudeshwar

Where to Stay

Several options for a stay are available for the pilgrims in the town of Murudeshwar as well as in Bhatkal which is just 16 km away.

The RNS Residency Hotel is located just beside the Murudeshwar Temple and offers sea facing rooms. Amenities like a swimming pool and a gym are also available. Apart from that, resorts are available a few kilometers away from Murudeshwar.

The Naveen Beach Resort and the Kamath Yatri Nivas are the nearest to the Temple Complex.

What to Eat

The town of Murudeshwar is host to a large number of small restaurants that serve authentic South Indian cuisine. The majority of the hotels in the town are located either near the Beach or near the Nearest Railway station. Sweets prepared from local coconut and other flavors of rice and fish curry are sure to leave you insatiated and wanting for more.


Murudeshwar is not to be mentioned for shopping. Lavancha Handicrafts on temple road offers traditional and therapeutic souvenirs like wall-hangings, pen-stand, jewelery box, baskets and idols of Ganapati etc.

Visiting Places near Murudeshwar