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Murudeshwar is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2015)
Night view from the Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 June 2015)
Evening view from the Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 June 2015)
Netrani Island (Photo Courtesy: Chetansv)
Murudeshwar Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 March 2004)

Reasons to Visit
  • Murudeshwar is a beach getaway visited for Murudeshwara Temple (Shiva Temple) situated right on the Murudeshwar Beach (It has one of the tallest Shiva statues.
  • Murudeshwar Temple is the most spectacular shore temples in India.
  • Murudeshwar Beach is a 3 km long idyllic beach stretch and good for a walk and swim.
  • Scuba Diving Destinations on Mainland India"Netrani Island or Pigeon Island off Murudeshwar offer excellent Scuba diving sites. Many varieties of coral, butterfly fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels and shrimps can be seen here. Island is suitable for professional diving."
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Coastal Karnataka"Murudeshwar (100 kms North of Udupi) is home to an ancient Lord Shiva Temple. The temple is characterised by one of the tallest Lord Shiva statue set on a rock face overlooking Arabian sea. Murudeshwar is visited as part of Coastal Karnataka pilgrimage / holiday itinerary."
  • Stopover Destinations on Goa - Mangalore highway"Murudeshwar is a renowned beach destination and a pilgrimage. It is also a popular overnight stopover on Goa - Mangalore route."
  • Idyllic Beach Destinations in Coastal Karnataka"Murudeshwar (100 kms north of Udupi) offers idyllic beaches, watersports overlooking the renowned Lord Shiva Temple. Murudeshwar is a mid-way on Goa - Mangalore route and therefore is a preferred stopover for driving itineraries on this route."
Access Information

Murudeshwar has 1 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Murudeshwar

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Murudeshwar


  • Coastal Karnataka Pilgrim Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coastal Karnataka Pilgrimage (4 Nights)

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Murudeshwar has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Murudeshwar and Kollur Temples day visit and backRs. 5280

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to MurudeshwarRs. 3521
Pickup from Udupi and Drop to MurudeshwarRs. 2934

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Destination Ideas

  • Holiday Ideas Goa plus Something else
  • Karnataka in Monsoon
  • Mookambika Temple Kollur Pilgrimage
  • Murudeshwar Getaway
  • Murudeshwar Pilgrimage
  • Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka
  • Temples in coastal Karnataka

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Murudeshwar beach is a popular well visited beach. It is visited by locals and pilgrim travellers to Murudeshwar Shiva Temple.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Murudeshwar Beach is characterised by a huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, part of the Murudeshwar temple complex. It is the third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. This is build on a rock face and is nothing short of a man made wonder. The temple adjacent to the statue is also equally imposing that includes a 20-storied 237 ft tall Gopura.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Netrani is a coral island and therefore suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. It has one of the best sites for Scuba diving near mainland India and therefore popular with professional scuba divers.
    Scuba Diving
    Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 830 ft, making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in Asia after the Nohkalikai Falls with a height of 335 m in Meghalaya making it a major creation.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Temple of Mookambika Devi is one of the Seven Muktisthala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka. Mookambika temple is very significant in south India and visited especially for Vidhyarambha a ceremony / ritual for the initiation of children into literary world (before they start schooling).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple

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Nearest Airport in Murudeshwar
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-163 Kms
Railway Stations in Murudeshwar
  • Murdeshwar ( MRDW ), Murudeshwar
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