Murudeshwar Karnataka: Halfway mark of the Karavali Coast, Murudeshwar lies in the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. Situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal town, Murudeshwar is the pilgrimage paradise and a scenic place which recently shot into prominence as one of the loveliest beach spots in Karnataka tourism. The origin of the name of Murudeshwar is intertwined in the folklore of India and is actually another name of Lord Shiva. The Arabian Sea on three sides surrounding the temple, located on the small hillock called Kanduka Giri, with gigantic tower (gopuram) overlooking the sea, it makes Murudeshwar a lovely place to visit.
Murudeshwar is around 165 km from Mangalore on the National Highway attracting lot of devotees and tourists to the place. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and rolling hills of Western Ghats, the place is a favourite picnic spot. Probably because of the finest beach, temple, restaurants, guest houses, resorts and beautiful garden in coastal Karnataka. Apart from taking a refreshing dip in the shimmering sea, visitor's joy lies in soothing their body and soul with sightseeing, sun-bathing, adventure games and other beach activities.
The scenic beauty of the coastal town with Murudeshwar Temple, Statue of Lord Shiva, Murudeshwar Fort and the beautiful beach draws major tourists to this place.
Murudeshwar is about 165 kms from Mangalore and 386 kms from Bangalore.