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QUICK FACTS
Location:  Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka.
Famous for/as: Beaches, Churches, Pilgrimage. 
Weather:
Summer (March - June): 39 °C  to 20 °C.
Winter (October to February): 34°C  to 15°C. 
Monsoon  (July to September): Heavy rainfalls.
STD CODE : 08385
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March.
TRAVEL IN MURUDESHWAR SHOW MAP

"Set on the magnificent coastline of Arabian sea Murudeshwara (Murudeshwar) is a town of ancient flabour with divinity. The town, named after Lord Shiva, is Situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Murudeshwara is widely revered for world's second tallest statue of Lord Shiva set gloriously against the backdrop of the ocean. Although it is famous mainly as a religious city, The nearest urban settlement is at about 15 km to the town of Bhatkal.

MUST SEE IN MURUDESHWAR

Murudeshwara Temple: Murudeshwara temple is an architectural marvel of breathtaking proportions.This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is a temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is being constructed on the temple.

Statue of Lord Shiva: A huge tall statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is exsisting in the temple complex. It is the tallest statue of Shiva in the world with 123 feet (37 m) in height.

Murudeshwara Fort: A fort present behind the temple is said to have been renovated by Tipu Sultan.

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REACH MURUDESHWAR
AIR

Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport, 165 km away. Hubli and Panaji airports are other alternatives.

RAIL

Murudeshwara (150 km) station lies on the Konkan Railway. Some trains from Mumbai and Mangalore stop here. There is one direct train from Bangalore (Karwar Express). Karwar Express starts at 20:30 hrs from Yeshwantpur.

ROAD

Now sleeper/sitting non AC buses are available from Bangalore. They take just over 12 hours to reach and costs vary from 600-750 depending on the operator and the seating chosen.

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