"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.
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.