Murudeshwar has been recognized as the beautiful destination to be visited in Karnataka. Apart from scenic importance, the town is also praised for its spiritual importance. The town houses a huge Shiva temple, which is one of the major attractions in the town. Moreover, the town is also blessed with a piece of the Mahabaleshwara’s Pranalinga along with some beautiful statues and carvings. Murudeshwar, being bounded by rolling hills and the shimmering sea, serves as an ideal place for picnics. Moreover, the town is a great getaway from Bangalore.
How to Reach Murudeshwar from Bangalore
Murudeshwar does not have its own railway station, thus, Hubli is the nearest railway station to reach Murudeshwar from Bangalore. At the railway station there are taxis and cabs available for hire to move in and around the city.
Mangalore is the nearest airport to reach Murudeshwar. At the airport, there are cabs and taxis available for hire.
Murudeshwar is connected to Bangalore through roadways. Thus, the road stretches to 480 km. Apart from self-driven vehicle, one can also get cabs and private taxis for hire from Bangalore to reach Murudeshwar.
Attractions in Murudeshwar
Netrani Island (Pigeon Island)
Netragudo is the popular name of Netrani Island. The island is one of an ideal picnic spot off Bhaktal coast. The island is also used by the Indian Navy to target practice. Thus, people who want to enjoy unspoilt tranquility, Netrani Island is the place to visit.
The beautiful temple guarded by two full sized concrete elephants. Murudeshwar Temple is one of the major attractions of the town. The temple has Linga as the central deity. Legends state that it was formed when Ravana flung the cloth covering the atmatlinga at Gokarana and influenced it to settle on ‘Kanduka Parvata’.
Murudeshwar Beach, situated amidst a calm river on the east and the Arabian Sea roaring on the west, is one of the must-visit attractions in the town. Visitors can enjoy quality time, tranquility and natural setting here. Moreover, the giant statute of Lord Shiva also makes the beach popular amidst visitors.