Murudeshwara is town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It lies on the coast of Arabian sea. The attractions at this place are Statue of Lord Shiva a Hindu deity, Murudeshwara Temple, Murudeshwara Fort and Murudeshwara beach. The Statue of Lord Shiva at Murudeshwara is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva. The Statue is 37m high. The Murudeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple Gopura is twenty storied and the temple stands on Kandukagiri. Kandukagiri is sourrounded on three sides by Arabian sea. The Statue of Lord Shiva lies in the Temple premises. The Murudeshwara Fort was built by Tipu Sultan. The beach at Murudeshwara offer an excellant sunset view.
Best time to visit Murudeshwara is during October to February.
Being a renowned toursit spot, Murudeshwara have hotels suiting any budget.
Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Kadur - Tarikere - Shimoga - Sagara - Talaguppa - Gersoppa - Manki - Murudeshwara.
KSRTC runs direct services from Bangalore to Honnavara and Bhatkal. From Honnavara or Bhatkal, KSRTC and private buses are available to Murudeshwara. All the attractions are at walkable distance from the town.