The centuries-old temple has two life-size concrete
elephants guarding its steps. While one treks
to the temple there is another smaller shrine
of Jattiga seated on a horse on the way.
Besides this attractive temple, blue seas and
dancing trees, this beach also offers the
native delicacies of coastal Karnataka
including the delicious coconut sweets, spicy
fish curries, a number of rice preparations,
juicy fruits such as mangoes, jackfruit,
cashew nuts and bananas. In case, you decide
to elongate your visit to the beach a bit, you
may stay in the temple cottages too.
Major Attractions of Murudeshwar Beach
Murdeshwar Temple, South India this
picturesque place is situated 16 kms from
Bhatkal has a gorgeous temple perched on a
hillock by the shore. Murudeshwar is around
180 km from Mangalore on the National Highway.
Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps
leading to the temple. The Murudeshwar temple
has a history that dates back to a few
There is also a huge fort behind the temple
said to have been renovated by Tipu sultan,
the ruler of Mysore.
to Reach Murudeshwar Beach?
From Bangalore 455 km, from Mangalore 165kms.
By Railway Station:
Murudeshwara station lies on the Konkan
Railway. Some trains from Mumbai and Mangalore
Mangalore International Airport, 165 km away.
Hubli and Panaji airports are other