A pilgrimage and a beach destination which is located at a distance of 162Km from Mangalore in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka is Murudeshwar. Bounded by the Arabian sea and the western ghats, Murudeshwar is one the popular tourist places to visit in Karnataka because of its pilgrimage importance rather than its beach resort.
Earlier Murudeshwar town known to be called as 'Mrideshwara', after the construction of the temple it is later named as “Murudeshwar”. Murudeshwar a temple town is famous for the World's second tallest Shiva statue which is at a incredible height of 123 feet and also the tallest temple tower in Murudeshwar temple.
A eye catching sunset can be seen in Murudeshwar. Famous murudeshwar fort and beaches present in Murudeshwar are just amazing. A popular tourist spot is the Netrani island where they offer boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
November to February is the best time to visit this place.