(Last Updated on : 13-06-2014)
Murudeshwar Beach is situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal in Karnataka
. This sea beach with pristine beauty is surrounded by glittering sea and rocky hills. There lies a famous Hindu temple, which is located on the hillock by the shore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
. The huge fort found nearby the temple is believed to be restored by Tipu Sultan
Murudeshwar Beach is located amidst a perfect blend of natural blue waters being lapped by a beautiful landscape of mountains and hillocks in the background.
The ambience of Murudeshwar Beach is made near perfect with the tall coconut trees, which are so common of the South Indian beaches. Other vegetation in Murudeshwar Beach is the rare areca groves that bring the beauty. The waters of Murudeshwar Beach here are cool and bed gentle waves are conducive for swimming. The religious mood of Murudeshwar Beach is well complimented by the active sea and it's constantly splashing waters at all times of the day.
The nearest urban settlement is at about 15 kilometres to the town of Bhatkal.
A visit to Murudeshwar beach and the temple will gradually lead one to the third important facet - the simple local gourmet. The coastal lands of Murudeshwar beach abound in coconut and hence sweets prepared from local coconut and other flavours of rice and vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are sure temptation to the tourists. A plentiful combination of jackfruits, local mangoes, and cashews completes the list. The small temple cottages of unpretentious comfort will be available for resting at nights.
Murudeshwar Beach can be visited throughout the year. It can be reached by roadways and railways from Bengaluru
and by roadways from Karwar.
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