Murudeshwara is a major pilgrimage and beach destination located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara is know for it's ancient temple, tallest statue of lord shiva and beautiful beach. Murudeshwara Beach is located at overlooking the monumental statue of Lord Shiva, this beach is the perfect picnic spot for families and loved ones. You can also enjoy boat rides around the magnificent Murudeshwar Temple. The Statue of Lord Shiva on the lap of the Arabian sea in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara. The magnificent Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides. The main temple's entrance, also called the 'gopura' stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the gopura. With these attractions Murudeshwara is one of the top tourist destination in the region. Murudeshwara is located at approx 12km from Bhatkal, 77km from Gokarn, 156km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 570km from Kochi, 265km from Belgaum.
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Uttara Kannada also known as North Canara is a district in north Karnataka. It's a costal district with full of natural bliss. Major part of the district comes under Western ghats shyhadri ranges, hence it's home to numerous hidden gems, like beautiful hidden waterfalls, rivers, hill stations, wildlife, flora and fauna. Being a on the coastal of arabean sea it's home to wide range of beaches and temples. Karwar which is a district headquarters is one of the largest and oldest Port City in India.
Uttara Kannada district is know for it's western ghat wildlife, it houses numerous hidden waterfalls which are literally untouched by humans. River kaali is the major river which flows through entire district and gives life to variety of flora and fauna. Anshi tiger reserve and national park near dhandeli is one of dense and largest wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. Supa dam near Ganeshgudi, Kaiga power plant and dandeli paper factory are the major projects in Uttara Kannada district.
Yana Rocks (unusual large monolithic rock formations), Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Sirsi, Karwar, Yallapura, Dandeli are the Must visit destinations in the district and offers variety of attractions in and around for tourists.