Murudeshwar offers something for everyone. If you are an adventure freak, a beach bum, just another traveller looking for some quality time alone or with family, or a religious person; this place has got something for you all!
Murudeshwar for those who interested in Hindu religion
Murudeshwar means Lord Shiva, the Hindu God. So obviously this place is connected with the religious travel circuit. And this town lies on the coast of Arabian sea, that makes it a place filled with water adventure activities. The proximity of Netrani island or the Pigeon island makes it a wonderful place to scuba dive. So just pick your category, your reason to visit Murudeshwar.
As wiki says ‘Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India’.
This place can boast of having the world’s second tallest Shiva statue. Tallest is in Nepal. The statue is 123 feet (37 m) in height.
Comparison can be done by checking out the people in the picture.
And the tall Gopura is equally fascinating. This 20 storied gopura is known as Raja Gopura and the sheer 237 feet height makes it royal true to its name.
They have installed a lift inside this Rajagopura and they charge a 10 rupees for using it. This lift will take you to the top of the Gopura from where you can have a stunning view of the entire area.
People enjoying the classic view of Murudeshwar from Rajagopura top floor. And the classic view looks like this
Also you can see the entire beach, the sea, the people, the boats, car and buses.
What I have found interesting about this temple is that, people from all over the world have access to the temple irrespective of the caste, creed colour or gender. And I could enter inside the temple with my backpack and camera. I have found no restrictions at all except with the sandals and shoes which one has to keep outside before entering ( a common practice in India though)
And I was lucky to be part of the Annadhana or free meals.
Some other places to visit
There are some art gallery sort of place where stories from Indian mythology is recreated.
Or if you want more blessings, then may be you can think of travelling to these places
Murudeshwar gave me an amazing time. It was very economical to stay here, I had no restrictions or whatsoever. I really enjoyed this place.
The next post is for the adventure freaks, photographers, explorers and budget travellers.
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