Bangalore to Murudeshwara
Travelling from Bangalore to Murudeshwara
By Bus – There are several buses available to travel to Murudeshwara from Bangalore. The Bangalore to Murudeshwara distance is approximately 530 kilometres. One can opt for government run buses as well as choose from several privately owned buses for the journey. Bangalore to Murudeshwara buses a take approximately 9 hours to complete this journey.
By Train – No direct Bangalore to Murudeshwara trains are available in this route. One of the most popular trains is the Talguppa Express that runs from Bangalore to Talguppa. The town of Talguppa is approximately 2 hours away from Murudeshwara. This two hour journey can be undertaken with ease by a taxi service.
By Flight – The distance from Bangalore to Murudeshwara is approximately 530 kilometres so one might be tempted to take a Bangalore to Murudeshwara flight. Unfortunately, there are no direct Bangalore to Murudeshwara flights. Instead, one can take a flight to the Mangalore Airport from Bangalore and then catch a taxi or bus to Murudeshwara. The distance is about 156 kilometres.
By Cab – Bangalore to Murudeshwara by car is another convenient method of travel, as the distance from Bangalore to Murudeshwara is approximately 530 kilometres. The matter of how to reach Murudeshwara from Bangalore is answered if you have a car of your own. The drive to Murudeshwara is pleasant and is more enjoyable if one is travelling with family and friends.
Murudeshwara – Dedicated to Shiva
Murudeshwara is a small town set on the coast of Arabian Sea in Bhatkal taluk of Uttar Karnataka. Famous for the second largest Shiva statue in the world, this town takes its roots back to the Ramayana era. Legend says that Murudeshwara is the place where one of the pieces of the Atma-Linga (Soul of Shiva) fell when Ravan tried to move after being tricked by Ganesh in keeping the linga on the ground before he reached Lanka.
Things to do
Sightseeing in Murudeshwara involves temples and the sea. Murudeshwara is blessed with beautiful beaches with the calm and serene sea. Apart from visiting the temples, tourists can indulge themselves in seaside activities like boat rides, jet skis, swimming and snorkelling while kids enjoy themselves in the hugely popular wave pool. The area near the temple has walkways close to the beach where one can take leisure strolls while enjoying a spectacular view of the sea.
Murudeshwara has an array of options for travellers with any budget to stay in. Budget hotels in Murudeshwara are mostly near the railway station while the mid-range hotels are located near the bus stand. But the best accommodation is near the temple complex in close proximity to the beach.