Historic Murdeshwar – Gokarna – Palolem Day Tour
Murdeshwar Temple is said to be the world’s second-largest statue of Lord Shiva. There is a 20-storeyed temple tower known as Gopura at the entrance of the temple. You can move to the 18th floor in the lift inside Gopura by paying only Rs 10 and from there you can enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea and 123 feet Shiva statue. You can visit the temple on weekends and weekdays as it remains open throughout the week.
Highlights of Murdeshwar
Murdeshwar is famous for the temple and the statue of Lord Shiva.
The Murdeshwar Fort of Vijayanagara kings is situated near the temple complex. You must explore this fort if you visit Murdeshwar.
Scuba Diving fans should not miss visiting Netrani island and having a memorable time while enjoying under the water with corals and vibrant fish and aquatic life.
Murdeshwar Temple— The Land of Lord Shiva
Timings of the temple
The morning slot for the tour is available from 3:00 am to 1:00 pm and the timings for the evening slot are 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
You can easily reach Murdeshwar. You can travel to Murdeshwar by train or plan a road trip. Murdeshwar is at a distance of 512 km from Bangalore, 200 km away from Goa, and 156 km away from Mangalore.
The distance of the railway station from the town is around 3 km. You can easily find public transport like buses, Taxis, and rental cars from the Murdeshwar.
You can easily find private and public vehicles connecting to Murdeshwar from Mumbai, Mangalore, Udupi, Mysore, and Goa. The nearest place to Murdeshwar is Udupi which is 101 km away and 2 hours travel to reach the town Murdeshwar from Udupi. You can also travel to the town by your personal vehicle, rental cars, cabs, or buses.
Gokarna is a small temple town in the state of Karnataka. It has mythological and historical importance. When the Gokarna temple is associated with Lord Shiva, it is popularly known as Mahabaleshwar and is a significant place for pilgrims. It is one of the seven Muktikshetras in India.
Timings of the temple
The temple tour morning slot’s timing is 6:00 am to 12:30 pm while the evening slot’s timing is 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Gokarna—a peaceful and calm tourist spot that must be visited once in a lifetime. The majestic place of Gokarna is located 78 km away from Murdeshwar.
Dabolin airport is 100 km distance from Gokarna and the nearest airport from this place. You can enjoy your amazing travel driving from Goa to reach Gokarna.
If you are traveling from Bangalore, you can reach the beautiful Gokarna at a 550 km distance. The distance takes 12 hours to cover. Kochi-Panvel highway is located 5 km away from the town.
Visiting Spots in Gokarna
Gokarna beach is a famous visiting spot for locals and pilgrims coming from the whole country. The beach is located within walking distance of the temple. The pomp and show on the beach are held to celebrate the lively festival of Shivratri.
Om beach got its name due to its unique shape and magnificent aerial view. You can enjoy the beauty of the sea view by sitting near the beach.
Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, and Half Moon Beach
Although these three beaches are not very popular, they are perceived as magnificent and captivating beaches.
Near Kudle Beach, you can visit Lord Shiva’s cave. There are a lot of shops selling a variety of stuff in the Gokarna village market. You can bargain while buying this stuff.
Eating points and Resting Places in Gokarna
You will find numerous eating points and places for rest in Gokarna.
You can enrich your taste buds with delicious food in this restaurant. They serve a variety of food ranging from Indian Thalis to Pastas.
Namaste Cafe, Om Beach
It is located near the beach. You can have your favorite meals and relax to take a rest in the cool breeze activating your sense and satisfying your soul.
The hotel is situated within the walking distance away from the temple and the beaches. Tourists prefer to stay in Hotel Shivaprasad in Gokarna during their trip.
Namaste Yoga Farm
Namaste Yoga Farm is an amazingly beautiful spot to visit and stay in Kudle Beach. You can enjoy yoga at this place and feel relaxed and soothed mentally as well as physically.
Information Regarding Booking of the Tour
- You will be given the facility of pickup and drop-off service from your residence or hotel. You will get AC private transport to move from your residence to the trip spot. However, you will need to manage your breakfast/lunch, entry fees, camera, etc.
- Carry a water bottle with you all the time and drink a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated.
- The operational months for this trip start from October to May.