Murudeshwar is a spiritual place with its main
attractions such as the enormous Shiva temple which is amarvellous connection
toNetrani’s famous scuba diving location in Karnataka.
Murudeshwar is home to Lord Shiva’s
second-highest monument in the globe. A favourite amongst the people of
Karnataka and Kerala, Murudeshwar offers panoramic views of the beautiful
western ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other three sides. Netrani
Island’s beaches and adventure activities are major tourist attractions and are
really adventurous. The temple and fort, with its rustic charm and beauty, are
also the most frequented places. Nearby Netrani is also a famous destination
for visitors, as it provides great possibilities for swimming and diving for
its tourist to help them energize.
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Karnataka’s Scuba Diving Capital
In the Bhatkal taluk State of Karnataka,
Murudeshwar is a coastal town. Named after Lord Shiva, the city is known for
its second-largest statue in the globe, Lord Shiva. The coastal town is also
known for its maritime life, with Murudeshwar as a renowned diving spot for
diving, as well as its spiritual importance. It’s a renowned coral beach and an
ideal scuba diving centre for cum coaching. Netrani Island is not so far away
Murudeshwaradates back to Ramayana and takes a
tremendous symbolic mention to God, Lord Shiva and Ravana, the rulers of Hindu
mythology. It is thought that Atma-Linga or the soul of Lord Shiva blesses a
person with inventiveness and immortality. Ravana prayed ardently to Lord Shiva,
with the vain concept of reaching the opportunity for invincibility and
immortality, and Lord Shiva gives him the Atma-Linga provided it does not
affect the floor.Subsequently, to curb chaos on earth, Lord Ganesha disguised
himself as a Brahmin to induce Ravana into keeping the AtmaLinga on the floor.
Finally, Lord Ganesha succeeded. The AtmaLinga broke into 5 pieces and
scattered on the Earth’s surface. The places where these 5 pieces touched the
ground, were developed into shrines, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Restaurants and Local Food in Murudeshwar
The region has not too many food options. A few restaurants in
the area serve South Indian, Chinese and North Indian cuisine. Few items that
can be enjoyed are Dosa, Idli, Sambhar, Vada, BisiBele Bhat, Kesari Bhat, Akki
Roti and more.
Day 1— Reach Murudeshwar, and rest. At night,
for both prayers and shopping, you can go to the principal temple of Murudeshwar.
Day 2–The 2nd day should be the perfect time
to start your Murudeshwar journey. You can visit the island of Netrani.
Day 3–The Murudeshwar Fort houses historical
items that reflect the culture of Karnataka. You can then continue to the beach
of Murudeshwar, which is also the site of Lord Shiva’s renowned statue. Even
though there are not many water sports accessible, you can go swimming along
the beach or have a pleasant stroll.