Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwar” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwar beach town lies on the coast of theArabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwar Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre . Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.
This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is constructed at the temple. The temple authorities have installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Lord Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura. There is also a Rameshwar linga at the bottom of the hill, where devotees can do seva themselves. A Shaneswara temple has been built next to the idol of Lord Shiva. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to it.