©

Murdeshwar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murdeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's second tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murdeshwar has a railway station on the Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan railway route.Etymology and ChroniclesThe origin of the name "Murdeshwar" dates to the time of Ramayana.The Hindu gods attained immortality and invincibility by worshiping a divine Linga called the Atma-Linga. The Lanka King Ravana wanted to attain immortality by obtaining the Atma-Linga (Soul of Shiva). Since the Atma-Linga belonged to Sri Maheshwara, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion. Pleased by his prayers, Sri Mahadeva appeared before him and asked him what he wanted. Ravana asked for the Atma-Linga. Sri Rudra agreed to give him the boon on the condition that it should never be placed on the ground before he reaches Lanka. If the Atma-Linga was ever placed on the ground, it would be impossible to move it. Having obtained his boon, Ravana started back on his journey to Lanka.
Murdeshwar is in Uttar Kannada District. Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Murdeshwar and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Murdeshwar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Murdeshwar

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Best Deals Guaranteed
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Murdeshwar

3 days in Gokarna, Murdeshwar & Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Gokarna, Murdeshwar & Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Gokarna, Murdeshwar & Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Murdeshwar BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Murdeshwar, Kolhapur & Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans