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BASE: MURDESWAR

 Murdeshwar

Apsara Konda

Idagunji

Basavaraj Durga Island

Karikannamma Temple

Higund

Gerusoppa

Gerusoppa Valley

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Where you can stay in Murdeswar                                                       Murdeswar STD : 08385

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Name of the Hotel

Telephone No

 

Type of accommodation

Access

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Murdeswar Guest House, Murdeswar

568860,   5680424, 425, 426

 Non A/c rooms

On Murdeswar beach

2

Murdeswar Resort, Murdeswar

560415, 428, 429, 430

A/c rooms

 

3

Yatri Nivas, Murdeswar

560060

A/c. Non A/c rooms

 

4

Hotel Murdeswar, Murdeswar

560479

Non A/c

 

5

Hotel Benz, (NH 17) Murdeswar

525256

A/c. Non A/c rooms

On NH 17 at the road cross to Murdeswar

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Hotel Kamat Executive, Honnavar

722010

A/c, Non A/c rooms

 

7

Hotel Kola Paradise, Bhatkal

523707

Non A/c rooms

 

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Murdeshwar

16 Kms from Bhatkal to the north on Honnavar-Bhatkal NH 17. The famous Mahtobara Temple can today boast of the tallest Shiva statue in the world. The statue has special reflecting eyes, which makes statue alive. The temple on the beach itself attracts a large number of tourists because of the sea shore ambience

Nearby places to visit: Netrani Island. 18 Kms from Bhatkal south of Murdeswar.

Connectivity: 16 Kms from Bhatkal on NH

Apsara Konda, Honnavar.

8 Kms from Honnavar, near the confluence of the Sharavathi river and the Sea, there a small water fall and a pool on a hillock, called Apsara Konda. Legend says that the Apsaras (Heavenly fairies) used to come here to bathe and relax. The place truly exudes heavenly beauty. There is Devi temple and a branch of Ramachandra mutt.  There are several big caves on the hillock called ‘Pandavas caves’.With a view of the river, the sea, lthe islands, l;the lush green fields and coconut groves, the Apsarkonda hillock verily offers a feast to the eyes that see.

C2aApsaraKondaFalls.jpg (11374 bytes)Nearby places to visit: Basavaraja Durga (7 Kms from Honnavar) Kasarakod (5 Kms) Idagunji (18 Kms)

Connectivity: Nearest bus stop- Kalaginor. (2kms from Honnavar – Bhatkal NH 17).

Idagunji:

 15 Kms from Honnavar and around 23 kms from Murdeswar is the ancient Idagunji Ganapati Temple. One has to take a detour from National Highway and travel around 7 kms interior to reach this beautiful temple. The temple is said to be around 800 years old, one of the oldest temples in Uttar Kannada district.

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Basavaraja Durga Island

The Island  of Basavaraja Durga is about a km from main land off Honnavar. You can reach the island through boats and small coasters. The landing place is at the south end where there is a ruined fort with eight mounted guns. The fort was built by Great Shivappa Naik of Bednur (1648-1670). The island is mostly level and has plenty of fresh water.

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Nearby places to visit: Ramathirtha (7 Kms from Honnavar) Connectivity: You have to deviate towards Areangadi from NH at 3kms from Honnavar towards Kumta.

Karikannamma Temple

 12 Kms from Honnavar  is the Karikannamma Hill. Atop the hill which is a piece of natural beauty and offers panoramic view of the surroundings, is the temple of the deity.  This deity is worshipped as different goddess by different people as Durge, Saraswati and Bhairavi. Sunset view on the Arabian sea is a enthralling sight.

Higund Island

 Higund is a beautiful island in River Sharavati just before it joins the Arabian Sea. 3 kms from Honnavar – Bangalore National Highway brings you along this island. Presently the approach is from either Adkar village or Kodani village through country boat. The sunset view from this island is a lifetime experience.

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Gerusoppa / Nagara bastikeri

Situated on bank of river Sharavati the old town of Gerusoppa also called NAGAR BASTIKERI  is rich with historical monuments, the Chaturmukha basti being the most prominent one. It is a beautiful structure built in Vijayanagar style with Chaturasara plan. It has four entrances from four directions leading to garbhagrihas. There are four images of Tirthankaras, Vrishabha, Ajita, Sambhava and Abhinandan, seated in padmasana. One of this has been of late damaged. The engravings in this basti of dwarapalas and other mural desigtns are well executed with refinement.

Gerusoppa Valley / Reservoir

Newly constructed Gerusoppa dam has created a unique reservoir in gerusoppa valley. The breath taking view of the valley can be had from atop a observation tower constructed by Forest dept, about 10 kms from Gerusoppa towards Jogfalls. Boat cruise in the reservoir through the valley is on the anvil.

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