you can stay in MurdeswarMurdeswar STD :
Guest House, Murdeswar
568860,5680424, 425, 426
Non A/c rooms
428, 429, 430
Benz, (NH 17) Murdeswar
On NH 17
at the road cross to Murdeswar
Kamat Executive, Honnavar
Kola Paradise, Bhatkal
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
places to visit: Netrani Island. 18 Kms from Bhatkal south of Murdeswar.
16 Kms from Bhatkal on NH
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
Nearby places to visit: Basavaraja Durga (7 Kms
from Honnavar) Kasarakod (5 Kms) Idagunji (18 Kms)
Nearest bus stop- Kalaginor. (2kms from Honnavar Bhatkal NH 17).
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.
The Islandof 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.
places to visit: Ramathirtha (7 Kms
Honnavar) Connectivity: You
have to deviate towards Areangadi from NH at 3kms from Honnavar towards Kumta.
Kms from Honnavaris 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.
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.
/ Nagara bastikeri
bank of river Sharavati the old town of Gerusoppa also called NAGAR BASTIKERIis 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.
Valley / Reservoir
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.