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  • ๐Ÿš Exploring Coastal Karnataka ๐Ÿ„
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    Supriya Gowda
  • Murdeshwar
    Murdeshwar
    Road trip with family ๐Ÿ‘ช
    Murudeshwaraย is a small town near Mangalore which is famous for theย worldโ€™s second-tallest Shiva statue.ย It is also a well known pilgrimage center surrounded by Arabian sea on 3 of its sides.
  • Murudeshwar
    Murudeshwar
    The beautiful sunset on our way! ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Murudeshwar is situated on the NH17, 160 kms north from the city of Mangalore. We reached Mangalore via flight from Bangalore and rented a car. The drive from Mangalore would take 2.5 hrs to 3 hrs. The roads are on of the best ones to drive on in addition to the natural beauty.
  • RNS Residency
    RNS Residency
    ๐Ÿ‘†Look at that beauty! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    Murudeshwar has lots of staying options right from dormitories to lodges to hotels. We stayed at the RNS residency, a relatively recent one which had rooms overlooking the sea on one side & the beach on the other. The view i woke up to was just mind blowing!
  • Nayak Fishland
    Nayak Fishland
    Coastal food at Nayak Fishland ๐Ÿ‘†
    Being a popular destination, Murudeshwar offers variety of options for the taste buds. For pure vegetarian options, Kamath & Naveenโ€™s beach restaurant are good ones. Naveenโ€™s beach restaurant is built on a pier on the beach and one can enjoy the meal with a sea-view.
  • Murdeshwar
    Murdeshwar
    World's tallest Gopura ๐Ÿ™Œ
    The Murudeshwara temple is built on a hill known as Kanduka Giri. The 20-storied Gopura which is being constructed on the temple is 249 feet tall and is considered the tallest Gopura in the world.
  • Murdeshwar
    Murdeshwar
    The view from top ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    This mammoth structure is the latest addition to the Temple. The Gopura has 22 floors and is the only Gopura to be fitted with elevators. The ride to the top in the elevator costs Rs 10/- per head.ย The views from the top are not to be missed.ย 
  • Murdeshwar Temple
    Murdeshwar Temple
    Had an interesting story behind ๐Ÿ˜บ
    The formation of Murudeshwara temple is related to the epic Ramayana. The Lanka King Ravana wanted to achieve immortality. This was possible only by obtaining Atma-Linga, the soul of Shiva.ย Ravana worships Lord Shiva & acquires Atma-Linga from Lord Shiva. And the story goes on...
  • Cave Museum Murdeshwar
    Cave Museum Murdeshwar
    ๐Ÿ‘†Ravana meditating for Atma Linga
    Besides the temple, there are numerous sculptures on the hill. The Geetopadesha, Sun chariot, & a cave museum with impressive life-size sculptures depicting the story of Murudeshwar narrated through an impressive sound and light show.
  • Murdeshwar Beach
    Murdeshwar Beach
    Beach vibes ๐Ÿน
    After having a great time at the temple we has lunch at Naveen's Beach Restaurant and later relaxed at the beach. The beach is a major attraction here among tourists as there are a couple of options available apart from having fun on the beach.ย 
  • Murdeshwar Beach
    Murdeshwar Beach
    Thrilling ride! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    We took a ride on a speed-boat for starters to the adventurous side of Murdeshwara. Riding a motor-boat on a still water was totally different from riding a motor-boat on the sea. Do not worry! The boatsmen are skilled and can be trusted for your safety.
  • Murdeshwar Beach
    Murdeshwar Beach
    This was kinda scary! ๐Ÿ˜ต
    Brave the waves on a water scooter! A water scooter similar to a boat but way faster than the motor boat. A maximum of 2 people can ride the water scooter. If you really love such adventurous rides go for it. A ride for 2 costs 300 rupees.
  • Murdeshwar
    Murdeshwar
    Beautiful view โœจ
    The crowd begins to thin down as the sun goes down and by 8pm the small town of Murudeshwar becomes quiet and the only profound sound that can be heard is that of the waves. The lights come on the Temple facade and on the kanduka hills. The sight is a delight to watch.
  • Naveen Beach Restaurant Island
    Naveen Beach Restaurant Island
    Beautiful sunrise ๐ŸŒž
    On Day 2 we woke up early to catch the sunrise about the sea with a light breakfast at Naveen's located on the sea shore. We waited to catch the glimpse of the sunrise and headed for the most awaited part of this trip.
  • Netrani Island
    Netrani Island
    Much awaited part of the trip ๐Ÿ™†
    Just off the coast of Murudeshwar, Netrani Island gives you a chance to explore the deep blue sea and its treasure. We signed up with Netrani Adventures who hooked us up with a package deal for our adventure itinerary. Yes! SCUBA DIVING guyssss!!
  • Netrani Island
    Netrani Island
    Bucket list โžก check โœ”
    For diving, we first had to pick up the basics in a classroom where the instructor addressed every doubt we had since its our first diving experience. Then, we hop on a boat & head out for a brief training session.ย Once youโ€™ve got the hang of it, itโ€™s time to get diving!
  • Netrani Island
    Netrani Island
    Look! I made friends underwater๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ˜†
    On my dive, i encountered some gorgeous sea creatures like Parrot Fish, Sting Ray, Puffer Fish, sharks, turtles,sea urchins and those are only what i knew about but there were other beautiful species too. Colourful corals too were yet another common sight.
  • Netrani Island
    Netrani Island
    What a poser! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    When done with the dive, we were back on the boat nibbling on refreshments served as we headed back. Also Netrani Adventures will share pictures of your underwater adventure so you can show off back home! And that was the fabulous end of this trip.

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