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Murudeshwar, Karnataka
(3.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Stroll along a beach in a major Hindu pilgrimage center at Murudeshwar, a coastal town famous for the world’s largest image of Shiva. Admire an impressive 37.5 m (123 ft) tall statue of Lord Shiva seated in a lotus position, perched on a cliff with his back turned to the ocean, a gilded cobra coiled around his neck. Take an elevator to climb a huge 72.4 m (237.5 ft) high 22 story gopura, standing opposite the statue to get an impressive view of the image and the Arabian Sea. Considered to be the tallest one in the world, the gopura is guarded by two life-size statues of elephants. To visit Murudeshwar and other attractions in Murudeshwara, use our Murudeshwara trip itinerary maker.
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  • The place is very cool and calm as it has beach close by. The diety is very calming to look at. Near by to shiva temple there is a gopura which is very tall seems like skyscrapper. We can view tamrali...  more »
  • Very big statue and beautiful beach. Cave statues are nice and have storyboard narration while you are watching them. The lift to climb tower is fantastic. 
  • If you came to India, try to visit the maximum seats. This is the place I planned to visit in advance. holy place. the legend of lingame can be viewed in the wax museums under the largest Shiva. This statue is 37 meters, the entire temple complex in Murdeshvare.
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