Come to this beach to experience a vacation soaked in bliss. It is located in the holy town of Murudeshwar. The beauty of the beach lies in its temple which is located on a hillock, known as Kanduka Giri, by the shore. The temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists from far and wide. Located behind the temple is a huge fort, which was renovated by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, in the bygone era. Bhatkal was once the main port of the Vijayanagar Empire in the 16th century. It is dotted with fascinating temples?the Jain Chadranatha Basadi temple and the 17th century Vijayanagar temple. These temples have intricate carvings of animals, which were carved by the then Vijayanagar artisans. Bhatkal beach offers breathtaking views of sunrise and sunsets.
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The beach is enveloped by the temples that are very often visited by the travellers for their intricate traditional carvings in the Vijayanagar style.
Situated on the borders of Shimoga and North Kanara, Jog falls ia another spectacular sight. During monsoons, the place enjoys the sights of rainbows every now and then. You can also enjoy an adventurous walk at the bottom of the gorge.
Honnavar, Kumta, Byndoor, Shirur and Hadavalli are the other important places to visit. Tourists can enjoy the calm blue sea, spectacular view, ancient monuments, white sand beaches and lots more.
There is an old lighthouse from where you can witness an imposing view of the sea and the adjoining areas. Numerous colourful boats coming and leaving the port from the dockside. This is a perfect spot to relax in a tranquil atmosphere.
There are plenty of accommodation options. Tourists can choose from both luxuriant as well as economic hotels. Resorts and Hotels of different categories are available for tourists.?
How to Reach
By Air: Goa is the nearest airport from Bhatkal. Tourists can take a bus or taxi to reach Bhatkal.
By Rail:The nearest railhead is Hubli in Karnataka.
By Road:You can go by road by Bhatkal, 16 km away and Karwar 126 km away.