Murudeshwar, Karnataka – An offbeat trip for culture lovers

murudeshwar karnataka

The place Murudeshwar does not ring a bell in your head instantaneously. You probably are still thinking which state is this place in and if you are not, you are definitely a staunch Hindu or a Shiva devotee. But that isn’t the end, it is also known for offering a wide variety of travel experience. It has hills, beaches, corals, temples, fort, trekking, waterfall and phew – literally everything! Isn’t that surprising? I. Getting there  Murudeshwar is a holy place in north Karnataka district of south India. Majestic and magical are two words which defines it perfectly and you will soon know why. It is nearest to Managlore-Murudeshwar Konkan railway route and is closest to Mangalore airport. You can also take a bus and reach Murudeshwar as well or drive yourself. It is a well-connected place. After all, it hosts the second largest Shiva statute in the world (first being Nepal) and in a country with maximum Hindu population. It has to be easily accessible! The peak season is November to February, so plan a 1-2 day trip around that.  II. Who made it? Initially just a small temple on a rock besides a sea-shore and later constructed by R.N Shetty, a renowned business man in India, […]

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Vivanta By Taj Madikeri (Coorg): An excellent getaway

Vivanta by taj madhikere

A friend of mine recently visited Vivanta by Taj Madikeri (Coorg) and he was all praises for it. He showed me a few pictures and talked and talked about it for hours. I was bound to spend sometime surfing on it after he left. So, I went to their website and figured what Taj had to offer. There was no thinking afterwards! Not even for a second. I had to book it, I had to experience it and share my experience with you guys. If you know anything about the luxury hotel segment in India, you would have definitely heard of the chain of Taj hotels. They are known for their grandeur, luxury, services, food and of course the overall experience. Vivanta By Taj Madikeri (Coorg) is little more than all of this. A near perfect destination to totally loose yourself in the serenity of nature. Before I go onto to talk about my experience with Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, let me tell you something about Coorg. It would be a great injustice to the city if I skip talking about it. Coorg is definitely much more than just experiencing Vivanta by Taj Madikeri. It is a city nestled in the […]

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