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A Stop at Murudeshwara

Blog, Destinations - GoroadTrip - June 25, 2017

Murudeshwara, the second largest Shiva statue in the world, is a seaside town of Bhatkaltaluk of Uttara Karnataka. Famous for the Murudeshwara temple, the city also attracts tourists for its beautiful beaches and monuments. Some of these attractions are:

Murudeshwara Temple:

On Kanduka Hill, which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the Murudeshwara Temple could not be more beautiful. Murudeshwara is another name for Lord Shiva. The temple has a Raja Gopura of 20 floors. An elevator will take you to a spectacular view of 123-foot Shiva idol from the top of Gopura. Devotees can also worship the RameshwaraLinga next to the idol. The two life-size elephants standing on the side of the steps leading to the temple are another beautiful sight.

Murudeshwara Beach:

Murudeshwara Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches with the Western Ghats on one side and the blue waters of the Arabian Sea on the other. There are plantations of coconut trees and areca nearby that add to the beauty. You can spend hours on the beach and end your day with the Arabian Sea.


The area around the Shiva statue is preserved as a park. The green lawn around the statue is adorned with many flowering plants and stone carvings. Waterfalls and an artificial waterfall, washing rocky rocks, make time in the park a pleasant experience.

Jamie Masjid:

It is one of the oldest mosques in Bhatkal and is about 15 kilometers from Murudeshwara. It is an extended structure of three floors with a basic extension. The ancient Persian inscriptions on the walls speak of the deeply rooted history and spirituality of ancient times.

Murudeshwara Fort:

Originally built by the Vijayanaga kings, Fort Murudeshwara was renovated by Tipu Sultan. It is located behind the temple complex and is a wonderful place to look at the vast green spaces.

Netrani Island:

About 19 kilometers from Murudeshwara is the small island of Netrani. Also called Pigeon Island, is very popular and has a dive site. The rich underwater world of the Arabian Sea can be observed from this point. Professional advice and high safety standards have made diving a spectacular experience.
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Things to do at Death Valley National Park

Blog, Destinations, Offbeat, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - June 10, 2017

Death Valley National Park is in eastern California. The first thing that stands out in Death Valley National Park is its rough terrain. Covering three million acres, the park gives you an idea of ​​the wilderness, country roads, historic sites, and the seemingly endless terrain of cliffs, deep gullies and desert peaks, and saline. Get ready for a variety of outdoor activities in the National Park. Hiking, biking on the roads and mountains, camping and hiking are just a few of them. By following the rules below, you can make a pleasant and safe journey and return with beautiful memories of this beautiful national park:

– Stay on the established routes. Do not leave the streets. Tailor “off-road” tires to your car instead of normal road or road tires.

– Only use the bikes allowed on the roads and dirt roads. Do not cycle on paths, closed roads or in wilderness areas of the park.

– It is advisable to travel in a group of large numbers. Carry maps because there are no signs and you can not rely on the GPS.

– Complete all permits for use in the park.

– drink and carry a lot of water; more than usual. The dry climate can dehydrate and water sources are rare in the park.

– Be responsible and do your responsibility to the environment by cleaning after you. Protect the desert environment.

If you are here merely for sightseeing you still have lots to do as the place is rife with interesting sights. A few of the many places you can visit in Death Valley National Park are:

Furnace Creek Visitor Center:

A good way to start your park tour is to be equipped with park knowledge. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center offers museum exhibits, seasonal day care programs, and a 20-minute film that will help.

Badwater Basin:

Get ready to be amazed by this 282 feet below sea level watershed, which is the lowest point in North America. The landscape is long stretches of saline. A walk on this ever-evaporating bed of salt and mineral water will give a surreal experience.

Devil Golf:

So called because of the huge rugged area of ​​rock salt due to wind and rain erosion, on which a round of golf can only be played by the devil! You will hear sounds like tiny if you listen carefully, and the sound will be louder if you place your ear on the floor. This sound is caused by billions of tiny salt crystals that burst when they expand and contract in the heat.

The view of Dante:

With its 5,475 feet, Dante’s View offers the most beautiful view of the park. You can admire the breathtaking views of the sunrise, the Panamint Mountains, the Badwater Basin and even the smallest view of the Sierra Nevada, which has the highest point in the United States, Mount Whitney.

Mesquite flat sand dunes:

With three types of sand dunes, the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes is the largest dune field in the National Park. The sandbeds are formed from an old seabed and are rugged by polygons. The presence of Mesquites creates a habitat for wildlife.

China Farm Ranch Date:

This is a biological dates farm near Furnace Creek Road. The farm offers a break in the desert with its delicious dates and other dates.

Amargosa Opera House:

This old colonial-style courtyard, which was given by Marta Becket, a New York dancer, is now an opera house. The extravagant hand-painted opera is definitely worth a visit.

Borax Museum:

This museum at Furnace Creek Ranch features samples of locally available borate minerals and a large collection of pioneer stage and wagon cars.

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6 Popular Places to Visit in Wayanad

Blog, Destinations - GoroadTrip - June 6, 2017

A very popular place to discover the deep jungle, the beautiful waterfalls, the green hills and the natural formations is Wayanad in Kerala. Places in and around Wayanad for their exquisite beauty and naturally fresh environment. Some places that attract tourists are:

Chembra Summit:

It is the highest peak of Wayanad and covered with lush tea plantations. Hike on the hill to reach the top Hridayasarasu Lake is where you can see the heart. This place is a point to see the sprawling city and the hills of Wayanad.

Dam of Banasura Sagar:

The Banasura Sagar Dam on Lake Banasura is the largest earth dam in India and the second in Asia. With the bubbling water and the mountain scenery, it’s a very picturesque place. The surrounding areas are flooded with monsoon and are a spectacular sight.

Edakkal caves:

Located in Edakkal, Wayanad, at 1200 meters above sea level, are two naturally shaped vineyards. Climbing the hill to reach the caves is a daunting task and is suitable for enthusiastic tourists. The sight of prehistoric sculptures dating back 8000 years in the vineyards is worth the hike.

Bamboo forest of Muthanga:

Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. You can go on a safari in this vast forest area covered with bamboo, teak and swamp. The forest is home to several animals such as cheetah, bear, deer and bison.

Thirunelli Temple:

Deep in a valley at North Wayanad, located in the ancient Thirunelli Temple since that time. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. A nearby source called Papanasini would have the power to wash, and the faithful flock to the temple to cool off in the water.

Wayanad Wildflie Sanctuary:

WayanadWildflie Sanctuary is also covered in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is considered a World Heritage Site. The rich biodiversity of the region is a reason to spend a day exploring this sanctuary. You can also find many species of birds, such as elephants, tigers, deer and Indian bison as a bonus.

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