Bhatkal Beach, located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, is a popular tourist destination that is well-known for its medieval temples, which are located on a hillock by the shore. The beach is blessed with the holy place of Murudeshwar and the temple attracts a lot of devotees as well as tourists. History Being an old port town, Bhatkal is situated in the middle of the Western Ghats and along the Arabian Sea. The place was the main port in the 16th century during the Vijayanagar kingdom and was known for the two temples Jain Chandranath Basadi and Vijayanagar temple that are engraved with animal pictures. There is a huge fort behind the temples that is said to be renovated by Tipu sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Attractions The beach is surrounded by the temples that are frequently visited by the tourists for their intricate traditional carvings in the Vijayanagar style. The place is a great holiday destination, where the tourists can enjoy the tranquil blue sea, picturesque view, white sand beaches, ancient monuments and a lot more. There is an old lighthouse at the beach from where you can experience a spectacular view of the sea and the surrounding areas. Last but not the least, you can see numerous colorful boats coming and leaving the port from the dockside. It is an ideal place to come and relax from the bustling life of the city and share some beautiful moments with your family and loved ones. Nearest Visiting Places
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