A village based in the Udupi District of Karnataka, Shiroor Murkai is situated 1 km from Udupi and 363 km from Bangalore. Kota, Mudbidri, Udupi and Karkala are the nearby towns. Most of its residents are farmers and primarily cultivate Rice, Coconut, and Betel nuts. The Arabian Sea being in close proximity to Shiroor Murkai, fishing the second most popular occupation here.Places to Stay
Udupi has several good budget hotels to offer. They are Hotel Sri Ram Residency (Tariff-Rs. 800), Hotel Century Executive (Tariff- Rs. 1300), Hotel Udupi Residency (Tariff-Rs. 1500), Turtle Bay on Sea (Tariff-Rs. 2400), and The Paradise Isle Beach Resort (Tariff -Rs. 3000).Language
The languages spoken in Shiroor Murkai are Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Hindi, and English.Events
Rama Navami, Holi, and Shivarathri are the main festivals celebrated here.Places of Interest
Nearby places of interest are: Udupi (1 km) is famous for Kaup Beach, Pajaka, and Krishna Temple; Kodachaadri (46 km) offers breathtaking Hidlumane Waterfalls and the beautiful Mookambika Temple; Maravanthe (50 km) has Kundapur, Trekking trails and Water Sports activities for tourists to take part in.How to Get There
The nearest domestic and international airport is the Bajpe Airport (48 km).
Mangalore Railway Station (60 km) connects Shiroor Murkai to major cities like Jammu Tawi, Trivandrum, Chennai, and Coimbatore.
KSRTC connects Udupi to nearby cities and towns with frequent buses. Other private operators like VRL Travels, Sea Bird Tourist, and Sri Durgamba Travels ply regular busses from Udupi to Bangalore, Ernakulam, Mumbai, and Pune with a ticket price of Rs. 500 onwards with Non-AC, AC, Sleeper, and Seated busses. TicketGoose.com is a popular bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 3000 destinations.