Idagunji is 480 km away from Bangalore, 140 km from Mangalore, 195 km from Goa. There are many bus connections available like Seabird, VRL, SRL, Sugama etc. Train (Konkan Train) connection is available from Mangalore.There are also Sleeeper/seater buses like seabird,VRL,SRS from bangalore to Murdeshwara,Honnavara,u can avail a minibus from there to idagunji which takes around 30 mins atmost.
- Ganesh Temple. The Blackstone Idol portrays Lord Ganesha in a magnificent standing pose which is unique to this famous place.
There are numerous outlets around Idagunji which sell Ganesha idols, pendents, Puja articles, Conches, brass articles.
There are a few small hotels around the temple which serve tea, South Indian dishes, and soft drinks.
- Murdeshwara is around 30kms from Idagunji. The beach offering watersports activities, and a very beautiful Shiva temple are the main attractions there.
- Gokarna, around 70 km further from Mudeshwara, also has a beach and a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha as well as a neighbouring one dedicated to Shiva.