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Visit Kurumgad Island

A near 4km boat-ride from Sadashiv jetty on the backwaters of River Kali at Karwar will bring you to this amazing tortoise-shaped island which has a host of activities in store for you. The attractions of prime importance in the island are the Narasimha Temple and the Kurumgad Beach which unarguably bring-in a huge crowd of tourists and devotees.  

A near 4km boat-ride from Sadashiv jetty on the backwaters of River Kali at Karwar will bring you to this amazing tortoise-shaped island which has a host of activities in store for you. The attractions of prime importance in the island are the Narasimha Temple and the Kurumgad Beach which unarguably bring-in a huge crowd of tourists and devotees.

Loads of fun-filled activities keep tourists thrilled till the end. From trekking, fishing, boat-rides, tidal pool to diving, snorkeling or treasure-hunts, there in no dearth to entertainment options while in this wonderful island. While days could be spent dolphin-spotting, nights should be enjoyed stargazing with the help of a telescope.
 

  • Narasimha Temple is a famous pilgrimage spot extensively visited for the annual fair held during Pushya Purnima in January.
  • September to May are extensively preferred for a trip to the island.
  • It is approximately 1km from Devbagh Beach.
  • A deserted lighthouse of historic significance can be admired here as well.
  • Swimming and beach volleyball can be enjoyed too.
  • How to reach: Nearest Airport- Goa, Belgaum and Mangalore, Nearest railhead- Shirwad (~5km from Karwar)

 

Timing

During Day

PREFFERED BY

Photo Fanatics ,Nature Lovers ,Fun Lovers

TIME SPENT

More than 3hrs

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Attractions near Karwar

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Scenic, Historical
  • Altitude

    586 m
  • STD Code

    08382
  • Best Season

    Winter (October to February)
  • State/Code

    /581301
  • LANGUAGES

    Konkani, Kannada, English and Marathi