Kurumgad Beach Its a tortoise shaped Island. Go to pray at the Narashimha Temple. Visit the abandoned Lighthouse. The beaches of the islands are gorgeous. You can watch otters, dolphins & many more creatures of the sea, apart from creatures of the land.
Once in a year there is a grand annual festival on this once inhabited island.People From Goa & Karnataka flock to this island once in a year somewhere in January to offer prayers to lord Narasimha. It is believed that this Half Lion & Half Human diety, Reincarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hindu Mythology, swam accross the sea & made his way to this Island tearing it apart & made it it's abode. The Island has a sweet water pond despite the fact that it is located some nautical miles away from Karwar City in mid Arabian sea.
524 km North West of Bangalore
By Road: -
12 hours and 10 minutes by boat
1 hour and 2 hours by road
Take NH4 to Tumkur then NH206 to Honnavar via Arsikere, Shimoga and Talguppa. NH17 to Karwar via Kumta, Gokarna and Ankola, then take a motorboat to Devbag.
When to go:-
Dont go during monsoons. October to May would be ideal.
KSTDC, Near DC Office Ground Floor, Minividhansoudha NH17, Opposite Karwar Beach, Karwar. Tel: 08382-221172.
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