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Kurumgad Island

Koormagada Island, Narasimhagada

Kurumgad Island is a remote haven, located 4 km into the Arabian Sea from Karwar. This tortoise-shaped island, 6 km from Baithakola in Karwar harbor, offers a beautiful view of the sea. Tourists can enjoy exotic beach walks, nature walks, swimming, fishing, bonfires and barbecues, dolphin spotting, boat rides and snorkeling. The best time to visit is from September to March. Accommodation can be arranged at Great Outdoors Island Resort.

There is a small Narasimha temple here, which has many legends associated with it. A fair is held every year on the full moon day during the Pushya (December - January) month. Thousands of devotees congregate at this island on this particular day to offer prayers. An old fort is there on this picturesque island.

Kurumgad Island can be reached by travelling by ferry from Sadhashivgad Boat Jetty on the backwaters of River Kali at Karwar. This island is 1 km from Devbagh Beach, which is easily accessible from Karwar.

Updated on 29th January, 2016
District: Uttara Kannada
Location: Kurumgad Island

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