"Kurumgad Island" Karwar Things to Do Tip by ushar

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Kurumgad Beach is very popular for the Narasimha temple, which becomes a major attraction for religious thousands of devotees who visit the temple at the time of the annual fair, which takes place during the Pushya Purnima in January.

Approach to Kurumgad Island is mainly by boat from Sadhashivgad jetty on the backwaters of River Kali at Karwar. Kurumgad Island is just 1 km away from Devbagh Beach, Karwar.

Kurumgad Beach is a perfect place to enjoy activities such as Trekking, fishing, Boat Rides, Tidal Pool, diving, snorkeling, or treasure hunts.

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 sometime 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.

This island has a shape of tortoise "Kurma" and hense called Koorma Gad. It bears a very old fort which is said to be related to Shivaji or his sub rulers. There is no proper dock here for fishing boats and hense always people going to festiwal face difficulties to land on the beach but they forget all the dificulties and go again year after year.

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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