(Last Updated on : 19-06-2014)
Kurumgad beach is located at a short distance from Karwar beach. Kurumgad beach is situated in Uttar Kannda District
. Kurumgad beach is the tortoise shaped island. This beach is popular in Narasimha temple
, where an annual fair takes place in Pushya Purnima in the month of January.
A tourist's journey into Kurumgad beach will be an adventurous one. From the Sadhashivgad jetty of Kali River, one can go to the slight journey to the beach. Karwar boats are available to arrive at Kurumgad beach.
What captivates the minds of the local tourists is the unspoilt beauty of the beach. The beaches of Kurumgad on this virgin island are blessed with golden granules of sand, turquoise water and rows of palm trees. For the nature enthusiasts, Kurumgad beach is a perfect one to explore. The scenic beauty of this place is indescribable. It is sheer treat to watch the sun rise and dip into the horizon.
Water sports are a great way spending time at Kurumgad beach. The Beach volleyball, swimming, boat rides, snorkelling, Tidal Pool, fishing and treasure hunts are quite popular on these beaches. Besides these the rugged landscape makes a fabulous backdrop. These places can stun the travellers with their unexpected charm. This tortoise shaped island is famous for the Narasimha Temple that is located on the top of a hill.
Reaching the Kurumgad seashore is simple as it is accessible by road, train and air. The nearest airports to Karwar beach
and Mangalore. The nearest railway station is at Shirwad, which lies just five kilometres from Karwar. It is also well connected by roads from Goa, Bengaluru
, Mangalore, Dandeli, Hubli
and Belgaum district.
The best time to visit the beach would be between September and May in order to prevent getting caught during the rainy season which extends from May to September on the western coastline. Accommodations will be available in plenty as there are about 20 resorts and budget hotels in Karwar. The local cuisine here is mainly Karwari and this cuisine mainly features seafood items and other delicacies.
Kurumgad beach is located in the Uttar Kannada district and can be reached via Goa, Bengaluru, and Panaji
(Capital of Goa). The nearest railway station for Kurumgad beach in Karnataka
is Karwar beach.