(Last Updated on : 28/07/2014)
Dumas Beach, situated in the Surat
city of the West Indian state Gujarat
, is an urban beach set along the Arabian Sea
. The beach is recognized for being a black sand beach which is quite rare. It serves as a popular tourist destination in the state. Dariya Ganesha temple standing adjacent to the beach is another tourist attraction. Dumas beach is also frequented for burning the dead bodies by the Hindus. The promenade of the beach has many shops serving the visitors. The long and safe seacoast of Dumas beach remains very crowded throughout the year. Being situated in the city limits, the beach serve as one of the most popular tourist destination. The land of Dumas beach is owned by the state government.
Myths of Dumas Beach
There are many myths associated with Dumas Beach. The beach is often recognized as spooky and haunted by the tourists as well as local visitors. The wind at the beach blows fiercely and is believed to be laden with strange and hushed whispers of the spirits. The beliefs probably originate as the place is the burning ground of the dead bodies by the Hindu population. Thus the beach is believed to be the abode of tortured spirits of the dead. It has also been reported that dogs behave strangely at the beach.
Dumas beach lies at a distance of 16 kilometres from Athwa Gate. Surat serves as the nearest railhead which is connected to all major cities of India. Suart lies at a distance of 297 kilometres from Mumbai
, 131 kilometres from Vadodara
and 234 kilometres from Ahmedabad
. Roadways also connect the beach which can be reached through private cabs or buses. Nearest airport to reach the beach is the Surat Airport
which hosts various domestic flights that connect all major cities of India.
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