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Nethrani Island

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Nethrani Island

About:

Nethrani is a small uninhabited island, 18 km southwest off a small fishing village Murdeshwar and is shaped like a upturned boat with some vegetation along the rocky outcrop. The Island is famous for its Shiva temple and for having some of the best dive sites in world (You do have to travel to far of sites in Andamans or Lakshadweep).

You can see everything from Turtles to Barracuda. The diversity of marine life here is truly amazing and great spot to watch whales (August is the season when Tiger sharks come to Netrani Island).
Nethrani is also an excellent picnic spot.

The dive sites range from 6 to 40 metres deep and are famous for their clear waters (Visibility from 15 to 30 meters). Nethrani’s rich coral reefs are teeming with schools of marine life including Barracuda, Jacks, Snappers, Red tooth triggerfish, Indian Bannerfish, large shark- like Cobia, Groupers, Honeycomb Moray Eels, Pufferfish and Napoleon Wrasse.

Netrani Island, a coral reef, 18 km off Murdeshwar in the Arabian Sea, will be a national marine park, according to a proposal to be submitted to the Centre.

Location info:

Address:Bangalore 465 km
District:Uttara Kannada
Nearest City:Goa,Bangalore
Best time to visit: November - February

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Nearest Railway Station:Hubli is the well-known rail head from Bhatkal. Konkan Railway trains plying on the Mangalore – Goa – Mumbai route stop at Murudeshwar.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is at Manglore, 165 km. The airport at Goa is 220 km away.
Road Transport:Bhatkal is 16 km by road from Murudeshwar. Kollur – 63km; Karwar – 120km; Mangalore – 165 km; Bangalore – 465 km; Shimoga – 195 km are major well connected cities by road.

Nearest Visiting places:

1.Goa 220 Km (Four hour drive)
2.Bhatkal 16 km
3.Mangalore 165 Km
4.Bangalore 465 km
5.Karwar 120 Km

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Bhatkal

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

There are a good number of hotels in Murudeshwar, which provide fine accommodation to tourists. Murudeshwar hotels range from mid price hotels to beach resorts and budget hotels. Check hotels in Murudeshwar or Ashirwad Hotel & Resort, Murudeshwar Complex.

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Govt. Hospital at Bhatkal, 16 km is well equipped with basic medical facilities.
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