Netrani Island, Murdeshwar

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#2 of 24 in Nature in Uttara Kannada District
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Netrani (historically known as Bajrangi Island, Pigeon Island and also Heart Shaped Island) is a small island of India located in the Arabian Sea. It is off the coast of Karnataka situated approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) from the temple town of Murudeshwara in Bhatkal Taluka. The island can be seen from the mainland over 15 km (9.3 miles) away. Views above give this island the appearance of being heart-shaped. Its animal inhabitants include wild goats and pigeons. It has scuba diving facilities and is easily accessible from Bhatkal, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai or Bangalore. There are dive shops at Murdeshwara and Goa which regularly organize trips to the island. It is known locally as Nitra Gudo. The famous Hindu temple Jai Bajrangbali Temple is located here.
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  • This place has good under water visibility and is one of the best place to explore Scuba. Only thing to be cautious about is sea travel sickness until we reach the place of Dive. 
    This place has good under water visibility and is one of the best place to explore Scuba. Only thing to be cautious about is sea travel sickness until we reach the place of Dive.  more »
  • Scuba diving At Netrani was an amazing experience The water was not very clear but there were many different species of fish! There were dolphins and sea snakes!! 
    Scuba diving At Netrani was an amazing experience The water was not very clear but there were many different species of fish! There were dolphins and sea snakes!!  more »
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  • Netrani island is in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Popular in recent years for its lively marine life and great visibility for scuba divers. Groups are setup in Murudeshwara which take you near this island for scuba diving experiences, courses. Can find variety of fishes like cuttlefish, trigger fish, lion Fish, snake fish, turtles, eels, whale shark Island is in heart like shape and currently not accessible for people. Still looks like fishermen take breaks here looking at some trash, plastic found . People used to visit the island before as there are certain rituals to fulfill in the temple inside it Belief has added some goats to live arround as they weren't to be given as offer to god Stories ore rumours suggest it was a practice site for indian navy and has ready to explode materials still which cannot be guaranteed. Not to venture while going for scuba as it's highly risky considering all the stories. Best to enjoy the view from distance after a great dive next to it.
  • Wow best place to visit. You can do snorkelling 🤿 saw many fishes and aquatic animals. The majestic view of sea water it’s beautiful and very nice.

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