Netrani Island, Murdeshwar

#2 of 24 in Nature in Uttara Kannada District
Island · Nature / Park
Netrani (historically known as Bajrangi Island, Pigeon Island and also Heart Shape 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 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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  • 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 »
  • We were 5 families who travelled together during thr Xmas holidays to experience scuba diving/snorkeling for the first time and we weren't disappointed.. The boat ride from the Murdeshwar beach to...  more »
  • Want to go for diving, there can't be a better place in Karnataka. Just a night drive away, has Some wonderful dive sites, and many options for stay
  • It is good place for scuba diving.

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