Netrani Island - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Adventure / Trekking

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Murudeshwar): 20 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Boat

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 Kms from Murudeshwar, 25 Kms from Bhatkal & Netrani Island is a tiny island in the Arabian Sea which is famous for diving/snorkeling. It is also known as Netragudo & Pigeon Island. It is one of the very few places for snorkeling in Karnataka. It is also one of the top things to do in Murudeshwar.

Netrani is very suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. Many varieties of coral, butterfly fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels and shrimps can be seen here. It is also said that Whale Sharks are found around the Island. The island is full of sharp rocks and tourists usually don't get on to the island.

The island has a ruined temple, a Roman Catholic Church and a mosque. The island is accessible by boat from Bhatkal and Honnavar.