Dumas Beach

Summary

Dumas Beach is a rural beach along the Arabian Sea, located 21 kilometres (13 mi) southwest of the city of Surat in the Indian state of Gujarat.[1] It is a popular tourist destination in South Gujarat. Dumas Beach is justly famous for being in the top 35 haunted spots in India.[2][3]

Dumas Beach
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near Dariya Ganesh Temple
TypeSemi-Urban, Sandy beach
LocationKonkan coast, Arabian Sea
Nearest citySurat, India
Coordinates21°04′45″N 72°42′55″E / 21.07917°N 72.71528°E / 21.07917; 72.71528Coordinates: 21°04′45″N 72°42′55″E / 21.07917°N 72.71528°E / 21.07917; 72.71528
Area2 km (1.2 mi)×500 m (1,600 ft) (max)
Operated bySurat Municipal Corporation

Dumas beach is known for its black sand and is considered to be haunted because it was once used as a Hindu burial site, according to folklore.[4]

Places of interestEdit

 
Dumas Beach

Apart from the beach, places of interest at Dumas include the Dariya Ganesh Temple located adjacent to the main beach. The promenade has several shops selling Indian snacks like Bhajiya (including the famous "Lashkari Tomato Bhajiya"), Pav Bhaji, sweet corn roasted on charcoal, besides Indian Chinese cuisine. There are also several restaurants serving Punjabi food and Indian food with vegetarian options for people.

Myth of hauntingEdit

According to folklore, the legend of the beach being haunted is thought to be rooted in the widespread belief by locals that the beach was formerly a burial ground and is also attributed to the black sands and isolated location of the beach.[4] Most of the reports of supernatural occurrences on the beach remain unproven and unverified and might be an urban legend so far.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dumas Beach - Surat". Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  2. ^ "35 Most Haunted Places in India: Real Stories and places". Holidify.com.
  3. ^ "PHOTOS: 10 most haunted places in India". Daily Bhaskar. 1 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b Srivastava, Priya. "The scary saga of haunted Dumas Beach in Gujarat". Times of India Travel. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  5. ^ Kriti Saraswat Satpathy (20 January 2020), "Is Dumas Beach in Surat, India Really Haunted? Read on to Find Out", www.india.com