Basavaraja Durga Island
Basavaraja Durga Island is an island in the Arabian Sea & belongs to Karnataka. Basavaraja fort was an island fortress situated in the Arabian sea off the coast of Uttara Kannada District, Honnavar Taluk in Karnataka state. The island can be reached by boat and is 4km from Honnavar, 3km from Sharavati Bay and just 1km from Pavinakurva village.
The landing place is at the southeastern part of the island at the old entrance of the fort. The island has a total area of 19 hectares and an elevation of 45 to 50m. The top of the island is a plateau covered with dry grass and trees that can be seen only at the sloping part of the island. There are a number of fresh water wells.
Basavaraja Durga Island has a temple constructed by the ruler between the 16th and 17th century. People especially fishermen and boat owners visit the temple with their families once a year on Makarashankaranthi Day on 14 January to perform a pooja to protect, guide them from nature's harm throughout the year while working on the sea.
Basavaraja fort is a fortified spot island situated in the Arabian sea of coastal port of Karnataka state, Uttara Kannada district, Honnavar taluk. We can reach this island by boats,fishing trawlers or canoe (Canoe is not recommended for visitors) by a sail upstream on river sharavathi.This island is just 4 km from Honnavar, 3 km from Sharavati bay & just 1 km from Pavinakurva village (Another beach island).Journey will take about 30 to 45 Minutes from Honnavar and 15 to 20 Minutes from Pavinakurva village by sail. The landing place is at the south east part of the island where there is a architectural entrance made by stones which was also the entrance to fort during ruling here. This island has a total area of 19 Hectares and height of the island would be approx 45 to 50 Mtr from the sea level.Top of the island is almost level which has covered with dry grass and plenty of trees can be seen only at the sloping part of the island. Also this island has plenty of wells with fresh, sweet water miracally.