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Monday, December 07, 2009

Black sand beach

1st October 2009

We were searching for a beach with black sand but were standing on a normal beach. When asked a local guy about it, he showed the mountains adjoining the sea and asked to cross them.

After walking for few minutes, we reached the base of the mountains. The next task was to find the route through the mountains that would take us to the other side. In that isolated area, there was only one lady standing a furlong away. We rushed towards her hoping to get some help. Our brisk walk might scare her, we thought. But she started coming towards us. Now, we were scared!!

The language barrier made the communication between the lady and us difficult. The fact that we knew the local name for “black sand” helped us!! She showed us the path that would lead to the black beach.

After some struggling through the bushes for 15-20 minutes, we reached black sand beach. Not a long beach by any standards, it is a tiny piece of open space between two mountains.

Both sides of the beach are covered by huge black rocks. Though the sand was black, it was different from the usual sand we find on other beaches. It might have been caused by the black rocks nearby, but since we are no experts the reasoning may be wrong.

The beer bottles and plastics indicated that the beach might be popular among locals. Also, in monsoon most of the beaches have a filthy look.

15 comments:

Anu said...

THat was interesting!! where is it ????

wandering soul said...

interesting.. i think i saw one more post on your blog on some black sand beach if i am not wrong..

Aravind GJ said...

Anu,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have not put the place in the post. The place is still serene and not known to many people outside.

So, i did not mention the name od the place in public domain.

I can always provide the details of the place through email.

Neelima,
Thanks. This is the only black sand beach i have visited till now.

photography said...

first time, i am hearing abt a black beach :) interesting

Aravind GJ said...

Sandeep,

Yes. There are very few black sand beaches in India. May be two or three!!

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Aravind...am pretty enchanted with this beach...havent seen such a black beach in India...have seen them on the US pacific coast though...

could you email me the name and location of this beautiful spot?

sankara dot cs at gmail dot com

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Sankara. I have sent the mail.

meghana said...

Its quite puzzling to hear Blak Sand Beach. I would liek to visit it when i go to India this vacation. So could u please mention the name of the city and the location.

meghana said...

Its quite puzzling to hear Blak Sand Beach. I would liek to visit it when i go to India this vacation. So could u please mention the name of the city and the location.

Aravind GJ said...

Meghana,
Thanks for your comments. You can send me a mail (aravindgj@gmail.com). I will provide the details of the beach.

Amit Chilka said...

hey this looks nice.
Could you mail me the name of the beach?

Thanks in advance.

Venkatraman.S said...

Can you let me know of this place venkat83 AT GMAIL

Anant said...

Awesome man....

Once there was a article on black sand beach near Karwar, Karnataka...

I wanted some more info on this place....

Pls provide the same at anantraj.d AT gmail

But really awesome man....

Nisha said...

could you please mail me where can i see the black sand beach i would be visiting alone.....

Vaibhav H said...

Can u mail the location to vaibhav.hiregoudar@gmail.com