2 > 4, traveling alone through western India: Day 2, Surat (Gujarat)
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Dumas Beach is an urban beach along the Arabian Sea located 21 km southwest of Surat City in Indian state of Gujarat. It is a popular tourist destination in south Gujarat. This beach is famous for two things- first, its black sand and the latter , it is haunted. Surat is the fastest growing business destination in the state of Gujarat. Surat has beautiful beaches, ‘Dumas Beach‘ is one of them. Many people lost their lives here as per the belief of local people. As per the belief of the local people, if you do not believe in this story then spend a night at the beach. Dumas Beach was also reported as one of the most haunted places in the Gujarat state by the Economic Times.As per the reports, so many people had been disappeared at the beach mysteriously and never come back. In the past, this place was used as “Hindu Burial Ground” and that’s why this place becomes haunted place of Surat.There are many scary stories to tell about the astounding Dumas beach. Haunted Dumas beach is said to have many spirits existing and walking down. Earlier this beach was a place to burn the dead bodies. According to the Hindu ritual, people who do not get eternal satisfaction roam to the place where they get cremated . Legends even say the black sand is due to enough amount of ash which mixed with sand.This place looks terrible with appearance of dark. As dark appears, scary giggle and laughter provide people a hair rising experience. Spirits which have not found eternal peace still roam on this beach and their appearance can be felt. One thing that is usual to be said about haunted Dumas beach is - Wind around this area is said to be full of spirits of dead people.Many people have felt the sounds of whisper and loud laughter.As you enter this place, your senses itself describe you the story with "paranormal" touch. This place has reported many paranormal incidences and thus, it is also categorized as one of the most haunted places in India. It is strictly advised not to enter this beach after dark - As many tourists who entered this beach in dark are still found missing. None actually know where have they disappeared - except the one who was found dead with his tongue stretched out of his mouth- hanging out
An integration of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers, Surat is a quaint town located along the banks of river Tapi. The ISKCON temple here, standing on an area of around 13,000 km, is frequented by devotees from all across the world. The Dutch Cemetery, Shahjahan's Fort, Parsi neighbourhood and colonial building are beautiful symbols of the history of this city. Dandi is a popular destination among tourists visiting Surat and is a place made famous by the Indian independence movement. When it comes to food, Surat offers lip-smacking Gujarati flavours, albeit only vegetarian. Popular eateries here include the Leonardo Ristorante Italiano, Jalaram Khichadi and Kansar Gujarati Thali. Accommodation here is easily available and sits well within in your budget. If you want more, travel to the Dumas Beach, which is located about 18km from the city.
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