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Dumas Beach is located in Gujarat and is popular more for its spooky stories than its scenic beauty. The beach is nearly 20km away from Surat. Located along the Arabian Sea, Dumas Beach is known for its black and grey sand that only aids the claims of paranormal activities and adds to the gloomy vibes of the place. Dumas Beach is also on the list of the top 30 haunted places in India. 

So, if you love to hear and know about spooky and haunted places and their stories, then you cannot afford to skip Dumas beach. As of now, the reports of paranormal activities only look like claims without any substantial evidence. The travelers who have visited this beach can only talk about its beauty and the kind of fun they experienced over there. Travelers who have been to the beach admire the place for being a calm, surreal and enthralling place that will give you a refreshing break from the monotonous life. 

As far as the best time to visit Dumas Beach is concerned, any time of the year is great to visit the beach. Tourists who wish to avoid hot and humid climates must avoid visiting there during monsoon time. Months between October and March are great to visit Dumas beach as the weather during this time is quite pleasant. 

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History of Dumas Beach

According to the folktales, the ground was used as a burial spot by Hindus many decades ago, and it is the most prominent premise of ghost stories about the place. Many locals believe that the departed souls of people whose remains were cremated here still roam around the beach and that is why people don’t visit there in the evening or night. Stories of witnessing paranormal activities and the disappearance of tourists who visited the beach after the sunset are very common about Dumas Beach.    

And, while folklores suggest this, studies have something else to say. Experts claim that the high concentration of Iron is the reason behind the black and grey color of sand at the shore of the beach. But, the color of the sand, rather than explaining anything else, only strengthens the spooky stories about this place and the grey vibes of it. Besides the haunted stories, there lies a beach that is waiting to be explored and admired for its beauty. Dumas beach has palm trees that add a pop of color to the place and subtly uplifts the entire ambiance. 

Things To Do Near Dumas Beach 

1. Camel and Horse Rides

During the peak of tourist season, the beach is flocked by camel and horse owners who offer camel/horse rides at nominal prices.  

2. Local Snacks

The beachside shacks offer great snacking options such as Pani puri, bhajia, sweet corn, pav bhaji, Chinese snacks along with hot and cold beverages. Although there are not many options related to food yet whatever little is available is good to make your visit worth remembering.  

3. Dariya Ganesha Temple

There lies a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh at Dumas Beach. Tourists and locals often pay a visit to the temple to offer prayers or at times to simply explore the temple and find out interesting facts about it. 

How to Reach Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach, Gujarat is located at a distance of about 1,077, 284, 1,828, 1,186 km from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can reach here by the following means of public transport. 

By Air

Surat International airport is the nearest to Dumas Beach. Tourists are required to travel another 7 km to reach the beach in a taxi or a bus. The airport receives regular direct and connecting flights from across the nation hence you won’t find any problem while booking the air tickets. 

  • From Varanasi - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Varanasi Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
  • From Gwalior - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Gwalior Airport. The airfares start from INR 7,000-8,000
  • From Lucknow - Board IndiGo, Spicejet flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000

By Train

Deboard at the Surat Railway Station or Bhestan Train Station to reach the beach. Both the train stations are located within 20-25 km of distance from the beach and have overall good train connectivity from nearby regions and towns. From the station, you will need to cover the remaining distance by some means of public transport.

  • From Kanpur - Board GCT BDTS SPL from Kanpur Central Station and deboard at Surat Railway Station
  • From Pune - Board YPR BKN EXP from Pune Junction and deboard at Surat Railway Station

By Road

If you are residing in the nearby regions, you can plan on traveling to this place by well-maintained road networks as well. You can consider traveling by interstate buses, taxis, or your own vehicle according to your suitability and convenience. 

  • From Nashik - 219 km via NH848
  • From Surat - 18-20 km via Surat-Dumas Road
  • From Silvassa - 129 km via NH48

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