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St. Mary’s Island

Karavali Coast, Dakshin Kannada

Featuring the unique basalt rocks as hexagonal vertical blocks, St. Mary’s Island is 300m by 100m palm-fringed island situated 6 kilometers in the Arabian Sea is a boat ride away from Maple harbor. The island beholds a history that takes us back in 1498. Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer on his voyage to Calicut landed to this beach and in virtue of his dedication to Mother Mary, he had named the island as El Padron de Santa Maria.

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