Wednesday, May 14, 2014

St. Mary's Islands - Malpe Udupi


St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Seaoff the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava.

Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 Mya.

The islands form one of the four geological monuments in Karnataka state, one of the 26 Geological Monuments of India declared by the Geological Survey of India in 2001. The monument is considered an important site for "
Geo Tourism".

Light house near Maple Beach
St. Mary's Island View from Boat
Lava Rocks, St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
Arabian Ocean
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
Lava Rocks, St. Mary's Island
Sunburn @ St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island

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