This is a beach town and the best along the Konkan Coastline. This is the cleanest beach out of all and the high waves of this beach make it perfect for surfers and adventure seekers. The beach is marked with white sand and blue waters. The sea is between two hillocks which have a number of Casuarina trees on top of them. The natural beauty around makes this place a peaceful retreat for people who want to escape from their daily routine and spend some quite time to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. The Murud Janjira Fortress, Birla Temple and others are other attractions around. Surfing here during the months of June- September when monsoon is at full swing can prove to be fatal.
One of the most spectacular beaches on the Konkan coastline, it is also a favorite pilgrimage spot for tourists. Apart from the clean and beautiful beach. The golden sandly beach is a place where people come to escape from the hustle- bustle of the cities, apart from the golden sands the rich flora including coconut palms and mangroves make a pretty picture as well. You can also enjoy one of the many nature trails which start from the beach.
This beach is one of the most popular as well one of the most post beaches of the country. You can find many celebrity houses and bungalows on the beachfront. This is also a favored location for movie shootings. This is not an ideal beach to swim as the place is very crowded. You can rather enjoy other activities here such as beach games, cricket matches, small picnics, horse and donkey rides, etc. The largest Koli community of Maharshtra stays in a place known as Versove which is at the northern end of the Juhu Beach.
Next we went to a road side food stall near local hospital to stuff ourselves. They served delicious puri bhaji, misal pav and tea. While walking back to hotel, we spotted a secondary school and I had to capture it because of the fact that we are so used to seeing modern schools in cities. The care taker welcomed us inside when he saw us clicking outside the gate. These few things make you fall in love and connect with villages in India.
In and around Bombay, a destination that surely should not be missed for a weekend getaway is the infamous Alibaug. A perfect amalgamation of lazing around but also checking out historic corners, Alibaug is a treat. A glorious array of beaches lay scattered throughout this seaside getaway. Close to the Alibaug Beach lies the Kolaba Fort, a destination which can be reached by horse cart. The Kihim Beach, on the other hand, showcases its pearly white sand.Having driven past coconut plantations and overlapping hills, the temple circuit begins. The Kankeshwar Temple is marked by a sign: ‘Nagobacha Tappa’ warning about wild snakes. It leads up to 750 flights to a den of gods. As you keep climbing up, you hit the second point ‘Devachi Payari’ where supposedly Shankar’s feet landed in three leaps to the very top. Finally, you reach the destination, an eye-catching attraction, decorated with colorful miniature idols of the gods.Nearby, you can cross into the dense Kanakeshwar Forests at your own risk of encountering boars, snakes, and even panthers.A car, bus, or even the ferry from the Gateway of Mumbai will bring you to Alibaug within 1 and a half to 3 hours of a journey. If you’ve traveled by ferry, you would have cross Mandwa, the Mumbaiker’s ultimate choice to witness the pretty sunset.Interesting facts about Alibaug: The man who discovered Alibaug belonged to the Angre family, and was appointed commanders of the Maratha Navy at the time of Shivaji himself. At that time, Angre's order was placed upon the entire Alibaug principality, but over time his achievements and respect were long forgotten. Now, he lies buried just 5 minutes from today's bus station at Kekar Naka.
It was an awesome day back in 2013, when we had been to a Kokan bike expedition. Harnai was one of the destinations. It was time when the water level was less & we could walk on the 'bandstand' of the Kanakdurga fort. Water on the the rocky stage was giving a mirror look to the place & the waves hitting the rocks in front were looking really awesome & we took this picture.
This beach will attract all the water lovers as many water sports activities can be done here. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees and flowers. The colorful butterflies creates an imagery of many colorful kites flying in the sky. You will be amazed by the variety of birds found here. Various kind of water sports activities including Banana boat ride which is connected to a Jetski and has the capacity of accommodating 8 people. The boat is similar in shape of a banana. Other activities like Paracilling and Bumper ride can also be done. It is really fun for people who enjoy speed.
The beach is as serene as it can be and you can rarely spot few people around. However, there are very few eating options at the beach which is a good bet to keep the beach super clean. As it got dark, we headed back to our hotel for a much needed shower. One downside of visiting a beach would always be coming back sticky and sultry due to humid salty air around. But I guess every good thing has a dark side. We ended the day after gulping authentic konkani fish thali made by a local villager followed by watching the India-Bangladesh cricket match in our room, which was a thriller. Indeed, a day very well spent!
" tujhe aksa beach ghuma du aa chalti kya ;) ".So , its was obvious that we should to this place as one can write song then that beach must be special so we went to this place on one fine day with my college friends , couples are mostly seen here , breaking all the margins and loving the truth here i am talking about sunset views here that amazing check out here...
Guhagar is a small town on the western ghats, It is highlighted on the getaway list for its amazing tranquil beach. Guhagar Beach is of of the finest beaches on the western ghats. the softness of the sand and low profile of the swash zone gives it a magical view. Clean beach and clear water is just what one wants to see. The sunset is so beautiful, one can see the sun disappearing slowly in the horizon, Best time to be there is when the high tide is during the evening, the waves hit the dock ramp, a scene that can't be put into words
This is about my family weekend outing to Malwan and Kunkeshwar - both beautiful coastal places in southern Maharashtra, with the state of Goa another 70 kms from Malwan. The first day my family and I visited Kunkeshwar. We took the Rajya Rani Express from Dadar, Mumbai and reached Nandgaon Road (Closest railway station to Kunkeshwar) after an overnight journey.At the station we had our hired vehicle waiting for us. Keep in mind that Kunkeshwar is a remote coastal area and one will not get the facilities like you expect in Goa. So its better to book your hotel beforehand by phone and through your hotel you can make arrangements for transport. Public transportation is not frequent but the roads are pretty smooth.You may not receive mobile network here and other than the hotel that we stayed in, there are just 1 or 2 hotels more.At Kunkeshwar, we stayed at the Hotel Sukh Sagar, an MTDC hotel, very clean and at amazing location where you have a commanding view of the deserted but picturesque Kunkeshwar Beach right from your balcony.There is a temple on the beach and just a few fishermen boats. A perfect getaway for those looking for some peace and tranquility. Nearby places to visit include the mighty, but unknown, Vijaydurg fort which I will recommend that you visit. Also you can visit Tara Mumbri beach, the cleanest beach I've seen till date. As for food at Kunkeshwar, vegetarians can get good meals near Kunkeshwar temple near the beach and non vegetarians can head off to Vasant Vijay in Devgad for lip smacking sea food.Oh, and not to forget, Kunkeshwar is filled with Mango trees and plantations everywhere. :)Second day we headed to the now touristy town of Malwan. After coming from a place where you seldom find people, you are back in the presence of human settlements and you start receiving your mobile network again.We stayed at Rosary house, near Chivla Beach. They just have three rooms(again advisable to book beforehand) but very clean, reasonable rates and you can expect homely service from the owners. You need not worry about accommodation in Malwan as there are many hotels.Things to look forward to in Malwan are the majestic Sindhudurg fort which is surrounded by water on all sides off Malwan Beach, spot known as Devbag which is a meeting point for a river and a sea, the many beaches (famous ones include Malwan Beach and Tarkarli Beach) and a rock garden where you can relax in the evenings.Of all the beaches, the most recommended to visit are the southern most beaches of Nivati and Bhogave if your idea is to visit not so touristy beaches.Malwan is the birthplace of Malwani Cuisine which consists of spicy sea food with coconut as a main ingredient, not surprising with Malwan being a coastal town. Do try the traditional "Solkadi" made from Coconut milk and Kokum juice. This refreshing drink is available in every hotel in the konkan region of Maharashtra.For adventure junkies, you can go for scuba diving or snorkeling at Malwan beach or Tarkarli Beach. Although don't expect the experience of scuba diving in the Andamans but nevertheless still a good venture, especially for the beginners.Secluded pristine beaches, mouth watering meals, and relaxation all the way, the ideal recipe for the perfect weekend getaway.
If you ever wanted to feel part of this whole universe, one sure shot way to do so is to fall asleep to the sound of sea waves crashing. A group of friends and I did this close to Ladghar beach, Dapoli in Maharashtra. We hired a house which was exactly a five minute walk from the beach. We chose to sleep on the terrace of the house gazing at stars and listen to the sea waves crash. The sound cricket and other night animals also create a fear of the unknown, but listen to sea waves alone and you would feel home. The experience has been awe inspiring that it puts a smile on my face even as I write this. Do allow yourself this privilege in this lifetime.PS. I do not have the right camera or the right intent to waste my precious night moments with the beach to click pictures, neither should you.
As I vow to myself to watch the Sun go down and let the colorful sky soothe into my soul, I cross the town settlements of Vasai and embody myself within the slow and less monotonous lives of the people of Rangaon. Getting into the narrow and the calm by-lanes of the coastal town all I can spot are the tall-stood coconut & palm trees, a blend of colonial & modern era bungalows with a rural touch in their architecture, and the localities cycling around the by-lanes.By the time, I reached the beach side I could have already sensed-in the cool salty breezes! As we neared towards the seaside, all I could spot were mangroves, backwaters, fishing boats, windy coconut trees and finally we could have a clear view of the Rangaon beach.
This beach at Ahmedpur is considered to be the best in all of Gujarat and is a great place to vacation, soak in the sun while lying on its sandy beaches. The water is fine for wading or swimming and one will spot a number of sand castles being built by kids all along the beach. One can also make the most of the water sports like skiing, parasailing, surfing, water scooters and speed boats that are available at the beach. Indeed, Mandvi Beach is a great place for one to vacation and has become a favourite spot with the locals and as well as the tourists.