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.
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.
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.
It was time to check out and head to Harihareshwar.Hardly 35 KMS away, we reached there by afternoon heading straight to Shiva temple first. Just on the sidelines of temple is the flawless beach. Sand being too hot at this time of the day can burn your feet. The beach has mud like textured sand which is very soft as it gets compressed when stepped upon. Advise you restrict entering deep inside, as one might get stuck due to ultra soft sand and due to its uneven sea bed.
We enjoyed that evening witnessing a baby turtle beginning its life, sky taking on the shades of orange, white buzzard flying high, sea kissing the shore’s feet, stars winking at us and we walked hand in hand with fireflies on the tiny dark road.Walking on the streets of the village in the night with the lovely bunch of people was fun but the most interesting part was to learn the technique of finding the spider in the night. We didn’t know which spider it was but when you put the light on it in a particular angle it shines. Thanks Prathmesh for sharing this information and other exciting stories of leopards with us.Morning was bit lazy and delicious as none of us could stop ourselves from asking more Pohas from Aunty. We bought Mangoes, Jackfruits and got Nutmegs, lapel pins as souvenir from Velas. As there were less number of tourist this time, ferry was waiting for us at the jetty rather than we waiting for our turn in ferry as usually is the case. We put our vehicle in that ferry and crossed the river to reach Harihareshwar.
Beaches in Alibaugh are Alibaugh beach, Varsoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, Akshi Beach and Kashid Beach. We stayed near Varsoli beach at a hotel called Riturajj Inn which is a home away from home.Beaches in Alibaugh cannot be compared to the ones in Goa but ya if you have less time and tight budget this is preferrable.If you are in Alibaugh you can also experience a bit of Maharashtrain culture, taste some yummy sea food and booze offcourse.
Till the last moment it wasn't fixed that we were going out for a weekend getaway. And after the shift it was finally decided to go to anjarle beach. So we went home to get the stuff required and meet at a friend's place.We left at around 8am and just as we left Pune ...Tyre puncture..And we were late now.We went to harnai port to get ourselves some seafood.You get all type of fish at very cheap here but you should have some good bargaining skills.What ever price they say directly say 40% of that price and go till max 50-60℅ of the price. The port is open at 4 pm in evening and 8 am in the morning.You can go to fort for some amazing sunset.Then we went to anjarle at a home-stay which is just some 100meters away from the anjarle beach. The person who owns this homestay is Mr Balu Jadhav, you can go in anjarlee and ask for this person.We gave all the fish which we purchased to him to cook. He made some awesome fish fry and curry too. By that time we got fresh and went to the beach for enjoying in the water.The water is very clean and slope of the beach is also very good with no sudden trench. Then the guy arranged a bornfire next to the beach where we had fun and food.We then went for a long walk along the beach. Full moon light...Sea waves...slow breeze... what else can you ask for...It was an awesome atmosphere...
I did not wish to stay in the main market area I was looking at something peaceful. After connecting with the locals there I decided to head to the Kihim Beach and after walking a few places I stumbled upon a cute holiday home called Aarhaah. Nothing fancy but quaint and tucked away in the bylanes it gave me what i wanted - a home away from home. Lucky enough to get a room I was all set to begin a weekend of doing nothing. Beach walks, forts, cool winds, rains, books, hammocks and the quiet lanes were all so charming. Sometimes you don’t need to travel far away to unwind, the places closest to you offer serenity. I truly believe…the sand may brush off, the salt may wash clean, the tans may fade…but the memories live on forever
The ride from Diveagar to Shrivardhan was spectacular. This is the Maharashtra tourism ads kinda picturesque location. The distance between these 2 places is a about 20kms but you can't help but stop at every 3kms to just admire the kickass view of the coast line from small cliffs and the coastal roads. We took about an hour to reach shrivardhan. There's also Aravi beach just before shrivardhan which is almost like a virgin beach. White sand beach, untouched by civilization. You could spend half a day just lazing on the beach.Shrivardhan has a lot of good options to eat and stay. There is a small home kitchen called Atharva in the main market which serves nice home cooked food. You must try the sea food here. Inexpensive and really delicious fish thali, surmai fry and other local stuff.There's a place right on the beach at one end where there are cottages and tree houses to stay. About 1500 bucks per night for a room which is negotiable. Checkout the other places as well. Tents and all can be arranged. We chose to stay with one of the locals. These guys have small rooms adjoining their houses which they give on rent and also arrange for food. Good, basic place to stay would be around Rs. 500-700 and a filling fish/chicken thali would just be about Rs. 120-130.So we spent the night with some barbeque and all with a late night visit to the beach. I must say, Shrivardhan surprised us. The beach is absolutely clean and beautiful with raised promenades with antique street lamps and ample dustbins to keep the place clean. I wish we could achieve 1/3rd of this for the beaches in Mumbai.
" 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.
Can't call it as an adventure because i stay about 15 mins away from Rangaon beach at vasai. However it was a normal day, me and my other friends were wasted and had nothing to do. We ended up riding to the rangaon beach which is a very remote beach and quite away from vasai.So when we entered the beach it was low tide and we took the bikes almost near the water and parked them over there, clicked a few pictures and started playing football and after about 15 minutes we realised our bikes were in water (10%) and the tides were hitting the shores very quickly. All of my friends easily took their bikes near the entrance however, the rear tire of my bike was stuck in the wet sand and we tried almost every thing to take it out which by now was almost 20% in the water. A local fisherman later helped us with a rope which helped us pull out the bike from the water. The Tiring Day ended up at The Zeal restaurant which is quite famous in Vasai near suruchi beach.Outsiders may find it a little difficult to reach rangaon beach, recommend time to visit the beach is after 5:30PM or before 9:00AM
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.
Looking for a getaway from the humdrum of city life with your partner? Head to this romantic place to visit in Mumbai called Madh Island Beach will leave you spellbound with its beauty and calmness. Coast lined by mangroves, calm waters, soothing scenery, Madh Island provides few other optional private places for couples in Mumbai. Erangal, Madh Fort and St. Bonaventure can also be visited with your loved ones, also one of the best places to visit in Mumbai with friends.How to reach: The nearest railway station to the beach is situated at Malad district. Once you reach the Malad station, you can opt for local transport to reach the venue.Timings: Enjoy sunsets at the Madh Island beach.4. Bandra Fort