The place harnai is famous for two things one is for Fish market and another for the fort.Suvarnadurg (Golden Fort) is a fort that is located between Mumbai and Goa on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan. The fort also includes another small land fort called the Kanakadurga at the base of headland of Harnai port on the coast. Building of the fort is credited to Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, in 1660.The ferry boat will take to fort from the jetty, they will charge 165 rupees per person through and fro from jetty for the duration of one hour.
From Harnai, we took the road towards Khem. After 15 min drive we were in the bridge over Anjarle creek. After crossing the bridge we were in Anjarle. Anjarle is 26 km from Dapoli and it's a small port located near the mouth of Jog river. Anjarle is famous for the Ganpati temple, situated on a hilltop overlooking the beach. Ganpati temple is known as "Kadyavarcha temple". You can get a magnificent view of the thick plantation of coconut trees, betel nut trees, Suvarnadurg fort,blue sea and surrounding hills from the top.Later we proceed to Ade which was only minute of driving from Anjarle. Ade is famous of ancient Shree bhargavram temple. Ade is one of the places in Konkan which houses a Lord Parshuram temple, the other one is in Chiplun. The road to Ade beach is a pleasant one passing through coconut & betel nut trees. Beach is clean and unexplored. After having a pleasant time in the beach we proceed to Kelshi which is hardly 5 kms from here. Its famous for Swayambhiu Mahalakshmi temple - located at the base of the Utambar hill, enclosed in a stone wall fortification. It was build during peshwa regime. One of the main attraction of Kelshi is a naturally formed sand dune on the south side of bharja river. The famous Yaqub Baba Darga is located in Kelshi at a distance of about 01 km from the Mahalakshmi temple. Back from the temple, we drove to Bankot, from there we need to take ferry for Bagmandla and then off to Harihareshwar, which was hardly 5 km away.It was same coastal ride through Velas beach - Velas is a small Eco-village, which is famous for the Olive Ridley turtle population that visits the Velas beach every year and lays their eggs. In Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the local villagers. in Velas, you can also visit Bankot fort or himmatgad fort.
Day 3: An Interesting Ride to Dabhol & VelneshwarMorning set in with zeal and enthusiasm to hit the road. No signs whatsoever of fatigue & withdrawal. A good night’s sleep had worked its magicThis day’s route was Harnai to Dapoli (a major town in Ratnagiri district) further down to Dabhol and winding up in pristine temple & beach town of Velneshwar.Covering about 82 kms.