Breakfast Halt. 10:00am: Board our vehicle and enroute Nagaon beach. 10:30am: Reach Nagaon....
Nagaon: Just south of Akshi lies the haven of Nagaon (not to be confused with Nandgaon beach in the further south). It is one long stretch and is fringed with casuarina trees all along - the closest you can come to sandy-sunny inner peace without discarding the trivialities of civil life. You can spot the early morning fishermen hauling in their fresh catch while softly treading on your wandering thoughts. In the highly unlikely event that you are still not satiated in your thirst for the Arabian, head south to Revdanda beach, another photocopy of Nagaon. Homestays and hotels abound nearby, making for a peaceful weekend here Distance: 98 km from Mumbai via State Highway 104, 127 km via the Mumbai – Pune Expressway Where to stay: Shintrewadi is the closest stay from the beach – the sprawling backyard of the hotel opens onto the beach. The arrangement is basic, but clean and comfortable. Once again, if you prefer the hustle and bustle or outright luxury, head north to Alibaug which has multipl options including a Radisson What else: Head south to Revdanda or north to Akshi; winter times see the local villagers hosting their own version of a cricketing league on a beautiful playground just off the beach – it makes for an amusing watch. There are also the ruins of an old Portuguese fortress right on this beach, but, unfortunately, they are mostly in ruins