Dapoli, a small town in Ratnagiri, is everything a holiday destination should be. A perfect place for a beach holiday, Dapoli has something for every one. With a long stretch of beach extending from Dabhol in the south and Kelshi in the northern end Dapoli has one of the longest stretch of beaches. The temples sea forts hotsprings and archaeological sites around Dapoli doesnt cease to surprise you and makes it a complete holiday destination. Dapoli Is one of the beautiful beach of the Maharashtra, and it surrounded with multiple beautiful beaches like Karde Beach, Ladghar Beach, Harnai Beach and Anjarle Beach. So we decided to take a trip to Dapoli beach from Pune.
To reach dapoli there 4 routes from Pune.
1. Pune – Lonavala – Pali – Mangaon – Dapoli (270 KM – 7h 17m)
2. Pune – Chandani Chowk – Mulshi – Tamhini Ghat – Mangaon – Dapoli (221 KM – 6h 7m)
3. Pune – Khed Shivapur – Bhor – Varhanda ghat – Dapoli (195 KM – 5h 49m)
4. Pune – Mahabaleshwar – Khed – Dapoli (224 KM – 6h 5m)
The best two routes are Via Khopoli-Pali or Via Mahabaleshwar. The roads at Tamhini ghat & Varhanda ghat are not good at all. Road condition is very bad.
We choose Tamhini ghat to reach dapoli because we weren’t aware about the road condition. We left from Pune (Hadapsar) at 8 AM in the morning. I know its quite late to leave but it’s okay. So via Pune – Bangalore bypass we reached Chandani Chowk in just half an hour, i.e. 8.30 AM. We took small one 5 mins break at Tamhini ghat to drink some water. It was so beautiful view of adjacent Mulshi lake.