5 Beautiful Beaches of Maharashtra

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Maharashtra also known as ‘the land of Marathas’ is the 3rd largest state of India. The state, being in the western region of India, has been blessed with an abundant supply of natural resources. This is a biodiverse region rich in flora and fauna. There are some of the fantastic beaches that offers everything from adventurous sea surfing to sand bath to snorkeling to bird watching to authentic coastal food. The beache here are located far away from busy cities hustle and bustle and offers exciting water sports activities, sun bathing, beach walking, etc. The uniqueness of these beaches are the historical forts located on beachside that mark the history of Maratha empire.  We have listed some of the best beautiful beaches of the state below.

Ganpatipule Beach:

Ganpatipule Beach

Ganpatipule beach is a perfect holiday destination of the state with eye-catching scenic beauty, clear water, white sands and palm trees. The place also houses 400 year old temple of swaymbhu Ganpati ie; self originated. The birthplace of the famous Marathi poet, Keshavsut, Malgund is located at walkable distance from the beach. There you can witness the beauty of Shastri river, which has its own peaceful and coconut-fringed beach. You should also taste the delicious local preparations of the area like Ambapoli, Phanspoli, fish curries and Kokam Kadi. The best time to visit is from November to March.

Dahanu-Bordi Beach:

Dahanu-Bordi Beach

Dahanu-Bordi Beach is located at a distance of 145 kms from Mumbai. The beach tretches along the coastal line of Thane. It is famous for Chikoo orchards. The Bordi Beach is half an hour drive from Dhanu. This is popular for Casurina trees, coconut groves, and Chikoo Orchards.

These are a perfect destination that offers sports activities like gliding, trekking,  kite flying, etc. Tourists can experience trekking on nearby hills like Mahalaxmi, Asherigad, Bahrot, and Kahoj. Travellers can also visit the historical Bahrot Cave, which is mainly a pilgrim center of the Zoroastrians and Udwada that contains a thousand year old, still burning, sacred fire.

Juhu Beach:

Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach is one of the most popular beaches of the state. This can be considered as the most posh beach famous for the eatables like bhelpuri and chat available at the food stalls. This beach is one of the most crowded beaches of the state. Tourists can enjoy a horse ride or donkey ride or camel ride here along with tasting the typical Mumbai snacks. It is located  in the north of Versova, which is Mumbai’s largest Koli (fishing community).

There are a number of beautiful holiday bungalows, luxurious resorts and apartments near to the beach. The best time to visit is from the months of October to February. It is best to avoid visiting the beach during the monsoon season as high tides are expected during this time.

Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Beach:

Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Beach

Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Beach is known for its serene and quaint atmosphere. The soft sandy beaches, unspoiled stretches of seashore, and rich landmarks of Maratha Kingdom attracts travellers. This is the perfect place for those interested in relaxing activities like sun basking, sun bathing, beach walking, yoga, and meditation.

There are many restaurants that offer delicacies including freshly caught crabs, lobsters, and other seafood, and also fusion of Konkani & Maharashtrain cuisine. Travellers can also enjoy provides boat rides that help them to spot  the beautiful land where Peshwas, of the Maratha Kingdom used to live. The main places to visit here are Peshwa Smarak and the famous temple of Harihareshwar.

Mandwa and Kihim Beach:

Mandwa and Kihim Beach

Mandwa and Kihim Beach is a tranquil holiday destination located at just 10 kms from Mumbai. These lovely beaches are covered with dense coconut trees, wild flowers, butterflies and birds, which makes it even more appealing for the nature lovers. The pollution free green environment of the beach and its closeness to the city centre attracts tourists from every corner of the country.

The main attractions here are the surrounding beautiful groves of coconut palms, and the tranquil Mandwa village, where you can spend time to unerstand the unique lifestyle of people in the village. A tent holiday at Kihim is another main attraction that makes Mandwa and Kihim beach one of the popular beaches in Mumbai. The other major tourist attractions near the beaches are the Kolaba Fort, Chaul, an historic place that has remains from Portuguese days, Buddhist Caves, the Hamam Khana, a church, a temple and a synagogue that surrounds the Mandwa and Kihim Beaches.

These beautiful and exotic beaches of the State can surely make your holiday trip pleasant and enthralling. There are many holiday rental accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious resorts, guest houses, homestays, and cottages near to these beaches that offers comfortable stay for its travellers. 

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