Spread across the shore from Mumbai to Goa, the Konkan coast is an abode to awe-inspiring sea beaches, the fabulous canopy of trees and splendid ruins. If you have ever planned a trip to Goa via train you would surely have witnessed the beauty that this place has to offer. There are a plethora of interesting places that will attract your attention while you are at the Konkan coast.
Being the home to delicious seafood, cascading waterfalls and untouched landscapes Konkan coast has a host of things to offer. Thus, if you want to visit the coastline of Konkan, exploring the hidden gems is the best thing you can do, but make sure to book hotels online.
Also known as Alibag, Alibaug is a little seaside town located below the border of Mumbai in the Indian State of Maharashtra. Popularly known as the Gardens of Ali, this place was once used by the British as a port. With the black and golden sandy beaches, Alibaug makes itself a beautiful spot to visit in the Konkan coast. Apart from sandy beaches, you can also visit Alibaug Fort, Kanakeswar Mandir and Magen Avot Synagogue while visiting here. Further, you can go for a walk along the beaches that include Akhsi Beach, Kashid Beach and Korlai Beach.
Well-known for producing the world-famous Alphonso mangoes, Ratnagiri is a port town in the state of Maharashtra. Being surrounded by the Western Ghat hills and Arabian Sea waters, Ratnagiri is another less talked about destination across the Konkan coast. Without any dearth of places that hold historical significance, Ratnagiri has a diverse range of tourist attractions that not only attracts history buffs but also admirers of the sea. Dotted with pristine beaches like Ganapatipule beach, Bhatye beach and Kunkeshwar beach, Ratnagiri also houses age-old Bijapur temples, forts and monuments.
Also known as mini Mahabaleshwar, Dapoli is a coastal hill station located 215km away from Mumbai. This coastal hill station is embraced with beautiful beaches and verdant green forests. Marked with natural beauty, Dapoli is one of the most pristine places to visit in the Konkan region. Once ruled by the British, Dapoli houses many ancient temples like Keshavraj Temple, Vyaghreshwar Temple and Weleshwar Temple. Further, you can spot dolphins or plan a trekking expedition in the jungles of Dapoli.
Nestled between Kalasgiri Hills and Kundalika river, Roha is a lesser-known place along the Konkan Coastline in Maharashtra. This small town in the district of Ratnagiri is acclaimed as one of the most haunted places in India. Its mysterious tales and unusual landscapes make this place very spooky and invite the tourists to experience a different feeling. If you love to visit unusual places that have mysterious stories attached to them, Roha will be a great experience for you. Roha also offers fun activities like river rafting and trekking to the Avchitgad Fort ruins. Further, you can visit Dhavir Temple and Bande Ali Shah Dargah which are the religious centres located here.
Sindhudurg is one of the well-known attractions in the Konkan region. Featuring the Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Fort, Sindhudurg exhibits an amalgamation of elegance and antiquity. The footprints of the gallant Maratha ruler are preserved here. You can visit this place during the winter season and take part in exciting scuba diving lessons. Also, you can visit the Kunkeshwar Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Tarkali.