Best Places To Visit In Konkan During Early Monsoon
Konkan… Monsoon… What comes to your mind when you hear these beautiful words….Beautiful Beaches, Scenery, Temples and last but not the least Mangoes. It feels that we just go there and enjoy the Beautiful Monsoon in Konkan… Monsoon brings the heat level of the beautiful Konkan down and sets the environment supercool making it the perfect place to discover its beauty, greenery, beaches etc. What can be more exciting than this and of course the answer is nothing. Rainy Season is the most favorite season of all of us and if get a chance to explore beautiful Konkan in that period then it will be like “Icing on the cake” for us. The Konkan region is the most beautiful and God gifted land between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea at western coastline of India and known as little slice of paradise of Maharashtra. Konkan is known for its charm and natural beauty. So if you are wondering about what to do in this coming monsoon then here is the answer. Take a tour to the Best places in Konkan that no one should miss visiting specially during early monsoon.
Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra. It is world famous for alphonso mango. Ratnagiri is known for its lovely beaches, temples, monuments, fors etc. Some of the most popular places that are a must visit in Ratnagiri are Jaigad Fort, Jaigad Lighthouse, Thibaw Point, Ratnadurg Fort, Swayambhu Ganpati Temple etc. For those who are mango lovers, Ratnagiri is a must visit place.
Ganpatipule.. The Name itself tells us the importance of the place. Bhavya Ganapati Temple is there in Ganpatipule and this is the prime attraction of the place. The idol of Ganapati in this temple is allegedly 400 years old, and carved from a monolithic rock. This place is at a distance of approximately 375 km from Mumbai, and belongs to the district of Ratnagiri. The Beauty of this place cant be expressed in words. Apart from Lord Ganapati Temple, the second most attraction of the place are lovely beaches .. to name a few..Ganpatipule Beach, Aare- Ware and the Malgund Beach etc. For beach lovers, this is the perfect place to explore. If you like water sports, then Malgund Beach is the place that you must visit as it offers some water sports activities. There are various option to travel Ganpatipule. If you are planning to travel by train then the nearest railway station is Ratnagiri on the Konkan Railway line. There are private buses as well as ST Buses going to Ganpatipule.
Guhagar is a census city in Ratnagiri district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.It is a small town in Konkan with miles of pristine white sand beach. Guhagar is known for its waterfalls, spectacular sunset view on the beach, mountains, its greenery, coconut, betel nuts and mainly Alphonso Mango(Haapus). The Konkan is about beauty, waterfalls, greenery, mountains, forts, beaches, mangoes and so on. Guhagar is famous tourist place Specially for sea food. The beauty of Guhagar lies in its clean and green nature surrounded by Arabian sea. Now talking about the attractions of Guhagar, Guhagar beach ranks first in the list. Baman Ghal, Gopalgad fort which is built by marathi king Shivaji, Chandika Mandir, Lihghthouse these are the other places you must visit. Guhagar is also famous for its sea caves in Hedavi and the most controversial electricity project RGPPL. If travelling to Guhagar by train, then the Nearest railway station is at Chiplun almost 40Km from Guhagar.
Malvan – It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it’s mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets. Sea Food is the speciality of Malvan. Fishing is the main occupation of the region. Places to visit in Malvan are Sindhudurg Fort, Rock Garden, Rameshwar Temple, Tsunami Island, Malvan marine sanctuary, Tarkarli beach in Malvan. If you dont like crowded places much and you are a peaceful person, then Malvan beaches are worth watch for you as they are very less crowded, you can relax by the beach side and enjoy the beautiful view there. Malvan beaches are clean and refreshing. Malvan can turn your Holiday into a unique Holiday. This place also offers you different water sports activities such as Scuba diving, Snorkeling etc so if you are looking for certain adventures then this is the place you must visit. Malvan can be reached from kolhapur by any state transport bus. Nearest railway station is at Kudal and the nearest airport is at Dabolim in goa.
Alibag– If you are planning a short break from your daily monotonous routine, then Alibag is the right place for you. It is located less than 150 kms from Mumbai. It hrdly takes 3 hours to reach there by car.One can reach Alibag via Pen (30 km), which is on the Mumbai (78 km) – Goa road. People also calls it “Mini Goa” asit has been the top tourist attraction and increases tourist footfall on the land every year. Alibag is famous for its beaches and the speciality of the place is all beaches are few minutes away from each other. Alibag beach is the most famous one. From Alibag beach you can get a spectacular view of Colaba fort that you can take a boat ride to. Other popular beaches include Kihim Beach, and Nagaon Beach, with Kihim beach being a photographer’s paradise. Alibaug is home to Mandwa Beach, a beach famously known for the innumerable number of movie shootings that take place here. One can enjoy the beauty of the beaches, lying on the sand, under the coconut trees lining the beach.
Best Places To Visit In konkan During Early Monsoon