Dapoli

Description

Dapoli, also called as "Mini Mahabaleshwar" of Konkan is situated at the height of 800 - 1000 ft above sea level in a mountain range that is separated from Sahyadri (Deccan).

 Nestled in the ragged, beautiful West Maharashtra shoreline, Dapoli boasts of a number of the most beautiful, scenic and serene environment.

The land is perennially blessed with fresh greenery. Mesmerizing calls of the cuckoos in spring, mouth-watering spreads of Alphanso in summer season, slow-growing clouds of fog in winter and waterfalls and dales in Monsoon … Dapoli is surely a land of all seasons.

 

Surrounded with the aid of hills and forests and having an extended coastline, that is a home for a spread of migratory birds and animals. There are masses of cashew nut, jack fruit, coconut and betel nut plantations.

 

Beautiful, virgin seashores, historical temples, rock-cut caves, jungle trails........Dapoli has it all. Top it with delicious Konkan delicacies and a clean cool climate in the course of the 12

 Months and you have the recipe of a really perfect excursion vacation spot.

The virgin seashores here live up to their promise. No crowds, no companies pestering you with their wares – the only sound you can listen are of the waves. they're very smooth, extensive and shallow with gentle sand at the shore and huge expanse are nicely desirable for strolling, jogging or virtually freaking out. You may probably have the ability to watch the white bellied sea eagle, white subsidized vultures and sea gulls. Olive Ridley sea turtles are also spotted right here.

 

The opposite enchantment which you could’t come up with the money for to overlook is the dolphins. There are numerous local operators who arrange dolphin looking journeys. Be sure to be at the early morning boat to absolutely enjoy this spectacle!

 

Activities to do:

Dolphin spotting, beach activities, fish auction, fishing, para-sailing, photography and sight seeing etc.

 

 

Getting there:

 

By air: Nearest airport is Mumbai

By rail: Nearest railway station is Khed (27 km) on Konkan Railway.

By Road:

•             Mumbai - Khed (By Konkan Railway - 284 km)

•             Khed - Dapoli (By road 29 km)

•             Mumbai - Dapoli - Panvel - Pen - NH 17 - Mangaon

              a) Via Goregaon - Ambet - Palgad - Mandangad (235 km)   

              b) Via Tol - Ambet - Palgad - Mandangad (235 km)  

              c) Via Khed (265 km) - advised for bigger vehicles.

•             Pune – Dapoli 

         (1) Mulshi - (Tamhini) Mangaon and a) / b) above - (200 km)

         (2) Mahabaleshwar - Poladpur - Khed - Dapoli (235 km) 

         (3) Kapurhol - Bhor - (Verandha) - Mahad - Dapoli (185 km)

 

•             Sangli/Miraj/Kolhapur – Dapoli (246 km) - Peth - Karad - Koynanagar - Chiplun - NH 17 - Khed - Dapoli

•             Nasik – Dapoli - Kalyan - Panvel - Via   Goragaon/Tol - Ambet (325 km) Via Khed (365 km)

 

Places to see nearby:

Ganesh Temple, Anjarle (25 km)

Beautiful temple with cliff side with magnificent view of green valleys, coconut and beatle-nut plantations.

Swyambhu Chandika Mata Temple:

Underground temple of Chandika. The idol here is believed to be formed naturally (Swayambhu)

 

Dolphin Spotting:

Enjoy playful Dolphins patrol beach. Beach is very safe and is famous for its soft sand and wide expanse

 

Fish auction:

Larger boats haul in the day's catch, smaller boats fetch the silver bounty to shore and auction commences

 

Keshavraj Temple:

Lord Vishnu located amidst lush green land and a perennial stream. Calm and tranquil surroundings.

 

Kolthare Virgin Beach:

Safe for swimming or you can just wade in the waters with white waves lapping at your feet.

 

Nursery Village:

a village full of nurseries of ornamental and flower plants, borders and indoor plants.

 

Panhale Kazi Caves:

Rock cut caves, located on the banks of a river are 1000 years old and are a treat to architecture lovers

 

Para-sailing:

Sky-ride green mountains on one side and blue sea on other.

 

Photography Point:

A arresting view of Arabian sea, Suvarnadurga Fort, Harne Port, Light House and Anjarle Bridge.

 

Tamas tirth:

Part of the sea here appears red.. Beach has religious value and many take bathe here in the holy waters.

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