Panhalekaji

Panhalekaji, the famous rock-cut caves are situated on the bank of the river Kotjai which further meets the Dabhol creek. These historical manmade caves are believed to be more than 1000 years old and are the great examples of ancient cultural and architecture. There are a total 29 rock cut-caves, both big and small spread along the river bank. You can find Buddhist as well as Hindu religious rock hewn sculptures similar to Anjantha caves. There are sculptures of Ganesh, Saraswati and scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana on the walls. The carvings in these rock-cut caves create a unique blend …

Murud

Located on the rugged Konkan coastline, Murud is a small town about 11km from Dapoli. A long, scenic stretch of a beach with swaying palms and a beautiful, ancient Durga Devi temple are its primary attractions. It is also known as Murud – Harnai. The old Durga Devi temple on the main road, was built way back in the 18th century and there is a lovely pond with refreshingly cold water behind. The carvings on its wooden pillars are worth seeing! A large bell hangs above the left side of the entrance. It is said that after winning the battle of …

Ladghar

Ladghar is a lovely place increasingly becoming popular for its nice beach and an unspoiled landscape that will refresh your spirit and recharge your energies. This beach is known as “Tamas Teertha” as some part of the sea appears to be red in colour. This beach has religious value and the bathing here is a big attraction. Also, it’s a great spot for swimming, either in the sea or in the adjacent area where a river empties into the sea. Some part of beach is covered with coloured pebbles and boulders, creating a beach-rock collector’s paradise. For those wanting a …

Kelshi

Along with the Mahalakshmi temple, Kelshi has a long, scenic, unexplored beach. It is calm and peaceful here – with only the sea waves for company. It is about three kilometers in length and ideal for people looking for a break from the maddening city crowds. Along the coast are thick woods and groves of Kevda and Cyprus, coconut and betel nut. A walk on this beautiful beach listening to the ocean waves is really refreshing! It has an endless treasure of conches, shells and cowries. The large black rocks near the place where the Utambar hill meets the sea …

Karde

A clean, virgin beach with no crowds just a few hours drive from Pune and Mumbai! Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to Karde beach, situated on the west Maharashtra Konkan coastline. A scenic half an hours drive (about 13km) from Dapoli will bring you here. You can stay in one of the beach resorts near the hill side and relish on the exquisite seafood cooked in local styles. The fried fish and fish curry is really yummy. They serve good Konkani vegetarian food too. One of the primary attractions here is dolphin watching. A number of local tour operators …

Asud

Asud is a perfect place if you are looking for a relaxed & peaceful holiday. The famous ancient temples of Shree Keshavraj and Shree Vyagreshwar are located here. At a distance of just 8 km from Dapoli on the Harnai road, this lovely place really rejuvenates your body, mind and soul. Shree Keshavraj temple is located amidst lush green land, a perennial stream and rolling hills. You can park your car on the Asud Bag road and take a 15 minute trek through coconut, betel nut, mango and cashew trees to reach here. There is a natural spring originates at the …