Marine Drive, Mumbai
Maharashtrian Beaches - Another Feather In The Hat
Beaches of Maharashtra are the apt destinations for an enriching vacation and as a matter of fact, they also make one of the best getaway spots as well. These beaches are spread across the 720 km stretch of coastline starting from Dahanu and Bordi in north and ending in Goa. Apart from exploring the wondrous sea forts, temples and churches, you can enjoy by indulging in an array of water sports and savor a quite sunbathe on the sands.
Dahanu Bordi Beach, located in the Thane District, it is a distinctively silent beach. This beach is in Dahanu Town and is a stretch of 17 km. This was once a barren land that prospered under Irani settlers. Dahanu is famous for the lines of fruit orchards and the fruit Chikoo. Udwada, 'The Mecca of Zoroastrians' is also very near to Dahanu. Udwada has a beautiful temple which houses their sacred fire and is said to be kept burning for almost the last thousand years. Dahanu town is around 145 km away from Mumbai and can be reached easily either by train or by road.
Marine Drive At Chowpaty Beach
Marine Drive beach is located in the central Mumbai. Being situated in the most happening place of Mumbai, reaching this spot is not at all troublesome. It is said that Mumbai experience is incomplete without having tasted the famous Paav-Bhaaji at the Chowpaty Beach from one of the food vendors who are lined up on the beach. Chowpaty Beach is more famous as the site where the idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in the sea which the end of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Madh Island Beach
Madh Island Beach lies in the northeastern coast of Mumbai and is easily accessible both by local trains and city transport buses. This beach is not considered very safe for swimming as the water current keeps on changing which makes the sea a lot unpredictable. Madh Island is generally famous for the lavish beach parties and techno raves held at the many posh bungalows lining the beach.
Marve- Minori Gorai
Marve- Minori- Gorai are three close by beaches which are famous as the ideal places for family outings. All these beaches have hilly backdrops which are sometimes employed for trekking as well by the locales. Out of these three beaches that lie north of the city, Marve is the closest to Mumbai and is a fishing village and is also considered to be the quietest of all, whereas Minori and Gorai are more famous for the night beach parties. The nearest railhead, Malad is a suburban station on the western railways from where good numbers of buses ply to these beaches.
Located on the western coast of Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is considered as a pilgrim site but it successfully doubles up as a tourist destination as well. When you are on this beach, you can visit the Velneshwar Beach Temple and Pawas as well, where Swami Swarupanand's Ashram is located. You can also explore the Jaigarh Beach and Jaigarh Fort. Nearest airport is Mumbai and nearest railhead is Ratnagiri around 50 km away.
Baseein beach has been famous as a shipbuilding site for centuries. It is also famous for its wide sandy beach, its forts and exceptionally ravishing churches. Its wide beaches are symmetrically covered with palm grooves and fort ruins which gives it a very calm look. This beach is just 10 km away from the capital of Konkan, Nalasopora Village, which is believed to be the birthplace of Gautama Buddha in one of his previous lives.
beach of Daman, a Portuguese territory till 1961, is now a Union territory of India. This beach is among the most important ones in Maharashtra and when you are on tour of Beaches of Maharashtra, do not miss this one for anything It holds many fabulous attractions like Moti Daman Fort, Light House, Gandhi Park. It is situated along the Mumbai- Ahmedabad highway, around 170 km from Mumbai and is easily accessible. Silvasa and Vapi are two other beaches which are close by and can be visited for their amazing waterfronts.
A weekend getaway for locales of Mumbai and Pune and fast becoming an international tourist spot, Harnai Beach is located at distance of some 200 km from Mumbai. Its an isolated stretch that is lined with a fort on its northern end. You can also visit Murud, the beach south to Harnai which is famous for its clean white sand and soothing water, and Panhale Kazi, the famous rock monument which is around 30 km from these beaches. Wander into the Beaches of Maharashtra that will give you sights straight out of a Picture book. These magical wonderlands will help you forget yourself and give a chance to discover a new you. The Beaches of Maharashtra promise one thing for sure, What you dream is what you will get. So come to these lands and find yourself literally in heaven.