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Dapoli

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 Location: In Ratnagiri District

Dapoli is a beach lovers’ paradise famous for its pristine beaches, pleasant climate and Konkani cuisine.

Dapoli is a city in the Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. Dapoli is a truly unique location in Konkan because although only at a distance of 7 kms from the beach it is at an altitude of 800 Feet and offers an extremely pleasant and cool climate. It’s not for nothing that it is known as the “Mini Mahableshwar”.

At a distance of approximately 200 kms from Pune it can be reached by a drive of 4 to 5 hours. Daily buses to Dapoli also leave from Swargate.

While staying in Dapoli one can experience Konkan to the fullest. From beaches to sea forts, temples, caves and of course the delicious seafood. It is closely connected to so many places that it has something to offer for everyone.

Dapoli has one of the longest stretch of beaches (50kms) starting from Dabhol in the South with Karde, Ladghar, Anjarle, Murud Harnai to Kelshi in the North. The more adventurous amongst you can also try a bike ride across beaches for a thrilling experience as most of the beaches are connected and lie adjacent to each other.

Along with water sports, Dolphin rides are popular tourist attraction and both can be availed at the Murud (not to be confused with Murud Janjira) beach which is at a distance of 12 kms from Dapoli.

Located 17 km from Dapoli at Harnai are two forts. Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. The forts were originally built by the Adil Shahi dynasty and later captured and fortified by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1660.

On the Dapoli-Dabhil Pangari road is a place called Panhalekaji caves. These Budhist caves have inscriptions and remanents of statues from 3 AD.The “Leni” or caves  29 in number at Panhalekaji are a must-see. You can drive up to the caves. The place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of the ‘Kotjai’ and ‘Dhakti’ rivers.

The Unhavare Hot Water Springs located at 20 kms from Dapoli are said to contain Sulphur residue and are a must visit for those planning a slightly long holiday.

A number of rare temples can be found in and around Dapoli. Apart from the commonly visited Durga Devi temple in Harnai there is the Parashuram temple at Ade, Kadyavarcha Ganpati at Anjarle, Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar temple in Asud.

Facilities

  • Dapoli being a popular spot on the Konakn coast has a number of resorts and homestays that offer an option to satisfy every pocket.
  • Be sure to book a hotel that gives you easy access to the beach!

Things to do

  • Visit Dabhol , Karde, Ladghar, Anjarle, Murud, Harnai  and Kelshi  beaches
  • Try a bike ride across beaches for a thrilling experience.
  • Along with water sports, Dolphin rides are popular tourist attraction and both can be availed at the Murud.
  • Visit Harnai which has two forts. Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. The forts were originally built by the Adil Shahi dynasty and later captured and fortified by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1660.
  • Panhalekaji caves: These Budhist caves have inscriptions and remnants of statues from 3 A.D. The “Leni” or caves 29 in number at Panhalekaji are a must-see. You can drive up to the caves. The place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of the ‘Kotjai’ and ‘Dhakti’ rivers.
  • The Unhavare Hot Water are said to contain Sulphur residue and are a must visit for those planning a slightly long holiday.
  • A number of rare temples can be found in and around Dapoli. Apart from the commonly visited Durga Devi temple in Harnai there is the Parashuram temple at Ade, Kadyavarcha Ganpati at Anjarle, Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar temple in Asud.

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