Jan 14, 2013

If you are looking for a holiday with beautiful sun-kissed beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of city, a trip to Dapoli in Konkan should be the right choice. The place, with a very wide and clean beach range, is blessed with intense natural beauty, the tender sand and coconut tree cultivation. We the lovers of this untouched nature thus welcome you at this lovely paradise to experience the warmth of sand, sweetness of coconut and bliss of Lord Suvarnaganesha.

Dapoli and its numerous beaches are just across the Savitri river. The shore, experiences the sacred peace and no threat of dark. Unbelievably long stretch of wide beaches in Dapoli range are the gateway to romantic beaches in Ratnagiri, Konkan region: Velas Beach, Kelshi beach, Anjarle Beach, Harnai Beach, Palande Beach, Murud Beach, Karde Beach. We covered most of them during our visit to Harihareshwar and Harnai village and beach.

Dapoli can be reached from Mumbai, Pune, Alibag, Mahabaleshwar or nearby areas following below route:

Harnai Palande Murud Karde Beaches in Dapoli
Palande Beach:
Palande is a flat beach, typical of the beaches in this region and recently is being promoted as a water sports and adventure destination. Boat-rides dedicated for watching Dolphins is most popular in Palande; and although seeing a dolphin is a matter of luck most of the tourist get to see schools of dolphins here! These beaches, many of them unexplored even by the most ardent tourist, have an uncharacteristic appeal that has started drawing hordes of people from all walks of life. We had lots of fun with friends and spent lots of time at the long stretch of the beach here. Group of small birds can be easily seen at the sea-shore. Crystal clear sea-water provoked us to capture reflection moments. A panoramic display of Kanakdurg fort and Harnai port can be enjoyed from here.

Murud Beach:
Often confused with the Murud Janjira beach, the beach at Murud Harnai is worth a visit. The long soft white sand beach has been remarkably spruced up to realise the dreams of every Water Sports adventure buff. Murud beach is just the option if you are wondering how it feels to cut the waves at 100 mile an hour or Para glide on the surf or even surfing on the clear water waves of Murud. You can enjoy water scooter rides and various other rides here. We opted for Quad-biking! and had a round of it. Camel riding, horse riding are also available with plenty of food options. And if one relishes sea-food, there is no dearth of delicacies to sample here. We had our lunch here. You will probably be able to watch, the white bellied sea eagle, white backed vultures and sea gulls. Dolphins can be spotted near Murud and Karde early in the morning. You have to be lucky enough at the same time. Motor boat rides are available, who take a group of 20 for Dolphin spotting.

Karde (Just Do It) Beach:
Gentle winds, soft sand and inviting waters make Karde beach irresistible to beach lovers. Karde beach is almost an extension of the Murud beach and ahead of it is the Ladghar beach. Some group organize team and family events at this place. Some people prefer a stay at the sea resorts and seafacing hotels and enjoy night parties with music & dance with campfire or simply take a long walk.
Dapoli romantic beaches, temples, seaforts, hotsprings and archaeological sites (that we couldn't cover in this trip) makes it a complete holiday destination. Don't forget to get original Ratnagiri Hapus mangoes for dirt cheap rate from here. Again it was an awesome trip with Meenal, Tara, Komal, Sameer, and Manisha.


  1. Thanks for sharing good information and good snaps.


  2. Nice details and description. This is helpful. I will be planning this Christmas with friends.

  3. Very Nice and helpful site.


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