Konkan Coastal Maharashtra Drive

Driving | Coastal Drives

Kihim Beach
Varsoli Beach
Sunset at Alibaug Beach
Ganeshgule Temple
View from Ratna Durg Fort
Kunkeshwar Temple
Tarkarli Beach
Murud Janjira Sea Fort
Harihareshwar Beach
Harihareshwar Temple
Vishnupad
Watersports at Kashid Beach
Murud Janjira Fish Market
Murud Janjira
Sunset at Revdanda
Kolaba Fort (Photo Courtesy: Abhiram Katta)
Sagar Sawali
Backwaters around Ratnagiri
MTDC Watersports Centre
Activities on Karde Beach
Horse Riding on Kashid Beach
Devbaug Beach
Typical Malvan Meal - Solkadi and Bangda Fry - Photo Courtesy Sanndesh
View of Bhatye Beach
Scuba Diving in Tarkarli - Photo Courtesy Jalesh
Bankot Jetty

Konkan region (or Coastal Maharashtra) is renowned for its coastal roads that are popular for a drive all through the year for self-drive cars, bikers and cycling. The roads do not have much traffic, there are some spectacular viewpoints enroute and lush green countryside with a rural backdrop remains all through.

There are number of stretches that are interesting along the way, some even connected with each other via a ferry ride (that even takes cars).

# Alibaug – Nagaon – Revdanda – Korlai - Kashid - Nandgaon – Murud Janjira – Bikers and Cyclists are able to take their vehicles from Bhau cha dhakka (Cars will have to be driven till Alibaug before coastal road starts). Nagaon – Revdanda offers a typical internal coastal road feel whereas Kashid – Murud run offers spectacular Arabian Sea views.

# Divegar - Shrivardhan - Harihareshwar – Karde - Murud Harnai – Dapoli - Ladgar – Dabhol Jetty – Guhagar – Bikers and Cyclists are able to cross over from Murud Janjira over to Dighi side near Diveagar. Cars are required to take a slightly longer route. Diveagar is an idyllic beach. Harihareshwar has good beaches and is one renowned for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu Pigrimage. Moving southward, Karde and Harnai are idyllic beaches which have now evolved into popular beach getaways. There are homely coastal cuisine on offer, Arjarle Ganesh Temple is interesting with superb sea views and the drives are lovely with lots of Sea views. Eventually from Dabhol jetty one moves over to Guhagar (Cars, Bikes and cyclists), a coastal town renowned for its temples and beaches.

# Hedvi – Ganapatipule – Ratnagiri – Ambolgad - Kunkeshwar – Malvan – Tarkarli – Deobag – Beyond Guhagar, the drive is through most quiet and green countryside till Ganapatipule, a renowned beach destination. Moving southwards one passes through pristine countryside, backwaters, rivers, rural landscape and idyllic beaches one reaches Malvan via Ambolgad (an idyllic beach), Kunkeshwar (Shore Temple). Malvan (and areas around such as Tarkarli / Deobag) areas are renowned for coastal cuisine, craft, temples, watersports and scuba diving center. This is best and most happening area of the trip and typically where the driving itinerary ends with a return or travel to Goa across the border via Vengurla (Idyllic beach).

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  • Alibaug Beach

    View Point
    The Alibaug beach is the main touristy beach closest to the town. Beach is not good for swimming. more

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    Alibaug ( 1 Kms )
  • Kolaba Fort

    Heritage Site
    Kolaba fort is a seafort that is accessible from Alibaug beach when tide is low. Its a popular more

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    Alibaug ( 1 Kms )
  • Kankeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kankeshwar temple is a lord shiva temple at 13 kms from Alibaug. The temple is built on a 1000 more

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    Alibaug ( 12 Kms )
  • Kihim Beach

    View Point
    A rocky beach face at 11 kms from Alibaug towards Mandwa more

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    Alibaug ( 11 Kms )
  • Nagaon Beach

    Activity, View Point
    An idyllic beach front and an area that offers coastal village feel. Watersports are available on more

    Access

    Alibaug ( 9 Kms ), Revdanda ( 10 Kms )
  • Varsoli Beach

    View Point
    An Idyllic Beachfront at 2 kms from Alibuag town more

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    Alibaug ( 2 Kms )
  • Undheri Fort

    Heritage Site
    Undheri Fort is a sea fort at 9 kms from Alibaug towards Kihim. Fort was built by Siddhis in 1680 more

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    Alibaug ( 9 Kms )
  • Jewish Synagogue

    Heritage Site
    Alibaug town and its surrounding villages are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There more

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    Alibaug ( 2 Kms )
  • Karmarkar Museum

    Arts Crafts Culture
    Karmarkar Museum is where some works of Padmashree VP Karmarkar has been stored at Sasvane near more

    Access

    Alibaug ( 18 Kms )
  • Korlai village

    View Point, Heritage Site
    A rocky beach situated between revdanda and Kashid, a village of Indians born of Indo-Portuguese more

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    Revdanda ( 5 Kms ), Kashid ( 13 Kms ), Alibaug ( 24 Kms )
  • Datta Mandir

    Temple or Holy Place
    Datta Mandir is a locally renowned temple at 18 kms from Alibaug near Chaul area off Alibaug - more

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    Revdanda ( 2 Kms ), Alibaug ( 18 Kms )
  • Chaul

    Church, Heritage Site
    Chaul is a historic town situated about 15 km away from Alibag. It is renowned for its portuguese more

    Access

    Revdanda ( 3 Kms ), Alibaug ( 15 Kms )
  • Rameshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Rameshwar temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple near Chaul on Alibaug - Revdanda coastal road. more

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    Revdanda ( 3 Kms ), Alibaug ( 15 Kms )
  • Shitla Devi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shitla Devi Temple is a locally renowned temple on Alibag-Revdanda Road at 14 kms from more

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    Revdanda ( 4 Kms ), Alibaug ( 14 Kms )
  • Birla Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    A white granite Lord Ganesha temple in the premises of Vikram Ispat. Temple is visited by more

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    Revdanda ( 2 Kms ), Kashid ( 17 Kms ), Alibaug ( 20 Kms )
  • Siddhivinayak Temple Nandgaon

    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha temple in coastal town of Nandgaon few kms ahead of Kashid on Kashid - Murud Janjira more

    Access

    Kashid ( 7 Kms ), Murud Janjira ( 12 Kms )
  • Akshi Beach

    View Point
    Akshi beach is an idyllic beach at 6 kms from Alibag. Akshi is safe for swimming and its where more

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    Alibaug ( 6 Kms )
  • Awas Beach

    View Point
    Less visted coastal town and arabian sea front at 16 km away from more

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    Alibaug ( 16 Kms )
  • Rewas Beach

    View Point
    Rewas is set at about 24 kms from Alibaug and its from here that locals take a ferry service to more

    Access

    Alibaug ( 24 Kms )
  • Mandwa Jetty

    View Point
    Mandwa is where guests alight from a ferries arriving from Gateway of India (South Mumbai). Many more

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    Alibaug ( 20 Kms )
  • Watersports at Kashid Beach

    Activity, View Point
    One of the best beaches South of Mumbai having a 3 km stretch. The touristy end has guest houses, more

    Access

    Kashid, Revdanda ( 16 Kms ), Murud Janjira ( 18 Kms ), Alibaug ( 34 Kms )
  • Murud Janjira Sea Fort

    Heritage Site, Rides
    Murud Janjira fort is a 16th Century Sea Fort (Now in ruins) set a few kms off Murud Janjira beach more

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    Murud Janjira ( 5 Kms ), Kashid ( 20 Kms ), Revdanda ( 30 Kms ), Alibaug ( 50 Kms )
  • Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary lies between Murud Janjira and Roha. The forest has many species of more

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    Murud Janjira ( 10 Kms )
  • Suvarna Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Suvarna Ganesh Temple is a Lord Ganesha temple at Diveagar near Shrivardhan where the deity is a more

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    Diveagar, Shrivardhan ( 19 Kms ), Harihareshwar ( 35 Kms )
  • Diveagar Beach

    Activity, View Point
    Diveagar beach is an idyllic beach with a long stretch surrounded by Casuarina trees. Watersports more

    Access

    Diveagar, Shrivardhan ( 19 Kms ), Harihareshwar ( 34 Kms )
  • Harihareshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Harihareshwar Temple lies right next to Harihareshwar beach and is considered one of the holiest more

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    Harihareshwar ( 1 Kms ), Shrivardhan ( 16 Kms ), Diveagar ( 38 Kms )
  • An Idyllic beach right next to Harihareshwar more

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    Harihareshwar
  • Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. These were built around 17th more

    Access

    Murud Harnai ( 1 Kms ), Dapoli ( 17 Kms )
  • Harnai Beach

    Activity, View Point
    Murud harnai is an idyllic beachfront at 17 kms from Dapoli, offering watersports and boat rides more

    Access

    Murud Harnai, Dapoli ( 17 Kms )
  • Karde Beach

    View Point
    Karde beach is an idyllic beach front in Murud harnai area around which many hotels are more

    Access

    Murud Harnai ( 10 Kms ), Dapoli ( 15 Kms )
  • Ladghar Beach

    View Point
    Ladghar beach is an idyllic beach front in Murud harnai area around which a few hotels are more

    Access

    Dapoli ( 9 Kms )
  • Panhalekaji Caves

    Heritage Site
    Panhalekaji Caves are a set of 29 caves situated deep in a valley near the confluence of the more

    Access

    Dapoli ( 28 Kms ), Murud Harnai ( 38 Kms )
  • Unhavare Hot Water Springs are located at 35 km from Dapoli (Near Panhalekaji caves). The hot more

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    Dapoli ( 30 Kms ), Murud Harnai ( 40 Kms )
  • Harne fish market is one of the largest supplier of fish to Maharashtra. There is a Auction more

    Access

    Murud Harnai ( 1 Kms ), Dapoli ( 14 Kms )
  • Anjarle Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Anjarle Ganesh Temple (also known as "Kadyawarcha Ganpati") is an ancient temple (built in 12th more

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    Murud Harnai ( 19 Kms ), Dapoli ( 26 Kms )
  • Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shree Vyaghreshwar temple is a 1000+ year old Lord Shiva Temple on a riverbank near Dapoli (10 more

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    Dapoli ( 10 Kms )
  • Shree Keshavraj is visited for its perennial stream. Takes 15 minute trek through coconut, betel more

    Access

    Dapoli ( 10 Kms )
  • Vyadeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shri Dev Vyadeshwar is an ancient Lord Shiva Temple at more

    Access

    Guhagar, Chiplun ( 42 Kms )
  • Velneshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Velneshwar is a coastal village and home of an old Shiva temple. Velneshwar is popularly visited more

    Access

    Sangameshwar ( 16 Kms ), Guhagar ( 18 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 40 Kms ), Chiplun ( 48 Kms )
  • Hedvi Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Hedvi Ganesh temple is a quait Lord Ganesha temple near Hedvi Beach at 22 kms from more

    Access

    Guhagar ( 22 Kms ), Chiplun ( 47 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 51 Kms )
  • Guhagar Beach

    Activity, View Point
    Guhagar is an idyllic beach at 42 kms from Chiplun having many homestays more

    Access

    Guhagar, Ganapatipule ( 40 Kms ), Chiplun ( 42 Kms ), Dapoli ( 62 Kms ), Murud Harnai ( 72 Kms )
  • Lord Parshurama Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Chiplun is home of an ancient Lord Parshurama temple. Lord Parshurama (an incarnation of Lord more

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    Chiplun ( 6 Kms ), Guhagar ( 42 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 85 Kms )
  • Marleshwar Shiva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Marleshwar is a local pilgrim centre known for the Cave Shiva more

    Access

    Devrukh ( 21 Kms ), Sangameshwar ( 39 Kms ), Ratnagiri ( 70 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 72 Kms ), Chiplun ( 81 Kms )
  • Vithal Temple Anjarle

    Temple or Holy Place
    Vithal Rakhumai Temple is a small and ancient temple at Anjarle and is visited alongwith the more

    Access

    Murud Harnai ( 16 Kms ), Dapoli ( 24 Kms )
  • Khadgeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Devle Bhawani Khadgeshwar Temple is a 100+ year old temple on Ratnagiri - Kolhapur more

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    Ratnagiri ( 40 Kms )
  • Ganapatipule Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Ganapatipule is a destination that was made famous by its Lord Ganesh Temple situated right next more

    Access

    Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri ( 24 Kms )
  • Jaigad Fort

    Heritage Site
    Jaigad Fort is a 17th Century Fort that offers a view of the Arabian sea. There is not much else more

    Access

    Ganapatipule ( 20 Kms ), Ratnagiri ( 44 Kms )
  • Pawas

    Institute
    Pawas is well known for the Ashram of Swami Swaroopanand, a renowned spiritual more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 18 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 40 Kms )
  • Ganapatipule Beach

    Activity, View Point
    Ganapatipule beach is a popular beach front, MTDC has a watersports centre here offering a range more

    Access

    Ganapatipule
  • Lighthouse offers Panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. To see the Light House from inside one needs more

    Access

    Ganapatipule ( 24 Kms ), Ratnagiri ( 47 Kms )
  • Thiba Palace

    Heritage Site
    The Thiba Palace was built in early 20th Century and served as residence of the exiled king and more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 1 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 25 Kms )
  • Mandavi Beach is an idyllic beach at 3 kms from Ratnagiri. more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 3 Kms )
  • Bhatye Beach

    View Point
    Bhatye is an Idyllic Beach near Ratnagiri town where some premium resorts are located. Bhatye more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 2 Kms )
  • Ratna Durg

    Heritage Site
    The Arabian Sea surrounds it on its three sides offering excellent sea views. It has a lighthouse more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 5 Kms )
  • Atulit Bal Dham is managed by Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Upasana Trust. Panchamukhi Hanuman is the more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 1 Kms )
  • Nivali Waterfall

    Natural Wonders
    A Seasonal waterfall on Mumbai - Goa Coastal highway at Nivali and popular stopover for guests more

    Access

    Sangameshwar ( 16 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 56 Kms ), Ratnagiri ( 59 Kms )
  • Malgund Beach

    View Point
    Quiet and Idyllic beach front 2 kms away from crowded and touristy more

    Access

    Ganapatipule ( 2 Kms )
  • Sindhudurg Sea Fort

    Heritage Site
    An impressive Sea fort was built in 1664 by the great 17th century Maratha King, Shivaji on Kurte more

    Access

    Malvan ( 1 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 8 Kms )
  • Tarkarli Beach

    Activity, View Point, Adventure
    Idyllic Beach at Tarkarli near Malvan. MTDC resort have cottage right on the beach. MTDC has a more

    Access

    Tarkarli, Malvan ( 8 Kms )
  • Devbaug Beach

    View Point, Rides
    Devbaug is where Karli river meets Arabian sea. Boat rides are offered to Karli river / Arabian more

    Access

    Malvan ( 5 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 7 Kms )
  • Ganesh Temple Redi

    Temple or Holy Place
    Redi is a coastal hamlet at 20 kms from Vengurla and home to an ancient Lord Ganesha Temple. The more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 20 Kms ), Sawantwadi ( 35 Kms ), Bhogwe ( 52 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 65 Kms ), Malvan ( 67 Kms )
  • Navadurga Temple Redi

    Temple or Holy Place
    Navadurga Temple is an ancient temple at Redi near Vengurla that is visited by locals and pilgrims more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 20 Kms ), Sawantwadi ( 35 Kms ), Bhogwe ( 52 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 65 Kms ), Malvan ( 67 Kms )
  • Bharadi Devi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Bharadi Devi is a locally significant temple at 14 kms from more

    Access

    Malvan ( 14 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 18 Kms )
  • Bhagwati Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Bhagwati Temple is a locally renowned Goddess Bhagwati temple at Dhamapur situated mid-way between more

    Access

    Kudal ( 14 Kms ), Malvan ( 20 Kms )
  • Rameshwar Temple Achara

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shri Rameshwar Temple at Achara is a locally significant Lord Shiva Temple, 17 kms North of more

    Access

    Malvan ( 17 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 25 Kms ), Kankavli ( 37 Kms )
  • Kunkeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kunkeshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva Temple (built in 1100 AD) at Kunkeshwar having South Indian more

    Access

    Kunkeshwar ( 1 Kms ), Devgad ( 17 Kms ), Malvan ( 38 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 45 Kms ), Kankavli ( 52 Kms )
  • Bhogave Beach

    View Point
    Bhogave beach is an idyllic beach 20 kms South of Malvan and is renowned for being the confluence more

    Access

    Bhogwe, Tarkarli ( 14 Kms ), Malvan ( 20 Kms ), Kudal ( 23 Kms )
  • Shiroda Velagar beach is an idyllic beach near Vengurla that is characterised by clean beach with more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 13 Kms ), Sawantwadi ( 28 Kms ), Bhogwe ( 33 Kms )
  • Sagareshwar is an idyllic beach at 4 kms from more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 4 Kms ), Sawantwadi ( 30 Kms )
  • Tondavali Beach

    Activity, View Point
    Tondavli is an idyllic beach north of Malvan where watersports are offered. Here guests can take a more

    Access

    Malvan ( 14 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 23 Kms )
  • Laxmi Narayan Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Laxmi Narayan temple is an ancient 14th century temple at 15 kms from Kudal. The temple wears a more

    Access

    Kudal ( 15 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 30 Kms ), Malvan ( 33 Kms )
  • Ganeshgule Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Ganeshgule Temple is an ancient Lord Ganesha temple visited from Ratnagiri. The temple is said to more

    Access

    Ratnagiri ( 20 Kms ), Ganapatipule ( 40 Kms )
  • Danoli (6 Kms from Vengurla) is home of Shrimant Purnanand Swami Math. Devotees arrive here all more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 6 Kms )
  • Vetoba Temple Shiroda

    Temple or Holy Place
    Vetoba (The king of ghosts or Vetal) temple is a unique temple here near Shiroda, more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 13 Kms ), Bhogwe ( 46 Kms )
  • Jay Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Jay Ganesh temple is a well visted temple in centre of Malvan. Temple is built on temple more

    Access

    Malvan ( 1 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 8 Kms )
  • Ozareshwar

    Temple or Holy Place
    Samadhi of Swami Brahmanand at 4 kms from Malvan. Samadhi is carved out of a single more

    Access

    Malvan ( 4 Kms )
  • Mochemad Beach

    View Point
    Mochemad beach is an idyllic beach near Vengurla surrounded by high mountains and more

    Access

    Vengurla ( 9 Kms )
  • Chivla Beach

    View Point
    Chivla Beach is located just off Malvan town and is a popular hang out place for tourists. There more

    Access

    Malvan ( 2 Kms )
  • Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur

    Temple or Holy Place
    Mahalaxmi Temple is an Ancient Devi Temple and one of the Shaktipeetha temple and prime reason for more

    Access

    Kolhapur ( 1 Kms ), Malvan ( 156 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 158 Kms )
  • Durga Devi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shri Durga Devi temple is an ancient temple in Guhagar and is considered to be the main deity of more

    Access

    Guhagar ( 5 Kms )
  • Bhandarpule Beach is an idyllic beach, 2 kms from Ganapatipule more

    Access

    Ganapatipule ( 2 Kms )
  • Ambolgad Fort

    Heritage Site
    The fort of Ambolgad (now in partial ruins) was built in early 19th century. It offers stunning more

    Access

    Ambolgad ( 1 Kms )
  • Vijaydurg Fort

    Heritage Site
    Vijaydurg Fort is a Seafort situated in Sindhudurg district between Ratnagiri and Malvan around more

    Access

    Devgad ( 28 Kms ), Kunkeshwar ( 39 Kms ), Ambolgad ( 62 Kms ), Kankavli ( 73 Kms ), Malvan ( 74 Kms ), Tarkarli ( 78 Kms )