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Best of Coastal Maharahstra with Kolhapur(6 Nights)

Pune, Murud Harnai, Ganapatipule, Tarkarli, Kolhapur, Pune

for Family Traveller

Holiday Overview

Mahalaxmi Temple
Tarkarli Beach
Scuba Diving in Tarkarli - Photo Courtesy Jalesh
Jaigad Lighthouse
Bhandarpule Beach
View from MTDC Watersports Centre
Ganapatipule Temple
Anjarle Ganesh Temple
Veiw from Whistling Palms
Activities on Karde Beach
Dolphin Boat ride
Karde Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2014)
Vithal Temple Anjarle (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2014)
Suvarnadurg Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2014)
Bankot Jetty (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2014)

Best of Coastal Maharahstra with Kolhapur combines three most popular destinations of Coastal Maharashtra i.e. Dapoli / Murud Harnai, Ganapatipule and Malvan / Tarkarli alongwith prime pilgrimage of Kolhapur (Shaktipeetha Temple).

Route

Murud Harnai(2) - Ganapatipule(1) - Tarkarli(2) - Kolhapur(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Pune and transfer to Dapoli / Murud-Harnai
  • Day-2 Explore beaches, temples and activities
  • Day-3 Travel to Ganapatipule via Dabhol Jetty
  • Day-4 Visit Ganapatipule Temple before proceeding to Tarkarli
  • Day-5 Explore Malvan / Tarkarli
  • Day-6 Travel to Kolhapur after morning explorations
  • Day-7 Visit Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur before departure
Sightseeing Summary

Ganapatipule - Ganapatipule Temple (0.50 kms), Ganapatipule Beach (0.50 kms), Malgund Beach (2.00 kms), Bhandarpule Beach (2.00 kms), Thiba Palace (25.00 kms), Guhagar Beach (40.00 kms), Ganeshgule Temple (40.00 kms)

Kolhapur - Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur (1.00 kms)

Murud Harnai - Harnai Beach (0.50 kms), Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts (1.00 kms), Anjarle Ganesh Temple (19.00 kms), Guhagar Beach (72.00 kms)

Tarkarli - Tarkarli Beach (0.50 kms), Devbaug Beach (7.00 kms), Sindhudurg Sea Fort (8.00 kms), Bhogave Beach (14.00 kms), Ganesh Temple Redi (65.00 kms), Vijaydurg Fort (78.00 kms), Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur (158.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Pune Departure - Pune
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests may extend this itinerary to include Goa (100 kms from Tarkarli).

Distances
  • Pune to Murud Harnai -212 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Murud Harnai to Ganapatipule -154 kms (4 hrs)
  • Ganapatipule to Tarkarli -190 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Tarkarli to Kolhapur -160 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kolhapur to Pune -240 kms (4.5 hrs)
Route

Pune - Murud Harnai(2) - Ganapatipule(1) - Tarkarli(2) - Kolhapur(1) - Pune

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Pune and transfer to Dapoli / Murud-Harnai Arrival at Pune and transfer to Dapoli / Murud-Harnai (200 kms - 5 hours).

Day-2 Explore beaches, temples and activities Today you explore idyllic beaches (Karde, Murud, Harnai, Anjarle), local temples (Anjarle Ganesh Temple) and Watersports activities (Open Oct-May)

Day-3 Travel to Ganapatipule via Dabhol Jetty Travel to Ganapatipule (100 kms - 4 hours) via coastal route by taking a Ro-Ro ferry from Dabhol Jetty and Tavsal jetty. Enroute visit Guhagar beach, Velneshwar Temple, Hedvi Ganesh Temple and pristine countryside. In the evening visit explore activities at Watersports centre.

Day-4 Visit Ganapatipule Temple before proceeding to Tarkarli Visit Ganapatipule Temple before proceeding to Tarkarli via Coastal route (164 kms - 5 hours). Enroute visit Ratnagiri beach, Thiba Palace, Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar Temple, Devgad and Malvan.

Day-5 Explore Malvan / Tarkarli Explore Malvan for activities. You may visit Devbaug Sangam for confluence of river with Arabian Sea. Here you may take a boat ride for Dolphins, undertake scuba diving or drive around to visit Temples and beaches around the area.

Day-6 Travel to Kolhapur after morning explorations Today morning you either enjoy coastal character of Tarkarli of further explore Southwards to visit Vengurla, Shiroda, Redi Ganesh Temple etc. before proceeding to Kolhapur (160 kms - 4.5 hours) to reach by evening.

Day-7 Visit Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur before departure Visit Mahalaxmi Temple, one of the Shaktipeetha Temple at Kolhapur before departure

Detailed Sightseeing

Ganapatipule :

  • Ganapatipule Temple - Ganapatipule is a destination that was made famous by its Lord Ganesh Temple situated right next to the beach. The temple has become now a renowned local pilgrimage and visited all round the year, especially over weekends.

  • Ganapatipule Beach - Ganapatipule beach is a popular beach front, MTDC has a watersports centre here offering a range of options.

  • Malgund Beach - Quiet and Idyllic beach front 2 kms away from crowded and touristy Ganapatipule.

  • Bhandarpule Beach - Bhandarpule Beach is an idyllic beach, 2 kms from Ganapatipule beach.

  • Thiba Palace - The Thiba Palace was built in early 20th Century and served as residence of the exiled king and the queen of Burma (Myanmar). State Govt. took it over later.

  • Guhagar Beach - Guhagar is an idyllic beach at 42 kms from Chiplun having many homestays around.

  • Ganeshgule Temple - Ganeshgule Temple is an ancient Lord Ganesha temple visited from Ratnagiri. The temple is said to have been built earlier than Ganapatipule temple.

Kolhapur :

  • Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur - Mahalaxmi Temple is an Ancient Devi Temple and one of the Shaktipeetha temple and prime reason for guests visiting Kolhapur.

Murud Harnai :

  • Harnai Beach - Murud harnai is an idyllic beachfront at 17 kms from Dapoli, offering watersports and boat rides in the Arabian sea. Dolphins are spotted during Winters (Oct - March),

  • Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts - Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. These were built around 17th Century. Suvarnadurga access is by local fishermen boat.

  • Anjarle Ganesh Temple - Anjarle Ganesh Temple (also known as "Kadyawarcha Ganpati") is an ancient temple (built in 12th century and renovated again in 18th century) set on a cliff offering excellent views. Anjarle Ganesh Temple is very popular with locals, pilgrims and tourists as The Ganesh idol is right-sided, which is rare (trunk curves towards the right)

  • Guhagar Beach - Guhagar is an idyllic beach at 42 kms from Chiplun having many homestays around.

Tarkarli :

  • Tarkarli Beach - Idyllic Beach at Tarkarli near Malvan. MTDC resort have cottage right on the beach. MTDC has a watersports centre nearby that offers Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and boat trips.

  • Devbaug Beach - Devbaug is where Karli river meets Arabian sea. Boat rides are offered to Karli river / Arabian sea to explore Tsunami island, Bhogve beach, Kille Nivati beach from Devbaug. Guests are able to spot Dolphins point near Devbaug confluence point.

  • Sindhudurg Sea Fort - An impressive Sea fort was built in 1664 by the great 17th century Maratha King, Shivaji on Kurte island overlooking Malvan. A handprint and a footprint of Shivaji Maharaj is also embedded in one section of the fort. There is the only temple of Shivaji Maharaj in the world; the temple was built by Shivajis son Rajaram.

  • Bhogave Beach - Bhogave beach is an idyllic beach 20 kms South of Malvan and is renowned for being the confluence of point of Karli River and Arabian Sea and where Dolphins are spotted in Winter.

  • Ganesh Temple Redi - Redi is a coastal hamlet at 20 kms from Vengurla and home to an ancient Lord Ganesha Temple. The temple is well visited all through the year by pilgrims.

  • Vijaydurg Fort - Vijaydurg Fort is a Seafort situated in Sindhudurg district between Ratnagiri and Malvan around Devgad / Kunkeshwar area. It is popular tourst spot as it offers spectacular sea views.

  • Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur - Mahalaxmi Temple is an Ancient Devi Temple and one of the Shaktipeetha temple and prime reason for guests visiting Kolhapur.

Destination Overview

Pune - Pune is traditionally the cultural capital of Maharashtra and now a major Software / IT / ITES / Auto Manufacturing Center and access point for Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani / Lonavala and Lavasa.

Murud Harnai - Murud Harnai is a little seaside temple town at 10-15 kms from Dapoli. Harnai is an idyllic beach getaway from Mumbai and Pune.

Ganapatipule - Ganapatipule is 30 km off Mumbai-Panvel-Goa Route and about 350 km from Mumbai and 300 kms from Pune. Ganapatipule is known for its Self-incarnated Ganesh temple, having local significance.

Tarkarli - Malvan and neighboring Tarkarli (5 kms) are renowned for its coastal cuisine and scuba diving.

Kolhapur - Kolhapur is situated 240 km South of Pune is a transit stay option on the Pune – Goa / Pune – Bangalore route. Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi temple, a Shaktipeeth.

Access
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Distances
  • Pune to Murud Harnai -212 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Murud Harnai to Ganapatipule -154 kms (4 hrs)
  • Ganapatipule to Tarkarli -190 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Tarkarli to Kolhapur -160 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kolhapur to Pune -240 kms (4.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Sindhudurg Getaway

Sindhudurg is a coastal area in South Maharashtra bordering Goa, known for its idyllic beaches, more

Kolhapur Pilgrimage

Kolhapur is one of the major cities in South of Maharashtra. Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi Temple, more

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Distances
  • Pune to Murud Harnai -212 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Murud Harnai to Ganapatipule -154 kms (4 hrs)
  • Ganapatipule to Tarkarli -190 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Tarkarli to Kolhapur -160 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kolhapur to Pune -240 kms (4.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Best of Coastal Maharahstra with Kolhapur is best recommended for travellers looking to explore idyllic beaches, local cuisine, coastal drives, local pilgrimages alongwith some superb views and adventure activities.

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