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The Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, especially its Konkan division is a haven for tourists, both local and overseas. There are numerous beaches that are strewn along the long coastline, and some of them remain to this day unspoiled. There is also the charming beach resort of Dapoli. Dapoli is blessed with breathtaking beauty and cool […]


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The Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, especially its Konkan division is a haven for tourists, both local and overseas. There are numerous beaches that are strewn along the long coastline, and some of them remain to this day unspoiled. There is also the charming beach resort of Dapoli. Dapoli is blessed with breathtaking beauty and cool climate all the year round. But what is truly striking about this place is that, here you can find the longest stretch of beach anywhere in the Konkan coast. Dapoli beckons you to spend a quiet weekend with your loved ones.

 

However, to add variety and spice to your trip to Dapoli, why not visit some of the nearby tourist spots that include the historic port of Harne as also the virgin beach at Anjarle that is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from Dapoli.

 

Harne is located just 17 kilometers from Dapoli. Here you will be overwhelmed at the sight of a fabulous fortress or rather two wings of it – one standing firmly while the other lies half-submerged in the Arabian Sea. The terra firma fortress is known as the Kanakdurga, while its marine counterpart is called Suvarnadurg. Both these strongholds were won over and captured by the legendary Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century. According to folklore, the half submerged fortress was used by Shivaji’s ardent followers as training center for the warrior king’s naval force. Nevertheless, Harne is also famous as a fishing port from where you can buy your choice of fish.

 

Visit the virgin beach at Anjarle too and spend a full day there. Located close to where the Jog River enters the Arabian Sea, it provides extreme solitude and an ethereal charm, not to be found anywhere near the cities.

 

Visit Dapoli, Harne and Anjarle together on a weekend trip. You are sure to love it.

 

How to reach: Dapoli, Harne and Anjarle are all extremely well connected. There are plenty of options of reaching these places. You can take the train to reach Khed. You can then take an auto-rickshaw from there. You can also take a bus from Mumbai, Pune or Kolhapur. And of course you can self drive as well. it won’t take you longer than 4-5 hours from Pune or Mumbai.

 

There are various options for travellers to plan their stay during the vacation. You can choose from plenty of hotels, resorts and home stays in Dapoli, Harne and Anjarle too.

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