Beaches


Sindhudurg Fort – A travel Guide

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj early on recognized the importance of navy and established a naval fleet. Sindhudurg fort, , was an important part of his naval strategy to keep a check on colonial forces ( Portuguese, Dutch and British ). Laying the foundation While surveying the Konkan coast line Shivaji Maharaj felt the need to build an impenetrable sea fort. On reaching the Malwan beach, in Kurte island he found the place desirable for such a […]


Tarkarli – Devbaug Beach – A journey in snapshots

Tarkarli Beach, located around 6 Kms away from Malvan city, is one of the more publicized beaches of Malvan. That, however, does not take anything away from the beauty of this narrow strip of silver white sand with crystal clear waters where one can see up to 20 ft. below in the sea-bed on a bright sunny day. Tarkarli beach extends south towards Devbaug where Karli river meets the Arabian sea. On the northern end […]

Tarkarli Beach white sand malvan

Velas Travel Guide 2

Velas, a remote village along the Konkan coast, was destined for obscurity, had it not been for the Olive Ridley turtles that hatch their eggs here. These turtles have put Velas on the international tourist map. Every year from February to March baby hatchlings emerge from the golden-black sand and start their journey towards the Arabian Sea. It is difficult to not fall in love with this secluded beach tucked away in a quiet corner of […]

Velas Turtle Festival

Harihareshwar Travel Guide 2

  Harihareshwar, a coastal town in Konkan Maharashtra is known not just for its beautiful beach, but also as a place of pilgrimage. It is situated at the mouth of River Savitri that divides the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Here the river flows and merges into the Arabian Sea. Harihareshwar is part of the three famous beach towns in Raigad district of Konkan Maharashtra – the other two being Diveagar and Shrivardhan. Harihareshwar attracts people […]

Harihareshwar beach Savitri river

In-Photos: Drive on the Konkan Coastal Road from Diveagar to Harihareshwar and beyond 3

I love the vast expansive shots in James Bond movies, where the action is set on coastal roads in foreign locales. Never did I imagine that India too has a similar coastal road. The roads in Konkan, may not be as smooth as the ones shown in Hollywood, but the views here are indeed as spectacular as ones you see abroad. The coastal road in Konkan falls on the Maharashtra SH-4. We only covered the […]


Diveagar Travel Guide 1

Diveagar, a tiny village, is part of a cluster of three beach towns in the Raigad district of Konkan – the other two are Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. It has one of the best stretches of pristine clean beach with silvery sand. Its proximity to both Pune and Mumbai makes it a perfect weekend gateway for the city dwellers. The extensive natural beauty and greenery of the Konkan are on full display here, as the village is […]

Diveagar beach

Ganesh Visarjan – 9 Must-Visit Beach and River Fronts in Western India

Anant Chaturdashi, marks the last and the biggest day of Ganesh Visarjan. On this day we respectfully ask the transitory embodiment of Lord Ganesh to depart and immerse the inert Ganesh idol in water. Thousands across the country celebrate the Visarjan on the beaches and banks of water bodies across the country with great pomp and flair. You too can join in the fun at some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Girgaum Chowpatty […]

Ganesh Visarjan Chennai

Road trip across Saurashtra

Gujarat – The land of legends and lions is an underrated tourist destination. We are Gujratis, living in Mumbai and I have been only to Sabarmati Ashram and Kutch until now. We had to explore our home state deeper than that, so we headed out on a road trip to Saurashtra – Gujarat. We wanted to cover the beaches as well as wildlife sanctuaries – both in abundance in Gujarat. From Mumbai, we took the […]


Diu Travel Guide 3

Diu, an island measuring 40 km² , is  part of the Daman and Diu union territory in Gujarat. It was in possession of the Portuguese from 1535 until 1961, when the Indian government launched Operation Vijay – A fierce military attack from land, air, and water that lasted 48 hours until the Portuguese surrendered. Diu was declared a union territory as part of Goa, Daman, and Diu. Even though Portuguese left the island 55 years ago, their influence still […]

Diu Fort Coastline