The most popular and famous
Beaches of Maharashtra are Murud Janjira and
Ganpatipule. Apart from it there are many
other Maharashtra Beaches that are quite popular
amongst the tourists.
Marve, Manori, Gorai Beach
It is situated in North of Mumbai, quite
popular among Mumbai's beleaguered fun
lovers. Marve low hills along the beach
offer extraordinary views of sunrise
and sunset. Gorai and Manori, a little
further away, are more crowded with
revelers and are famous for all night
It was used to be a place for shipbuilding
in the beginning of the 17th century.
It was here that the Marathas besieged
the Portuguese in 1739. The ruins of
the Portuguese Fort still stand hidden
by brushwood and palm groves. Many Buddhist
relics were discovered here and Nalasopara,
a nearby place is believed to have been
Gautama Buddha's birthplace in a previous
life. Bassein is famous for the several
beautiful churches designed in Portuguese
Dahanu Bordi Beach
beach is situated in Thane district
and is an uncluttered beach. The Dahanu-Bordi
is 17 kms long beach. Dahanu is famous
for fruit orchards and cuckoos. Udwada,
the 'Mecca of the Zoroastrians' with
a large, beautiful temple, which houses
the sacred fire is also near this beach.
Murud Janjira Beach
is popular beach of whispering casuarinas,
coconut and betel palms, and 300-years
old fort of Janjira. The shrine of Lord
Dattatraya, the three heads representing
Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara is located
in a nearby hillock. The palace of the
Nawab and the Janjira caves are must
see for the tourists.
Mandwa Kihim Beach
is beautiful beach located 18 kms towards
north of Alibag on the north coast.
A clear day and sky gives a breathtaking
view right up to the Gateway of India.
Dr. Salim Ali's favourite hunt, it has
woods brimming with wild flowers, rare
butterflies and birds. Kolaba Fort is
a must see for the tourists.
Bay is irresistible to beach lovers
because of its gentle winds, soft sands
and inviting waters. 'Peshwa Smarak'
located nearby is a must see for the
tourist. Harihareshwar is known for
its tranquil and picturesque beach.
is located in north of the Shastri river.
This quite and the coconut-fringed beach
is ideal for swimming or just relaxing.
Velneshwar is famous for the Maha Shivratri
fair held in honour of the God Shiva.
is known for its serene sedate beach.
It is as natural and pristine as ever.
The water is blue and the sands, white.
It is an important pligrimage centre.
'Swayambhu Ganapati' temple is known
for its unique idol of Lord Ganapati.
Vengurla - Malvan Beach
beach is a long stretch of white sands,
and hills covered with cashew, coconut,
jackfruit and mango groves. It is famous
for Shri Devi Sateri temple and the
Rameshwar Mandir. Sindhudurg and Padmagad
are two famous forts of Malvan