Things to Do in Dapoli

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Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai, is a popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travellers. It is known as the mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra, owing to its cool cli (Read More)mate throughout the year.

Here is the list of 13 Things to Do in Dapoli

1. Dolphin-watching at Murud Beach

Dolphin-watching at Murud Beach
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Situated in the town of Dapoli, the Murud beach is known for the scenic views of the surrounding landscape and adventurous water sports. And if you're lucky, you might even have the pleasure of encountering a few friendly dolphins here! 

2. Harnai Port

Harnai Port
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Situated 17km from Dapoli, Harnai Port consists of two forts - Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurga. Kanakdurga is the land fort while Suvarnadurg is the sea fort.

3. Unhavare - Hot springs

Unhavare - Hot springs
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The Unhavare hot springs are situated in Unhavare Village. The hot springs are rich in sulphur which is said to be good for the skin. This is the only attraction in the area and people come from nearby villages to take a bath in the hot springs.

4. Explore Panhalakaji Caves

Explore Panhalakaji Caves
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The Panhalakaji caves are located on the Dapoli-Dabhil Pangari road. The road goes right up to the caves. It is situated deep in the valleys and is surrounded by jungle and river which are filled with birds and reptiles.

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5. Kadyavarcha Ganapati Temple

Kadyavarcha Ganapati Temple
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The Ganesh temple is situated in Anjarle village near Dapoli. It was first constructed with wood in 1150AD and then reconstructed between 1768-1780. It is particularly known for the right-side placement of the Ganesha's idol which means it's trunk curves towards right which is rare.

6. Keshavraj Idol

Keshavraj Idol
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Keshavraj is situated between Dapoli and Asad Pul. You can access it via Dabkewadi, after which you cross a small river. There is a steep climb where you are greeted with fresh water, which is said to have been coming from a tree trunk and is present all days of the year.

7. Watch Sunset at Karde Beach

Watch Sunset at Karde Beach

Karde Beach is one of the unexploited beaches in the region. Its proximity to Mumbai and Pune makes it a popular weekend getaway. The extensive stretch of golden shore lined with Sheoke trees is perfect for relaxing long strolls during the sunsets, while the ocean is famous for swimming, boating and dolphin spotting.

8. Relax at Kelshi Beach

Relax at Kelshi Beach
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The long stretch of untouched scenic coastal beauty makes a trip to Kelshi beach worth the trouble. Approximately three kilometres in length, this gorgeous beach is covered with lush greenery and dense forest with a wide variety of trees of coconut, betel nut, mangoes, kevda and Cyprus. 

9. Parshuram Bhumi

Parshuram Bhumi

Parshuram Bhumi is a hilltop famous for its scenic beauty. The attraction is marked by a stunning 21 feet tall statue of Lord Parshuram. It is one of the best locations to get a marvellous view of the Tamas Teertha and the surrounding terrain.

10. Boat Rides at Ladghar Beach

Boat Rides at Ladghar Beach

Ladghar Beach is a tranquil attraction famous for its grainy shoreline, water sports, and boat rides, especially for watching dolphins and the mesmerizing orange sunsets. The beautiful beach is also known as Tamas Teertha because of its red colour in most areas by the shoreline. 

11. Peaceful Getaway - Savane Beach

Peaceful Getaway - Savane Beach

Savane Beach is one of the region's cleanest and most secluded beaches. The route to the pristine beach along the curvy coastal road adds to the mesmerising beauty of the attraction.

12. Restaurants to Try

Restaurants to Try

Being close to the Konkan side and Goa, little of Konkani Cuisine has also seeped in, thus, you can find konkani-styled fresh seafood and Kokum Juice, a refreshing drink to have during summers. Sol kadhi-rice with fresh seafood is a favourite local meal.

13. Beach Resorts to Stay in

Beach Resorts to Stay in

Teeming with majestic forts, tranquil beaches, and pristine scenic beauty, the quaint town of Dapoli is full of surprises. The beach resorts in Dapoli provide utmost comfort as you traverse the verdant landscapes to explore its fabled attractions in peaceful weather.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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