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Ideal duration: 1 day

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Dapoli Tourism

Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers. It is known as mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra owing to its cool climate throughout the year. It is located in the Ratnagiri district and is a famous Konkan hill station.

It is a small town packed with attractions from historic forts, temples, pristine beaches and lush vegetation surrounding all of it, making it a recent favorite for weekend destination travelers.

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Mini Mahabaleshwar

Named so for its relatively cool climate and beautiful ambience, Dapoli is a coastal beauty situated in the state of Maharashtra. Located in the Ratnagiri district, it is a surprisingly beautiful hill station, situated in the coastal Konkan region of the Maharashtrian state. From historic forts to ancient caves, pristine beaches, there is nothing that Dapoli doesn't have. No wonder why this relatively unexplored site is now an emerging tourist hotspot, especially for the weekend destination travellers. 

Restaurants and Local Food in Dapoli

The local cuisine here is that of Malvani food known for it's spicy food of curries and fries.
Being close to the Konkan side and Goa, little of Konkani Cuisine has also seeped in, thus you can find konkani styled fresh sea-food and Kokum Juice which is a refreshing drink to have during summers. Solkadhi-rice with fresh sea-food is a famous local meal.

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One Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Dapoli preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly Sitlamata Bazar, and do some shopping.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Harnai Port. Thereon, you can proceed to Panhalakaji Caves, or if you prefer, go for the Unhavare hot springs.

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What's Great?

A tourist hotspot in the coastal Konkan region. Can be visited throughout the year.

What's Not So Great?

Not much to explore. Ideal for a short trip of 1-2 days.

For Whom?

Dapoli is ideal for beach lovers. It is also suitable for people looking for a weekend getaway from places like Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharashtra.

How To Reach Dapoli

Dapoli is well connected to the rest of India by road. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Dapoli; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity to Dapoli Some 140 km away is the Ratnagiri airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Dapoli to the rest of India. The nearest railway station to Dapoli is in Khed, a revolutionary Rajguru's hometown, which is 40 km away from Panchmarhi.

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Gurmit kaur 2 months ago
This is the best beach which i have ever visit. Its very excellent. No much crowd on sea. Almost all rides are available. Kindly prefer the homestay which are exactly in front of the beach. Home stay are just away a 10 meter from beach.Homestay in Dapoli
Shreyas Kapoor 1 year ago
- Though hotels are available even during peak seasons, it is best to enquire beforehand especially if you plan to stay for a few days.
- In case, you're planning to explore the caves do not forget to carry torches as the caves would dark and don't have any lighting facilities.
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