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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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Suggested Itinerary for Dapoli

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 is famous about Dapoli?

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

What is not so good about Dapoli?

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

Who should visit Dapoli?

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.

What is the best time to visit Dapoli?

Monsoons season falling between June and August is the best time to visit Dapoli as the lush vegetation, and bountiful mountains come to life leaving pleasant weather. Although the town remains cool throughout the year, the summers are less crowded, and hence planning an off-season visit to Dapoli can be a great weekend getaway. Otherwise, the tourists visit Dapoli in huge numbers during monsoon when the town comes to life with greenery or during winters when the weather is pleasant, and festivals are on a queue.


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What is the 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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What is the best way 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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What are the things to do in Dapoli?

The top things to do in Dapoli are Harnai Port, Unhavare - Hot springs, Panhalakaji Caves, Kadyavarcha Ganapati, Murud Beach, Keshavraj. You can see all the places to visit in Dapoli here

What are the places near Dapoli?

The top places near to Dapoli are Mahabaleshwar which is 52 km from Dapoli, Harihareshwar which is located 31 km from Dapoli, Panchgani which is located 66 km from Dapoli, Kolad which is located 72 km from Dapoli, Ganapatipule which is located 68 km from Dapoli

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Gurmit kaur 10 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 2 years 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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