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Kelshi Beach, Dapoli Overview

The long stretch of untouched scenic coastal beauty is what 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. The sheets of shimmering sands are great to relax or marvel at the mysteries of the ocean, with scores of conches, shells, and cowries populating the space. With the Utambar hill meeting the sea at this location, this place is perfect to spend a relaxing evening while watching a glorious sunset, magnifying the best aspect of the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. The charming little village of Kelshi is also home to sites of historic and religious significance, making this location a must visit with a little something for everyone.

The endless expanse of this virgin beach offers an unforgettable vibe of serenity amplified by the mesmerising beauty of the Konkan coast. This also serves as a great venue for birdwatching, with a diverse range of migratory birds dancing around the shores, enjoying the ambience of this most natural beach. During the winters, one can see birds like the white gulls, Sandwich terns, the blue-green Kingfisher, the black-capped kingfisher, and the exotic multi-coloured oriental Kingfisher. White-bellied sea eagles, spotted muniyas, and the Great Rid Warbler have also been spotted along this area, making it an ornithophilous dream. Situated approximately 200 km from Mumbai and Pune, this is a favourite for urban-dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of their cosmopolitan lives and regain their inner peace, feeling refreshed and reborn.

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Best Time To Visit Kelshi Beach

The months of November to February are the best time to visit, as the cool climate of the Winter makes for a pleasant setting while relaxing in the Konkan region. This is also the best time for those interested in engaging in birdwatching.

Stay Near Kelshi Beach

There are a few homestays in Kelshi, as well as the Cozy Cottage resort which offers decent accommodation to travellers. The nearby Dapoli has more lodging options and better connectivity to other parts of Maharashtra.

How To Reach Kelshi Beach

Kelshi village is situated about 30 km from Dapoli. There are State Transport buses that run between Dapoli and Kelshi. One could also opt for private transport or auto rickshaws, which may all be found in Dapoli.

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