Tags : Water Sports
Time Required : 1-2 days
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A beautiful, serene and pristine beach in Mandwa Village is not just about quite long walks along the coast but also offers the buzz of water sports.
Adorned with breathtaking views all around, it serves as an ideal destination for adventure lovers. A ferry boat ride away from Mumbai, it is a must visit.
Air: Mandwa is a small village with no airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport serves as the nearest airport to the village. From airport you can hire a cab to reach your destination covering a distance of 140 kms. Taking a ferry or catarmaran ride is a convenient option although.
Rail: Pen serves as the nearest railway station to Mandwa lying on Mumbai-Goa Highway. It is situated 85 kms away. From Pen, you can reach the beach from Mumbai and Panvel via railways.
Road: To reach Mandwa by road, one has to take Mumbai-Goa highway to reach Wadhkal via Pen. Take a right from the fork further towards beach. You may also reach the beach from Pune via Lonavala or Mulshi.
Sea: The most convenient way to reach Mandwa is by Ferry or catarmaran ride. The ferry connects Gateway of Mumbai, Mumbai to Mandwa throughout the year except during monsoon season. The service is available on daily basis from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Activities offered: Jet Ski, Banana boat, Kayaking, Bumper Ride, Quad Bike Ride, Wake Boarding, parasailing, Power Kite, Kite Surfing, Swimming
Cost of Activity: Starts at Rs. 300 including equipment, depending upon the kind of activity.
Currents: Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site
Difficulty Level: Easy-Medium
Nearest Airport: Mumbai
Nearest Port: Mumbai
Nearest Railhead: Pen serves as the nearest railway station to Mandwa lying on Mumbai-Goa Highway. It is situated 85 kms away. From Pen, you can reach the beach from Mumbai and Panvel via railways.
Nearest road city: Mumbai
Region: Arabian Sea
Time required: 1-2 days if you want to try out all the different sports
Water Temperature: 26 deg C to 33 deg C