Guhagar – Pristine Beach Which Offers Adventure

Velneshwar Beach, Guhagar
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Located on the banks of the Vashisthi river, Guhagar is a pristine beach in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Guhagar is as famous as the city of Chiplun which is known for its mangoes and coconuts. Unlike other beaches, Guhagar beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Maharashtra.

Guhagar Beach

It is a six-km long and is a quiet secluded beach with white sand lined with shady Suru trees. The entrance of the beach is marked by many tall trees which offer shade where you can sit back and relax.

Guhagar beach is a haven for adventure lovers. Speed boats, jet ski, kayaking and so on is available here. More options like yachting is offered at times by Mandke Developers.

The local authorities are very particular about promoting tourism, therefore, they have built ramps on the beach for safe participation of tourists in water sports at Guhagar beach.

Guhagar Beach Water Sports
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Reaching there

By train: Guhagar Beach is located near Chiplun city, about 40 kms away. The nearest railway station is Chiplun. From there you can rely on public transport or cab

By Bus: MSRTC and private buses from Pune ply to Guhagar and the bus depot is just 200 metres away from Guhagar beach.

By Car: Drive yourself from the city and head towards Shirval > Bhor > Mahad > Poladpur > Khed > Asurde > Chiplun > Guhagar Beach. The distance is 116 kms, the drive maybe tiring but the scenic beauty of the beach will leave you speechless.

Food

The nearby areas of the beach are well-known for their appetising traditional Konkani cuisine. Also, the local vendors near to the beach serve lip-smacking Chat, Thalipeeth and the must-try Sol Kadhi.

Places to Visit Nearby

Vyadeshwar Temple 

Velneshwar Temple
Image: Konkoankatta

Vyadeshwar Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Guhagar which is Lord Shiva Shrine. The temple is located just 100 metres away from the Guhagar Bus Depot. The temple is extremely popular because of various celebrations organised throughout the year.

 

Gopalgad fort

The fort was constructed in the sixteenth century by the rulers of Bijapur which was later captured by Shivaji Mahara in 1660. Twelve strong walls were constructed to protect the fort against attacks. However, as the fort is old, some walls are crumbling The fort has two entrances – west and east side gates.

The fort is located at the hilltop, therefore, you’ll need to trek a little but the top view from the fort is magnificent.

 

Hedvi Beach 

It is another pristine beach located near the Guhagar beach. It is a small beach which ends near the Uma Maheshwari temple. If you’re looking for more secluded spot than this place definitely fits in your list. The small beach is away from everything including mobile networks. It one of the cleanest and the most popular beaches in Maharashtra.

 

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Ankita Malekar

Ankita Malekar

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