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Around Dapoli

Places to visit.

  • Asud - Temples on hillock
  • Shree Keshavraj (Vishnu) temple and Shree Vyaghreshwar temple are located amidst lush green land, a perennial stream and rolling hills. The surroundings are calm and tranquil interrupted only by the harmonious chirping of birds.

  • Murud and Karde - Magnificent Beaches
  • Two adjacent beaches with soft sand and wide expanse. Safe for swimming or you can just wade in the waters with white waves lapping at your feet. Dolphin-spotting and parasailing are the main attractions here. Durga Devi temple in Murud built way back in the 18th Century is worth a visit for the carvings on its wooden pillars.

  • Anjarle - Ganesh Temple and Harnai Port
  • A magnificent temple of lord Ganesh located on a cliff side (“Kadyavarcha Ganpati”) is the primary attraction at Anjarle. Don’t miss the fish auction that takes place in Harnai in the evenings. It also has ancient forts like Suvarnadurga and Kanakdurga and a Light House.

  • Ladghar - Red Sea
  • Don’t miss the once in a lifetime experience of viewing the sunset at “Tamas Teertha” – the splendid beach here. Part of the sea appears red in color. This beach also has a religious value and lot of people come here to take bathe in the holy waters.

  • Dabhol Port
  • Do pay a visit to the underground temple of Goddess Chandika (“Chandika devi mandir”). The idol is believed to have been formed naturally (“swayambhu”) and the temple is in a cave. The fishing jetty, Gopalgad fort, a beach, dolphin watching are the other attractions.

  • Panhalekaji Caves/ Unhavare Hot Water Springs
  • Ancient, rock cut caves believed to be more than a thousand years old are a treat to architecture lovers. Hindu and Buddhist sculptures cover the walls. These caves are located on the banks of the “Kotjai” river. Upstream this river, situated amidst a picturesque valley, you can bathe in these natural hot springs.

  • Panhalekaji Caves/ Unhavare Hot Water Springs
  • Ancient, rock cut caves believed to be more than a thousand years old are a treat to architecture lovers. Hindu and Buddhist sculptures cover the walls. These caves are located on the banks of the “Kotjai” river. Upstream this river, situated amidst a picturesque valley, you can bathe in these natural hot springs.

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