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Dapoli is popular beach destination in the Kokan region of Maharashtra. It is at northern part of Ratnagiri district.

Dapoli is famous for its Agricultural College.

Natural beauty of Konkan has lured many people from the literary world. Dapoli served as backdrop of famous Marathi novel Garambicha Bappu by Shri Na. Pendse. Shyamchi aai by Sane Guruji too describes Dapoli.

With pristine beaches, historical temples, caves and forts scattered around, Dapoli has something to offer everyone. The popularity of Dapoli is increasing, with many tourists from Mumbai and Pune visiting it as weekend destination.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

The simplest way to get in is by road. Dapoli is 240 km from Mumbai along NH-17 (Mumbai-Goa) & 180 km from Pune.

Maharashtra State Transport buses ply the route to Dapoli daily from major cities in Konkan and Western Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur. A lot of private transport companies have private luxury bus service from Mumbai and Pune.

By train[edit]

The nearest train station is Khed, 40 km away from Dapoli.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is Ratnagiri, around 100 km away.

Get around[edit]

ST Buses are omnipresent but may not be convenient. Having your own car would be better.


Anjarle beach
Harnai Beach
View of Seashore of Harnai near Dapoli
Huge ststue of Lord Parshuram at Burondi village
Keshavraj Temple, Asud
  • 1 Ade. Visit the ancient temple of Shree Parshuram. You can also take a stroll on the clean and calm beach.the speciality if this beach you can observe in nature, as it's surrounded by nesting habitats of seagulls, it's a mesmerizing afternoon to watch this birds flocking all together, it's a wonderful experience to bliss into it's a white carpet of the birds(seagul) spread on the beach of Ade, but still unexplored.
  • 2 Anjarle. A few kilometres away from Dapoli is the beach of Anjarle. Ganapati of Hill (Kadyawarcha) In Aanjarle village on the seashore the temple built on huge mountain is known as 'Ganapati of Kadyawar'. After crossing the Jog river creek, there is Aanjarle village. In earlier times there were two temples in the sea, one Temple of Aanjarleshwar & other of Ganapati. They got drowned in the sea, later on Ganapati temple was built on a high mountain. The temple must be of Madhavrao Peshve period. There are 250 steps to it. There is a lake in front of it. It has a big hall & a stone staircase. There is water fountain in the hall, There is a dome, are & many pillars in the temple. The place is cool & pleasant in Dapoli Taluka with seashore & forest.
  • 3 Asud. Ancient Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar temples in the midst of scenic hills.
  • 4 Harnai Beach. South of old Harnai fort, the palm-fringed beach of Murud is famous for its clean white sands and crystal clear safe waters. Visit the Goa Killa or Harnai fort which is built in different levels. Don't miss the fish auction in the evenings.
  • 5 Karde. Has a pristine beach and few resorts
  • 6 Kelshi. Further north from Anjarle, near the border of Raigad district, is another small town known as Kelshi. This village is frequented by pilgrims who come to the Mahalaxmi Temple here, built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. Other than the Mahalaxmi Temple, there are other temples here dedicated to Rasha Krishna, Beleshwar and Ganesha, to name a few. Just outside of the village is a lovely beach, which stretches for 2½ km and the sunset is said to be spectacular from this beach.
  • 7 Khem Padmavati, Satere Tarf Haweli,Post agar Vaigani, Dapoli (23 km away from Dapoli & 8 km from Dabhol Beach). Khem Padmavati Devi Temple famous in Dabhol Panchkrochi. From Dapoli Satere Tarf Haweli S.T. facility is available.
  • 8 Ladghar. The beach here called Tamas Teertha is has religious background and many people come here to bathe in the sea water. The sunset here is unforgettable.
  • 9 Murud. Dhondo Keshav karve who started the movement for the women came from this village. There is an ancient temple of Goddess Durgadevi which is on a wooden pillar. There are 28 carved wooden pillars in it. In front of the temple there is 'Appasaheb Smarak'. Also, these is a statue of Maharshi Karve. The Ganapati in lake is also a peculiar feature of Murud. During the summer, when there is less water in the lake, the devotees can visit the Ganapati idol. Accommodation facilities are available in the hotels.
  • 10 Panhalekaji. 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. There are around 29 caves here which are located on the banks of the “Kotjai” river.
Suvarnadurg Fort
  • 11 Suvarnadurg. Suvarnadurg the island fortress off the coast of Harnai was a fort built by Shivaji to counter the Siddi. Ths fort was later used by Shivaji to counter the Europeans and was a base for the Maratha navy's ship building facility. The town of Harishareshwar, known for its tranquil and picturesque beach is also landmarked by the Kalbhairav Shiva Temple. If you are adventurous enough take a small boat to the North side of the bay, you can see where the Peshwas or Prime Ministers of the Maratha Kingdom resided. Also see the Peshwa Smarak and visit the Bankot Fort at Bagmandala, approximately 4 km away.
  • 12 Unhavare. Situated amidst a picturesque valley, you can bathe in these natural hot springs. The water has medicinal value and can cure some skin diseases.its a truth and bathing in this water makes you hungry so make sure you have all your resources of snacks and food with you.


  • Boating through backwaters.
  • Cave exploring.
  • Dolphin watch.
  • Sunset especially at Tamasteertha beach at Ladghar.
  • Swimming in the Arabian Sea.
  • Trek in the nearby jungles.
  • Visit local home and be a part of their daily life.



  • Amba, Phanas Poli (Sundried Mango, Jackfruit Delicacy)
  • Kokam Syrup (Agal)
  • Kuleeth Peeth
  • Talalele Gare (Jackfruit chips)


  • Seafood — fish, prawns, oysters, crabs
  • Snacks — Kanda Bhaji, Wada Pav, Misal
  • Veg — Solkadhi-Rice, Modak, Kulith Pithale, local vegetables

A few restaurants specialized in serving non-vegetarian preparations are as below:


  • Kokam, Awala, Mango, Karvand Sarbat
  • Tender Coconut Water
  • asach, +91 2358 222545.


  • Aryawarta, Brahmanwadi – 415 712, +91 2358 283088. Independent bungalows from 2 bedrooms to 6 bedrooms, well maintained, clean and have all basic amenities. Their package includes all meals of the day (vegetarian, but they will provide non-veg on demand). Very good quality food.
  • Captain House, +91 2358 282220. Restaurant & lodge.
  • Kisan Bhavan, +91 2358 282025. Guest house of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeet.
  • 1 Hotel Jagdish Residency, At Post Gimhavane, Next to BP petrol pump (Dapoli-Harnai road, adjacent to Konkan Krishi Vidhyapeeth’s Agricultural Campus), +91 2358 280780, . Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 9:30AM price=. 14 air-conditioned rooms categorized as Deluxe, Executive & Maharaja suite. Banquet hall for hosting conferences & events.
  • Hotel Jayant Padmaja, +91 2358 282212. Veg restaurant & lodge.
  • Hotel Pathik (iuoiuo), +91 2358 282946.
  • Hotel Top in Town, +91 2358 282627.
  • Hotel Vrundawan, +91 2358 282220. Restaurant & lodge.
  • Silver Sand Resort, Karve Pakhadi, Post Murud, District Ratnagiri, +91 2358 234 501.
  • Surabhi Sea Resort, +91 9423832343.
  • Bhavani Residency.
  • Hotel Mayuresh and Suyash Lodge, +91 2358 248949. Serves very good seafood.


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