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Konkan (Konkani: कोंकण Koṅkaṇ) is a coastal region of Western India, consisting of the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Goa. Some definitions include the entire western coast of India, from Gujarat to Kerala.


Map of Konkan
  Maharashtra (North Konkan, Raigad and South Konkan)
Home to India's best beaches.


  • 1 Mumbai (Bombay) — the largest city in the region, the second-largest city in India and the financial capital of India
  • 2 Amboli — a hill station in Maharashtra
  • 3 Ratnagiri — A port city in Maharashtra, known for Alphonso mangoes
  • 4 Vasai-Virar Vasai on Wikipedia — a beach town, known for a Portuguese-era fort

Other destinations[edit]


The Konkan region is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east.


Marathi and Konkani are the main languages of the Konkan region. While English is not well understood outside the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Hindi is well understood by most people.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

The Konkan region, along with the Karavali region, is part of the Konkan Railway (KR). It provides a scenic view along the coast.

See and do[edit]


  • Fruits from April to May end you must have the king of fruits, Hapus (or "Alphonso") mango, especially from Ratnagari District. You can also try on Fanas (jackfruit), Karvanda (blue berries), Jambhul, Kokam, cashew fruit/nut
  • Tender coconut.
  • San-za-na, jackfruit idli with coconut or cow milk
  • Fanas Bhaji, jackfruit curry
  • Amti Bhat, rice and yellow dal curry
  • Koyada, half ripe mango curry
  • Vatli dal, raw mango dal
  • Sol kadhi kokam curry
  • Kadva wal usal beans curry
  • Bangdyache human mackerel coconut curry

Veg specialities in Konkan region:

  • Chulivarchya Bhakrya - Cake of native grains made on chulha
  • Fanas Bhaji - Spicy jackfruit curry
  • Amti Bhat - rice and yellow dal curry
  • Koyada - half ripe mango sweet sour curry
  • San-za-na- jackfruit sweet dish with coconut or cow milk
  • Kelphoolachi Bhaji - a Konkan favourite made of banana flowers
  • Vatli dal - side dish made up with raw mango dal
  • Sol kadhi - kokam curry
  • The modak, considered to be the favourite steamed delight of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha.

Non-veg specialities in Konkan Region:

  • Kurkuron Bombeel - crisply fried Mumbai duck
  • Tisrya-che Kalvan - clams in thick spicy masala
  • Bangadyachi Chatni - spicy dry dish made of tasty fish
  • Vade - Sagoti - meat dish with fried cake of mixed grains


  • Kokam Sarbat, cool kokam juice
  • Amba Panha, raw mango drink
  • Tender coconut water
  • Maadi-fresh palm sap
  • Sol-Kadhi, typical Konkani drink made by Kokam
  • Avala Sarbat, typical Konkani drink made by Avala
  • Karvand Sarbat, typical Konkani drink made by Karvand
  • Khazoor Maadi, an alcoholic drink made from date tree juice.

Stay safe[edit]

Like most parts of Western India, Konkan has a low crime rate. However, pickpockets are known to operate in and around major cities like Mumbai. Keep your money, passport and credit card safely in your wallet.

Also, be careful while travelling along the Konkan coast. Landslides are not uncommon and they cause significant disruptions along the way.

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