Konkan runs along the coastline between Mumbai and North Goa. Thus, allowing you to choose any destination as per your convince. Konkan offers something for everyone and being close to major cities like Mumbai and Pune it’s a perfect weekend getaway. This breathtaking stretch of land has popular destinations like Alibaug and Kashid which is a 2-3 hour drive from these cities. The Konkan Railway is an alternative to get around and to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Konkan. To enjoy the lush green terrain of this region it is advised to plan a trip during the monsoons.
Konkan always has something to offer for nature lovers to history lovers to devotees and ofcourse adventure seekers. This stretch of land has untouched and less crowded beaches. Not only can you enjoy the serenity of the beaches but you can also indulge in activities like water scooter, speed boats, jet ski and house boats at Kashid, Nagaon, Murud, Alibaug, Varsoli, Thal, Harihareshwar, Dapoli, Guhagar, Ganpatipule and Malvan. Coral life can be found on the west coast making Tarkarli a unique destination to experience scuba diving and snorkeling. The backwater of Tarkarli operates luxury houseboats.
Forts like Sindhudurg, Vijaydurg, Murud-Janjira, Underi ,Kolaba and Suvarnadurg reflect the glorious history of this land. Famous amongst it’s devotees are temples like Ganpatipule, Kukneshwar Pavas,Ratnagiri, Hedvi Ganpati ,Chandika Devi Dabhol and Ambernath.
Konkan is known for its modak, alphonso mangoes, cashew and kokum. Situated on the coastline it is a feast for sea food lovers. They have a variety of dishes with coconut being one of its main ingredients. The malvani fish and bhakri is a favorite of fish lovers. The best way to experience the culture of this place is to stay in a homestay.
Being less profit oriented than Goa, Konkan is a perfect place to unwind on a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the midst of nature.