Maharashtra is another coastal
state of India with a good number of seaside resorts and
If one has a special interest in
forts and their history, check out the costal fort sites of
Maharashtra, the perfect place to start on an enlightening
Juhu Beach - one of the
largest and frequently visited tourist beaches of India on
the shores of Arabian
Sea, mostly famous as the best hangout zone of Mumbai city,
famous Mumbai Bhelpuri and Kulfi.
Marine Drive - Chowpatty
Beach - situated in the heart of Mumbai, rich historical
link with the freedom movement, the spot where Lord
Ganesha's images are immersed after the conclusion of the
Ganesha Chaturthi festival.
Madh Island Beach - a
popular picnic spot, dotted with exquisite bungalows and an
urban aura, the most lavish beach parties held outside
three beautiful and serene getaways. Marve is a quaint
little fishing village, the
nearest and the quietest of the three. Gorai and Manori, a
little further away popular for all night beach parties.
Ganapatipule Beach - a
beach with a religious flavour, one of the 'Ashta Ganapati'
pilgrimage sites of
Murud - Janjira - a
convenient base for the nearby beaches, former capital town
of the Siddis of Janjira, popular for its alluring and
spacious beach fringed with palm trees, two new beach sites
of Kashid and Nandgaon nearby.
Baseein - served as an
important shipbuilding center, the site of the Portuguese
defeat at the hands of the Marathas, a similar backdrop to
that of Goa, one of the best choices to take some time off
from the hectic schedule of city life.
Dahanu-Bordi Beaches - a
beautiful seaside in Thane district, vast stretch of
unspoilt beach, coastline 17-km long, Chickoo (fruit)
Harnai Beach - A very
secluded beach site usually the most visited hotspot for the
people of Mumbai and Pune.
Kihim & Mandwa - a
beautiful and clean beach, unspoilt and isolated ambience.
Vijaydurg - Sindhudurg -
once naval-bases of the Great Chattrapati Shivaji,
picturesque beaches, Vijayadurg fort built by Shivaji in the
Shriwardhan - Harihareshwar -
an irresistible beach site blessed with gentle winds, soft
sands and inviting waters, attracts beach lovers in large
numbers, a splendid place for seafood lovers
Tarkarli - a secluded
golden beach with aquamarine waters.
Velneshwar - beach is
clean and natural and is lined with coconut trees, swimming
and other water sports, beach is free from rocks.
Vengurla - Malvan - a
beach famous for its long stretch of shimmering sand, thick
cashew, coconut, and jackfruit and mango groves, Vengurla
rocks, known as Burnt Islands.