Best Places to Visit in Konkan Belt | Beaches Near Konkan

A Paradise Awaits: Best Places to Visit in Konkan Belt

A far out view of the beach with people standing on the shores and the sun setting in the background

The Konkan Coast, stretching along the western shores of Maharashtra, is a captivating region adorned with pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. This haven beckons travellers seeking serenity, adventure and a taste of authentic Maharashtrian culture. While Goa might be the first name that pops into your mind, the Konkan Coast boasts a treasure trove of hidden gems. Pack your bags and embark on a journey to some of the best places in Konkan we mention in this blog.

a solitary boat parked on the shoes of Dapoli beach with people on it

Gateway to the Konkan: Mumbai

Maharashtra's crown jewel, Mumbai, serves as the perfect starting point for your Konkan adventure. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant energy by exploring iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India, a majestic archway overlooking the Arabian Sea. Delve into the city's rich history at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, an architectural marvel housing a vast collection of artefacts. Stay at The Orchid Hotel Mumbai Vile Parle when staying in Mumbai.

Tranquil Escape: Dapoli

Dapoli, nestled in the Sahyadri mountains, offers a refreshing escape from the coastal bustle. This hill station boasts breathtaking views, cascading waterfalls, and a laid-back atmosphere. Embark on a scenic trek to Kas Plateau, a tabletop mountain offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape. Unwind by the cascading waters of Vazira Nala or explore the intriguing history of the Kamalgad Fort, perched atop a hill. We recommend staying at Lotus Eco Beach Resort when staying in Dapoli.

an overview of the sahyadri hills as seen from a mountain in Lonavala

Beyond the Konkan Coast

While the Konkan Coast is a treasure trove in itself, Maharashtra offers a diverse range of destinations complementing your coastal adventure perfectly.

Sun-Kissed Shores: Goa

Goa is renowned for its beaches near Konkan, vibrant nightlife and laid-back charm. Relax on the golden sands of beaches like Calangute or Baga, indulge in water sports like parasailing or jet skiing or explore charming Portuguese-influenced villages like Panjim and Anjuna. And when in Goa, consider staying at Lotus Eco Beach Resort.

Hill Station Retreat: Lonavala

Lonavala, nestled in the Western Ghats, offers a respite from the coastal heat. This hill station is a popular weekend getaway known for its scenic beauty, waterfalls and adventure activities. Take a thrilling ride on the toy train along the picturesque routes, go rock climbing amidst the natural cliffs or unwind amidst the serene surroundings. Consider staying at The Orchid when staying in Lonavala.

Cultural Tapestry: Nashik

Nashik, an ancient city on the banks of the Godavari River, is a significant pilgrimage centre. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura by visiting the Trimbakeshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (holiest Shiva shrines) in India. Explore the captivating Pandavleni Caves, adorned with intricate Buddhist sculptures or delve into the city's rich history at the Coin Museum.

Vibrant Metropolis: Pune

Pune, Maharashtra's second-largest city, is a dynamic centre of education, culture and history. Explore the architectural marvels of the Shaniwar Wada, the seat of the Peshwa rulers or visit the Aga Khan Palace, a majestic edifice offering panoramic views of the city. For a dose of nature, head to the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park or spend an afternoon at the serene Osho Garden. Choose from either The Orchid Hotel Pune or Fort JadhavGADH when travelling to Pune.

a far out view of a forest with mist cover over the tall trees

Planning Your Konkan Adventure

  • The Konkan Coast can be explored year-round, with the winter months (November to February) offering pleasant weather.
  • Several Konkan towns are well-connected by road and rail to major cities like Mumbai and Pune.
  • We suggest staying at Lotus Beach Resorts in these mentioned cities.

The Konkan Coast, with its diverse landscapes, rich culture and captivating beauty, promises an unforgettable escapade. So, embark on your journey, explore the hidden gems along this mesmerising coastline and create memories that will last a lifetime.