A beautiful village on the Konkan coast in Maharashtra is Guhagar, overlooking the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India. Guhagar offers a very amazing environment, a very pleasing stay, along with a lovely ambiance and hospitable localites.
The sandy beach of Guhagar attracts a large number of tourists and spellbinds them. The natural beauty of the place is beyond description. Tourists here would simply love to spend hours together on the beach immersed in thoughts.
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With its sandy beaches and a host of water sporting facilities, Guhagar is a perfect holiday destination. It is also well known for its tropical fruits like the Alphonso mangoes, cashew nuts and jackfruit.
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The nearest airport is the Chatrapathi Shivaji Airport in Mumbai which is located around 300 km from here. The airport is well connected to all the major cities within the country as well as abroad.
The nearest railway station is the Chiplun Railway station. The railway station is well connected to all the major railway stations across the country and has regular trains to Mumbai.
Guhagar is well connected by roads. There are plenty of buses which ply regularly from Mumbai and Pune. It is located at a distance of 300 km from Mumbai and 282 km from Pune.
The months from December to March and the monsoon months of June and July are the best times to visit Guhagar.
The Gopalgad Hill is one of the most beautiful places in Guhagar. The hillock is known for the ancient Gopalgad Fort, which is believed to be constructed in the 16th century by the Bijapur rulers and later was captured by Shivaji.
The visitors to the fort are awestruck by the beauty of the majestic walls along with the hills and the green valley. The Gopalgad fort was the witness to the dawn of India's independence after the British left leaving behind the control of the fort.
The white sand beach which has a coastline of 6 to 7 km, is one of the cleanest beaches. The beach is also seen as an ideal place to swim and acquire a suntan. There are many stalls on the beach that offer you some mouth-watering chats.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is in very close proximity to the bus stand. The members of the Chitpavan families consider Shiva here to be their clan god.
The temple is constructed in the Panchayatan architectural style, which has four subordinate shrines in the four corners of the complex and the main shrine is in the centre.
Apart from Shiva, the temple houses the idols of the Sun god, Ganesha, Parvathi and Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi.
The beach is known for its natural gorge called bamanghal which has been created on the shore. With roaring water entering the gorge during high tides, it forms a waterfall from a height of almost 20 ft.
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Food And Accommodation
There are ample options for one to stay and eat at this place. You would find places to stay from pocket-friendly ones to the ones which can burn a hole in your pocket. There are also a number of resorts which offer you a very good place to stay and a variety of food.