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Mangoes on the Beach Land: Enter the Virgin Guhagar in Maharashtra

A tour around the enchanting Guhagar.

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Published: Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:00 [IST]
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Sometimes it is exasperating to see a startling crowd in certain tourist destinations. One should never choose a popular place during the peak seasons. Instead it is good to find an untouched place to feel the solace. Here is one such coastal land which is unknown and far from the clutches of commercialization. We are talking about the enchanting Guhagar in Maharashtra.

Guhagar

Guhagar Beach
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Guhagar literally translates to 'Cave house' but no there is no cave! This a piece of land which runs in parallel with the Arabian Sea. The region is called Kokan (not to be confused with Konkan) which is an offbeat place.

Location of Guhaghar

Guhagar is situated in Kokan region of Ratnagiri district. This coastal town is around 46km from the city of Chiplun.

Tourist Places in Guhagar

Guhagarmay not to be a famous place but it is one of the scenic places in Maharashtra. This coastal town is known for the pristine beach and numerous temples.

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Vyadeshwar Temple
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Guhagar Beach

One should come here to enjoy the virgin seascapes. Yes, Guhagar Beach is one of the unexplored beaches in Maharashtra. So, here it is all about you and the sea!

Vydeshwar Temple

Vydeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest temples in Guhaghar.

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Sri Durga Devi Temple
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Sri Durga Devi Temple

Sri Durga Devi Temple is yet another religious place in Guhagar. The presiding deity Goddess Durga is also the Kuladaivat (Goddess of the clan) of many families in Ratnagiri region. Hence, Sri Durga Devi Temple is one of the prominent temples in Guhagar.

Velneshwar

Velneshwar is one of the top offbeat destinations in Maharashtra. Tourists can cover Velneshwar along with Guhagar as both are 15km away from each other. Even Velneshwar is a beach destination which makes it more interesting.

Gopalagad Fort

A journey of 18km from Guhagar takes you to an ancient fort named Gopalagad Fort. This is also one of the tourist places near Guhagar.

Therefore, Guhagar is an interesting destination with so many places to explore in and around the town.

Guhagar

Guhagar Beach
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Significance

Guhagar is not just a tourist place, it has a thriving coir industry. Moreover, it is known for the production of Haapus Alphonso Mangoes, betel nut and coconut.

So, when you feel like having quick escapade then head to this peaceful place called Guhagar and spend a quality time in the lap of nature.

How to Reach Guhagar

Guhagar can be reached by road from Chiplun. It comes on the way towards Satara via NH4. Chiplun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach Guhagar.

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