Beaches near and around Pune

Konkan Beaches

The state of Maharashtra has a long stretching coast line with some of the best beaches in all of India. These beaches are the perfect place for backpackers and campers. At these beaches you can even go fishing with locals but that’s only if you get lucky. People of Konkan are very hospitable. Here are some of the beaches of Konkan on the coastline of Maharashtra which are also located close to the city of Pune.

Alibaug Beach – This beach is just an hour long ferry ride from Gate of India in colaba. Alibaug is one of the most popular weekend destinations in Maharashtra. You can get Fresh sea food here in a typical Konkani style which will charm your taste buds away.

Harihareshwar – This place is surrounded by four holy hills known as Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri. The region of Harihareshwar is one of the most beautiful places in all of Maharashtra and there is a temple located there which was made in the 16th century. The Harihareshwar beach is a great place for beach lovers and a great holiday destination.

Dahanu – The small and quite town of Dahanu is located at about 150 km from Mumbai. This place is famous for it chikoo plantations and it is responsible for 50% of the countries chikoo production. The beach in Dahanu is lined up with coconut and casuarine trees. Also the Bungalows of Iranian settlers on this beach give the place a different charm and make it a great get away weekend place.

Manori Islands – Manori Islands is a place separated from the mainland by a creek which is why it cannot really be called an island. Manori beach and Gorai beach located on this island are some of the most beautiful beaches of this area. This place is a great holiday destination for beach and nature lovers who are looking for a relaxing and peaceful time.

Velneshwar

Velneshwar is a secluded and a very peaceful destination to be at. The beautiful beach with its soft white sand and lined up coconut and palm trees will charm your heart away. This is a place that after the first visit you are going to come back regularly.

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