Madban Beach- Maharashtra
“Picturesque and serene” would be the best way to describe the Madban Beach located in the state of Maharashtra. Situated in the Ratnagiri district, this beach is surrounded by an extremely pleasant climate. In fact, it is the ” cool breeze” present at this beach that attracts tourists in large numbers. Furthermore, surrounding this beach are several eateries that provide for high quality “Maharashtrian” coastal cuisine. In addition, this beach comprises of a green environment, soft white sand, and clean blue sea water.
a. How to get to Madban
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Panvel at a distance of 33 km. The Panvel Railway Station is well connected to major railway stations in the country such as New Delhi, Trivandrum etc.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points would be Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Kalyan.
a. Via Pune:
There are three routes available from Pune to this beach and they are via NH 48 which takes about 6 hours and 40 minutes, via NH 66 which takes about 8 hours and 32 minutes, and via MH SH 4 and NH 66 which takes about 8 hours and 45 minutes.
b. Via Mumbai:
There is only route available from Mumbai to and it is via NH 48 which takes about 9 hours and 1 minute.
c. Via Navi Mumbai:
There are two routes available from Navi Mumbai to this beach and they are via NH 66 which takes about 8 hours and 18 minutes and via NH 48 which takes about 8 hours and 24 minutes.
d. Via Kalyan:
There are three routes available from Kalyan to this beach and they are via NH 66 which takes about 9 hours and 15 minutes, via NH 48 which takes about 9 hours and 13 minutes and via NH 61 and NH 48 which takes about 12 hours and 15 minutes.
3. By air:
The nearest airport is located in the suburb called Ville Parle. The ChhatrapatiShivaji International Airport is connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Pirwadi Beach:
The summer season at this beach begins in March and ends in July with the mercury rising to about 36 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in August and ends in October is extremely heavy. The winter season on the other hand which begins in November and ends in February is extremely pleasant with the mercury dropping to as low as 14 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is during the winter season from November to February.
Things/activities to do:
The scenic beauty of this beach which is surrounded by pristine white sand, beautiful sea water, cool climate and coconut trees is what attracts a majority of the tourists. Apart from its beauty there are water activities such as snorkeling, diving, water surfing, and skiing that are provided at this beach which can enjoyed by tourists. In addition, activities such as boating, parasailing, and water. Furthermore, magnificent views of the “sunrise and sunset” can be enjoyed from this beach.
A couple of exquisite forts such as the Vijaydurg and Ambolgad located in close proximity to this beach are worth visiting. In addition, this beach is an ideal spot for nature lovers and bird watchers and provides for some exotic aquatic and migratory sea bird species.