Suruchi Beach – Maharashtra
Known for being a “Bird Watcher’s Paradise” is a scenic beach called Suruchi Beach located in Maharashtra. This picturesque beach is situated in Vasai in the Palghar district in the city of Mumbai. Although, this beach is picturesque the environment surrounding this beach is unclean. Furthermore, this beach has earned a reputation for being home to some exotic migratory birds especially during the winter season.
How to reach the Suruchi Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Vasai.There are a number of auto rickshaws and state transport corporation bus services available from Vasai Road Railway Station to this beach.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Pune, Thane, Kalyan, and Navi Mumbai.
- Via Pune:
There is one route from Pune to this beach, and it is via Mumbai-Bangalore Highway/Mumbai-Pune Highway.
2. Via Thane:
There are two routes from Thane to this beach, and it is via NH-48, and via ChinchotiAnjurPhata Road.
3. Via Kalyan:
There are two routes from Kalyan to this beach, and they are via NH-48 and via ChinchotiAnjurPhata Road.
4. Via Navi Mumbai:
There are two routes from Navi Mumbai to this beach, and they are via NH-48 and via NH-48 and NH-48.
- 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 Suruchi Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is extremely hot with the mercury rising to up to about 40 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. The winter season which begins in November and ends in February on the other hand is pleasant with the mercury even dropping to a minimum of a 10 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is during the winters from November to February.
Things/activities to do
There are not many things/activities to do found around this beach apart from bird watching and backyard birding since several exotic birds arrives at this beach during winter every year. Some of these birds include Indian Roller, Prinias, Green Bee Eaters, Siberian Stonechat etc. As for the concept of backyard birding, RushikeshKulkarni of Breakfree Journeys states that “Since this beach offers a mix of coastal and inland birds it is an ideal site for the concept”.