Erangal Beach – Maharashtra
Located in close proximity to the Aksa Beach is an extremely scenic beach called Erangal Beach. This beautiful beach is situated in the suburb of Malad in the city of Mumbai. The beach is surrounded by a beautiful landscape that includes hills and paddy fields. It is also known for providing magnificent views of the “setting sun” as well as for discreet wild night parties. It is located at a distance of 2.9 km (via Madh – Marve Rd) from Aksa Beach.
How to reach Erangal Beach
Erangal Beach Map
- By train:
The closest major railway station to this beach is located in Malad/Borivali.There are auto services available from these railway stations to the Marve Beach which lies in close proximity to this beach.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Pune, and Mumbai.
a. How to reach Erangal Beach from Mumbai. : The shortest route to reach Erangal beach from Mumbai is via Western Express Hwy as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Erangal Beach from Pune, : There fastest route from Pune to Erangal beach via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Hwyand the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
- By air:
The nearest airports are the Mumbai airport at Vile Parle. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Erangal Beach
The summer months which begins in March and ends in May comprises of a maximum temperature of 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 10 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is during the winters from November to February.
Places To Visit Around Erangal Beach
There are not many things/activities to do found at this beach apart from relaxing in rental cottages available around this beach. In addition, in close proximity to this beach lie the amusement park and water park Essel World/Water Kingdom which are worth visiting. Furthermore, beaches such as Aksa, Gorai, Manori etc located in close proximity to this beach are also well worth the visit.
“A Jatra or fair” is organized at the Erangal Beach annually on the second Sunday during the month of January. Apparently, this Jatra is organized to celebrate the feast of St Bonaventure, the primary deity worshiped at a church located in close proximity to this beach. Furthermore, this fair basically comprises of a number of fun activities for children such as giant wheels, merry-go rounds, small car rides as well as the “Well of Death”. In addition, an array of items such as ice creams, cold drinks, handicraft toys, and clothes are sold during this fair. Tattoo artists with their machine can also be seen at this fair for those who like to decorate their body. An Indian naval base known as INS Hamla is located at a distance of about 4.4 km from this beach. A defense school known as ‘Kendriya Vidyalaya INS Hamla’ which was founded in August 1972 is also located in close proximity to this beach. In addition, at a distance of 1.2 km from this beach lies the popular The Retreat Hotel, renowned for providing rooms for conventions.
Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Erangal Beach:
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