Guhagar Beach – Maharashtra
Considered to one of the cleanest beaches in the Konkan region is the picturesque and pristine Guhagar Beach. This beautiful virgin beach is located in a city called Guhagar in the Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. Apart from its extremely pristine atmosphere this beach is also known for its beautiful white sand and tranquillity. In addition, located in close proximity to this beach are popular temples such as Durga Devi Temple and the Vyadeshwar Temple.
How to reach the Guhagar Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Ratnagiri. The Ratnagiri Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns that lie on the Konkan Railway Line. Additionally, the Chiplun Railway Station is also located in close proximity of this beach at a distance of 44 km.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points would be Kolhapur, Mumbai, Pune, and Belgaum
- Via Kolhapur:
There are two routes from Kolhapur to this beach, and they are via NH-48 and Karad-Chiplun Road and via NH-166.
2. Via Mumbai:
There are two routes from Mumbai to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and via Mumbai Highway/Mumbai-Bangalore Highway/Mumbai-Pune Highway.
3. Via Pune:
There are three routes from Pune to this beach, and they are via MH SH-70 and NH-66, via NH-66, and via Mumbai-Bangalore Highway/Mumbai-Pune Highway/Mumbai-Pune Expressway and NH-66.
4. Via Belgaum:
There are three routes from Belgaum to this beach, and they are via NH-48 and Karad-Chiplun Road, via Karad-Chiplun Road, and via NH-66.
- By air:
The closest major airport to this beach is located in Mumbai, The ChhatrapatiShivaji International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Guhagar 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 about 38 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is heavy. On the other hand the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is pleasant with the mercury dropping to as low as 15 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is during the winter from December to February.
Things/activities to do
There are a number of things/activities to do found around this beach and they are as follows
- Durga Devi Temple:
A temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is located around this beach. This temple is surrounded by a lake which consists of a central wooden pillar. In addition, apart from Goddess Durga idol this temple consists of the idols of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Goddess Lakshmi.
2. Vyadeshwar Temple:
A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called Vyadeshwar is located in close proximity to this beach. Apparently this temple is renowned for its construction style which known as “Panchayatan”. According to the Panchayatan style of construction while the main shrine is situated in the centre of the podium, four subordinate shrines surrounds the main shrine from four corners.
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