Vengurla is a spectacular coastal town located on the shores of the Arabian. The pretty place with roaring beaches is hemmed with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves. Long time ago it was one of the busy trade centres which witnessed huge export/import activity during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj.
Though having a golden past, the primary feature that pulls many tourists to the town is its beach. Vengurla Beach is becoming a very popular tourist spot and the magic and charm of this place, with thick green plantations and long stretches of clean beaches are enough to captivate one’s attention. Whatever be the mood of the sea here, you can be rest assured that Vengurla beach provides you a complete escape from the heat and dust of the city and it is a perfect destination to chill out and reflect alone or your dear ones.
Variety of fruits, dry fruits, preserved as well fresh seafood can be purchased from the markets here. Sindhudurg and Padmagad forts, Shri Devi Sateri Temple and Rameshwar Temple are some of the must visit places.
PLACES TO SEE
Kille Nivati : Shivaji Maharaj constructed this jubilant fort. Fabulous view of the Bhogave beach can be enjoyed from here. One can also witness the fishermen fishing in the open sea.
Sagareshwar Beach : Sagareshwar beach is famous for its sandy shores and crystal clear waters. The beach is beautifully lined by Cajurina trees. Swimming can be enjoyed in the sea waters. Lucky ones can also spot dolphins as well. The Sagareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the beach.
Mochemad Beach and Backwaters : This beautiful beach is perfectly placed in the background of green hills. The shore is beautifully lined by Cyprus trees. The beach with clean and calm waters is ideal for swimming.
Vetoba Temple, Aravali
HOW TO REACH
By Rail: Kolhapur is the closest railhead on the Konkan Railway.
By Road: Vengurla is 522 kms from Mumbai. Delux, Semi-Deluxe and Luxury buses are available to Mumbai.
By Air : Ratnagiri which is about 200kms has the nearest airport. Mumbai which is about 540kms from Vengurla runs both domestic and international flights.