What Is It?

The Konkan coast is home to breathtaking views, numerous waterfalls, beaches and hidden gems. We explore three beautiful beaches situated half an hour away from each other and try to understand why it is a bliss for those who like to keep it simple when it comes to travel plans or as called these days #newyeargoals.

Where Is It?

A five-hour drive from Mumbai, the stretch is easily accessible through road {cars, taxis, buses}. The nearest railhead is at Mangaon, located about 50 km from Diveagar.

Why Should I Go?

If you’re a water baby and like being by the sea without the hoard of tourists blocking your view, head to this stretch.

Photo source: Pankaj Dhande via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

Photo source: Pankaj Dhande via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

Starting from the top, the stretch can be conquered with Diveagar first. Diveagar is an idyllic weekend getaway, for those pining for peace and solace. A white sand beach, it’s laden with dense coconut and beetle nut groves. A half an hour drive later, you can find yourself {again} at Aaravi beach, another white sand gem on the Konkan stretch. After you’re done driving at Aaravi {yes, it’s allowed}, you can head to Harihareshwar beach which is a haven for peace. Harihareshwar beach has temples to visit around.

What Is Unique About It?

If the white sand angle didn’t entice you, how about riding a jet-ski into sunset?

Photo source: 29028 Adventure World

Photo source: 29028 Adventure World

In case you’d rather do something more pumped up, we came across an organisation called 29028 Adventure World which organises activities like para sailing, sea cliff rappelling,sea valley crossing, beach night treks, rock climbing, sea survival skills workshop,beach camping, raft making, treasure hunts Sahyadri fort visit, jungle trails, wilderness survival skills and night navigational trails. There’s also fishing trails and local cultural camping nights to loo forward to. With the amount of activities mentioned, we could spend a week here {or more}. You can contact Jayant on +919823129439.

What Should I Carry?

Photo source: Abhijit Tembhekar via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Photo source: Abhijit Tembhekar via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Beachwear, sunscreen, water, snacks, bag to dispose waste and a change of clothes.

Anything Else?

It could be a day trip, if you leave early in the morning or spend the weekend taking long walks on all three.

Featured photo source: Abhijit Tembhekar via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)