Enchanting Coastal Tribal Tourism Experience at Dahanu
I am Dahanu, a small and sleepy town on the cost of the Arabian Sea in Thane district of Maharashtra. My name Dahanu is the short form of my original name, “Dahanu Gram” – that means a village of the cows. At that time my people used to have a lot of cattle, especially cows and that is how I got the name.
Though I am a bustling commercial town today still with the rivers and rivulets flowing westward towards the sea after emerging from the gentle slopes of the Sahyadri Mountains, with the thick forests on the hills and beautiful beaches I am still as charming and naturally beautiful as I have always been.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway from Mumbai for rural coastal area, Dahanu tourism offer you plenty of opportunities in and around Dahanu beach. Tribal Tourism centered on me has also grown in popularity in recent years. The Musalya Dongar, Kavdas Dam, Kurza Dam, Sisana Killa and Asheri gadh are some of the places of tourist attraction in and around Dahanu beach and there are also a few famous temples here like the Mahalakshmi Temple, Santoshi Temple-Ashagadh or Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir – Parnaka.
Being a coastal town I have an average elevation of 9.89 meters only and with the Sahyadri Hills on the east and the Arabian Sea in the west I have grown up to become a major tourist destination close to Mumbai.
Best Time to Visit Dahanu Beach
Winter months, especially from October to February is considered to be the best season to visit Dahanu beach as it is most pleasant and beautiful that particular time of the year.