Enchanting Coastal Tribal Tourism Experience at Dahanu
Dahanu is a small and sleepy town on the coast of the Arabian Sea in Thane district of Maharashtra. The name Dahanu is the short form of the original name, “Dahanu Gram” – that means a village of the cows. At that time people at Dahanu used to have a lot of cattle, especially cows and that is how it got the name.
Though Dahanu beach is 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 it is still as charming and naturally beautiful as it has always been.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway from Mumbai for the rural coastal area, Dahanu tourism offers you plenty of opportunities in and around Dahanu beach.
Tribal Tourism centered on Dahanu beach 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.
There are also a few famous temples at Dahanu beach near Mumbai like the Mahalakshmi Temple, Santoshi Temple-Ashagadh, or Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir – Parnaka.
Being a coastal town Dahanu beach has an average elevation of 9.89 meters only and with the Sahyadri Hills on the east and the Arabian Sea in the west, Dahanu has 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 at that particular time of the year.