Tourist Places To Visit In Konkan

Konkan is the rugged section of the western coastline of India in the state of Maharashtra. Konkan has several coastal districts. With the Sahyadri Mountains forming the eastern boundary and the Arabian Sea to the west, Konkan can rival any part of this incredible country in terms of natural beauty.

With the beaches, mountains, jungles, rivers, and numerous waterfalls of all sizes – Konkan is a synonym of natural beauty. Due to its unique geographical location between the sea and the mountains, Konkan receives extremely heavy precipitation every year and that has helped in the growth of thick forest on one side of the mountains.

The forests are home to numerous economical, decorative, aromatic, and medicinal plants and also many rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Mineral water steams oozing from the mountains and flowing down like silver lines is an abundant spectacle all over the Konkan region and the tourists will love to visit Konkan again and again for the immense natural beauty that unfolds in front of you at every turn of the road.

Culture in Konkan

Due to its location in the Arabian Sea, Konkan has developed a typical coastal culture dominated by fish and coconut. Konkani people do form one of the most diverse ethnic denominations in the country and there are actually more than 19 communities, casts, and sub-casts covering Hindu, Muslim, and also Christian religions.

The language spoken by people is also an extremely versatile one and is known to have as many as 19 dialectical variations. This has also been acknowledged as one of the oldest independent languages of India and also has a very prominent and well-appreciated literary tradition. Though the history of Konkan, people are that of struggles and migrations, they are also among the first to understand the importance of education and have also immensely contributed to the field.

Since the 1970s, there was little road transport infrastructure, and commuting by road between different areas of Konkan was truly a difficult problem. Later on, a large network of minor roads in rural areas was constructed and now each part of Konkan is well connected by road so that traveling is now easy and convenient which promotes Konkan Tourism.

This development of local transport has immensely contributed to the development of Konkan tourism in many parts of Konkan and today it is one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the entire country. The Konkan railway is the most convenient means of transport around Konkan and traveling with Konkan railways through the lush green Sahyadri Mountains dotted with waterfalls can truly be a lifetime experience.

Climate in Konkan

It is due to a unique geographical position between the sea and the mountain Konkan has a typically hot and humid coastal climate with not-so-cold winter. The southwest monsoon causes heavy precipitation during the monsoon months and though Konkan looks best during that time of the year, that might not be so good for tourists as heavy rain can make traveling from one place to another a difficult proposition.

Winter and spring lasting from October to April is probably the best time when tourists can visit Konkan.

Tourist Places in Konkan

Tarkarli Beach
Ganpatapule Beach
Amboli Hill Station
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Kihim Beach
Alibaug Beach
Kashid Beach
Murud Janjira Fort
Diveagar Beach
Shrivardhan Beach
Harihareshwar Temple
Kelshi Beach
Guhagar Beach
Nagaon Beach
Sindhudurg Fort

3 thoughts on “Tourist Places To Visit In Konkan

  • February 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

    We are two families with 4 members senior citizens (2+2) and planning for one week end to end tour from Virar near Mumbai. We want to cover must see points from the list you have provided. We request your help on the following points
    1) Which are the point we must cover
    2) What should be order of travel so that we can cover maximum points
    3) Which are recommended clean and secured places we can stay and how do we book the same
    4) We were planning to make the trip so time in Mar 2019 and take our own vehicle. Whether our approach is okay.

    Expecting your response at the earliest.

    Thanking you,

    • February 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Your approach to take your own vehicle is good.

      You can start from Virar to Tarkarli beach. It would be around 550 km. Then visit following points
      Sindhudurg Fort
      Guhagar Beach
      Harihareshwar Temple and Shrivardhan Beach are closed by
      Murud Janjira
      Nagaon, Alibaug, Kashid, Kihim beach
      Karnala bird sanctuary (Panvel)
      and back to Virar

      There are many locals providing stays and food at reasonable cost. You can approach them or try some hotels on your way.

      Hope this helps.

      Happy Travelling 🙂

  • August 13, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    The Best Tourist Places in Kokan to Visit also Know as Kokan Darshan.
    Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla, Khandala, Chikhaldara, Toranmal can be visited any time of the year.

    Go to Koynanagar in monsoon and winter. Avoid only during periods of heavy rainfall.

    April-May is the best time to see wildlife in the wildlife sanctuary. But if you want peace, it is better to go in the winter.

    This Marathi song became popular in the eighties (Kutha Kutha Jayacha Hanimunla). This is the time when the concept of honeymoon became very popular.


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