The scenic beach of Karde is as famous for its gorgeous sunsets as its for its adventure water sports. A range of water activities offer wholesome entertainment for the entire family. They include Banana Boat Rides, Jet Skies, Bumper Boats, Kayaks, etc. Boat rides for Dolphin Sports are also popular among the Tourists. Other activities include ATV bikes and Camel Rides. Among from water sports there are many scenic and historical destinations like Keshavraj Mandir, Yakub Baba Darga – Kelshi, Durga Devi Mandir and Veleshwar Mandir – Murud, Datta Mandir – Ladghar and Many more.
Karde beach is a very long and broad beach which extends far upto Burundi via ladghar across a few rocky patches to its south and Murud Harnai to its north so long walks can be really long if you are staying at Karde. You could also try riding your two wheeler along the beach to the adjoining beaches from Karde during low tides. Ladghar is seperated from Karde by couple of rocky stretches to its south.
Situated in the town of Dapoli, the Murud beach is known for the scenic views of the surrounding landscape and adventurous water sports. And if you're lucky, you might even have the pleasure of encountering a few friendly dolphins here! Being one of the most popular tourist spots in town, this beach is always thronged with people and is a destination bubbling with activity.
Just six kilometers from the famous Karde beach, is Ladghar, the home of adventure water sports in Ratnagiri. Water sports enthusiasts throng the beach in every season to experience the thrilling adventures that are organized at this beach in Konkan. Playing with the strong yet vigilant sea waves with the Banana ride, water scooters, and powerboat, gives one an alluring adrenaline rush.
Dabhol town is located on the south-west border of Dapoli tahashil. Vashishthi River flowing from Chiplun merges into the sea at Dabhol and is called as Dabhol creek. Chandikadevi Mandir (temple of Goddess Chandika) and a fishing jetty are the major attractions here and have made it increasingly popular as a tourist destination in Konkan.
Harne Fish Market is located on a beach next to Harnai Port, about 16 km from Dapoli, Maharashtra. There are fish auctions carry on at the beach everyday, morning at 8.30 am and in the evening around 5 pm. In this black sand beach, there are fishermen’ boats rested on the shore. You can see them work on their boats while making your way down to the beach. Every boat is handmade and seems to have it’s own character.
Along with the Mahalakshmi temple, Kelshi has a long, scenic, unexplored beach. It is calm and peaceful here – with only the sea waves for company. It is about three kilometers in length and ideal for people looking for a break from the maddening city crowds. Along the coast are thick woods and groves of Kevda and Cyprus, coconut and betel nut.
Just 11 kilometers from Dapoli you can visit the beautiful place Bhagwan Parshuram Bhumi, Huge Parshurama Statue is placed at scenic hill top from where u can get panoramic views of Tamstirtha red sea beach. Statue of 21 feet standing Lord Parshurama over earth sphere of diameter 40 feet !
The Konkan region, inspite of being a generous gift of natural resources, has by and large remainded under-developed. This lad to the peculiar social problem of migration of able-bodied and talented men to nearby areas like Mumbai and Pune in search of employment, leaving behind old men, women and children to look after agriculture in traditional way following the most primitive methods of cultivation.
Panhalekaji, the famous rock-cut caves are situated on the bank of the river Kotjai which further meets the Dabhol creek. These historical manmade caves are believed to be more than 1000 years old and are the great examples of ancient cultural and architecture. There are a total 29 rock cut-caves, both big and small spread along the river bank.
Suvarnadurg Fort that is located on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan, along the West Coast of India, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The fort also includes another land fort (small) called the Kanakadurga at the base of headland of Harnai port on the coast. Building of the fort is credited to Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, in 1660.