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Vengurla

Vengurla :

For a peaceful getaway, Vengurla with its virgin beaches, ancient temples, historical forts and charming villages, is the perfect weekend destination. Vayangani, Sagareshwar, Mochemad, Sagarteerth, Shiroda - Velagar and Redi — lie in a line going south right down the coast of Maharashtra till Goa are major beaches in Vengurla. Sagareshwar is one of the closest and most visited beach in Vengurla. Apart from the beaches of Vengurla, Vengurla lighthouse and the Vengurla jetty are the main tourist attractions in Vengurla. Vengula at a distance of about 400 kms from Pune (Mumbai to Vengula - 500) is an ideal stop over place on the way to Goa from Mumbai and Pune. The best route to Vengurla from Pune is via Kolhapur and from Vengurla-Mumbai the NH 17. Nivti 20 kms from Vengurla town has a serene beach with soft silver sands. It is almost enclosed by rock structures wading deep into the sea at both sides making it a private beach. The Nivti fort is located nearby. Completely in ruins there aint much to see in the fort apart from its ruined bastions however the view it affords is amazing with the Bhogwe beach on the right & Nivti beach left. Vengurla’s jetty is a part of settlement set up by the Dutch. The port was central to many trading activities during the rule of the Maratha King Chatrapati Shivaji. The best time to visit evening. Typical Konkani seafood is available in every restaurant across Vengurla and adjoining places. Fish and rice is the main diet here and you must insist on being served the fresh catch of the day. It has a rich cultural heritage with some magnificent temples including Shri Ganesh, Shri Rameshwar, Shri Vetoba, Shri Mauli, Shri Navadurga and Shri Ravalnath. Vengurla, being a safe and natural port, commercial centre was initially established during 1665 by Dutch traders and subsequently by British rulers. Signs of Dutch - British rulers are present in the city : Dutch Wakhar (Godown), St. Lukes Hospital, Crowferd Market etc. The 130-year-old Vengurla Municipal Council is one of the oldest Municipal Council in Maharashtra State. Vengurla, located on the southern part of the Maharashtra coastline bordering Goa, is visited for its idyllic beaches and shore temples. Vengurla is popular for its long stretch of clear white sand beaches ringed by high mountains. The Burnt Island is group of three large rocks that were once an important navigation point for seafarers. At present, the rocks act as a breeding site for a rare bird, the Indian Swiftlet. Nivati and Shiroda beaches are highly recommended as they are blessed with crystal clear water and offer great opportunities for water sports. Vengurla in Konkan / Malvan, Maharashtra, is cleaner and peaceful alternative for Goa. 

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Nearby Vengurla

Redi Ganpati

Sagareshwar

Lighthouse

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Redi is a quaint little coastal village that belongs to the Vengurla Talkua of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. Originally known as Redipattanam, Redi is located very close to the shores of the majestic Arabian Sea and is dotted with plenty of cashew and coconut trees. Redi has now evolved into a tourist hub because of its long virgin and unspoiled beaches alongside archaic historic monuments like the Yashwantgad Fort. Redi is merely 566 km away from Mumbai and can be easily reached. The Ganapati temple of Redi is located approximately 30 km from Vengurla, in the small villiage of Redi. The deity of the temple is the sitting form of Lord Ganesha and 6 ft high and 4 ft wide. The most astounding part is that the idol was recovered from beneath the earth, after a local person dreamt of a buried idol of the Lord and started excavating the area. This temple encloses history associated to it. The town in which this temple is situated contains manganese mines and the Ganpati idol was found in one of the mines near Rewati port in 1976. It is in a sitting position. It is carved from one single black stone and dates back to the early 100s. Reddi’s very famous Ganesh Temple finds its roots in a very intuitive and interesting story.  It’s really a miracle, which is beyond layman’s understanding. Yes, we are talking about 6th sense that every person possesses but only few are aware of it, and among them very few believe them or listen to them. On April 18th, 1976, one truck-driver, Sadanand Nagesh Kambali parked his truck at a particular place. This truck used to ply from Reddi’s (iron & minerals) mine to harbour. That truck -driver slept there and he had a dream. In dream, God Ganesha gave him divine appearance and told him to dig at the very same place, since He (God) is residing there. As per his dream, he started digging there and to the astonishment of all the villagers, there appeared two-handed idol of Lord Ganesha, carved in solid rock. The date was 1st May 1976. After seeking omen from Gram–Devata (Village deity), it was decided to build a temple at the very spot and establish this deity. After few days, in the same area they excavated a big idol of mouse, which is a traditional vehicle of Ganesha. These idols are very pretty and graceful. Visit this temple to see how beautifully it is built, get delighted by taking “Darshan” of the adorable deity. This is a vigilant deity, wakeful towards its devotees’ call. 

Sagareshwar beach is situated near Vengurla district in Maharashtra. This beach is the most secluded and pristine beach where one can spend peaceful and solace moments with the loved ones. Sagareshwar is an idyllic beach at 4 kms from Vengurla. Sagareshwar is one of the best and of its own kind. To the south of Vengurla light house (deepagruh) is the Beach stretching almost 2 km with white sand & clean blue water. From all Indian exotic beaches Sagareshwar beach is most famous and  the best Sindhudurg beach. Driving towards Shiroda from Vengurla just on right hand side at Ubhadanda you will see huge strength of shiny silvery sandy hills. By taking a short walk, climbing the sand dunes and behold you are at the sparkling beach and crystal blue water of Sagareshwar Beach. Walking through the sand with waves playing with the feet; it’s a nice experience. Sagareshwar beach is a home to the ancient and quaint Sagareshwar temple of Lord Shiva. This beach is connected with many districts therefore it inhabits various attraction locations nearby. Travelers visiting this beach can spend their hours at some forts which are situated close to this beach. Furthermore visitors will experience amazing sunset and sunrise views at this beach. This beach has golden sand, pleasant breeze. It is very clean without any pollution. On the sea shore itself is the Sagareshwar Temple of Shiva. Built with stones, this grand temple is met by the submissive sea waves at its footsteps. The beach surrounding the temple has been wisely crafted and nurtured to grow a blooming courtyard of a variety of lowers bursting with all sorts of colours imaginable. Right at the entrance of the temple is the massive Deepstambh, and the ever vigilant Nandi the Bull, at the entrance of the Lord’s abode. The beach surrounding the temple has been wisely crafted and nurtured to grow a blooming courtyard of a variety of flowers bursting with all sorts of colours imaginable. Right at the entrance of the temple is the massive Deepstambh, and the ever vigilant Nandi the Bull, at the entrance of the Lord’s abode. Worth visiting. 

Vengurla's Lighthouse, one of the tallest towers, is located on a hill in Vengurla village. From the top of the hill, tourists can enjoy the  view of the shore, Arabian Sea and its adjoining beaches. It's an Isolated place on top of a hill offers a breathtaking view of the sea. Vengurla Rock Lighthouse is about 20 kms. North from Vengurla port and is approached, during fair seasons only by a mechanized boat to be specially engaged from Vengurla port. The journey takes more than two hours. The steps have been cut in the rock for climbing up from landing point. Near the jetty is the lighthouse, reached via a winding path that passes through shrubs and vegetation. Perched on a hill, it’s set on a small plateau.  It offers a spectacular view of the sea below you, stretching far into the horizon, the jetty and its boats, the palm-fringed coastline to the left, and a creek far away trailing out to the sea. To the north-west are the Vengurla Rocks, also called Burnt Islands, which was an important pointer for seafarers in times long gone. It’s well worth strolling around the lighthouse. The northern tip overlooks an alluring horseshoe-shaped beach. Small winding pathways lead down to small coves, which are in reality tiny strips of sand with the cliff-face rising on both sides. Since its cliff edge the government has set Light house on top of it. It gets closed at around 5 PM. Its advisable to visit the Light house in the morning as its less sunny. Vengurla's Lighthouse is one of the best lighthouse. The scenic beauty from the lighthouse is eye-catching! World standards, extraordinary architecture, innovative layouts, and well-thought execution make place a highly coveted point of tourist interest. 

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