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Beyond Mumbai`s bustle: Discover hidden gems by pristine beaches in Maharashtra


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Within just 300-400 kilometers from Mumbai, lie three hidden gems awaiting discovery. With just a few hours` drive, one can escape the familiar and immerse themselves in a whole new atmosphere. So, snooze your work alarms and drift away into exploration with these three destinations:


Also known as the “Paschim Dwar-Devata” (Western Sentinel God), Ganpatipule is celebrated for its sacred temple destination. Situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, this serene town boasts pristine beaches, creating an idyllic atmosphere for visitors.

While Goa is renowned for its vibrant beaches and parties, this town offers a contrasting experience. Ideal for those seeking a retreat, travellers can revel in the serenity and cultural immersion that comes with this secret hideout. Beyond its religious significance, Ganpatipule serves as an ideal holiday destination, offering untouched beaches, water sports activities, adventure and luxurious resorts.

In addition to Ganpatipule Beach, the area is surrounded by other scenic beaches such as Aare-Ware Beach and Malgund Beach. Aare-Ware Beach is particularly intriguing as it was formed by a submerged mountain corner, resulting in two distinct sides, Aare and Ware Beaches. This natural phenomenon allows visitors to marvel at the beauty and tranquility of nature, providing a unique and unforgettable experience.

Luxury retreat in Ganpatipule
Indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience at Westbay Resort & Spa that seamlessly combines luxury and nature at this multicuisine resort in Ganpatipule. Delight your palate with a diverse range of culinary delights crafted by expert chefs.

After a day of exploration, unwind and rejuvenate with a relaxing spa treatment. For wellness enthusiasts, a stroll along the walkway leading directly to a private beach awaits, providing the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s lap.

Kashid Beach

Discover the enchanting beauty of Kashid, a serene coastal retreat nestled just 123 kilometers from Mumbai. Steeped in history, Kashid is home to the majestic Padmadurg Fort, a testament to the architectural brilliance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage as you explore the ancient fortifications and soak in panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.

But the allure of Kashid doesn`t end there. Experience the ultimate tranquility as you camp by the shore, lulled by the gentle sounds of the waves lapping against the sandy beaches. Whether you`re seeking solace in nature or quality time with loved ones, Kashid offers the perfect setting for a serene escape.

For thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, Kashid presents an array of exhilarating water activities to satisfy your adrenaline cravings. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Sea and discover a vibrant underwater world through scuba diving. Or hold on tight as you ride the waves on banana boats, feeling the rush of excitement as you glide across the azure expanse.

Opulent escape at Kashid
Nestled in this coastal paradise is O`NEST By The Beach, an 8-BHK private villa offering comfort and privacy. Each room has its own stunning sea views, suited for family gatherings or corporate retreats.

Enjoy delicious Indian, Chinese, South Indian and Konkani dishes at the restaurant, prepared by the in-house chef. Whether you`re relaxing in the garden, swimming in the crystal-clear pool or enjoying the sea breeze at the shores, O`NEST By The Beach ensures a memorable stay in Kashid!

Ganeshgule Beach

Picture a 400-year-old temple, built from pure white sand, housing a self-originated idol of Lord Ganesha. This special idol faces westward, guarding the western gates, unlike any other temple in India. This marvel was discovered over 1600 years ago, adding to the mystique of this sacred place.

Ganeshgule is the abode of nature and spirituality. At the heart of it, stands the revered Swayambhu Ganapati Temple, the sacred site where the Hindu God resides. But Ganeshgule isn`t just about spirituality; it`s also a haven for beach lovers.

Explore the breathtaking shores of Ganeshgule Beach and Devghali Beach, also known as Kasheli Beach, where one can enjoy a picturesque sunset at Devghali Beach`s Sunset Point. For those seeking a deeper connection with the divine, a visit to the nearby Swami Swaroopanand Temple in Pawas offers an escape into the realm of spirituality.

Moreover, Ganeshgule serves as an ideal base to explore nearby attractions in Ratnagiri, just a short drive away. Discover the historical allure of Thibaw Palace, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Ratnadurga Fort or enjoy the sunset at the scenic Bhatye Beach, all within an hour`s drive from Ganeshgule.

A luxury resort in Ganeshgule:

Amidst this natural and spiritual bounty, lies O`NEST Oceano Pearl, a luxurious beach resort nestled along the shores of Ganeshgule Beach. Wake up to the soothing melody of waves gently lapping the shore, as you step out onto the vast expanse of Ganeshgule beach for a leisurely morning stroll or relax in the shade of swaying coconut trees.

Here, you can also enjoy the resort`s amenities, including a swimming pool and a peaceful gazebo surrounded by lush greenery. Indulge in a culinary adventure at O`FISH, the Konkani seafood restaurant, where the freshest catches from the sea are skillfully crafted into flavourful dishes. Whether you`re a seafood enthusiast or a lover of vegetarian delights, O`FISH menu offers a wide range of options to satisfy every palate.


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