For anyone whose idea of a vacation is sun sand and surf then look no more Dapoli is the answer. Dapoli has some of the very secluded coves which offer some of the best holiday destinations amongst the Konkan beaches. Dapoli is a small town famed as the Mahabaleshwar of Konkan in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra famous for the Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. The land of stalwarts like Ambedkar and Maharshi Karve, Dapoli has produced some of the greatest visionaries of the country. Now a holiday destination from cities like Pune and Mumbai this place is turning out to be a tourist hotspot.
The reason for this quaint town with some of the finest beaches of Konkan; emerging as a favourite holiday destination is comparitively better roads and availability of information especially in the electronic media.
There are numerous spots worth visiting in this beautiful region of Konkan. The coast line extending from Kolthare in the south upto Kelshi in the north offers some of the most sought after beach destinations around Pune and Mumbai.
In Dapoli winding roads over the hills lead to pristine beaches and a ride through the narrow roads over the hills is really a hugging the clouds kissing the sand experiance. The palm fringed beaches from top of the hills is really a view worth travelling for.
Dapoli has some very famous temples like the Vyagreshwar temple and the Keshavraj temple, Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple in Anjarle and the Mahalakshmi temple in Kelshi. If all this wasnt enough then there is the Harnai fishing harbour which you could visit to witness the wholesale auction of fish