Kashid – Weekend getaway near Mumbai

Location and Getting There:

State : Maharashtra
Distance : 139 kms S from Mumbai
Location : on the konkan coast, south of Alibaug and North of Murud Janjira
Journey Time : By road 4 Hrs from Mumbai.
By Sea: 50 Mins plus 1 ½ Hrs. by Road
How to reach there?
Route : NH17 to Alibaug and then along the costal highway via chaul, Revdanda and Korlai to Kashid
By Sea: Catch the ferry from Getaway of India to Mandwa and from there take ST bus or jeep or taxi etc to Kashid
Best Time to visit Kashid :
Except Monsoon Kashid is a year round destination

Kashid Beach is very quite beach. Here you can’t find any watersports or adventure activities but just have to soak up the quite. Play in the sand , build castles, and enjoy the quite atmosphere, stay away from your busy routine.

Things to do in Kashid :
Kashid is an exciting destination for those interested in an action packed holiday. Parasailing by the beach and water sports are two things which is readily available at the Kasid beach especially during weekends and holidays. Camping at the Kashid beach is also very popular amongst the adventurous. Trek to Phansad is also popular especially during Oct-Nov just after monsoons.

Camping in Kashid:
There are couple of organized camp sites near Kashid apart from which you can also camp very close to the beach under the shade of the ‘suru’ trees or on the beach itself.

Watersports in Kashid:
Kashid with much higher waves than other beaches in the area is amongst the most popular destinations for water sports in the Alibaug region. Almost all the popular water rides like bumper ride banana rides and jet skiis are available in Kashid.

Revdanda Beach Fort :
Revdanda Beach fort is a Portuguese fort but it is in ruins now. It is 8kms from the kashid.

Datta Mandir :
Datta Mandir is located at 8 kms away from Revdanda. It is the Red Domed Temple . It takes 20 mins fairly strenuous climb to reach the top but it is rewarded with not only darshan of gods but also a panoramic view of entire coastal belt.

Places to see Around Kashid :

Phansad Bird Scanctuary :
The Phansad Wildlife sanctuary is located in Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad District. It is located with the coastal stretch of Arabian sea.
Earlier it was hunting reserve of Janjira state, prior to 1948 this was game sanctury. It has uniqueness of vegetation normally associated with high altitude and inland areas, it ranks high among biodiversity hotspots of the Western Ghats ecosystem.
The forest is known for the presence of Leopard. As well as u will find wide variety of flowers, butterfly, Heyena, Jungle cat, Palm civet, Sambhar, Barking deer, Bonnet Macaque, Wild boar , giant squirrel, 164 types of birds (including the interesting Pied hornbill, Three toed Kingfisher, Malkoha, Pitta), 90 species of butterflies (including Common Map, Black Prince, Nawab, Blue Mormon), 27 species of poisonous and non poisonous snakes, 718 types of trees !
Phansad is a paradise for bird watchers and lepidopterist!

Bookings for the guest house at Phansad Bird Scanctuary contact :-
Deputy Conservator of Forests, (Wildlife),
Thane Wildlife Division, L.B.S.Marg, Naupada,
Thane (West), Maharashtra India 400 602.
91-22-25402522

Bookings for the tent or the bamboo house :- phone numbers as on 22/01/2010
Mr. Harishchandra Naik 9270892679 or 09270251369 (Forest Gaurd – Phansad)

Enjoy Local Food :
There is a “Mahila Bachat Gat” named as “Gavdevi Mahila Bachat Gat” which can provide pure Gavran food to u during ur stay. Gavdevi Mahila Bachat Gat is headed by Savita Naik which consists of 12 team members.

 

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