In Maharashtra, there is a wealth of tourist attractions waiting to be explored. Maharashtra has it all, its beautiful beaches, temples, historic places, a plethora of wild lives and above all its simple people, making Konkan a unique tourist destination.
Kashid is popular mainly for its white sand, blue seas, green mountains, paddy fields, and rivulets. It is a tiny, picturesque village a few kilometers from Alibaug that gives the essence of rural Mahrashtra. The stunningly pristine Kashid beach provides a relatively peaceful alternative to the now commercialized beaches of Alibaug and Murud and is an ideal getaway for tourists. It is one of the finest beach stretch on the Konkan coast with golden yellow sands and crystal clear water and the Sahayadari hills as a backdrop. The 3 km-long Kashid Beach combines all the elements of a perfect beach holiday.
Kashid is house to many historically significant forts. One of which is Korlai Fort. Korlai Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1521, on an island to guard the route to Revdanda Creek. The fort has 11 gates, and each of the seven bastions are named after saints like São Francisco (after Francis of Assisi). The surrounding of Korlai Fort comes under Maharashtra Forest Department. And since it is perched on a hillock, you will be greeted by a soulful view of the village and the ocean. Other famous Forts include Murud Janjira Fort & Revdanda Beach Fort.
Established to preserve the coastal woodland biodiversity of the Western Ghat, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary spans over an area of 6979 hectares of land. This area consists of grasslands, woodlands and forest. It was founded in 1986, and in the olden era it served as a part of the princely hunting reserve of Murud Janjira. There are four major trails in the sanctuary, and one can expect to see a varied wildlife, flora and bird life once here.
The beautiful temple of Shree Vikram Vinayak also known as ‘Birla temple’ is located at Salav, 20 kms. from Kashid. The temple is built on a small hillock with pure white marble The temple surroundings is surrounded by lush greenery and the temple has Idols of Ganpati, Radha – Krishna, Shankar – Parvati, Bhavani Mata and Surya. Devotees believe that a darshan of Lord Ganesh at Siddhivinayak Temple lends finale to the ‘Ashtavinayak’ pilgrimage. A grand festival at the temple takes place every year on “Maghi Chaturti” day.
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