Boasting a coastline of 720 kilometers, the shore of Maharashtra is lined with famous beaches from North to South, each having something unique to offer: but most commonly the sun, sand, and of course loads of the Konkan Sea Food. The beaches of Maharashtra, most of which are hardly explored, brings to one mind a picture, as per which the sun rays are dancing on the gorgeous white sand dotted with big glacis boulder and flanked by the turquoise water, and lush hills. It brings colors to mind, which refuses to go and even blaze in memory long after leaving its shore. For those on a beach tour to Maharashtra can expect to see more than the pristine coastline where you can relax and rejuvenate. In fact, here you can also visit some sea-hugging temples and forts that look like a natural reinforcement against the sea.
Maharashtra coastline has plenty of sites with the sheer cultural and spiritual overload of Varanasi. With the divine presence of places like Shreevardhan and Harihareshwar, one can even find spirituality in the rhythm of the ocean. To fulfill the dual purpose of the beach holiday and a pilgrimage tour, tourists can visit the Ganapatipule (Ratnagiri). Nestled on the Konkan coast, Ganapatipule beach is famous for offering relaxing activities like rowboats, motorboats, aero boats, and pedal boats. Over and above that, some shores in Maharashtra are famous for heart-pumping activities. In the places like Dahanu-Bordi Beach, Kihim, Tarkarli Beach, Diveagar Beach, and Alibaug Beach, Maharashtra Tourism has led special emphasis on water sports activities and has even provided some of the best beach resorts to double the fun.
There is a rebellious and undramatic beauty in the beaches of Maharashtra - at some places, rugged landscapes envelopes dramatic coastline. And that's what best describes Valas Beach in Ratnagiri, which has also grabbed the eyeballs for the fact that turtles come here to lay their eggs. When it comes to beaches in Ratnagiri, Diveagar deserves special mention. Flanked by orchards, Diveagar is one of the finest beaches of Maharashtra and a perfect place to see the Konkani lifestyle and culture. In the bygone era, coastal line of Maharashtra has served as a background of for many unforgettable, not earth shattering, events. Shrivardhan, which was once the hometown of the Peshwas; Harnai-Murud, famous for its forts; and Harihareshwar, also known as the Kashi of South are those sands and shores where history was made. Coming back to the current scenario, while roaming on the beaches of the Maharashtra; higher are the chances that one might spot Bollywood celebrities. Beaches located in the heart of Maharashtra, Mumbai, like Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Madh Island Beach, are perfect places to be, either for romancing on the beach or dancing to the tunes of the peppy Bollywood number in sync with the waves.
It's not only the rest of India, but the people from different corners of the world are flocking down to Maharashtra to see its sunny shores, year after year, for the unabashed dose of serenity and adventure. Whether the tourists loves to go for invigorating walk or wish to go deep down to explore the secrets of the sun and shores or want to relax akin to the sound and rhythm of ocean waves, there is no better place to be than the coastline of Maharashtra. Whatever one wanted to do on the beach holiday, can be done at the beaches of Maharashtra.