About Kashid

A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.A soothing and calm place in nature's lap, Kashid is mildly enchanting with its quiet environment and picturesque location. This beach town is known also for its majestic mountains and whispering Casuarinas. A delightful place for those seeking a serene environment, Kashid is has a calm shore that stretches to a vast extent and presents with a spellbound appearance. Kashid's spotless water and clean beach makes it one of the most beautiful spots in the nearby areas. A drive through the area in itself is a great experience. Chaul, which lies near Kashid, has many Buddhist caves that are of public interest, and also famous churches and temples. The Korlai Fort is another beautiful attraction here.

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Places to Visit in Kashid

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Distance: 1 kms

Kashid Beach

Located almost 30 km from Alibaug and situated on the coasts of Arabian Sea, Kashid Beach is famous for its beautiful clear blue water, white colour sand and lovely streams. One of the most popular and alluring beaches of Maharashtra, the Kashid beach comes with a promise of a perfect and relaxed beach holiday. The beach is outstretched across 3 Km and surrounded by shrubs and trees called Casuarina, which enhance the natural charms of this destination. A haven for nature lovers, Kashid Beach is the perfect weekend getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The beautiful landscape of Kashid has a number of enticing things to do in and about itself. The shoreline of the beach is adorned with beautiful white sand for as long as 130 kilometres and makes it an ideal place to take a long walk with your near and dear ones. There are a couple of Buddhist caves on the beach, and discovering these is an adventure in its own right. Surrounded by a few rocky peaks, the beach is a worthy example of the Konkan stretch. Weekends at Kashid beach are quite crowded so it would be best to visit on weekdays.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 16 kms

Murud Janjira Fort

About 21 km from Kashid Beach, this fort is surrounded by the turquoise colored waters of the Arabian Sea. Dating back to 15th century AD, built under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, the ruler of Ahmednagar, the structure sports an enchanting entrance to the fort depicting a carving of a tiger trapped by six elephants. The structure is known for the canons here. The fort was built in order to protect it from the pirates of the sea. Most parts of the Janjira fort have been adversely affected by the salty water of the sea, but it still holds its glory and grandeur together, making it a popular tourist attraction. Tourists can reach the Janjira Fort by availing row boat service. Tickets cost Rs 60 per head. Once inside the fort, you can hire a guide for about Rs 100 per head to know the history and significance of important things. Also try the coconuts sold near the fort.

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Distance: 4 kms

Phansad Bird Sanctuary

Though referred to as a bird sanctuary, the Pansad Bird Sanctuary also houses many amphibians, insects and mammals. This one isn't flocked with people and hence is a quiet and calm place to visit. The lush greenery and diverse fauna rejuvenates one's mind. A walk through the park, inhaling the fragrance of the clean and rich foliage and hearing the sounds of nature make sure that the experience is one of a kind.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 11 kms

Korlai Fort

The Korlai Fort is an extensive military fortification primarily occupied by the Portuguese during the 1500's. Currently, in ruins, the mighty fort stands strong overlooking the vast blue of the Arabian Sea. Built in 1521, on an extension of land (basically an island) shielding the Revdanda creek inlet, the island was once called Morro De Chaul, in which 'Morro' translates to a small hill, and 'Chaul' refers to a nearby Portuguese-Creole (a dialect called Kristi) speaking village. A great construction of its time, this fort now stands in ruins but is a fabulous piece of history nonetheless. The beauty of the surrounding hill slopes is another incentive to visit this destination. The Korlai Fort is huge, and it is said that in its heyday, the enclosure could fit more than 7,000 horses and as many men! The strategic significance of the fort was revealed during invasions, as it is located on the slopes of a hill, housing a towering lighthouse and eleven large gates, making it hard to infiltrate. Stretching over a length of 2828 feet and breadth of 89 feet, the enclosement overlooks a small fishing community and provides commanding views of the creek. The sight of sea waves crashing onto the rock faces from the fort top is picturesque. Korlai Fort is now a famous attraction alluring visitors owing to its enchanting atmosphere filled with historic ruins and tranquil vistas. This place is the perfect destination for photographers and nature lovers, and evenings are the best time to visit if you wish to enjoy the colourful sunset. The expanse of the fort area is quite vast, and you can also enjoy a trip to the lighthouse nearby. A charming and endearing destination, this place is a must visit for all!

Experience Time: 2-3 Hrs

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City Shopping

If you're looking for an authentic Maharashtrian shopping experience, Kashid is the place for you! Loaded with an abundant variety of goods that you never knew you needed, this charming destination is an endearing place to shop away to your heart's content. When in Kashid, indulge in some jewelry shopping from local shops. The handicrafts and wooden items here are quite beautiful and unique in their design. Satiate your inner mermaid with the delightful shell based items here, which are a highlight. You can also buy a wide range of coconut based products here which are pure and of high quality.

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Distance: 1 kms

Revdanda Beach and Fort

The ruins of the Portuguese fort are veiled in wild plantations. What stand out are the cannon holes in the fortification walls that border the sea. Even though the fort is now in ruins, the pure historic charm combined with the nature's exotic beauty - the Ravdanda beach - make this a must visit place.

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Distance: 52 kms

Datta Manir

This is a is a red-domed temple situated atop a hill, at a distance of 18 km from Kashid Beach. A road to the temple is available, but a trek up to the same tends to be a popular choice as well. The scenic and beautiful climb is something to enjoy. The view from the top is quite mesmerizing. Do try to catch the sunset from here, for some more beautiful views.

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