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Dapoli is in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra and is situated at a height of 800 feet above sea level. It is also known as the ‘Mahabaleshwar of Konkan.' Dapoli is just a couple of hours drive from Pune and Mumbai and makes it an ideal weekend destination who does not want the crowd like Goa or the hot and humid climate like Mumbai. It’s a place full of beaches and also has forts, hot springs, archeological sites, etc.
  • Country – India
  • State – Maharashtra
  • zip code – PIN code - 415711
  • STD code – 02358
  • ISD code – +91 - 02358
  • Best period – October to February
  • Language – Marathi, Hindi, English
  • Time zone – IST, GMT +5:30
  • Currency – Indian Rupees
  • Major airport – Ratnagiri airport
A Destination That Will Unravel Your Emotions

Dapoli is a pleasant and quaint little tourist beach place that everyone loves. Being located on the beach with serene atmosphere and natural beauty on all the sides, Dapoli happens to be the favorite spot for the tourists from the metros like Mumbai, Pune, etc. With the large Arabian Sea to its west, Dapoli is a perfect vacation destination all the year round. The greenery is worth admiring and worth visiting with various kinds of orchards including Mango, jackfruit, cashew nut, betel nut plantations, and tourist love to take a walk amongst these trees and have fun plucking one right from the trees.
In Dapoli, you can visit various points of attractions where the beach provides unending joy, activities and points of interest. The beaches are un-spoilt by urbanization and untouched too. They are clean and won’t disappoint in providing the right kind of environment needed during your stay here. You can visit several places that have lovely beaches like the Karde beach that is amazing and full of tourists who love water sports. Ladghar also has another interesting beach, which comprises of red sandstones. Harnai is a fishing port where you can get to watch the large collection of different kinds of fish and the auction that takes place here.
How to reach
Reaching Dapoli is quite easy. All you have to plan is which mode of transport will be convenient for your travel. You can reach Dapoli by all the routes, so it is not difficult.
Air – The nearest airport is in Ratnagiri. There are regular flights from Mumbai and Pune and other cities. From here you can hire a taxi or hop on the private or public bus and reach Dapoli.
Railway – The nearest railway station is at Khed. It is located 27 km away from Dapoli. From here you can take the road and travel by taxi or bus.
Road – You can take the NH17 route that is the Mumbai – Goa route and reach Dapoli, which is easy. There are other ways as well. From Pune, you can take the Bhor route and from Kolhapur, you can take the Chiplun route.
Best time to visit
Visiting Dapoli is preferred during the month from November to February. When the monsoons have retreated, and the summer is about to begin, the period is the best one to visit.
Summer season – The summers here are hot and humid it is almost impossible for sightseeing activities. The temperature ranges from 22 degree Celsius to 40 or more degree Celsius. Summer here begins in March and ends in May.
Monsoons – Monsoons bring relief to the land after the scorching sun has been left behind. Monsoons begin in June and end by October. The period is also considered best as many want to visit the beaches during monsoons to experience the heavy rainfall and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Winter – Winters are the best months to visit Dapoli as you can find the atmosphere very pleasant and charming with a cool breeze and the temperature ranges from 12 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius. The winters begin in November till February.



There are a majority of Hindu temples in Dapoli followed by Muslims and later by other religions. There are various temples, which you can visit during your stay here. The Durga Devi temple in Murud is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is the main attraction here. The Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple in Anjarle is another tourist attraction which is located on a hill that provides a panoramic view of the sea and the valley below. The other temples here are the Shree Bhargav ram temple, Shree Keshavraj Temple, and the Vyaghreshwar Temple, etc.


Dapoli is a favorite weekend spot for the people in Metros, and that is why we see many plush and also budget resorts in Dapoli. Teerthraj Beach resort in Karde is an amazing resort that is tucked away right on the beachfront. The staff is good, and the food and accommodation are admirable. Durvankur Resort in Murud is a popular resort which is a budget resort that has the right kind of atmosphere and tranquility. The other popular resorts are the Aryawarta Holiday village, Fern Samali Resort, Mangalati resort, Chitra Meadows and many more.


Dapoli is full of beaches that you will love. The sand is blackish but clean and calm. A number of beaches have natural beauty surrounding it. The Karde beach is a popular beach with plenty of water sports and is full of tourists. The Harnai beach is famous for the fish auction that takes place here. Ladghar beach is another interesting beach that is red in color and also great for swimming. The other beaches here are Anjarle, Kelshi, Asud, Murud, etc.


You will enjoy staying at the hotels in Dapoli that can be found in the city or on the beaches. The Hotel Sagar Sawali is one of the beautiful hotels made especially for the tourists. The location is amid nature and on the beach. Your stay will be joyous with cottages and rooms that suit your taste. The other hotels are the Kavijay Hotel, The Fern Samali Resort, Hotel Presidency, Dreamland Inn and many more.


Dapoli is a small town, and here you will find many local produce right from fruits to fruit products and fish. You can also find objects made of shells and other objects as well. Dapoli is famous for its Mangoes and so if you happen to be in Dapoli during the summer season you should not miss taking a few mangoes with you. Shopping here can be done at the street shops that are lined up in the city. There are no malls here, and so you have to visit the city if you are interested in shopping.


When in Dapoli you should try the Konkan food that is the local dishes, which comprises of fish curry, fried fish, rice and also some delicious vegetables. The Modak is another sweet favorite of the people here, and you simply cannot miss it. Besides, there are certain snacks and breakfast dishes that you should try. Zilan is a prominent restaurant in the Fern Samali resort here and you can see the restaurants always full with guests.You are sure to get excellent Malvani food. Surali Garden Family restaurant is a good one with both veg and non-veg meals. There is ample choice of food here. Hari’s vegetarian restaurant is for those who love only vegetarian food.


Dapoli has a rich history, and that is the reason why you find so many historical structures here. The Suvarnadurg Fort is considered an important fort by the Maratha rulers. It has played a very important part in history. The fort is in the inland near the Harnai beach. One can reach only by the boat. The Kanakdurga fort is also important but lies in ruins. Here you can see the lighthouse. The other forts are the Himmatgarh and Mandangad.


Dapoli has many adventure activities that you will love. Try the water sports or trekking nearby or even Dolphin watching etc.
* Indulge in the fascinating water sports here on various beaches. You can get the Jet Ski rides or the banana rides and bumper rides, which are so much exciting. Even the kids can join in the fun. Parasailing also takes place here at some of the popular beaches.
* Watch dolphin from the boat here. Various companies organize the Dolphin watch rides for a certain fee. You can sit in the boat and get into the sea and watch the Dolphins here.
* Swimming is a great activity here as the sea is calm and peaceful. It is not a rocky beach and so you can enjoy as much as you can.

Other attractions

* Panhalekaji – this is an interesting spot and regularly visited by tourists. Here you can find the Buddhist caves where you can find as many as 29 caves that belong to the Buddhist and Hindu religion. If you are a history buff, you will definitely love the caves as there are many interesting facts along with structures and statues.
* Unhavare – Unhavare is another interesting spot where you find hot springs that is said to cure skin ailments. They are quite clean as there is no tourists rush over here.
Dapoli today is a prominent tourists spot with ample scope for relaxation and tranquility. This is the place, which you can visit with your family or friends. The beautiful beach stretch makes Dapoli among the most beautiful destination for vacation throughout the year.