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Kashid is a beach town located along the coast of Arabian Sea in the Northern Konkan region of the state of Maharashtra. It lies 135km from Mumbai and 170 km from Pune, which is separated from the town of Alibaug by 30 km.
  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Capitals: Mumbai
  • Zip Code: 402401
  • STD/Local Code: 02144
  • Phone code: 00 + 91 + 2144 + the number.
  • Language: Marathi
  • Best Period: October to March
  • Weather: Tropical climate
  • Time Zone: IST (UTC +05:30)
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Major Airports: Mumbai, Pune
Bask in the serenity of Kashid

Bringing together the white sands, blue seas, paddy fields and rivulets is a small beach town of Kashid. It is a must visit beach for all the beach lovers as it hypnotizes its visitors with its enchanting and picturesque location that brings them to this beach village again and again. Over the years, this small beach town has astonished its visitors with the serenity that is spread across the ends along with the ceaseless veil of stars in the clear night sky that brings you close to nature. This quaint town has served as a weekend holiday destination for the residents of Mumbai and Pune. Situated amid the two rocky hillocks on Alibaug-Murud road is the Kashid beach, which is one of the finest beaches on the Konkan stretch of Maharashtra.

This peaceful beach of Kashid is a quick getaway for the people from urban cities, who come here to take a break from their stressful lives. Listen to the various sounds of nature along the picturesque landscapes that have made this a famous weekend destination. Come here with your spouse, friends or your whole family to get mesmerized with the magical soft sands and the soothing breeze. Surf in the rising waves, build a sandcastle or simply stroll in the setting sun while enjoying the Kashid beach.

Whether you are an adventurer who can’t stop his feet from exploring the beach or a peace seeker, who simply wants to enjoy the tranquility, this beach town of Kashid will make sure that you have best of your time here.

Best Time to Visit

(Describe the climate of Kashid)

Barring the months of monsoon, you can visit Kashid anytime of the year. The weather is usually pleasant with a moderate temperature of 26  on an average.

Summer: Summers are hot, and it sees the rise in temperature from the month of March and continuous till the onset of monsoon in the month of June. The moderate temperature during this time is usually around 32  with the highest temperature reaching till 40 . Even though the temperatures are warm, many people come during this time to bathe in the sea.

Monsoon: Just like the remaining parts of the state, Kashid experiences rainfall from the months of June to September.  Rainfalls are considerably heavy, which brings down the soaring temperature to 20  -24 . The sea is unfit and rough during these days, and hence, it is not the best time to visit the beach.

Winter: Winters in Kashid are cool and pleasant with cooler temperatures being experienced from November to February. Plenty of tourists visit during this time when the average temperature ranges around 20 . December and January are usually cooler than other months when it may get little difficult to take a dip in the sea.

How to Reach

(Transport availability for traveling)

Kashid being the weekend holiday destination is well connected with Mumbai and Pune. As Mumbai and Pune have the major airports, it is very convenient to fly in from any part of the world.

Air

At 140km from Kashid is Mumbai, which is the nearest international airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai is well connected with major cities of the country with all major airlines providing their services. Pune is another nearby city which also serves you with an airport. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Kashid.

Roads

State-owned transport, as well as private buses, runs between Kashid and major cities. About 160km from Mumbai, it takes about 3-4 hours of journey to reach to Kashid. Direct and frequent buses run from Alibaug, Pune, Mumbai, Kolad, and Murud-Janjira to Kashid. Although there are State transport buses plying on the route, many tourists find it convenient to get their own vehicle as it is easy to get around the tourist spots.

Railways

On the Konkan railway lays the Roha station at a distance of 122km from Kashid, which is the closest railway station. You can get on a train journey from your town to Roha and then continue your further journey by bus or taxi.

Sea

Another way of reaching Kashid beach is by taking the ferry boats from Mumbai to Mandwa beach. From here there are buses taking you to Alibaug from where you can take a rickshaw to continue your journey towards Kashid.

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Religious

Although Kashid is mainly popular for its beach, many localities and villagers from nearby villages come to the Ganpati temple and Birla temple for worshiping.

Parks and Wildlife

Amidst nature along the drive to Murud from Kashid lies the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary. If you want to add flavor to your beach vacation, you can plan to visit this sanctuary for a delightful experience through the jungle trails. It is a home to several bird species, butterflies, insects and reptiles along with leopards, deer, and sambar. The main attraction here is the Giant Indian Squirrel. There are more than 700 types of species of plants which even include medicinal plants.

Beaches

Splash in the clear waters and simply relax on the white sands of the Kashid beach! The beach is perfect for surfing in the waters with waves, soaring as high as six feet almost throughout the year. This place is famous to have spotted dolphins during the months of November to January. As the beach still remains primarily unexplored, it has clear blue waters and clean sands that make it one of the best beaches of Maharashtra. The coastal town of Alibaug is connected to this beach town of Kashid, which is open to explore by the tourists in their spare time.

Resorts

To experience the luxury and comfort you can get yourself booked in one of the resorts at Kashid. Prakruti Resorts is a four-star luxury beach resort nestled in the backdrop of lush green forest and magnificent sea. Another such great place to spend your holiday is Royal Villa, which ensures a comfortable stay and an unforgettable experience.

Hotels

With the growing popularity among the weekend holiday seekers, Kashid has ample accommodation options such as Hotel Sai Palace, Kashid Cottages and Manan Guest House. It is advisable to book in advance, especially when travelling on weekends as most of these would get full.

Shopping

While taking a stroll on the Kashid beach, you can indulge into some of the items that the small shops have to offer. You can buy anything from jewellery, handicrafts, wooden items and articles made from sea shells and coconut. You can grab onto some of the homemade items such as pickles, jams and juices made from seasonal fruits, which are available in the local markets.

Historical

The Korlai fort is a tourist spot now, which was built in 1521 by Nizamshah of Ahmednagar during the fight between Mughals and Portuguese to control this area and sea trade. The fort offers amazing views of the Revdanda creek and the Korlai village. The Phansad Sanctuary has historical significance as well since it was used as hunting grounds by Sindhi Nawab of Janjira state. He built roads and waterbodies within the sanctuary for which several villages in and around were evacuated. Murud Janjira fort, located at a distance of 21 km was built amidst the Arabian Sea. The fort is well known for the canons and was built to protect from the pirates.

Restaurants

You can entice your taste buds with different cuisines when holidaying in Kashid. Although most places will serve you North Indian and South Indian cuisine, you can enjoy some authentic mouthwatering varieties of Konkani and Maharashtrian cuisine. Kombadi-Wade, Sol Kadhi, jackfruit bhaji, Ambole and crispy fried Bombay duck fish are some of the delicacies that you must relish here. The regular varieties of Maharashtrian cuisine such as Vada Pav, Misal, Kanda Bhaji, and Pohe will be available at most of the restaurants.

Adventure

Kashid can be an exciting destination for an action packed holiday. You can thrill yourself with parasailing and water sports that are available at the beach. You can also plan to go camping at the Kashid beach, which is a pleasurable experience in itself.

Business Hub

Kashid is a small town, which has gained popularity quite recently. It earns mainly from the tourism, fishing and farming, which is sold in local markets. Mumbai and Pune are the nearby business hubs.

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