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A small town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra is Vengurla, which is a part of Konkan region. It is located close to the Maharashtra-Goa border at a distance 110km to the north of Goa.
  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Capital: Mumbai
  • District: Sindhudurg
  • Zip Code: 416516
  • STD/Local Code: 02366
  • Phone code: 00 + 91 + 2366 + the number.
  • Language: Marathi, Konkani, Malvani
  • Best Period: October to March
  • Weather: Tropical climate
  • Time Zone: IST (UTC +05:30)
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Nearby Airports: Dabolim
The iridescent beach town of Vengurla!

A picturesque town with mountains on one side and long stretch of clear white sand on the other is the famous town of Vengurla. This alluring town is a beautiful holiday destination that captures the essence of serenity and pleasure perfectly. Celebrating the natural beauty, Vengurla boasts of five stunning beaches, which are all endowed with crystal clear water.

Situated in the district of Sindhudurg is this village town that entices its visitors by taking them on a magical journey through densely covered palm trees and the glimmering soft sand that makes you forget all your worries. Vengurla is enclosed by semicircular hill range with a lush green vegetation of some of the exotic tropical fruits such as mangoes, coconut, cashews and several different types of berries that one must surely try. Explore the beaches and enjoy some quality time at one these where you can soak yourself with a nice dive into the clear blue waters and later enjoy some fresh coconut water while wandering around.

Visit this exciting beach with your friends or family for an unforgettable experience. Relax in this lazy town, away from the daily hustling life amidst the miracles of nature that will help you to unwind stress. So just get your favorite book or grab some soulful music to lounge around on these pristine beaches.

Best Time to Visit

(Describe the climate of Vengurla)

Enjoying tropical climate, Vengurla has significant rainfall during most of the months. The average temperature stays around 27 without seeing much deviation across months.

Summer: Summer months are from March to May when the weather is mostly hot and humid. The temperature can be seen ranging from 23 to 35 during daytime while the temperature drops during nights are making them more comfortable.

Monsoon: Monsoons commence from the month of June and starts receding in September. The rainfall is heavy with an annual average of 32.5 cm. Although the town gets painted in green with all the vegetation flourishing during this time period, the sea is pretty rough which one should avoid going into. The average temperature remains close to 25 without seeing much of drop in temperature during the night.

Winter: Winters in Vengurla would usually start in the months of November when the temperatures start to drop. January experiences the lowest average temperature of the year at 25.5. Nights can get cold with 15 but with a pair of sweater you are good to stay here. This is the best time to visit as the temperatures are favorable, and the sea is comparatively calm.

How to Reach

(Transport availability for traveling)

Not very far away from the state of Goa, Vengurla is a favorite stop over for many. This town is well connected with major cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Panaji.


If you wish to save on time, then you can plan on flying into Dabolim airport in Goa, which is about 2 hours away from Vengurla by road. This airport is connected to all major airports in the country and from here you can then hire a private taxi or take a bus heading towards Vengurla.


Most of the buses that go to Goa from Maharashtra take a halt here. There are daily state-run, and private buses are plying from Mumbai, Goa, and Pune to Vengurla. Taking a self-driving option or hiring a private taxi is another preferred alternative to most tourists who also want to explore the places around Vengurla.


Vengurla does not have a railway station, but there are two railway stations of Kudal at a distance of 25km and Sawantwadi at a distance of 30 km from where it takes about 30 mins journey to reach here. Several trains running from Mumbai, Pune and Goa on the Konkan railway halt here.



Take time to visit the village deities of this town which are revered by the locals. One of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva is situated in the village of Sargeshwar where the sea waves wash onto the footsteps of this beautifully stone carved temple. You would find Deepstambh at this temple which is very peculiar to Hindu temples. 15 min away from Vengurla is the village of Redi, which is the home to its popular Ganpati temple.It is believed that the idol of Lord Ganpati was found in the manganese mines that are around the temple. Several devotees throng the temple during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The temples of Lord Vetoba and Goddess Sateri are located in the nearby town of Aravali which is just 12 km from Vengurla. It is believed that Lord Vetoba protects the village and roams the town in the night wearing his huge chappals, and so many devotees offer the lord chappals in the form of offering.

Hill Stations

No matter how enthusiastic the coastal life is many would want to enjoy the pleasant and cool weather of a hill station. An hour drive from Vengurla is the hill station of Amboli, which is very popular in the Konkan region. Snuggling in the Sahyadri hills, at an altitude of 690 m is this hill station which lies at the source of Hiranyakeshi River. An ancient Shiva temples can be found in the cave from where the water origins. The town comes alive during the monsoons when all the waterfalls are gushing down with freshness and the mist in the air is simply making you relaxed.


This beautiful coastal town with its long stretches of beach and the hills in the backdrop with plentiful trees of cashews, coconuts, jackfruit, and mangoes is one of the popular beach holiday places in the Konkan region. Take time to enjoy the colors of the setting sun when the waves wash ashore with a seagull flying down at the horizon. Other beaches around Vengurla that attracts tourists are the Nivati beach which is popular as the fishing village and Shiroda beach that has attracted several photographers to capture the landscape of salt pans with the palm trees that are blending in with the beautiful beach.


The most famous resort here is the MTDC Resort run by the Maharashtra Tourism, which is almost right on the beach bringing the sea to your doorstep. RK Residency, Golven Beach Resort, and Mermaid Beach Resorts are some of the few that are most preferred by the visitors.


You can book yourself into any of the hotels or the homestays as per your budgetary requirements. Hotel Sagar Sarita and Hotel Konkan Kinara are some of the hotels.


Visit the local markets of Vengurla and the neighboring town of Shiroda, which offers you with plenty of choices to make a purchase from fresh fruits, dried fruits, fresh fish, dried fish, coconuts, kokam, amba poli, fanas poli and many several local delectables. It is a pleasurable experience to shop in these small markets where you can bargain and get a good deal for purchase.


Vengurla has been a natural and safe port, and a commercial center was established by the Dutch during 1665. The municipal council of Vengurla is 130 years old which one of the oldest in the state. Visit the Dutch Fortified Factory, which demarcates the Portuguese architecture, which was built out of stones and wood. Playing an important role in the Salt Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 were the salt pans of Shiroda. These are still operational to a certain extent which you can visit. Right at the Goa-Maharashtra border on the edge of the Redi village is the Terekhol fort which was founded by the Maharaj Khen Sawant Bhosale the Emperor of Sawantwadi in the 17th century.


The local food here is the Malvani cuisine, which consists mainly of delicious fish curries and rice. A wide variety of seafood is served at many restaurants here which is usually the fresh catch of the day. This soft, delectable fresh fish blended with delicious spices make the meal really special. Although fish is the center of this cuisine, you can also enjoy some really delicious vegetarian food here. A vegetable made from the jackfruit and another from cashews is very famous. A must try item here is solkadhi which made from kokam and coconut milk which is a great digestive.

Buisness Hub

Agriculture and fisheries are prime economic activities in the town. Also with the advent of tourism, it has been boosting the economy as well.