Around Pune is blessed with long coastline and dotted with scenic beaches on the Arabian Sea. Best weekend trip to the finest beaches of the Konkan region includes Alibag, Nagaon, Kashid and Diveagar.
Day 01 : Alibag
Alibaug is well connected to Pune by road, should not take more then 4 hours of drive.
Alibag is a coastal town in Raigad District of Maharashtra,Just 100 km away from Mumbai and best weekend getaway for Pune.
Mandawa is located 17 km north of Alibag and ferry services available from Mandawa jetty to Mumbai on daily basis. Ferry services are available to Gateway of India from jetty Mandwa.
The main tourist attractions in and around Alibag also include Alibag fort, Khanderi and Underi Islands and Kanakeshwar Mandir.
Day 02: Kashid
Nagaon Beach near Alibaug is knonw for water sport activities, cleanliness and a popular mainly beach, Located on the shores of the Arabian sea.
Kashid Beach in the Konkan region of Maharashtra is located 30 km from Alibag town and accessible by the Alibag Murud road, cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the region.
Murud Janjira is a sea fort, located at coastal village of Murud in the Raigad district. The fort is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India along with Sindhudurg and Vijaydurg sea forts of Maharashtra.
Straight forward route to Diveagar from Pune is through the Tamhini Ghat section and proceed to Mangaon, Should take around 4 hours via road.
Tamhini Ghat is mountain passage between Mulshi and Tamhini, noted for scenic waterfalls during the monsoon, surroundings dense woods and lakes. The ghat starts from Mulshi Dam and leads to the Mulshi Dam backwaters.
Best Time to visit Tamhini Ghat is between August and September.
Day 01 and Day 02: Diveagar
Diveagar Beach is the most popular beach destination from Pune along with the nearby towns of Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. The beach contains a number of suru trees and famous as dolphin viewing points.
Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar Beach are two popular beach in Raigad district and renowned tourist spot in Konkan. Shrivardhan and nearby town of Harihareshwar are covered with other beach destinations such as Diveagar Beach and Kondivali Beach.