Konkan coastline of Maharashtra is also known as Secret Slice of Paradise due to its virgin beaches and gifted with abundant flora and fauna. Most popular beaches of Konkan are Dapoli,beaches of Akshi and Nagaon,Kashid Beach,Murud Beach, Harihareshwar, Vengurla and Ratnagiri Beach.
The Konkan Express and Mandovi Express are the major trains from cities like Mumbai, Pune and Goa.
Konkan can be reached and covered by road, As most of the tourist place are connect by road.
November to February is the best time to visit Konkan, However monsoon season brings the best of
Best time for dolphins watching in Konkan coast is from December to January.
Konkan region of Maharashtra has lots to offer such as black sand beaches, mesmerising greenery, scuba diving, exotic seafood, alphonso mangoes and Konkan railway line.
Ganpatipule town is located in the Ratnagiri district and has very peaceful, coconut fringed beach. There is no railway station at Ganapatipule and easily accessible by road on NH 17 via Satara from Pune – 331 km.
Guhagar is known for its virgin beaches,Haapus mangoes, Durga Devi temple and Vyadeshwar temple. Guhagar Beach is also listed as most cleanest beaches in Maharashtra.
Malvan in Sindhudurg district is famous for Sindhudurg marine fort and Alphonso mangoes. There are large number of coconut trees in the region and has its unique culture and cuisine, popularly known as Malvani cuisine.
Malvani Cuisine is predominantly uses coconut paste and milk on all non-vegetarian dishes. Seafood curries and fish dishes dominate the Malvani cuisine and quite popular in Pune and Mumbai.
Sindhudurg Fort lies on the shore of Malvan town and a protected monument of Maharashtra. The marine fort is spread over 48 acres and remain closed for tourists during rainy season.
Sawantwadi city is another major tourist attraction of Sindhudurg, known for its wooden toys and wooden crafts.
Tarkarli village in Malvan taluka is located at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. Tourist attractions of Tarkarli includes coral reef,scuba diving,tarkarli beach, malvan plateau and mahapurush temple.
Scuba Diving in Tarkarli is a have experience in Malvan, explore the marine life of exotics fishes,coral reefs and underwater beauty.
Alibag coastal town is the main tourist attractions of Konkan region, known for Alibag fort,black sand beach and dense cover of coconut trees. Alibaug beach along with beaches of Akshi and Nagaon,Kashid Beach and Murud can be covered in 3 days of Konkan itinerary from Pune.
Major watersports available at the Diveagar beach are Banana boats, jet skiing and water scooters along with Parasailing and Beach walk on black sea sand.
Amboli hill station in the Sahayadri Hills of Maharashtra is famous for rainforest, waterfalls and flora and fauna. Tourist attractions in Amboli includes Sawantwadi, Hiranyakeshwar Shiva temple and numerous waterfalls and mist during the monsoons.
Murud Janjira sea fort is situated near the coastal village of Murud in the Raigad district. The fort of Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India.
Marleshwar of Ratnagiri district is famous for Cave Shiva Temple and Dhareshwar waterfall. This place is blessed with natural beauty with sacred grooves.
Matheran hill station in the Raigad district is located on the Western Ghats range and a very popular weekend getaway from Pune and Mumbai.
Raigad Fort situated in the Mahad town of the Sahyadri mountain range and a must visit place near Pune. The Raigad Fort has a famous wall called Hirakani Buruj along with Khubladha Buruj and Nane Darwaja.