To add more happiness in your holidays; attractive beach sports are available here. You can sail to see dolphins or can watch costal birds. You can ride a bull cart or a camel cart. Para sailing is the special attraction. Sand scooters are also available. And all this very close to Hotel Blue Diamond.
Beaches, Religious Places & Forts To Visit
Places to Visit (10 – 45 kms. from Hotel Blue Diamond)
Murud and Karde – Magnificent Beaches & Durgadevi Mandeer :
Murud, also known as Murud-Harnai beach, The beach itself with its soft sand and wide expanses is well suited for walking, jogging or enjoying the shade. Along with various types of boats, beach buggies, water adventure, dolphins, Olive Ridley sea turtles are also spotted here. The Dolphin & Turtle Festival, it is a two-day event of beach games, folk dances and theatre with the aim of sustaining the local wildlife.
The Durga Devi Mandir is popular for its intricately carved wooden pillars.
Ladghar (Red Sea) :
Ladghar is another such undiscovered beach now becoming popular. Locally, its also known as ‘Tamas Teertha’ as some part of the sea appears to be red in colour. Its water is considered holy. Maratha-era forts dot the local area, the largest of which is the Survanadurg, a sea fort on a small offshore crop of land at Harnai beach. It is possible to sail around the fort, though unfortunately it is overgrown and in poor condition.
Asud (Temples on hillock):
Shree Keshavraj (Vishnu) temple and Shree Vyaghreshwar temple are located amidst lush green land, a perennial stream and rolling hills. The surroundings are calm and tranquil interrupted only by the harmonious chirping of birds.
Anjarle (Ganesh Temple and Harnai Port):
Feel the real beauty of the village in Anjarle. The ‘Kadyavarcha Ganapati’ known as the Ganapati of Hill offers spiritual bliss while the pristine beaches offers soothing holiday. Food enthusiast can have gala time during fish auction that takes place in Harnai every evening. Tourists can also get a glimpse of ancient forts like Suvarnadurga, Kanakdurga and the lighthouse.
Panhalekaji Caves/Unhavare Hot Water Springs:
Hindu and Buddhist sculptures cover the walls. These caves are located on the banks of the ‘Kotjai’ river. Upstream, amidst a picturesque valley, you can bathe in natural hot springs. The water is believed to have medicinal value to cure some skin ailments.