Dapoli is blessed with abundant natural beauty. Surrounded by hills and forests and having a long coastline. It is home to a variety of migratory birds and animals. There are plenty of cashew nut, jackfruit, coconut and betel nut plantations.
Known as “Mini Mahabaleshwar of Konkan”, this is a great place to spend your holidays away from the busy hectic city life.
It was the Britishers’ military camp and hence is also referred to as “Camp Dapoli”.
It is the fastest growing tourist destination in Maharashtra.
THERE IS LOTS & LOTS TO SEE & DO IN THE “MANGO COUNTRY“ – DAPOLI
Places of Interest/Local attractions
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth
(0.1 kms from the hotel)
It is an agricultural university which specializes in rice, horticulture & fisheries. It has developed new varieties of Rice, Mango, Cashew Nuts, Coconuts, Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon and many other fruits and spices. It also is home to a man made forest, medicinal ayurvedic garden, bamboo forest and concept farms. It has an information center open to visitors right opposite the Hotel
(2 kms. from the hotel)
The village of Gahve is home to various small and big nurseries where visitors can buy over 1000 varieties of saplings of vegetables, spices, fruits, flowers and ornamental plants.
(8.5 kms from the hotel)
It is a calm and serene village lying covered with coconut & betel nut trees. The natural beauty of this village has been immortalized in many Marathi literary works.
Keshavraj Temple, Asud
(5 kms from the hotel)
A few minutes walk from Asud, climbing up stone steps lies this temple which dates back to the Peshva Era and is famous for the perennial water flowing from a mouth of a cow carved from stone. The temple is christened in folklore for its mystic powers.
Murud Village & Beach
(10 kms from the hotel)
One of the most famous beaches in the area, it is also a hotspot for water sports. Weekends the beach is full of tourist who come here for the beautiful expansive clean beach. Also a starting point for morning boat rides for Dolphin spotting.
(8.8 kms. from the hotel)
This is one of the older beaches frequented by tourists and is absolutely clean, safe and peaceful. It turns into home for migratory birds for a few months of the year alongwith Murud and Harnai.
Tamas Teerth, Ladghar
(9 kms from the hotel)
A long beach, which has reddish sand that also lends the reddish hue to the water. It is a safe beach that lies in a bay. It is home to Sri Veleshwar & Sri Datta temples.
Bhagwan Parshuram Statue, Burondi
(15 kms from the hotel)
Burondi is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Parshuram and a huge 21 feet statue stands here which is perched on a hemisphere that is 40 feet in diameter.
(30 kms from the hotel)
Sparkling white sand beach. The sea over the years has created a cave ‘Vaghbeel‘ and also made a deep cavity called ‘Ghalai’ in the rocks at the seashore which during high tide makes water leap upwads into a towering column of water.
Chandika Devi Temple, Dabhol
(17 kms. from the hotel)
It is built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. It is in a naturally formed monolithic cave. Legend has it that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used to offer his prayers in this temple when on march in Dabhol region.
Hot Water Springs, Unhavare
(30 kms from the hotel)
Situated amidst a picturesque valley, you can bathe in these natural hot springs. The water comes in through the springs and then is collected in huge tanks. This water that is rich in sulphur hash medicinal value and can cure some skin ailments.
Olive Ridley Turtles, Velas
(55 kms from the hotel)
It is an abode and breeding ground for the endangered olive ridley turtles through the summer and immediately after winter. Thousands of these turtles come and nest there.
(0.1 kms from the hotel)
It is shaped like a lizard head as the name states. It is a delight for Trekkers and has scenic view. Surrounded by forest make the trek closer to nature.
(28 kms. from the hotel)
Dabhol is a port which is 28 km south of Dapoli. The Dabhol Power Plant by Enron is situated near Dabhol. The plant has now been taken over by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL). The power station is lndia’s largest operating gas-based combined cycle power station.
Harnai Fish Market
(12 kms from the hotel)
This is assumed to be one of the largest supplier of fish to Maharashtra. Many kinds of seafood including lobsters and prawns are available. Situated 12 kms from the hotel.
(24 kms from the hotel)
Anjarle is famous for the Kadyawarcha Ganpati (Ganesh temple situated on a cliff). This ancient and magnificent Ganesh temple was originally constructed using wooden pillars in around 1150 AD. It was renovated during the period between 1768 and 1780. There is a magnificent view of the thick plantation of coconu) trees, betel nut trees, Suvarnadurg Fort, blue sea and surrounding hills from the top. It is 24 kms from the hotel.
(20 kms from the hotel)
Located on the Dapoli Dabhil Pangari road, Panhalakaji Caves can be accessed from Khed via Vakavali and Tetavali. The place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of the Kotjai and Dhakti rivers. There are around 29 lent or caves.
Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts
(14 kms. from the hotel)
The Suvarnadurg fort consists of two forts. Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. The forts were originally built by the Adil Shahi dynasty and later captured and fortified by Shivaji in 1660.
Shri Vimaleshwar Shiv Temple, Murdi
(25 kms from the hotel)
It is located at village Murdi near Anjarle, just 1 km from Kadyavarach Ganapati. The temple is about 1200 years old and have strong building. The temple has still strong building and huge follower community.