How about exploring the stunning and dazzling beaches in the Konkan road trip (Coastal Maharashtra Road trip) from Mumbai to Goa?
Well, every road trip should not be about reaching some pre-fixed destinations. Instead, road trips are made of journeys through an anxious traveler’s eyes. The mind of a true traveler seeks every byte of information from the surroundings and nature on a road trip. Sometimes some road trips should be unplanned with enough emotions of zeal because our nature is always a “Treasure Island”.
So a traveler should go out without any limits of exploration, into the road for road trips that fetches them the ultimate pleasure of enlightenment. Road trips are most ideal for a passionate traveler. It is benevolent in bestowing eager tourists with surprises that a traveler expects from nature. I have always been an eager traveler. Due to my past experiences in traveling, I am always keen to do as many road trips as possible. I like to traverse the versatile geography of my country.
In that regard, I always dreamt of flying above an ocean guarded by mountains. This is where the roaring waves of the sea splash on the foothills of the mountains. The dream inspired me to do a coastal road trip from Mumbai to Goa along the Western Ghats. Because that is where the state highway of Maharashtra intersects the slanting mountains that fall into the Arabian Sea.
The journey to discover the golden coastal highway inspired me to go on an unplanned road trip in the second week of February. So I set off from Panvel in Navi Mumbai with a portrait of mountains and sea in my mind.
1. Alibaug Beach- Pride of Konkan road trip from Mumbai to Harihareshwar
Alibaug was the first beach that I encountered when I started my western coastal road trip from Mumbai to Goa. A famous weekend destination from the financial hub, it offers adventure sports and a muddy trail to the Alibaug fort.
The beach is crowded with a large trail of shallow sands guiding the tourists to the fort. The landscape was normal like other sea beaches except that one can walk deep into the sea to visit the fort when the water retreats from the shore.
2. Revdanda and Karshid Beach- Beauty of Konkan road trip from Mumbai to Goa
A half an hour road trip from the famous Alibaug beach took me to this serene lonely beach which is known as Revdanda beach. We were proceeding towards the Karshid beach in the coastal road trip from
Mumbai to Goa when suddenly from nowhere we reached a vast stretch of rocky shore with a magnificent clear sky enhancing the panoramic sea view. The Western Ghats were visible by this time, surrounding on the other side with a series of mountains of yellow dry grasslands. As we proceeded with our road trip towards the south the bridges over the backwaters. It mesmerized me with the backdrop of standing and moving waters in a single frame.
Sometimes I could see a small settlement of dilapidated port and ships making an equally different vision with huge constructing machines on the beach. Since the beach was devoid of any crowd, tourists could get a wide-angle view of the three horizons meeting in its purest form.
3. Janjira Beach- Highlight of Konkan road trip
My anxious moments of visiting a landscape of mountains and sea together came to reality when I arrived a few km after Rajapuri in Janjira beach. The brown color of the grasslands on the western ghats and the blue color of the horizon in the Arabian sea contrasted each other ideally for a picturesque moment.
The place was windy but the ambiance was peaceful for a travel freak to capture the stunning views of the Janjira beach and the fort. The view of the slanting mountains intersected by the ghat road with the Arabian Sea. It mesmerized me to click my best wallpaper picture of the Konkan road trip.
4. MTDC Harihareshwar Beach
Where to stay in Konkan road trip from Mumbai to Goa
The beach was reflecting hues of gold and the water looked like waves of the blue sky. The beach was Rocky with black sands that surprised me even more. MTDC Harihareshwar is well managed by the state government tourism and it is more so important due to its amazing location.
The locals told me about another clean beach in Harihareshwar but after arriving at this splendid beach I was sure enough to take my colorful memories in this black sand beach. People go to Greece to watch the black sands in Perissa but most of us are unaware of this sparkling beach of the MTDC Harihareshwar resort.
With these 5 beautiful and unique beaches I end my first part of the Konkan road trip from Mumbai to Goa and proceeded towards Ganapatipule, so stay tuned for the next blog on Konkan road trip part 2 en route Mumbai to goa.
For such travel photography like the travel images in the blog I have used the D3500 Nikon camera.
Frequently asked questions(FAQ):-
What is the distance between mumbai to harihareshwar?
The distance between Mumbai to harihareshwar is 193 km.
How is the road from mumbai to harihareshwar?
The road conditions is pretty good and it takes around 4.5 hours to reach harihareshwar from mumbai.
How is the train service from Mumbai to harihareshwar?
There are several trains from mumbai to harihareshwar that ply from dadar.
What is the nearest railway station near harihareshwar?
Mangaon is the nearest railway station near harihareshwar.
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