What to See in Dapoli

Dapoli is land full of surprises, from archaeological sites of Panhalekaji caves to hotsprings of Unhavare this place springs up all varities of interesting spots to make your holidays truely amazing! The historic sea forts of Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg or the tranquil temples of Kadyavarcha Ganpati in Anjarle or the fish auctions at Harnai, What would be the highlight of your holidays in Dapoli?

You may visit the pages categorized on the top pane as "Temples in Dapoli" "Sea forts in Dapoli" etc and decide on the spots to visit. We have made it easy for you by making travel plans based on the beaches you decide to stay in, for eg if you have decided to stay near Karde beach, on the page dedicated for Karde beach we have listed recommended travel plan for sightseeing based out of Karde!

Sightseeing in Dapoli

Dapoli Sightseeing

Karde Beach

The stretch starting from Murud Harnai to Ladghar is the most popular region in Dapoli. Murud Harnai, a vast stretch of flat beach with fine sand is probably the most popular beach in Dapoli with some of the best hotels and resorts. Murud Harnai extends on to Karde and there are some beach front resorts also located between Harnai and Karde. Ladghar is seperated from Karde by a rocky stretch however one can walk across it to Ladghar.

Panhalekaji caves

Discovered in 1970 Panhalekaji is a complex of 28 - 29 caves filled with exquisite art value wrt architecture and quality of craftmanship. These budhist caves have a few inscriptions in Brahmi and Devanagari and also remnants of statues from 3 AD. Unhavare is a hotspring with a faint smell of sulphur. The sulphur spring is claimed to be a cure to some skin diseases. There are shelters available to people for bathing in the hot spring water.

Kadyavarcha Ganpati Mandir

Built in 1150 and later renovated during 1768 to 1780 Kadyavarcha Ganpati or Ganesh temple built atop a hill invokes deep religious fervour amongst its devotees. The idol of the diety "Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati" is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side. There is a Shiva temple located next to the main temple. The temple is located in Anjarle ahead of Harnai about 25 kms from Dapoli at a vantage point offering panoramic view of the surroundings.

A Land of Surprises - Dapoli

Home to Great Men

Dapoli is home to many great men and the most popular beach in Daoli is even named after one. Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve was from Dapoli who was the first Bharat Ratna laureate. A photo memmorial is maintained in honour of Maharshi Karve close to Durga Devi temple in Murud, and is well worth a visit if you want to see some historic photographs.

Krishi Vidyapeeth

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, formerly Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, is an agricultural university located at Dapoli. The university carries out extensive research related to rice, fruits, and horticulture. It has 15 off-campus research stations throughout the Konkan region. It also rums two agricultural science centres at Shirgaon and Karjat.

Alphonso Mangoes

Alphonso Mangoes is the most popular variety of mangoes in India. The best variant of Alphonso mangoes are grown in Dapoli. Alphonso mangoes are expensive mangoes and the peak season for Alphonso Mangoes starts from March and ends in June. During summers agro tourism centers in Dapoli become very popular because of alphonso mangoes.

Holidays in Dapoli

Interesting spots in Dapoli are numerous however there are a few things in Dapoli you shouldn't miss during your stay in Dapoli.

The Harnai fish auction for its sheer magnitude ranks quite high on the list of what not to miss in Dapoli. One could also explore the Kanakdurg fort and lighthouse while visiting the fish auctions which is organised everyday around six in the evening.

Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple is also rated very highly by tourist interested in visiting temples in Dapoli. Suvarnadurg fort off the coast from Harnai is the most popular sea fort in Dapoli and is definitely worth a visit during a holiday in Dapoli

Things to Do in Dapoli

Karde Beach Murud Harnai Beach
Ladghar Beach Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple
Ladghar Beach Harnai Fish Auction
Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple Suvarnadurg Fort
Kanakdurg Fort Panhalekaji
Parashuram Bhoomi - Burundi Dolphin Watch Boat Rides