If you want to spend your beach holidays with your near and dear ones in the Konkan area, Anjarle beach is probably the best that you can find along the western coastline. It is one of the less explored beaches that welcomes its visitors with utmost purity and cleanliness. It comprises of a merger of black and white sand together with tranquil water that will mesmerize you for sure.
A major tourist attraction in Anjarle is Kadyavarcha Ganapati temple, which is famous for its Ganesha idol and the magnificently constructed pond situated in front of the temple. You can have an excellent glimpse of the beach from the temple, which simply magnifies its beauty quotient.
Two other temples worth visiting during your Anjarle beach holidays are ancient temples of Shree Vyagreshwar and Shree Keshavraj which are only eight kilometers away from Anjarle. Parshuram Bhumi is another major tourist attraction that boasts of a large statue of Shri Parshuram. Apart from the statue, you can find Sanskrit slokas on Shri Parshuram on the surrounded walls. It’s only 8.6 kilometers away from Anjarle beach.
Best Time to Visit
Though you can visit Anjarle beach at any point of time across the year, the best time to visit this place is between November and March. During the Hindu “Magh” month (January to February) a festival of Ganapati is organized at the Kadyavarcha Ganapati temple. If you plan a visit after this period, you can experience the colorful festival of Holi in March.
How to Get There
The virgin beach of Anjarle can be reached by road, rail and air. Dapoli is the major city closest to Anjarle beach. You can avail MSRTC buses, taxis etc to travel a distance of 23 kilometers. If you plan to start your trip from Pune, you need to travel through Mulshi road first and then head toward Anjarle. If you want to go there by train, you need to get down at Khed – the nearest railway station. Distance between Dapoli and Khed is only 29 kilometers. Mumbai is the closest airport to Anjarle beach and the distance to travel is approximately 230 kilometers.
Flexible accommodation is yet another tourist-friendly attraction of Anjarle beach. You can find different budget and luxury hotels here to enjoy your trip to the fullest. Additionally, homestay options are also offered by local families. Some of the best hotels are Balaji Resort, Durvankur Hotel and Swapnadeep Beach Resort, amongst others.