Shiroda beach is the ideal holiday spot if you wish to just relax amidst the abundant bounty of nature in total tranquility. The beach forms a significant part of Shiroda Village, which belongs to Vengurla Taluka of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra. It is about 20 kms from the city of Vengurla towards the south of Konkan shores. Shiroda has a prominent place in Indian history, as Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha took place here.
Shiroda beach with hundreds of palm trees and clear water is in itself one of the major attractions. Terekhol Fort located on a huge hill on the seashore is another place worth visiting for its stunning beauty. Redi Ganesh Mandir is also quite popular, as the idol of Lord Ganesh was discovered from Redi mines.
Shiroda village is surrounded by several famous temples like Garudi, Sateri, Badrakali and Kulkar. You should set a date with Vengurla too, as it is renowned for the off-coast rocks (Brent Rocks) that are popularly called ‘bandara’ by the locals.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Shiroda beach is between October and March, as this is when you will not experience rain, storm, or the scorching sun. However, at times, even March may get scorching, which is why it’s best to plan before summer arrives.
How to get there
Since Shiroda is located towards the southern part of Konkan coast, it’s at a long distance from both Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai is almost 600 kms and Pune is about 450 kms away. The closest airport is at Goa, which is around 90 kms away. From there, you can hire a taxi or car to reach the beach. Since both Shiroda and Vengurla don’t have a train station, the nearest you can reach by train is Sawantwadi, which is about 20 kms away. If you choose to travel by bus, both Vengurla and Sawantwadi are well connected with all major cities. There are state buses as well as private shuttles that you can board every day. The last stretch to the beach can be covered by local buses, autos, or private taxis that are found in plenty.
Some of the good resorts in Shiroda beach include Ramzz Cottages, Konkan Crown Resort, Dilip Resort, King Fisher Beach Holiday Home and Hotel Satish International.
Shiroda can be one of the most romantic locations with panoramic views and privacy, which is ideal for newly married couples. However, even if you are looking for a beach holiday with plenty of scenic views to offer a feast for your eyes and rejuvenation for your tired body, Shiroda beach won’t disappoint you.