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Must Visit Places In Kashid, Maharashtra!

In the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India lies Kashid a small village with beaches and historical forts as its highlights. Peace seekers and getaway people opting for serene destinations and adventures would love this place as this is the capital for it.

The tourists have a special love for these places due to the fact that the village is covered by mountains on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. On top of this, the place offers several other activities as well.

Here are some of the most enjoyable and popular activities offered by the village to its tourists and visitors.

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Murud Janjira Sea Fort

Since it is close to the sea, Murud Janjira Sea Fort is a must-visit place in Kashid. Said to be built around the 17th century the fort is situated on an island right off the coast of Murud which in fact gave its name.

The fort is a signature spot of the former Maratha Empire and history freaks can have a peek here to know more about the ancient past of this region. The fort is surrounded by the sea which makes it even more pretty to its visitors.

Murud Janjira Sea Fort

Korlai Village

Popular for fishing this small village is located just near Kashid. The Kortal village is famous for a fort located on a hill in this region. The fort overlooks the sea and provides an astonishing view of its surrounding.

The fort was built by the Portuguese dating back to the 16th century. Beaches in this area are mainly used for fishing hence the beaches are a great choice when it comes to relaxing with friends or family.

Korlai Village

Padmadurg Fort

Padmadurg Fort is another historical fort located near Kashid village and it was also said to be built around the 17th century. It was used as a defense system against anyone who tries to invade back then. The fort is accessible only by boat due to its location on a small island off-coast. The fort is one of the very few remnants of the significant history the region holds.

Padmadurg Fort

Phansad Sanctuary

Home to several varieties of wildlife species which include animals such as tigers, Leopards and Deer accompanied by multiple species of birds, the Phansad sanctuary has become a must-visit destination. The area of sanctuary spans an area of 693 square kilometers and is a great destination to explore the flora and fauna of the region.

Phansad Sanctuary

Kashid Beach

This beach is special from others with its white sand and clear blue water. Unlike other beaches, Kashid Beach is the main beach of the village with many water sports activities. Some of the most popular activities include parasailing, Jet Skiing, and banana boat rides.

Kashid Beach

Revdanda Beach and Fort

Visiting Revdanda Beach is one of many things you could do in Kashid. This beach features Black sand and clear blue waters. Adding the Revdanda Fort to visit along with the enjoyment of taking part in beach activities and enjoying its views would be the final piece of the picture.

Revdanda Beach and Fort

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most fun activities around beaches all over the world, and it’s the same here in Kashid. The region has multiple dive sites. The place also features Janjira sea fort and the Phansad Sanctuary close by and scuba diving is a perfect opportunity to dive deep and explore the marine life and scenic view underwater.

Scuba Diving

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is another popular activity to take part in Kashid. The activity is family-friendly and the coral reefs make it the right place to choose when it comes to participating in these activities. The visitors here suggest that there is no better way to explore the marine life and enjoy the underwater views from another activity.

Snorkeling

Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is a popular water sport activity in Kashid. The region’s clear blue water and sandy beaches provide a perfect setting for jet skiing. Jet skiing is a thrilling activity and is suitable for all ages.

Jet Skiing

Parasailing

Paragliding includes a parachute-like canopy that is attached to a speed boat. The speed boat while riding pulls you up in the air and it gives us an opportunity to witness the beauty of the sea and its surroundings of the beach from a bird’s eye-view perspective.

People shouldn’t fear the activity as you’d be assisted by an instructor or a guide who is experienced. There’s no better activity for adventure enthusiasts in Kashid than this.

Parasailing

Banana Boat Ride

The Banana boat ride is named due to the shape and structure of the boat resembling a banana. It is an inflatable boat that is pulled by a speed boat throughout the sea. Banana boat offers a unique experience of bouncing over the waves and the activity could be enjoyed regardless of age.

The boat could be small and only a few people can get in also remember the size might differ on different beaches.

Banana Boat Ride

Camping in Kashid

Beaches and water activities aside Kashid is one of the best destinations when it comes to camping sites. Kashid is one of the few sites that could give its visitors a memorable camping experience.

Apart from other places Beaches provide the right spot for camping. Setting up a campfire and listening to the sound of the sea and its waves and waking up to a beach sunrise would be a never-ending enjoyment in your visit.

Camping in Kashid

Best time to visit Kashid

The months from October to February are regarded as the best time to visit Kashid. This period is the most comfortable for its visitors with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 32°C, The cold season ranges from these months, and visiting it in the summer is highly not recommended due to the heat unless you want to get tanned.

How to reach Kashid

By Road: From Mumbai, one of the major cities in India Kashid is situated around 125 kilometers away from Mumbai. By reaching through Rail or Air you can reach here by Road. Buses or Taxis are available in this region. 

By Rail: Roha is the closest railway station to Kashid which is approximately 20 kilometers away. The Indian railway is one of the largest sectors and connects all major Indian cities and states. From the station, you can hire a taxi or choose any other option. 

Furthermore, Kashid is the likely destination for adventure seekers and also for people opting for a relaxing getaway. The beach offers several fun activities along with an opportunity to explore marine life. Interestingly Kashid is situated on the Konkan coast which stretches to or more than 3 kilometers. The place is also covered with lush green hills on one side which makes the destination picturesque for its visitors.

To an extent, the village is a good choice for Nature lovers, Sigh seekers, and people who are planning to relax from their daily busy life. It is also a place that could be enjoyed by families and a group of friends as well as people regardless of their age, not to mention it is also favorable to solo travelers for the view and exploring the beaches, and taking part in activities.

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Ruchika is a “hodophile” who is always on the road. The wanderlust in her often pours out in brilliantly written features and travelogs. When she’s not writing for People Places, you’ll find her in the most obscure of travel destinations, exploring unknown vistas and clicking images in her mind for her next write-up.

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