FEATURE 14 June 2013

Kashid - 25 Kms, ahead Alibag

Kashid beach is a sandy beach typical of northern Konkan beaches with a thin layer of white sand covering the underlying fine black sand. The one thing that differentiates Kashid beach to the other beaches in Alibag is the waves at Kashid beach with a semblence of Kerala beaches.

Kashid beach tucked between two rocky hillocks on the Alibaug-Murud road is one of the best beaches near Pune and Mumbai. A long stretch of beach, Kashid stretches along for almost 2 kms! Kashid with waves much higher than other beaches in Alibaug is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region and though quite deserted on weekdays, Kashid attracts its fair share of week-end holiday makers.



Around Kashid..
Kashid is a beautiful holiday location and for a long holiday there many sightseeing options available in Kashid. A trip to the Phansad wildlife sanctuary can be a delightful experience adding variety to a Kashid holiday. Alibaug and its many beaches are just a half an hours drive away. Marble sculptures sculpted by late Mr. Nanasaheb Karmarkar can be visited at the Karmakar museum, 40 kilometers from Kashid.

Mumbai/Thane to Kashid
The fastest and convenient way to travel from Mumbai to Kashid is by a ferry. With regular A/C and non A/C ferries plying between Gate way of India one can reach Kashid from Mumbai in about an hour.

The ferry is uptil Mandwa and the ferry operators drop the ferry passengers to Alibaug bus depot free of charge and there are regular buses run by the ferry operator from all the Alibaug beaches back to Mandwa. Taxis and buses are available from Alibaug depot to Kashid and back

Mumbai/Thane to Alibaug by road
Alibaug is approximately 100 kilometers from Mumbai however it takes about 3 - 3.5 hours to cover the distance due to traffic.

Mumbai - Panvel - Pen - Alibag - Kashid

Weather: Temperatures vary from 16° C in winter to 32° C in summer, with an annual rainfall of 524 cms. October to May is the best time to visit.


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