Kashid in a glance:
Coordinates: 18.4376° N, 72.9091° E
Kashid is a beach town on the shores of the Arabian Sea, in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is located 30 km from Alibag and 135 km from Mumbai on the Alibag-Murud road.
How to reach Kashid:
By Air :
The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is Panvel Railway Station. You can take a taxi from there to reach Kashid.
By Road :
Kashid is well connected via roadways.
Places to visit in Kashid:
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This is a red-domed temple situated atop a hill, at a distance of 18 km from Kashid Beach. A road to the temple is available, but a trek up to the same tends to be a popular choice as well.
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One of the most popular and alluring beaches of Maharashtra, the Kashid beach comes with a promise of a perfect and relaxed beach holiday. The sun-kissed, white, clean sandy beach with crystalline water is full of natural beauty that offers a dream destination for water enthusiasts.
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A Portuguese structure, this is an old fort atop a hill and a major tourist attraction now. The picturesque location of the fort is the highlight – surrounded by water on three sides and a lighthouse.
Murud Janjira Fort:
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About 21 km from Kashid Beach, this fort is surrounded by the turquoise coloured waters of the Arabian Sea. Dating back to 15th century AD, built under the rule of Emperor Malik Amber, the ruler of Ahmednagar, the structure sports an enchanting entrance to the fort depicting a carving of a tiger trapped by six elephants.
Phansad Bird Sanctuary:
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Though referred to as a bird sanctuary, the Pansad Bird Sanctuary also houses many amphibians, insects and mammals. This one isn’t flocked with people and hence is a quiet and calm place to visit.
Revdanda Beach and Fort:
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The ruins of the Portuguese fort are veiled in wild plantations. What stands out are the cannon holes in the fortification walls that border the sea. Even though the fort is now in ruins, the pure historic charm combined with nature’s exotic beauty – the Ravdanda beach – make this a must-visit place.
What to Eat in Kashid:
You can have a picture-perfect breakfast, lunches and dinners here with several eating options available along the beach. Several joints will offer several popular and typical Indian cuisines. However, what stands out here is the Konkan influence on the food of this beach town. Lombardi-Wadedi-Wade, Sol-Kadhi, Jackfruit bhajji, Ambole, Kelphoola-chi bhaji and Kurkuronbombeel which is a crispy and fried preparation of Bombay duck are some of the delicacies available here. Other than this find the seasonal and zesty preparations of bananas, mangoes and coconuts. For a dash of sweetness try the popular Maharashtrian sweet Modak.