Guhagar, is a temple town in Ratnagiri district and in all regards with many outstanding temples in and around. Temples committed to various forms of Lord Shiva like Vyadeshwar, Talkeshwar, Udaleshwar, Velneshwar, Balkeshwar and a temple of Ufrata Ganapati Guhagar truely lives upto its reputation. Chandika Mandir is another well known temple close by.The famous Vashishti River flows near Guhagar.
Guhagar beach is one of the cleanest and less polluted beaches in Maharashtra. It is located just within 200 metres from Guhagar S.T. Depot towards the western side. Guhagar beach is assumed to be very safe, with many venturing out to sea for a bath. Off late chat stalls and small food stalls have come up near the beach. Guhagar beach with its unspoiled white sand beach, offers all sanctity one looks in a secluded beach.
This ancient fort is located near Anjanvel - 11 KM North of Guhagar beach, along the coast line near the Anjanvel Lighthouse. It is believed to be built at the start of 16th Century by the Siddis. It was captured by Shivaji Maharah in 1660. In ruins this fort is worth a visit if you have time. The view of the sea and the rocks from the bastions is quite fascinating.
Guhagar perched in the backdrop of lush green hills with the virgin Guhagar beach is a major attraction to the holidaymakers. To reach Guhagar from Pune it will take 6-7 hours. There are multiple routes to get to Chiplun from Pune, Guhagar is about 40 Kms from Chiplun. From Mumbai the route is via NH17 up to Chiplun. For detailed info on how to get to Guhagar and roadmap to Guhagar please click here
A temple town, Guhagar has scores of temples committed to various forms of Lord Shiva, The Vyadeshwar temple 100mts away from the Guhagar ST depot being the most prominent. The 16th century Anjanvel fort or Gopalgad, now in ruins, is 14kms from Guhagar ST depot. Please don?t miss out on the Anjanvel light house, a kilometer from Gopalgad, read more on Guhagar sightseeing in around Guhagar
Guhagar - White sand Konkan Beaches
Unlike beaches north of Vashishti river where one would find a thin film of white sand covering black sand underneath, Guhagar is the first beach amongst the long stretch of Konkan beaches with white sand true to its texture.