Don’t we sometimes just prefer to stay at one place and have a very relaxed vacay to get the much-needed break from the monotony of routine life? If you are among those who like to stay at one place and do nothing, instead of hopping from one point to another, then Vengurla is just the right place for you. Your stay becomes even more relaxing when you choose a resort with a good swimming pool, lush green garden, lovely flowers and a wooden cottage offering a direct view of the sea from your bed itself. However, if you still want to venture out, you should definitely visit Shiroda Beach which, I have heard, is quite good. Shiroda also has creek (Tiroda) and backwaters.
Where to Stay?
After spending hours doing extensive research for the best resorts in Vengurla, the one resort that won our heart was Golven Resort. It was undisputedly the best we could have chosen in Vengurla for a relaxed stay. In my view, it can also be a potential honeymoon destination, if you prefer peace and tranquillity over tomfoolery of boisterous Goa beaches. Let me tell you why we loved this resort:
- Sea view from the bed;
- Feel of a private white-sand beach;
- Beautiful independent wooden cottages;
- Swimming pool with sea view;
- Lush green garden with lovely flowers;
- Restaurant with good food and sea view;
- Proximity to Sagareshwar beach for a romantic walk;
- Courteous staffs;
- Bikes available on rent to explore more.
How to Reach?
From Mumbai: Catch a train to Kudal (7-9 hours). From Kudal, get an auto-rickshaw (Mr. Nilesh, +91 74981 25554) to Vengurla which may cost you around INR 450 (as of April 2021). Alternatively, you can also catch a bus, if travelling light.
From Rest of India: Take a flight to Goa which is the nearest airport. Get a taxi to travel 90 Km (2.5 hours) north to reach Vengurla. You can also catch a train from Madgaon (Goa) to Kudal (1-2 hours) and contact Mr. Nilesh (+91 74981 25554) to take you to your destination by auto-rickshaw.
Where to Eat?
- Hotel Krishnai
A Beautiful Evening
G O L V E N R E S O R T
Golven Resort is undisputedly the best beach resort we could have chosen in Vengurla for a relaxed stay and beautiful sea view from the room.
Photograph shot on Lumix GH5
A beatifically beautiful evening on a blissful beach, away from fears of the futures, regrets of the past, and anxiety of the present, leaving only equanimity behind and music of silence. What else we could have possibly asked for? If love and peace had colours, it would probably look like this mellow sky reminding me of someone I love the most on this earth!
A Refreshing Morning
If you have more days on your hands, you should visit Shiroda beach which is almost near Goa border or alternatively travel northward to cover Devbag, Tarkarli and Malvan in one go, which is truly worth the visit. You can read more about Malvan and Devbag in my earlier post, Beaches of Maharashtra: Malvan (Part II).
- Primary Gear: Panasonic Lumix GH5 with 12-60mm lens for wide angle shots;
- Action Camera: GoPro Hero 7 for all action videos;
- Pocket Camera: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for all quick snaps;
- Back-up Camera: Sony A77 Mark II with 50mm f/1.8 lens for dramatic shots of the resort premises.
Vengurla was the third leg of our eight days’ beach trail in March-April 2021 covering Ratnagiri and Malvan. If you are in Mumbai with 8-9 days to spare, you can cover most of the beautiful beaches in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. You can plan your itinerary in a way that you leave Mumbai on Friday night by train (6-8 hours) reaching Ratnagiri early morning. Once in Ratnagiri, hire a bike or car from Ratnagiri town and spend three days exploring beaches and view points from Bhatye Beach till Jaigad Fort. Read my post on Ratnagiri to find more details on things to do in these three days here.
After spending three days (Sat-Sun-Mon) in Ratnagiri, catch an afternoon (post check-out time) train (2-4 hours) from Ratnagiri railway station to Kudal railway station on Day 4 (Tuesday). Hire an auto-rickshaw (~1 hour) from Kudal to reach Chivla beach of Malvan (where I recommend you should book your stay) just before the sunset. Enjoy the sunset and take an evening walk (10-15 minutes) from Chivla beach to Rock Garden. Spend Day 5 and 6 (Wed-Thu) in Malvan exploring beaches of Malvan, Devbag and Tarkarli, in that order and giving scuba diving a try. Learn more about things to do in Malvan on my blog post here.
Day 7 (Friday), enjoy your morning in Malvan and hire an auto-rickshaw (~1 hour) post check-out time to reach Vengurla. Enjoy rest of the day at Vengurla ending it with a beautiful sunset (preferably from a beach resort). Spend Day 8 (Saturday) just at the resort, doing nothing and giving your body a well-deserved rest. Day 9 (Sunday), enjoy a refreshing morning at the beach before checking-out for return. Hire an auto-rickshaw (1 hour) for Kudal railway station to catch your train back to Mumbai.
First part of three posts series on best beaches of Maharashtra.
Second part of three posts series on best beaches of Maharashtra.
2 thoughts on “Beaches of Maharashtra: Vengurla (Part III)”
Incredible details, I would soon like to visit this beaches once the lockdown is over. Nice images of the scenic beauty and very detailed information about how to reach.
Thank you, Yogesh ji for your kind words! Glad to hear the post could give you some vacay goals! Also thankful to your Panasonic Lumix Mumbai team for the love and support! 🙂