Dapoli is a pleasant town situated at a height of about 800 feet above sea level in Ratnagiri district, Konkan on the west coast of Maharashtra, India. It is blessed with abundant natural beauty and enjoys a cool climate throughout the year. Surrounded by hills and forests and having a long coastline, this is a home for a variety of migratory birds and animals. There are plenty of cashew nut, jackfruit, coconut and betel nut plantations. Known as “Mahabaleshwar of Konkan”, this is a great place to spend your holidays along with your family away from the busy, hectic city life.
Despite the increase in tourism, Konkan beaches have managed to remain untouched and unspoiled and are amongst the cleanest ones on the entire west coast of India. The beaches near Dapoli won’t disappoint you either. Nature lovers can indulge themselves in exploring the hiking and birding trails in the nearby jungles. You can also visit the ancient temples, forts, caves and hot springs nearby. If you plan to make a trip during summer vacations, be sure to feast on Dapoli’s famous Alphonso (Hapus) mangoes.
Dapoli is just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai or Pune making it an ideal weekend getaway.