Konkan is a beautiful stretch of the western coastline of India. It has a 720 km long sea face which extends from Dahanu and Bordi in the north up to Vengurla in the south. It is made up of the four major districts – Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Thane.
Konkan region boosts of several places of geographical, cultural and architectural interest. Konkan is rich with several beaches. The coastline is dotted with palm groves, mango trees planted in the agricultural fields, temples, creeks, sea forts, harbors, hot water springs, caves, and the tiled homes.
It is one of the chief tourist regions of Maharashtra. The beautiful beaches, greenery, world famous Warli art and sea forts of Konkan magnetize a constant flow of visitors and tourists.
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Speciality of Konkan
Konkan is well known for its greenery, coconut trees, cashew, mango, jackfruit, beautiful virgin beaches, waterfalls, mountains and lush green valleys. It is also famous for its fascinating beaches, temples, creeks, sea forts, hot water springs, etc. Few of the chief festivals celebrated in the Konkan area are: Diwali, Dassera, Gudhi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi, Narali poornima, Holi, Nag Panchami and Makar Sankranti.