Karde Beach – A peaceful paradise!

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”

Lao Tzu’s this line makes me think more and more about travelling. If you live near Pune or Mumbai, wandering here and there is a thing with thousand Pennies. Travelling with a camera, if you are a photographer, with a canvas and colors, if you are a painter or with an open mind to get peace of mind, if you are a traveler is priceless.

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Here I am going to feature a beach in Dapoli in Ratnagiri district. It is Karde beach. You might have visited Goa, Kerla but the beaches at Konkan are worth to millions or billions dollars. The reason for this is very simple. The peace of mind that you will find here is found nowhere.

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The beach is very clean and isolated from the crowd and the city; it is situated on the west Maharashtra Konkan coastline. Karde is 50 kilometers from Mumbai-Goa highway and 230 kilometers from Pune. Just a few hours drive from Pune or Mumbai. It is 13 Kilometers away from Dapoli. The road connecting Karde to Dapoli is really very amazing. It gives the vibe of a jungle safari and the sea side ride at the same time. Karde is a very small village in Dapoli. Public transport is also available to reach Karde but the frequency of buses is very less. The best way is to come by your own vehicle or you may hire one from Dapoli.

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Here you will get proper village huts or small beachside resorts on rent at very low cost, where you can spend your days and nights watching the humming sea from your window or gallery.

Here you can also enjoy your evening drinks by sitting on the chair just on the beach with waves of sea touching your feet; and you are staring at the setting sun. It’s an amazing feeling. The beach is almost 300 meters flat. It is the perfect place to enjoy volleyball, beach ball and water sports. For night you may have campfires just outside your resort or at the beach and a lot of things that you would like to do at a camp.

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Another most important thing that you will find here is sea food! Fish fries and Prawn Masala are yummy; these villagers pour their love into this food to give you such taste. If you are a vegetarian, no worries, they will give you best of Konkan’s vegetarian food with Solkadhi and a few Coconut food varieties you never had.

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What you can visit nearby?

Harnai beach is 5 Kms away from Karde. Harnai beach is well known for the Dolphin watching. The local tour operators take your boat in the middle of the sea to watch these dolphins. Moreover there are different beaches like Murud, Anjarle, Kelsi, Kashid at a distance of few kilometers from Karde. If you are a Fort lover or loves history, the well-known Janjira Fort at Murud is at few kilometers from Karde. You can go and visit!

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Whatever the reason of your journey may be, at the end of the day you will feel satisfied and thankful for this life. You will get fun, peace, adventures, breathtaking sceneries and lovely people. I invite you to this beautiful paradise called ‘Karde’!

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