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Kunkeshwar Beach ,Devgad
Kunkeshwar Beach - Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings.
This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. Every year a huge celebration takes place on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which keeps religiou
beliefs in constant sight of the multitudes. During the festival a large number of devotees throng this place with their families and friends. This vigilant Shiva deity bestows blessings on everyone who surrenders to its feet.
A walk through the 5 Kms long Kunkeshwar beach across the temple on one side of the hill has quieting effect on the mind. Swimming in the clear water freshens the mind and if you are lucky ones you can get a rare view of dolphins diving in the deep sea from a distance. Greenery of coconut and mango trees surrounding one side of the beach adds to the beauty and makes the whole experience of every visitor a memorable one.
World famous Alphanso mango is grown here in large number. This Devgad Alphanso mango is exported to UK, Australia, USA, gulf and asian countries. Visitors often enjoy mango plantations on both sides of the road while driving to this place and often buy mango-boxes from the villagers selling them on the streets.
By Air :
Nearest airport at Dabolim, Goa is 186 Kms.
Mumbai Airport is 492 Kms.
By Rail :
Nearest major railway station on Konkan Railway is Kankavli, 49 Kms. Nandgaon Railway station is 42 Kms.
By Road :
42 Kms from Nandgaon village on NH17 (Mumbai-Goa Highway)
14 Km from Devgad
Mumbai-Kunkeshwar is 492 Kms.
Pune-Kunkeshwar is 387 Kms
Kolhapur-Kunkeshwar is 160 Kms