Konkan in Mumbai

Be it natural or man made wonders, Konkan will stun you at every turn

Be it natural or man made wonders, Konkan will stun you at every turn | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Neha

Konkan Overview

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Encompassing six coastal districts within its geographical territory, Konkan division forms an integral part of Maharashtra. Mumbai, Mumbai Suburbs, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Thane and Ratnagiri are the six districts that form this sprawling coastal belt. Bordering the western shore of the country, this region is replete with a plethora of natural and man-made wonders that draw several tourists towards it. It served as a prominent Maratha province during its yesteryears, which is evident from the majestic forts of Raigad, Sindhudurg, Vasai and Karnala.

The mythological roots of Konkan are as deep as its history, thus making it a frequented pilgrimage centre. From ancient temples of Hinduism and Jainism to revered cathedrals and Islamic shrines, you can find everything here. The Birla Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak Temple and Mount Mary Church are some of the popular shrines of the region.

Konkan's proximity to the vast Arabian Sea makes it a beach destination with spectacular waterfronts like Ganapatipule, Tarkarli, Alibag, Varsoli and Kashid. Apart from beaches, the region is dotted with lofty green hills and majestic mountain ranges of the Western Ghats. Hill stations like Matheran, Amboli, Jawhar and Malshej invite many tourists who come here to spend a relaxing vacation in the lap of nature and tranquillity.

In terms of thrilling escapades, this place provides ample of opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling in deep blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

  • Photo Opp

    There are plenty of beautiful sights in the Konkan division which are worth several snapshots. Whether it is the pristine beauty of its beaches or the splendour of its fortresses, shutterbugs are sure to have a gala time while capturing its various facets.
  • For Kids

    Konkan's destinations have many amusement and theme parks which match international standards and promise unlimited entertainment for kids. Children are sure to forget everything once they visit these enthralling destinations. Wonderland, EsselWorld and Adlabs Imagica are the star attractions for kids visiting the region.
  • Movie Connect

    Mumbai – the city of dreams and home to the Bollywood film industry – falls under Konkan division. Not only is it the core of Hindi filmmaking, but also the shooting venue of several regional and international movies that lend it global recognition.

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