5 Beaches to explore in Raigad
he district was renamed after Raigad, the fort that was the former capital of the Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj, and is located in the interior regions of the district. Raigad is known for its historical places, beaches, landscapes and diverse flora and fauna of Western Ghats.
One of the less famous beaches in Maharashtra, the Harihareshwar beach is located in the Raigad district. Surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri, Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-Ghar or "house of God". It is usually called as Southern Kashi because of its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Kashid Beach is situated on the coasts of Arabian Sea. Famous for its beautiful clear blue water, white colour sand and cliffs, it is one of the most popular and alluring beaches of Maharashtra. The beach is outstretched across 3 km and surrounded by shrubs and trees called Casuarina, which enhance the natural charms of this destination.
Kolaba fort is an old militory fortification in India. It is a popular tourist destination and a protected monument. It is a 300-year old fort which was once chief naval stations during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra. This isolated military fortification located amidst the Arabian sea is a spectacular sight.
Nagaon beach is 9 km away from the Alibaug city centre. Lined with the subtle greenery of palms, betel, and Suru trees, the yellow stretch of the beach is most famous for its cleanliness. The silky sand of the Nagaon Beach is famous for a host of water-based adventure activities which you can enjoy here at a reasonable price. Experience the life of the locals at the many homestays and resorts here, which make Nagaon Beach the perfect weekend getaway.