Summer is here! It is that time of the year when people look forward to go on a trip with friends and family. If you are planning to go on a vacation and are looking for ideas to beat the heat then you may invariably thinking about going on a beach vacation. One of the best and affordable beach destinations you can visit is Mandwa. The place located off Mumbai coast in Maharashtra is a popular tourist destination of Maharashtra. It is a favorite gateway destination among Mumbaikars to spend their weekends.
Mandwa is a coastal place that boasts of some of the most beautiful and serene beaches you would find anywhere in India. The beach in Mandwa is endowed with natural scenery and magnificent landscape that is filled with coconut groves, sun kissed beach sand and clear blue waters. The pristine beaches in and around Mandwa are clean, isolated and unspoiled. The simple life of the locals and their hospitable nature add to the charm of the place. It has a very soothing and reassuring effect on the tourists who are mainly city residents.
If you are a serious nature lover and crave to be amidst natural beauty, Mandwa is the best place to be. Apart from the beautiful beach, Mandwa has other forms of natural beauty in abundance. If you have had enough of swimming and splashing of water, then you can head off to woods on a walking trail and spot the rare and unique species of flora and fauna. Not many people are aware of the fact that the place is famous for bird watching. The site is home to a wide variety of birds and it is also the site where migratory birds visit every year. The place was a favorite retreat destination for Dr. Salim Ali, a renowned birdwatcher.
The beauty of the Mandwa beach has been captured and showcased in plenty of Bollywood movie. The term ‘Mandwa’ was made popular by Amitabh Bachan in the blockbuster movie, ‘Agnipath’. The movie was also shot in this picturesque location. This quaint fishing village is located in close proximity to the coastal region of Alibag, which is also a popular tourist destination.
If you are in Mandwa and love to explore new places, you would be amazed to know that there are plenty of other popular tourist places nearby. One of the must visit places is the Pratapgarh Fort, it is one of the oldest forts that was built in 1656-58 AD by warrior king of Maharashtra, Shivaji. The fort built on a hill provides a spectacular panoramic view of the vast expanse of Arabian Sea. Other popular tourist places near the Mandwa includes Kolaba Fort, which is an historic place where you can view the Portuguese ruins, the Hamam Khana, a temple, Buddhist Caves and even a Synagogue.
In a nutshell, Mandwa is a tourist destination that appeals to the needs of each and every member of the family. No matter, if you are a sports lover, nature lover or simply wish to laze around on your holiday there are options galore.