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Kashid Kashid is a beautiful beach village on the coastline of Maharashtra.
Kashid is a very popular and a perfect weekend getaway, specially for people from Mumbai and Pune.
The profusely stretched coastline has a beautiful and varied landscape with the mighty lush green cliffs of the western ghats on the east, rocks, small water streams, golden sandy beaches along the shore of the Arabian Sea in the west, paddy fields, etc.
One will also find some private beaches here, which makes a perfect place for couples.
Kashid also offers a variety of water-related sports activities for adventure lovers. Kashid beach is also a perfect place for surfing as the waves rise as high as 5-6 feet almost throughout the year.
Earlier Kashid beach was hidden secret beauty, undiscovered and not so commercial, but now it is generally crowded with weekend travelers. This beach is one of the beautiful and quiet beaches on the northern coastline of Konkan.
It is located on Alibaugh – Murud road, which helped this place gain popularity as travelers stopped here to take in the pristine beauty along their journey. The railway and the road routes to Kashid are worth giving a shot. The nearest railway station is Roha (50 km) lies on the scenic Konkan railway line of Maharashtra and the coastal and the hill routes will make the road trip a memorable one.
It is located at a distance of 140 km from Mumbai, 125 km from Pune, and 30 km from Alibaugh.
Kashid offers a number of resorts, hotels, homestays to choose from to stay according to the budget. One will still find the traditional houses of the locals in many places. There are a number of hotels that will offer the best Konkani food.
The major occupation of people here is agriculture (rice, coconut, spices, etc) and fishing.
The best time to visit Kashid is from October to February. But people from comparatively hotter places also visit in summers as it is an offseason and the prices of stay and other activities are relatively less.
Kashid offers a number of activities and places to visit around. If you are lucky enough and an early morning person then you can see Dolphins in the month of November to January. The beach offers a number of other activities like horse riding, swimming, lazying around in hammocks, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, banana ride, etc.
The quite parts a perfect location to pitch a tent and stargaze along with a small bonfire.
Other popular tourist attractions near Kashid are Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary - home to a number of Indian species like leopard, giant squirrel, hyena, mouse deer, etc. Other historical places include Kanakeshwar fort, the Portuguese styled, and influenced Revdanda and Korlai fort and the famous water fort of Murud-Janjira. Other nearby beaches include Revdanda and Alibaugh beach.
An interesting fact related to the villagers of Korlai is that the people there speak a language that is unique to them, a Portuguese Creole called Kristi that is spoken nowhere else.
Though the language is fast diminishing due to the influence of Konkani, Marathi, and Hindi; Kristi is still spoken in some of the core areas of the village and in the small churches nearby.
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