Konkan or kokan

konkan house

Konkan is Maharashtra’s rich coastal area which consists of six districts including Mumbai city. Mumbai is also capitol of Maharashtra and also financial capitol of India. Six districts under Konkan are as below.

Districts under Konkan

  1. Mumbai city,
  2. Mumbai suburban,
  3. Raigad,
  4. Ratnagiri,
  5. Thane
  6. Sindhudurg.

I already described Mumbai as part of cities as it is mostly considered for its own existence and not part of Konkan. So let us see what are main attractions from Konkan.

Famous Cities under Konkan

  • Mumbai
  • Thane
  • Kalyan
  • Dombivli
  • Ambernath
  • Badlapur
  • Mahad
  • Roha
  • Chiplun
  • Dapoli
  • Ratnagiri
  • Raigad
  • Rajapur
  • kankavali

Beaches in konkan

Dapoli is small town in Ratnagiri and a perfect place for beach holiday.

Karde beach.

konkan sea side


Anjarle beach.



Diveagar beach.

sunset in kokan

Alibag beaches are also famous.

Sindhudurg fort

Sindhudurg fort is a fort that occupied an islet in the Arabian sea. The fort was constructed by Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.janjira konkan

Ratnagiri city

Ratnagiri city is district place which is also well known for its clean beach area known as Bhatye Beach and attractive sea-side. This city is also famous for various markets which sell alphonso(Ratnagiri hapus), jack fruit (fanas) cashew and coconut. Fish market from city is also well known in India.

jack fruit from konkan (2)


Chiplun is on bank of Vashisthi river and it is famous for its tourist places. The city has its own ‘TAJ’ Hotel developed first in Maharashtra near riverview and it is now known as “Quality Resort The Riverview”. Savatsada waterfall attract many tourists in June-July. Shivasamarth Gad is a fort near Chiplun which has preserved sculptures from Maharaja Shivaji’s times.


Ganapatipule is around 21 km from Ratnagiri. This place is famous for it old Ganesha temple. Another well known attraction is Parashurām temple built in 1685.


Guhagar is famous for its beautiful virgin beach. Another attraction at Guhagar are Durga Devi temple and Vyadeshwar temple. Velneshwar and Hedvi are other two close places famous for natural beauty and old temples.


mahalaxmi temple

Post Author: Asmita Pawar-Gaikwad

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