Dapoli is a small town in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. A small town erstwhile solely known for the Konkan krishi Vidya Peeth has recently emerged as a popular tourist destination especially from bigger cities like Bombay Pune and Kolhapur. Dapoli is everything that a city dweller aspires for in a holiday. The rustic charm of the village, narrow alleys through swaying coconut palms delicious konkani cuisine and to top it all the most beautiful stretch of the Konkan coast line with few of the most beautiful beaches!
In Dapoli you can pick and choose from the endless stretch of beaches that extend from Dabhol to Kelshi. Karde is one of the secluded stretch of beach over shadowed by the more popular Maharshi Karve Murud Beach. The Murud Beach is just about 2 Kms from Karde. The Harnai fishing port lies ahead of the Maharshi Karve beach. The fish auction at the Harnai fishing harbour is worth a visit where hundreds of fishermen aucton off their catch every day. Business worth lakhs happen every day at this harbour.
The Durga Mandir in Murud is quite famous and can be visited on the way to the Maharshi Karve beach. The Suvarnadurg sea fort lies at a small distance off the coast near Murud and this sea fort is also worth a visit.
Dapoli is essentially for a beach lover and the temples and forts around this place is just a bonus. Enjoy your stay in Dapoli staying close to the sea taking a occasional dip in the ocean, walks on the soft sand which stretches on and on and savouring the sea food cooked in the special traditional way and make ita special weekend to remember.