Highlights about Konkan
Reach Konkan in 7 hours by car and 6 hours by train from Mumbai
A 5-hour drive from Pune and 2.5 hour drive from Kolhapur
Close to Tourism hotspots such as Goa, Vengurla, Ganpati Pule and Ratnagiri
Located close to several beaches with white-sand, ideal for sight-seeing, scuba diving, sunset and more
Recreational activities include adventure sports, Yoga, meditation, agricultural activities, nature walks along the trails, picnicking, trekking and visiting temples and beaches.
Close to myriad of sea forts of Maratha Warrior – Chhatrapati Shivaji
Beaches & Waterfall
Located to the north-west, about 8 kilometers from Cherilyn Monta, is a popular tourist attraction – Savatkada Waterfall. The best season to see the glorious waterfall is in monsoon as it is during monsoons that rivers are fully-flowing, and mountains conscious after a long period of sleep. Legend has it that this waterfall was formed as a result of a crater formation that lies at the base of it. Relish the magnificence of the sparkling water descending with a big roar.
One of the best places to visit in Konkan, Ganpatipule Beach is located 25 kilometers to the north of Ratnagiri and approximately 80 kilometers or one and a half-hour drive from the Cherilyn Monta Resort. The best time to visit this beach is during Winter which starts in late October and continues until mid-February. Etched on the cliff, just 20 kilometers from Ganpatipule, is the 17th -century Jaigad Fort. Stand atop the fort and enjoy the post-card picture-perfect view of the sea.
Tucked in one of the most beautiful locations, Ambolgad beach is a perfect place for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. This beach is situated at a distance of 40 kilometers from Cherilyn Monta Resort. When at Ambolgad beach, enjoy uninterrupted the sunset framed by the golden yellows, and fiery reds. It looks as if the sun if hiding itself below the sea as the dawn meets the dusk.
Are Ware is a short drive, about 59 kilometers or one and half hours drive from Cherilyn Monta Resort. It is believed that the beaches were formed following the submerging of a mountain into the sea. Two sides of the mountain that submerged into the sea were named Are-Ware. You are bound to be mesmerized by the timeless beauty and serenity of the environment. The unique character that distinguishes this beach from other beaches is the water changes its color at different intervals of the day. Visit this beach at noon, sit on a rock and enjoy the postcard-perfect scenery of the sea while sipping the fresh coconut water.
Located on the Arabian Sea Coast, Devgad Beach is a well-known picnic spot in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. This beach has an ancient temple right on the edge of the coast. Other aspects that make this beach attractive include a lighthouse from where one can see the incoming ships and also get to sharpen their photography skills. Devgad Beach can be reached either by bus or cab. But since you will be our guests, we take the utmost responsibility to ensure you reach the beach safely and are brought back to the resort by evening. The beach is located at a distance of 65 kilometers from Cherilyn Monta Resort.
Unhale (Hot Springs)
When en route to Rajapur Ganga, you can also visit “Unhale” a hot water spring. This is famous for sulfur-rich water stream which can cure skin disease. This is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Rajpur village.
Dhoot Papeshwar Mandir
Rajpur has been blessed with various treasures and one among them is Dhoot Papeshwar Mandir that is situated amidst a waterfall surrounded by dense forest. The temple is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the Rajpur Bus Station and approximately 20 kilometers from Cherilyn Monta Resort.
Mahakali Temple Adivare
Merely 3 kilometers from Kasheli’s Kanakaditya temple, Mahakali Temple in Adivare enshrines five Godes in its premises. They are Shri Mahalakshmi, Shri Yogeshwari, Shri Mahasaraswati, Shri Rawalnat, and Shri Mahakali. The statue of Mahakali facing south is carved out of black stone. The Goddess is bathed with coconut milk every no moon and full moon day. This tradition is celebrated religiously in this temple.
Kunkeshwar, about 16 kilometres from Devgad, is a village nestled in the lap of nature. Legend has it that the temple was built by a non-Hindu. As he was nearing the shore, a storm havoc wrecked his ship. There was a lamp on the beach and it was visible to the sailor. The sailor immediately prayed to God while looking at the lamp that he will build a temple on the beach if his ship sailed safely to the coast. The ship miraculously sailed to the shore in the subsequent moment and the sailor fulfilled his promise of building a temple right at the beach. This temple, situated to the south-west of Konkan, is approximately 73 kilometres from Cherilyn Monta Resort.
Belonging to the Bramhadesha’s King Thiba, The Thiba Palace is a famous attraction in Ratnagiri. For more than a decade, the legacy of Ratnagiri has been linked with Bramhadesh. For your information, Bramhadesh is today’s Myanmar. Being the last ruler of the region, King Thiba was defeated by the British Army. After 30 years of imprisonment, King Thiba breathed his last at the age of 58. Visit the Palace to revisit the history of the region and the palace has a dancing floor built with marble. The palace is decked with wooden floors and Italian glasses, which make it one of the most beautiful places in India.