Harnai, Maharashtra – An excellent harbour dotted with distinguished historical constructions and cozy sea beaches


Harnai is situated 15 km from Dapoli district Maharashtra is mainly a port and the main fishing village of the region. Harnai promises a quiet and peaceful natural harbour with clear waters, delicious sea food, beautiful seascape and rocky coasts. The site poses a mixture of olden styles of Maratha architectural buildings and the modern terraced buildings. Harnai is also dotted with many ancient temples.

Places to see at Harnai: Harnai offers quiet a lot of tourist attractions. These include:

Suvarnadurg Fort

Lying on the beautiful Harnai coast the fort showcases the architecture and history of Maratha. It is 17 km from Dapoli at Harnai, the Suvarnadurg ‘boat travelled’ fort consists of two forts: Kanakdurg and Suvarnadurg the land and sea fort. It is a small sea port built by Adil Shahi dynasty and later conquered by great emperor Shivaji and converted to a ship building port in Maharashtra. From Kanakdurg Fort (a sub fort of Suvarnadurg) Fategad, ecstatic view of fishing boats and sunset can be viewed.

Anjarle Ganesh Temple

It is a famous ancient 12th Century temple set on a cliff in which the Ganesh idol is right-sided (trunk curves towards the right) which is rarely found. Anjarle beach located to close vicinity is an unexplored tourist destination

Burundi Beach

Resting within the close proximity to Harnai, the natural emerald green beauty of the beach converges with the nature’s blue clear skies. Cool breeze, gushing waves, the clear sands and greenery make Burundi a unique tourist destination

Durgadevi Temple

The Durga Devi (Goddess Mother) Temple is a celebrated temple of the 18th Century in the Konkan belt located nearby Harnai beach. The temple is visited regularly by devotees. The temple talks of architectural style consisting of beautifully carved 28 wooden pillars and the grandeur entrance is adorned by a large bell. There is a cool water pond used for the temple rituals behind the temple.

Siddhi Vinayak Temple

It is an ancient famous temple near Harnai located in Dapoli town. The temple was built around Madhavarao Peshwa period in 18th century with the prime deity as the Lord Ganesh made in marble. The temple encloses a stone staircase of about 250 steps placed on a high mount, and a big hall with many pillars and a dome with an attractive lake in the front. The Vinayak Chaturthi festival celebrations here are a feast to the eyes. SiddhiVinayakTemple is one of such important ancient temple dating back to 18th century attended by regular devotees and tourists. Shri Siddi Vinayak has high blessing power to remove all obstacles in the path of prosperity of the devotees.

Unhavare – Hot Water Springs

There are natural hot water springs at Unhavare Village, just 20 km from Harnai. This is a famous tourist attraction. Many legendary stories are associated with this spring having medicinal or magical power and medicinal value and a dip in the Unhavare Hot Water Springs is said to cure skin and body ailments. Lots of people from surrounding areas come here regularly to bath in the Hot Sulphur water springs. Separate accommodation are made for men and women to take a dip in the rejuvenating hot water

Karde Beach

It is an idyllic beach front in Murud Harnai area, excellent for spending some idle time and unwinding oneself.

Murud Beach

Situated in the Ratnagiri district of  Konkan area, Murud is a picturesque beach resort of Maharashtra. It is a small town on the sea coast, about 12 kilometers from Dapoli and 35 kms from Khed (NH-17) possessing the most beautiful and longest beach in the Konkan region. Besides the serene and clean beach the land is admired with softy sands, green surroundings, and has a rural character.

Nearby attractions from Harnai: Just 25 kms. from Harnai, Kelshi is a typical small Konkani village. Want to taste the real village life in konkan, then Kelshi is the ideal getaway from Harnai. The village is very small and you can experience real peace away from the cacophony of the modern cities. The 2.5 Kms. beach at Kelshi is very beautiful and secluded and there are beautiful sand dunes on the beach where children enjoy sliding down on the sand dunes. There are no hotels in kelshi and you can only stay at places where people offer lodging facilities in their homes.

Things to do at Harnai: Sight seeing is the primary activity here. You can also laze around at the scenic beach here and go for early morning boat ride to view Dolphins. Do enjoy the sumptuous sea food here like fresh pomfret, prawns, crabs, Bombay duck and lobsters.

Best time to visit Harnai: Harnai can be visited during any time of the year. However it is better to avoid the high tide time from October to February.

How to go ?

By Air

Nearest airport is Mumbai, 200-km away from Harnai. From here you can hire a cab to reach Harnai.

By Rail

Mumbai located 200 km away is the nearest railway station. After reaching Mumbai or Dadar, Mandavi Express or Konkankanya Express will take you to Khed station. Hire a car from here to reach Harnai.

By Road

State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Pune and Mahad to Harnai.


Where to stay ?

Lotus Beach Resort: +91-02358-234828, 234582, 698151 Website: www.lotusresortmurud.com
Dr Dalvi’s Ashiyana – Harnai: +91 -02358 – 652135  Website: www.ashiyanaharnai.com
Silver Sandbeach Resort:+ 91 (02358) 234501  Website: www.beachresortsilversand.com

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.