Shiroda also known as Shirodem in Konkani, is a small village in South Konkan in Vengurla taluka, Sindhudurg district, in Maharashtra with a long stretch of beach. Shiroda is a place that really fulfils a tourist’s experience. Here one can enjoy this calm place having multiple aspects like social, cultural, historical, nature’s beauty etc. The beautiful beach hemmed with coconut palm trees, cypress woods along with sparkling blue waters, long stretch of silver sands, and the cool sea breeze is worth a visit giving the visitors a soothing and relaxing experience. Shiroda is a perfect holiday destination with a beauty as the feast for the eyes of visitors.
Places to see at Shiroda: There are a number of tourist attractions in Shiroda. These are:
Shiroda Velagar Beach
With immense natural beauty, privacy, sparkling blue waters, long stretch of silver sands, cool sea breeze whispering through towering cajuring plantations on the beach, amenities and salt depots around the village, Shiroda is feast for the eyes of visitors.
Redi Ganesh Temple
Reddi’s very famous Ganesh Temple finds has its root in an intuitive and interesting story about Lord Ganesh, This is a vigilant deity, who is very effective towards its devotees’ call. The occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi, Sankashta Chatarthi one observes floods of devotees. The temple was established after a truck-driver, Sadanand Nagesh Kambali parked his truck at a particular place and slept there. He had a dream in which God Ganesha gave him divine appearance and told him to dig at the very same place where he is residing. As per his dream, he started digging there and there appeared two-handed idol of Lord Ganesha, carved in solid rock astonishing all the villagers. It was decided to build a temple at the very spot and establish this deity. After few days, in the same area they excavated a big idol of mouse, which is a traditional vehicle of Ganesha. These idols are very pretty and graceful. Today one can visit beautifully built temple and get delighted by taking “Darshan” of the adorable deity.
On the way to Shiroda from Vengurla take a right turn at Ubhadanda and you the huge stretch of shiny silvery sand dunes will be visible to you. By trampling the sand under the foot, a short walk, climbing the sand dunes and lo behold you are at the sparkling beach and crystal blue waters of Sagreshwar. This beautiful beach is just 3-4 kms from Vengurla. A small temple of Sagareshwara(Lord of the Sea) is situated on the beach.
The 200 feet high mountains and hills surrounding a beach creates the beautiful beach of Mochemad. The coastline is extremely beautiful with the plantations of cyprus trees. Tourist seeking seclusion and solace frequently visit this place.
The fort is situated at the mouth of Redi creek. Towards the south of the fort is the seashore. Redi village is well known for its manganese business. Otavne river meets here to sea and hence the area of beach is very broad. And because of this otavne river, one natural boarder is maintained in sindhudurg and goa. From tiracol fort you can see beautifull view of otavne river where meets to sea.
Nearby Attractions from Shiroda: The nearby attractions around Shiroda includes:
Just 10 km from Shiroda, Vengurla is a spectacular coastal town located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It is the pretty place with roaring beaches is adorned with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves.
Resting at an altitude of 690 mts this beautiful hill station is located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Sawantwadi offers you incredible sceneries of nature with lush, verdurous landscapes. Its meandering waterfalls and glittering lakes attributes to the majestic look. The place is 23km from Shiroda.
Want to breathe in the fresh natural air, or enjoy the serene atmosphere, ignoring all your worries – then you must visit the Tarkarli beach, located in Tarkarli, a spectacular coastal city of Maharashtra. It leaves the onlookers speechless with its crystal clear waters. This fabulous ‘QueenBeach’ proudly shows off the 20 feet deep sea bed on a bright sunny day.
Things to do at Shiroda: Nature walk along the spectacular beach is the most interesting activity here. Spend some time rediscovering yourself forgetting all the worries. Besides the sight seeing tour will also entertain you to the fullest.
Best time to visit Shiroda: The best time to visit Shiroda is from October to March.
How to go ?
Dabolim airport in Goa is the nearest airport located at a distance of 100 km from Vengurla connected to major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai. From here taxis and buses are available for Shiroda.
Madgaon Railway Station is major railway station 9 KM near to Shiroda which is connected to railway stations of almost all major cities in India like Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai etc.
Vengurla is located 16 km away from Shiroda, is connected by direct ST buses from Mumbai, Goa, Pune and Kolhapur. From here you can take any local transport to reach Shiroda beach.
Where to stay ?
Shiroda is ideal for a day trip. However you can stay at Vengurla located at a distance of 16km. Some options are:
Sagareshwar Tent Resort (MTDC): +91-093263-43357
Hotel Lovkik: +91-02366-263418
HotelSea View: +91-02366-262193
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.