Guhagar - A Temple Town

Sequestered between the Vashishti river and Jaigad creek Guhagar is small town on the Konkan coast with a beautiful secluded beach. Miles of pristine white sand beach lined with shady Suru trees, an ancient fort reminiscent of times of yore, revered heritage temples, and mouth watering sea food, this is what Guhagar has to offer making Guhagar a great beach holiday destination is an attempt to compile a comprehensive repository of tourist information about Guhagar including information about sightseeing options near Guhagar and hotels in Guhagar to easily plan a holiday in this beautiful beach town. For easy navigation links to all the pages are provided in each page of

Guhagar Beach

Holidays in Guhagar

Guhagar Beach

Guhagar is a pristine beach which has just started featuring in the tourist map of popular destinations in Maharashtra. Guhagar is the first beach amongst the long stretch of Konkan beaches with white sand true to its texture unlike beaches north of Vashishti river. Guhagar beach is a very long beach and extends for almost six kilometers between two hillocks. Velneshwar and Hedvi well known for its temples are two other popular destinations within Guhagar taluka just a few kms from Guhagar town.

Vyadeshwar Temple - Guhagar

Guhagar has many beautiful temples within the small town; with many outstanding temples in and around, Guhagar is a temple town in all regards. Temples committed to various forms of Lord Shiva like Vyadeshwar, Talkeshwar, Udaleshwar, Velneshwar, Balkeshwar and a temple of Ufrata Ganapati Guhagar truely lives upto its reputation. Durga Vyadeshwari Devi temple complex is another prominent temple in Guhagar. If temples in Guhagar werent enough a ferry ride at Jaigad gets you to Ganpatipule!

Guhagar beach

Guhagar albeit being a small town is a prosperous taluka of Ratnagiri district. The temple especially the 'Vyadeshwar mandir' located right in the centre of the town was the major reason why people visited the beach town. Owing to the beautiful white sand beach Guhagar is slowly converting itself into a popular tourist destination more than a pilgrim center. The newly opened Baug beach forms the northern end of Guhagar and Asgoli marked by Valukeshwar mandir forms the southern end of the Guhagar beach town.

Planning a Holiday in Guhagar

Guhagar is a beach town and a great weekend destination near Mumbai or Pune. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Guhagar from either of the two cities. If you are planning a one nignt stay in Guhagar decide on the sighhtseeing options you would want to see in Guhagar beforehand.

Famed as a temple town visiting at least one amongst the scores of temples is certainly warranted. Vyadeshwar mandir located right in the middle of Guhagar town or the nearby Durga devi temple complex can be visited without much trouble while in Guhagar. You may visit the Valukeshwar temple if you ar staying in Asgoli in south Guhagar.

In a one night stay in Guhagar you might be able to fit it one more attraction of Guhagar like the Anjanwel light house and and Tolekeshwar temple apart from the Guhagar beach itself. If you are visiting Guhagar beach early in the morning do attempt a long walk on the beach or definitely try out the 'chat' stalls.

If you are staying in Guhagar for more than one night there are many more options you coud explore like bird watching in Abloli where you could spot close to 100 varieties of avians or Maldoli to spot a crocodile in the Vashishti river. You could also choose to enjoy a liesurely boat ride up the Vashishti river taking in the tranquil riverside view and visit Maldoli.

Guhagar Hotels
Guhagar Hotels
Guhagar Hotels

Water Sports in Guhagar

Water sports in Guhagar is available at the main Guhagar beach. Speed boats jet ski and kayaking etc is available here and more options like yachting is made available at times by Mandke developers who are binging up a major project in the beach town near Asgoli.

Guhagar local governance is very particular about promoting tourism in Guhagar and have tried to develop the beach by periodically cleaning it up and special attention has been given to water sports and safety of tourists visiting Guhagar.

They have built ramps on the beach to facilitate watersports on the beach and safely participate in water sports at Guhagar beach.

Watersports in Guhagar