Guhagar is a place right on the beach on the Konkan coast with a large beach side and the shady tall Suru trees and the heritage temples and, of course, the Konkani cuisine with vast tranquil beaches for the company. Guhagar is a tiny little place on the west coast of India and is a picturesque place that is loved by the tourists. Guhagar in the local dialect means ‘Cave House’ and is popular among devotees as it is also a temple town with prominent Hindu temples all over the place.
Guhagar today is a perfect getaway destination with its soft, sandy beaches with innumerable water sporting facilities and the lovely atmosphere here, which is serene and not so crowded like the other beach locations. The beach here stretches for almost 6 km and is lined with trees that of coconut, betel nuts and Alphonso mangoes. The beaches are simply unpolluted and unexploited so that you enjoy every bit of it. The lofty hilly terrains provide a scenic background to the beach.
Best time to visit
Guhagar experiences typical coastal climate and temperature that is the tropical climate. The best period to visit is from November to February. The temperature during this time is great, and you can experience pleasant climate during this time.
Summer – Summers here are very hot that last from March to May. The temperature ranges from 35 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius and is very hot and humid at this time of the year.
Monsoons – Monsoons begin from June and end by October. The place experiences heavy rainfall and the beach, and the sea is also very rough and impossible to enter the waters. However, the climate is pleasant, and the weather is cool.
Winter – Winters are the best months to visit Guhagar, and you can freely roam around during this time of the year. Winters begin from November and lasts up to February.
How to reach
Air – The nearest airport is in Ratnagiri that is the Ratnagiri airport. From here one can take the bus or taxi and reach Guhagar, which is just a few km from the airport. The airport has flights from various major cities of the country like Mumbai, Pune, etc.
Railway – The nearest railheads is in Chiplun, and it is well connected to Mumbai and Goa. There are several trains that run regularly from this route and thus, connect to various cities of the country. The Chiplun railway station is 40 km from Guhagar, and so you can easily hire a taxi or bus and reach Guhagar.
Roads – You will find a good network of road that will help you reach Guhagar. The distance from Mumbai to Guhagar is 289 km, from Pune it is 239 km and from Goa, it is 440 km. There are several public means of transport as well as private taxis that will take you to your destination.