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Dapoli - Ladghar - Tamas Teertha, the holy beach

Ladghar - Tamas Teertha" Ladghar is a lovely place increasingly becoming popular for its nice beach and an unspoiled landscape that will refresh your spirit and recharge your energies. This beach is known as "Tamas Teertha" as some part of the sea appears to be red in colour. This beach has religious value and the bathing here is a big attraction. Also, it's a great spot for swimming, either in the sea or in the adjacent area where a river empties into the sea. Some part of beach is covered with coloured pebbles and boulders, creating a beach-rock collector's paradise. For those wanting a more strenuous walk this is a spectacular piece of coastline.

Ladghar - Veleshwar Temple The area is undeveloped, has an untouched feel and is beautiful around sunset. Viewing the sunset here is a breathtaking experience as the beach, sea and the horizon get bathed in numerous shades of red colour. One can also participate in dolphin watching trip in boats. This beach has the two beautiful, ancient temples - one of Lord Shiva known as "Veleshwar" and other of Lord Datta situated on a small hill. You can take a 15 min beach walk on the north side to reach this beautiful Datta temple.

Beautiful Sunset at Ladghar If you wish to enjoy mouthwatering, delicious fish food then Ladghar is the place for you. It houses some really good resorts famous for serving fresh fish in local cuisine. On the south side of the beach is a small fishing village called Burondi. The fishing boats with their twinkling lights make the Burondi harbor a fascinating sight to watch in the evenings.

How to reach Ladghar

Ladghar is situated around 8 km from Dapoli. State Transport (ST) buses / private shared jeeps, rickshaws run between Dapoli and Ladghar. You can hire an auto rickshaw or drive down. Rented jeeps / cars are available.

Directions from Dapoli to Ladghar:
• Turn left at Borondi Police Naka towards Borondi
• Follow this road straight till Ladghar.
(Road Route: Dapoli – Borondi Naka – Ladghar)

Places to Stay:

Hotel Sagar Sawali, Ladghar (Phone: 02358 288047) - Very Tasty Seafood
• Gaaj (Phone: 02358 288287, 9823039535)
• Sagar Ratna (Phone: 9049498018, 9765375067, 02358 288242)
You can also stay in beach resorts or hotels at Karde, Murud, Harnai or Dapoli.