It’s almost an annual ritual for us to visit Kashid and spend some peaceful quality time by the beach and stay at our favourite homestay that serves delicious and spicy homecooked seafood or whatever you demand for. It’s mostly a road trip on our bike running adjacent to the peaceful sealine and lush green meadows.
How to reach: From Mumbai you can do a roadtrip on bike or car conveniently.
Second option is to take ferry from bhaucha dhakka (Dockyard) to Roha, once there you get tum tum or ST bus to your destination.
If you want to take your bike you can row it on the ferry and take it too.
How much is the cost : bike ~1200 fuel including all sightseeing
Ferry – less than 50 per pax* bike additional 100 or so, plus tip to the handling guys.
Tum tum can be per seat or for whole. Bargain for a good deal within 300.
Stay : homestays are around 1k per night per room.
What to see: Revdanda Fort, Korlai Beach, Phansad wildlife sanctuary, Kashid Beach (water sports, beach day fun activities), Murud Janjeera Fort, Beaches at Alibaug.
Where to stay: Head to kashid for homestays at less than 1000 per night. We prefer staying at Welcome guest home which is 1 km before Kashid beach.
There are several camping groups that charge you around 2000 incl campfire, food, stay and snacks.
What to eat: If staying in some homestay try the seafood for meals and their homemade poha for breakfast.
P.S no fancy restaurants to eat around Revdanda or Kashid, you will find some options in Alibaug city.
Revdanda is a small village which is also historical that relates closely to the era of Shivaji, located near Alibaug which has stored the Revdanda fort an old Portuguese fort within. The place is very secluded and is a little difficult to trace with maps too.
It is said that the first Russian traveller to India landed first im Revdanda and was laid here too. It’s famous for the Indianised Jewish community too who have adopted the Indian culture and style of living. The area is flooded with coconut and beetlenut plantations in the region. Revdanda is that magical place that can instantly push you into an euphoric feeling.
I mostly visit it during summers but the best time to visit it is in the monsoons. Some travel communities organize camping, barbecue and bonfire here by the beach. You can also indulge yourself in many water and beach sports by the day, with witnessing the majestic sunset followed by star gazing at night.