Help needed for a 3-day trip from Mumbai to Dapoli

#1 Sep 21st, 2010, 15:47
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Although i have been to Dapoli long back (approx 3 years ago), i am planning to visit it again, and need some help in planning the trip.

The main reason for the trip is to visit Asud (our ancestral village) which is about 10 km off Dapoli. i will be traveling with my wife, but driving alone during the trip, and feel that reaching Dapoli on 1 day (250 km form Mumbai?) may be a bit tiring for us.

So I am open to the idea of staying at some other place on the first day, visiting Dapoli on the next day, and back to Mumbai on the third day. Need help with a suitable stopover in this case. I thought of either Harihareshwar or Dive-Agar, but it seems both of these are quite off the highway - is it the case?

My tentative plan would be
  • Day 1 - Mumbai - Harihareshwar. Reach afternoon, local sightseeing in the evening. Other stay options are also welcome.
  • Day 2 - Harihareshwar - Dapoli (how far is it and how long will it take?)..I remmeber around Dapoli, we can visit Harnai port, and Kadyavarcha Ganpati?
  • Day 3 - Back to Mumbai
Please suggest any comments on the above plan. Also good hotel/resort options for staying on Day 1 and Day 2..Not looking for very lavish options, but budget otherwise not a constraint.

Planning to go on the 2-3 Oct weekend with 1 additional day.

Cheers
Neeraj
#2 Sep 21st, 2010, 16:56
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Check this post out ... It might help you out.
http://10yearitch.com/?p=2758
#3 Sep 24th, 2010, 11:28
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Harihareshwar is a nice place to visit.. You can visit the famous temple and enjoy the beach as well.
It should be around 50-60 kms from Dapoli as I can see in the map.
Accommodation, you can check MTDC resort. Just check out it's reviews before go ahead with bookings.
However, I dont think, it will require any kind of booking since it is start of tourist season..
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#4 Sep 24th, 2010, 12:15
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Thanks for your replies, guys!

Will keep you posted on how it goes
#5 Sep 24th, 2010, 12:44
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We stayed at the MTDC resort - excellent location, lovely beach which is practically a private one since everyone else goes to the one next to the temple. The rooms are nice, but the service at the cafe is really sad - lazy fellows ... you have to keep pushing them. You may want to book in advance esp if you plan to go on a weekend. In our case, we could get the place only for one night and ended up moving to another hotel nearby. Here is a link with reviews of both the places.

http://10yearitch.com/?p=2672

Cheers!
#6 Sep 27th, 2010, 14:56
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Hi All,

This weekend we are going to Harihareshwar - Dapoli from Pune.

What route should we use? -
1) Pune - Pirangut - Paud - Tamhini - Mangaon - Harihareshwar - Daploi
2) Pune - Wai - Mahabaleshwar - Poladpur - Khed - Dapoli - Harihareshwar
Harihareshwar to Dapoli is about 80 KMs, is there any ferry Service available for this route. if yes then are they allowing Car (WagonR) on Ferry and what is Cost?

What is good option to Stay @ Dapoli or Harihareshwar? Last year at Kashid, we stayed in a Home (Owner had provided two rooms for staying). And we love that place, it was just 2 Mins walk from Beach and was clean and decent.

We will hardly spend some time at hotel except Night and that is why we are not looking for a Good resort/hotel with lot of facility.

Please share me your experience, so we can create a memorable journey.

Regards
Rushi
#7 Dec 6th, 2010, 01:46
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Hi there,

I am planning a 2 night stayover trip to Dapoli on 17 th friday weekend. We plan to just drive in and look for accomodation after reaching the place. This is a budget trip and we are looking for 'no frills' type accomodation (homestay preferred). I was looking for the following information:

1. Are there good homestay options at Dapoli?
Best Regards
Bidhan

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