Weeekend getaway from mumbai, kelwa beach at palghar

#1 Nov 24th, 2012, 18:01
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Was looking for a beach on the coast line near Mumbai stretching up till Gujarat. Finding Kelwa beach at Kelwa, Palghar, 130 kms - 2 and a half hour drive from Mumbai, was not a difficult task as google map helped me in locating the untoched beaches with serene beauty.

The next but the most difficult task was to locate a resort as we were planning to go the following day, which was the weekend of diwali break. Most popular resorts like Kelwa Beach resort, Shantsheel Resort and D Samudra were all booked. Finally we managed to get Ya Niwant resort. This resort is away from the main beach and the food stalls.The 5 mins walk to the beach through the narrow lanes covered by the shades of trees is worth a walk

The part of the beach is covered with black sand and part with brown. The place gives a landscape view of the beach and the sea. We saw a very small "ruined fort" like structure near the beach which gave it a very ancient look. During high tide one can swim in the sea but the beauty of the beach is during low tide. The width of the beach stretches to around 300 mts and even beyond that the depth is very less. The sand sinks giving clean foot impressions while walking. The small puddles and islands are created on the beach during low tide.

Sunday morning got to witness the local children learning karate, in their white dresses, on the beach. From the top, the approach to the beach is slant, the view was pictureseque.

The approach to the resort is though not very good but I believe that is also a beauty of this place travelling through the remote area. The hospitality by Save brothers and the staff were excellent. They did cater to our Jain food requirement and good tasty home made like food was served. The ambience is quite scenic and peaceful, rooms are of decent size and pool not very big but good enough to enjoy with kids.
#2 Nov 24th, 2012, 18:17
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I had been to Kelwa in the mid 90's for an office trip. Personally for me it is good for a day trip for people living in the western suburbs of Mumbai.
#3 Nov 26th, 2012, 13:44
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If one is fond of natural beauty, then to enjoy it thoroughly u need to stay their overnight. The beach needs to be visited in the evening and early morning when it is not crowded. Rest of the time one can relax at the resort. Will post the pictures very shortly. My personal belief is one day trip will make it like visiting Juhu beach for the Mumbaikars.

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