ABOUT KOLTHARE

Get To Know About Kolthare

Kolthare is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Kolthare has a seaboard of 50 km which stretches from Burondi, Kelshi to Dabhol. The coastline differs little in its general characteristics from that of other parts of Konkan. It is densely covered by coconut farms. The principal rivers are Bharja in the north and Vashishthi in the south. There is also a small river called Jog which flows through Bandhtivare, Sarang, Tadil, and into the Arabian sea.Despite being only 8 km away from the coast of Arabian sea, the town is located at an altitude of around 800 feet (240 m). It is called a “Mini Mahabaleshwar” because of its cool climate throughout the year. It acts as a Taluka headquarters for several small surrounding villages such as Anjarle, Mandivali, Sarang, Bandhtivare, Bhopan, Harnai, Dabhol, Navse, Unhavare, Jalgaon, Gavhe, Gimhavane, Asud, Vanand, Kherdi, Karde, Visapur, Murud and Umberghar.

Places Of Interest

Ladghar (Red Sea) at Kolthare

 

Ladghar (Red Sea) at Kolthare

It’s 7 km away from Vanoshi, where you will also find Karde Beach and Durgadevi Temple. The place is mind reviving and refreshing to make you feel like never before.

Guhagar

Guhagar

Guhagar, – 24 km Away From Vanoshi, well known for its virgin beach, coir products, coconuts, betel nuts and mainly Alphonso mangoes. The nearest city and railhead is Chiplun, about 44 kilometers (27 mi) away. The economy of Guhagar boomed after the  Dabhol Power, a company, a few kilometers to the north was commissioned in the early 1990s. Hotels sprung and well-paid jobs were offered to the residents out there. Guhagar is quite famous for its Durga Devi temple, Guhagar, and Vyadeshwar temple.

Harnai

Harnai

Located 32 km away from Vanoshi, Harnai beach soothes you with a quiet and peaceful experience. With a natural harbor, clear waters, beautiful seascape and rocky coasts, it promises you pleasurable holidays.  This a place where you can buy the daily catch of fish fresh off the boats which serves you a different and unique experience of fishing on the go and then bring it back to your stay and prep it the way you want. You almost get all various possible types of fish you can buy from and even find some unique names that you haven’t heard before. Harnai is a good location to spot Dolphins in Maharashtra

Velneshwar

Velneshwar

Velneshwar, 42 km Away From Vanoshi is wonderfully reputed for its rock-free beach which eases the zest of swimming. Pilgrims often visit the famous Shiva Temple near Velneshwar. This village is considered to be the root of the Gadgil, Govande, Savarkar, Tulpule, Velankar, Ghag families (now residing at Nayashi, Dahivali & some other villages in Ratnagiri district) and has their family shrine.

Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts - Harnai

Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts – Harnai

The Suvarnadurg fort consists of two forts. Kanakdurga is the land fort and Suvarnadurga is the sea fort. The forts were originally built by the Adil Shahi dynasty and later captured and fortified by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1660.

Panhalekaji Caves

Panhalekaji Caves

Panhalakaji Caves Located on the Kolthare-Dabhil Pangari road is a place called Panhalekaji and can also be accessed from Khed via Vakavali & Karanjali. The “Leni” or caves at Panhalekaji are a must-see. You can drive up to the caves. The place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of the ‘Kotjai’ and ‘Dhakti’ rivers. There are 29 caves and many sculptures around the area. The whole area is very beautiful.

Unhavare - Hot Water Springs

Unhavare – Hot Water Springs

There are natural hot water springs at Unhavare Village, which is 35 km from Vanoshi (Near Panhalekaji caves). The Hot springs are its only attraction. Lots of people from surrounding areas come here regularly to bath in the Hot Sulphur water springs.

Kadyavarcha Ganpati

Kadyavarcha Ganpati

This Ganesh temple is at Anjarle village which comes under Kolthare taluka. Anjarle is famous for the “Kadyawarcha Ganpati” (Ganesh temple situated on a cliff). This ancient and magnificent Ganesh temple was originally constructed using wooden pillars in around 1150AD. It was renovated during the period between 1768 and 1780. At one time, people used to cross Anjarle creek (Jog River) in a boat and then climb the hill using steps that go through the Anjarle village. Recently a bridge has been constructed and you can take your car right up to the entrance of the temple.

Keshavraj Temple

Keshavraj Temple

This location is between Vanoshi (23 km) and Asud Pul. It is said that this temple is “pandavkaleen” meaning that it has its origin more than 1000 years ago. The access is via Dabkewadi and after crossing the small river, the steep climb is refreshing. At this elevation, the fresh water is a marvel and is said to be originating from a tree trunk. this fresh water flows for 24/7 and throughout the year. The Shri Keshavraj “murti” is worth the darshan.

Harnai Fish Market

Harnai Fish Market

Harnai fish market is assumed to be one of the largest suppliers of fish to Maharashtra. Many kinds of seafood including lobsters are to be seen in the market. There is an auction carried on a daily basis on the beach.

Chandika Devi Temple

Chandika Devi Temple

At 2 km distance from Vanoshi, there is an ancient temple – Chandika Devi temple. The idol of Goddess Chandika, believed to be have formed naturally on its own (Swayambhu) and the temple is underground in a natural cave. To reach the deity, you have to pass through a low darkened passage. No light is allowed inside except that of oil lamp. There is a live spring of fresh water nearby which has water throughout the year. Every Navaratri pilgrims throng to this place. This temple is very ancient and was frequently visited by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Location Aspects

Kolthare is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Kolthare has a seaboard of 50 km which stretches from Burondi, Kelshi to Dabhol. The coastline differs little in its general characteristics from that of other parts of Konkan. It is densely covered by coconut farms. The principal rivers are Bharja in the north and Vashishthi in the south. There is also a small river called Jog which flows through Bandhtivare, Sarang, Tadil, and into the Arabian sea. Despite being only 8 km away from the coast of Arabian sea, the town is located at an altitude of around 800 feet (240 m). It is called a “Mini Mahabaleshwar” because of its cool climate throughout the year. It acts as a Taluka headquarters for several small surrounding villages such as Anjarle, Mandivali, Sarang, Bandhtivare, Bhopan, Harnai, Dabhol, Navse, Unhavare, Jalgaon, Gavhe, Gimhavane, Asud, Vanand, Kherdi, Karde, Visapur, Murud and Umberghar.

  • Summers of Kolthare are hot but nights are pleasant temperature ranges from 22°C to 40°C in the months of March to May. This is the typical time to visit because of the availability of seasonal fruits like Mangos, Jamun, Karavanda and Cashew (Kaju) etc
  • June marks the beginning of Monsoon season in Kolthare and lasts till August. It is marked with pleasant climate and cool breeze.
  • Winters approach Kolthare in December and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and is apt for sightseeing in Kolthare. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 12°C to 32°C in winters

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We hope by now you might be feeling the need to experience the realistic thing that you have visualised till now here. We whole-heartedly welcome you to the Shrikanchan Hotels. Come and join us in the endeavour of Nature and rejuvenate your soul.

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