The lesser known village of Shiroda along the konkan coastal line is a sleepy village which is not really on the tourist map but in all reality it’s a village which has a lot to offer for the laid back slow traveller.
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1. Visit Shiroda Beach:
Enjoy the serene beauty of this pristine beach, known for its clean and peaceful surroundings. The beach is perfectly beautiful during the afternoon when it’s low tide.
2. Explore the Temple:
Visit the famous Shri Devi Mauli Shiroda Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Devi Mauli, and seek blessings.
3. Take a boat ride in Valvena Lake:
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride in the scenic Valvena Lake, surrounded by lush greenery.
4. Visit the Nagesh Maharudra Temple:
Pay a visit to this ancient and beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
5. Experience the Waterfalls:
Take a trek to the nearby waterfalls and enjoy the cascading beauty of nature. The hike is a small 30-40 minutes hike to reach the base of the waterfall
6. Visit the Market:
Explore the local market and indulge in shopping for traditional Maharashtrian handicrafts, clothing, and snacks.
7. Enjoy local cuisine:
Taste authentic Maharashtrian cuisine at the local eateries and savor delicious dishes like vada pav, misal pav, and Puran poli. The fish thali is a must have at least once a day.
8. Explore the Betul Fort:
Venture out to the nearby Betul Fort, an ancient fort that offers panoramic views of Shiroda and the surrounding villages.
9. Attend the Shiroda Festivals:
If you visit during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali, participate in the vibrant celebrations and experience the local culture.
10. Relax in nature:
Simply unwind and relax amidst the beautiful landscapes of Shiroda, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
11. Home Stay:
There is no better way to experience the culture and life of the people in Shiroda than to stay with a local family and spend a night or two living in their home stay and eating the food that’s home cooked. An homestay will cost you anywhere between ₹1500 to ₹3000 per night depending on the room amenities.