Nagaon

Distance: Approx 100 Km from Mumbai. Should take at least 3 hours (subject to traffic).

How to get there: By Road Google Maps

Lodging: Sidz Cottage

Review: Nagaon isn’t markedly different from its neighbour, Alibag. Perhaps, there are fewer people.  Nagaon’s coastline is lined with tall trees which make for excellent snaps. Horse rides, lazy swims, beach cricket, and long walks are probably best pursued along its sandy shores. There are few stalls along the narrow path that leads to the beach. A hot cuppa tea/coffee is the perfect remedy for the cool monsoon winds. The area along the beach, is actually a village, with old houses and narrow roads. Many of these houses double as lodging and lunch homes. Try a home cooked fish thaali (platter) for as low at 100 INR (costs are subject to change).

If you head a little further (towards Murud), you will come across the fishing village of Korlai. Tucked away, in a labyrinth of narrow streets and houses, lies a stunning hillock running parallel to the beach. The picturesque view of the beach, sea and mountains (in the distance) is definitely drool worthy. If you have more time, you could try exploring the old lighthouse and fort.

Spoiler: Weekends attract city slickers, unruly crowds and honking cars. There is nothing (literally) to do or see after sunset.

 

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