Kelwa beach - sometimes also known as Kelva or Kelwe beach is a pristine stretch of sea shore and a popular weekend getaway for tourists from Mumbai and nearby. The beach is about 8 km. wide long. It has the largest stretch of beautiful cost line of Arabian Sea in Thane District. The unique feature of the beach is the abundance of the Suru trees.
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Now Kelva is a become very famous tourist attraction, the beach is overcrowded with local tourists during weekends which indicates its growing popularity.
Kelwa Beach is situated about 80 kilometres north off Mumbai. From NH 8 there are two ways to reach here, one is from Varai phata 32 KM, and other from Mastan Naka (Manor) 34 Km. It is easily accessible from the Kelve Road station situated about 5 kilometres away. It is also a 25 minute ride on an 8 seater Rickshaw from Palghar railway station.
Kelwa Beach is also connected by State Transport buses which make frequent trips from Palghar or Saphale & Kelwa Road Station. Location Map is also available with this Blog.
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The Shitla Devi Temple, a Hindu temple is situated just besides the beach. It is believed that the two sons of Lord Ram, Luv and Kush grew here when Sita was in exile for the second time, A Hanuman Temple is also there. One small Lake is opposite to temple called Ramkund.
There are in all three forts on this beach. One is at the southern tip of the beach and is submerged in sea water during high tides. The smaller one, is located within the coniferous trees near the northern tip on the beach.
The most important and traditional mean of earning is cultivation of "Panmala"(Bettle leaves). The community which cultivates the mala's are popularly known as VADVALs (Person who cultivates vadis)
The residents of Kelwa beach are involved in the fishing industry due to the proximity of Satpati, Maharashtra's biggest fishing centre . Some people work in factories in the nearby industrial areas of Palghar and Tarapur.some people own the factories as well. Some people are also involved in the Tourism industry due to the growing popularity of the beach. Many restaurants and snack joints have come up near the beach to cater to the growing number of tourists.
You can find many numbers of Resorts for Over night stay and relax with Family & Friends, other local food stall are also available near Beach side, some local hawkers are selling Tad Golas, (a fruit from Palm (TAD) Trees), Coconut Water, local fruits like Banana, Sapota (Chiku), Red Berrys, Ice Gola, Bhelpuri, Panipuri and lots of other stuff. Parking Facility is also available near beach side.
Enjoy wide beach with Horse cart, Camel Ride, Para Gliding (Rs. 300/- Per Person) A small Children Park Near Shitladevi Temple and other fun activity.
All Over its nice fun filled Picnic spot to Enjoy with your Family and Friends.
Enjoy some photos and Have fun !!!!
|Way Towards Kelva From NH - 8|
|Bridge Over Vaitarna River while going to Kelva|
|Entry towards Beach|
|Hawkers Selling Coconut water and Tad Golas|
|Welcome to Kelva|
|Nice Wide Beach|
|Enjoy Sun and Moon|
|Kelwa Jangera inside Sea|
|Enjoy Horse Cart|
|Stall for Food & Beverage|
|Small Garden for Kids near Beach|
|Entry Gate to Shitla Devi Temple|
|Ramkund and Fountain opp to Temple|
|Hanuman Mandir Beside Temple|
|Shikhar of Temple|
|Backside of Temple|
|Shri Shitla Devi|
While Going towards home (Mumbai) I took Manor Rout because while crossing the Ghat there is place called Waghoba Khind is on the way, certified as Tourist Place Govt. of Maharashtra, on top of the ghat there is on temple of Waghoba a god of local tribal people, while monsoon a very beautiful climet is created here, nice Water falls falling down on just road touch. you must visit this place during monsoon to enjoy real beauty of nature. To watch Monsoon photos of Waghoba khind Click Here.
Enjoy some photos take by me while returning from kelva there is no rain but still place is like air condition.
|Sign Board of the Waghoba Davesthan on main road|
|Road towards Manor|
|Temple of Waghoba|
|Place Certified by Govt.|
|Dry Water Fall near this Place|
|Just Road Touch|
|Surrounded by Green Hills|
Just Chill with Nature !!!!
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