Anjarle beach is one of the very beautiful place in Konkan area. The major attraction in this small village is the Ganesh Temple known as “Kadyawarcha Ganpati”. The Ganesh temple is situated on a cliff of hill. This temple is very old and was initially constructed in twelfth century probably in the year 1150. This temple structure was renovated between 1768 to 1780.
The Ganesh idol situated in this place of pilgrimage is of rare type because he is having the trunk on his right side. It is very rare and local devotees known as Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati. It is considered as the live deity (jagrut daiwat). Who listens to the problems of his devotees and helps them (nawsala pavnara Ganpati).
The stone steps at the right side of the Ganesh temple take you to the top of dome of temple. You get a superb view of the broad cultivated area of coconut trees, betel nut trees, Suvarnadurg Fort, blue sea and surrounding hills from the top. There is a pond in front of the temple where you can feed big fish and turtles. Beside the Ganesh temple there is a small beautiful temple of Lord Shiva.
This natural nest of Anjarle is also blessed by a calm beach. The gray white sand and the outline up palm trees in the surrounding makes the beach more eye-catching than any other place. It is a wonderful experience to enjoy evening at this place which is usually not at all crowded. It can be a perfect one day destination to relax, enjoy and rejuvenate for you and your family.
Hotels are available near anjarle. There are no beach resorts or hotels at Anjarle, one must find rented house to stay and homemade food at cheap rates. Local people are extremely friendly and helpful. Alternatively you can stay at nearby places like Karde, Murud or Dapoli where hotels and resorts can be found.
How to reach Anjarle beach?
Mumbai to Anjarle(250 km):
Mumbai Panvel – Pen – Mangaon – Lonere Phata – Goregaon – Ambet – Shenale – Mandangad – Dapoli – Anjarle.
Pune to Anjarle:
There are three routes.
Pune to Anjarle via Tamhini Ghat(220 km):
Pune – Chandani Chauk – Paud – Mulshi – Dongarwadi – Tamhini Ghat – Vile – Nijampur – Mangaon – Lonere Phata – Goregaon – Ambet – Mhapral – Shenale – Mandangad – Dapoli-Anjarle.
Pune to Anjarle via Mahabaleshwar(250 km):
Pune – Shirur Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar – Poladpur – Bharna Naka – Khed – Furus – Wakawali – Dapoli – Anjarle.
Pune to Anjarle via Bhor Ghat(200 km):
Pune – Khed Shivapur – Bhor – Varandha Ghat – Latwan – Dapoli – Anjarle.
Anjarle is easily accessible from Dapoli. It is situated 24 kilometers from Anjarle.