What to See
Parshuram Temple: This almost 700-year-old temple is dedicated to the 6th Avatar of Vishnu. The temple complex is surrounded by stone walls, accessible by stone steps from the ghat and three idols are located within.
Sawatsada Waterfall: This beautiful waterfall is visible only during the monsoons. Almost white in colour, its rippling sound and gushing scene make it a photographer’s delight.
Karanjeshwari Temple: Dedicated to the Goddess Karanjeshwari, patron deity of the Konakanis, this temple is situated on the base of Govindgad, near the banks of Vashisthi River. While visiting this temple, you must also pay a quick visit to Shree Dev Someshwar Temple.
Vashisiti River: This meandering river is well-known for its enjoyable motorboat rides in season. It is also the site of family picnics and outings.
Gowalkot Fort: This is an ancient fort built by Shivaji Maharaj, located on top of a small hill, opposite the Vashisthi River Jetty. Catch panoramic views of the valley and the Vashisti River from here. Adventure-lovers can also head out trekking in and around the surrounding areas.
Koyna Dam: One of the largest dams in Maharashtra, this dam supplies water to Western Maharashtra as well as to its neighboring areas. Spanning 70 km and reaching all the way to Mahabaleshwar, this Dam offers splendid views of the region. It is also famous for its sweet-water fish, which is found in abundance here.
Guhagar Beach: This is a pristine beach located almost 42 kms away from Chiplun. This serene beach is an ideal getaway and a great picnic spot for those seeking the pleasure of outdoors.
Veleneshwar: Located about 16 km from Guhagar, Velneshwar is home to a beautiful virgin beach. Shri Vyadeshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva can also be visited here.
Hedvi: Located about 18 kms from Guhagar, Hedvi is the site of a Ganpati Temple and a beach close to Baman Ghal, where the rocks have been naturally cut by the sea, forming a gorge.
Walawalkar Shivaji Museum: Located towards Devrukh on the Mumbai-Goa highway, Walawalkar Shivaji Museum depicts the life and history of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. The Coronation of Shivaji Maharajah, Shivaji riding a horse are some of the notable statutes here.
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