"Nagaon Beach Hamlet" State of Maharashtra Off The Beaten Path Tip by Dip_am

  Sunset in Nagaon
by Dip_am

Just about a hundred kilometers from amchi Mumbai lies a quaint little beach getaway called Nagaon. A perfect destination to unwind during a languorous weekend.
Get on the Mumbai Goa highway and stop at Hotel Karnala for a brief respite. The batata vadas/biryani/chai here are amazing. The owner (Mr.Hattiangadi) of this idyllic restaurant is a very amiable bloke who will help you out with any details about the route and your destination. He would even suggest places to stay/things to do in Nagaon. Once you have refreshed yourself , hit the road again and at Vadkhal naka don?t turn left but keep going onwards toward Alibag. At the Jakat naka in Alibag you will find a left turn to lead you to heavenly Nagaon which lies just seven kilometers away.
The narrow path that leads you in, is dotted with cottages on either side proudly displaying the sign, ?MTDC approved?. Most of these cottages/resorts are operated/owned by Mumbaikars. Don?t be too surprised if one of them turns out to be someone from your neighborhood.
You can stay at any of these cottages and be assured that the beach is never very far. At the most you would have to stroll down a sandy path for five minutes. The rates also uniformly hover around Rs.100/- per head per day for lodging. The rooms are generally clean and so are the toilets.
Your food will be what the cottage owner eats. It will be cooked only after you place your order, in the owner?s kitchen, and that too at very reasonable rates. A fish curry rice with some green salad will not cost you more than Rs.sixty per head.
So once you have decided which pillow you would like to rest your head on, you are ready to indulge! The invigorating air of the beach will beckon you to let yourself go, release all the urban stress and take that cool dip in the ocean.
The multi colored shells clustered on the shore are a revelation.
Enjoy any which way you can on this primal beach resort in almost total privacy.

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  • Written Dec 8, 2004
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