Baseein Beach


Bassein Beach is situated in Bassein, which is somewhere around 50 to 60 km from the Mumbai city of Maharashtra. The splendid beach has, infact, become one of the major attractions of the town today. The beautiful fusion of natural beauty with historical and religious significance that Bassein town offers could never ever get complete without the splendid beach, which has been attracting tourists from far and wide.

The white sandy shore provided by the Baseein Beach is just perfect for lazing around or strolling aimlessly. The palm trees encircling the beach undoubtedly add to its scenic grandeur. Being located close to the Mumbai city of India, the beach has turned out to be one of the popular picnic spots for its residents. A day at the beach serves as the perfect way for them to forget the tensions of daily life and spend sometime with family.

Baisen is situated in Thane district. Baisen is also called as Vasai. Once upon a time a Portuguese fortified city. The Marathas win it in 1739.
The ruins of the city walls can be still seen, amidst the brushwood and palmgroves. The wide beaches of Bassein used to be a place for ship building in the beginning of the 17th century.

About 10 km to the northwest lies Nalasopara village, the capital of Konkan from 1500 BC - 1300 AD. Nalasopara is believed to have been Gautama Buddha's birthplace in a previous life. There are some beautiful churches in Bassei

Bassein is in the peaceful location, which is 77 km away from Mumbai. It is closely similar with the India's sultry beach state of Goa. But here, crowd is a bit less and those who wish to enjoy peaceful environment must visit Basssein.

Location info:

Address:60 km from the Mumbai city of Maharashtra
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Any time in summer or winter.



As far as the history of Baseein town is concerned, it was used as a shipbuilding destination by the Portuguese, in the early seventeenth century. It was here only that they lost power to the Marathas, in the year 1739. The fort that was built by the Portuguese, at the time of their power over the beach, can still be seen today. Thus, apart from the beach, there are a number of other worth-visiting places at Bassein, including the fort and a number of marvelous churches.


Interesting things to do:

  • Can snap a lot of photos
  • Can play some games on the beach

Interesting things to Visit:

In the 17th century Bassein was a ship-building center. In 1739, the Marathas defeated the Portuguese in Bassein. The ruins of a Portuguese fort still exist in the middle of palm groves and brushwood thickets. Nalasopara, believed to be Lord Buddha’s birthplace in a previous life, and the capital of Konkan territory from about 1500 BC to 1300AD is located at an approximate distance of 10 km from Bassein.

Akoli hot springs and Vajreshwari temple are located at a driving distance of one hour from Bassein. With Agar of Bassein to its south and Agar of Agashi to its north, Bassein beach is an attractive tourist site. Bhimeshwar temple and the Sadguru Nityanand Maharaj Samadhi Mandir are additional tourist attractions of Bassein.

Dahanu Bordi Beach Maharashtra Holiday Packages
Dahanu beach is situated in Thane district and is an uncluttered beach. The Dahanu-Bordi is 17 kms long beach. Dahanu is famous for fruit orchards and cuckoos. Udwada, the 'Mecca of the Zoroastrians' with a large, beautiful temple, which houses the sacred fire is also near this beach.

Murud Janjira Beach
It is popular beach of whispering casuarinas, coconut and betel palms, and 300-years old fort of Janjira. The shrine of Lord Dattatraya, the three heads representing Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara is located in a nearby hillock. The palace of the Nawab and the Janjira caves are must see for the tourists.

Mandwa Kihim Beach
It is beautiful beach located 18 kms towards north of Alibag on the north coast. A clear day and sky gives a breathtaking view right up to the Gateway of India. Dr. Salim Ali's favourite hunt, it has woods brimming with wild flowers, rare butterflies and birds. Kolaba Fort is a must see for the tourists.

Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Beach
Shriwardhan Bay is irresistible to beach lovers because of its gentle winds, soft sands and inviting waters. 'Peshwa Smarak' located nearby is a must see for the tourist. Harihareshwar is known for its tranquil and picturesque beach.

Velneshwar Beach
It is located in north of the Shastri river. This quite and the coconut-fringed beach is ideal for swimming or just relaxing. Velneshwar is famous for the Maha Shivratri fair held in honour of the God Shiva.

Ganapatipule Beach
It is known for its serene sedate beach. It is as natural and pristine as ever. The water is blue and the sands, white. It is an important pligrimage centre. 'Swayambhu Ganapati' temple is known for its unique idol of Lord Ganapati.

Vengurla - Malvan Beach
This beach is a long stretch of white sands, and hills covered with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves. It is famous for Shri Devi Sateri temple and the Rameshwar Mandir. Sindhudurg and Padmagad are two famous forts of Malvan.

Marve, Manori, Gorai Beach
It is situated in North of Mumbai, quite popular among Mumbai's beleaguered fun lovers. Marve low hills along the beach offer extraordinary views of sunrise and sunset. Gorai and Manori, a little further away, are more crowded with revelers and are famous for all night beach parties.



Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railhead is Mumbai 50-60 kms away.
Nearest Airport:Mumbai is nearest airport (50-60 kilo-meters away)
Road Transport:Bassein (Vasai) beach is about 50-60 kilo-meters away from Mumbai.

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Bombay Natural History Museum
  • Chor Bazaar
  • Chowpatty Beach
  • Crawford Market
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Essel World
  • Fashion Street
  • Film City
  • Flora Fountain now renamed to Hutatma Chowk
  • Gateway of India
  • Gurdwara Shree Guru Singh Sabha
  • Haji Ali Mosque
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Jehangir Art Gallery
  • Jijamata Udyaan
  • Juhu Beach
  • Kamala Nehru Park
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Kashid Beach
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Marine Drive earlier/historically referred to as Queen's Necklace
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Powai Lake
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • Prithvi Theatre
  • Rajabai Tower
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park)
  • Hotel Taj Mahal
  • Taraporewala Aquarium
  • Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Vihar Lake
  • Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Nearest Petrol Pump:

On the way there are lots of Petrol Bunks


There are hotels and lodges near the beaches.

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At the City.
Society/Community Phone Number