Dahanu-Bodhi Beach


Situated in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Dahanu is a coastal town where Persian settlers and Chikoo orchards propound their distinct culture and natural beauty. Its beach marks the beginning of the popular beach stretch of Maharashtra. Near to the beach is 'Udwada' which is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Parsis. The nearby stretch of Bordi beach reflects the sleepy nature of the seaside village that is famous for its boarding schools.

Dahanu is located barely at a two & a half hours driver from Mumbai on the west coast of India in Maharashtra bordering Gujarat.Located just 120 kms from Mumbai off western highway no. 8 is ideally suitable for a weekend vacation. Most of the trains (Western Railway) from Mumbai Central Station and Virar halt at Dahanu.If you have a penchant for sand, sea & surf this is the place to be.Dahanu once-barren land thrived under Irani settlers, an earthy people. Dahanu is lined with fruit orchards and is famous for its chickoo fruit.

Location info:

Address:Located in Thane district is the enchanting beach of Dahanu-Bordi, Mumbai (145 Kms).
District: Thane district
Nearest City: Mumbai.
Best time to visit: September to May.



Interesting things to do:

Interesting things to Visit:

  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Dapchary Dam
  • Sutusree Baug
  • Santoshi Ma Temple
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Ferry Service from Fort to Dhakti Dahanu
  • Bordi Beach
  • Narpad Beach
  • Saibaba Temple
  • Surutree Baug

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railhead is Gholwad 2 km. It is also accessible from Dahanu 15 km on western railways.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Mumbai, 145 kms.
Road Transport:Well Connected by Road.

Nearest Visiting places:

Juhu Beach : one of the largest and frequently visited beaches of India, the Juhu beach is located 18-km north of the city centre. It is nicknamed as the uptown bourgeois paradise.

Marine Drive: located in the central Mumbai, Marine drive was built in the 1920s and 1930s on land reclaimed from the sea. A popular sea front, Marine Drive is also the main thoroughfare.

Essel World: An excellent place to get entertained, Essel World, offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia.

Bollywood - The Film City or "Bollywood"- as it is called produces the second most number of pictures in the world every year. Visiting a movie studio to watch a movie being shot in India's commercial film capital is an experience worth attempting.

Kamla Nehru Park - located at the top of Malabar Hills, Kamla Nehru Park is the park also provides you a spectacular view of the city and the sunset.
Chowpatty - Situated in the suburbs of the city, and known for its festive atmosphere, food stalls and hustle and bustle, Chowpatty is perhaps the most famous beach of Mumbai. This beach encapsulates the spirit of Mumbai.

Aarey Milk Colony - located at a distance of 32 kilometers from main Mumbai city, Aarey Milk colony of Mumbai is one of the most modern milk colonies in the world. You can also try the fresh milk and snacks in the colony's canteen here.

Jain Temple - located on the Malabar Hill, the Jain temple houses frescoes depicting various events in the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. A large number of devotees as well as tourists visit the Jain temple every day.
Haji Ali's Tomb: this tomb is a mausoleum built to commemorate Haji Ali, a Muslim saint, who perished by drowning while traveling to Mecca.
Bazaars in Mumbai: among the famous markets in Mumbai, Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar, Mangaldas, Zaveri and Chor Bazaar are some of the markets worth exploring.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Hotel Beachside
  • Hotel Shivanand
  • Hotel Contessa
  • Raunak Dhaba
  • Hotel Sai Residency
  • MTDC resort is available.

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:

  • Reliance Hospital
  • Dahanu Cottage Hospital
  • Sunshine Eye Care
  • TAPS Hospital
Society/Community Phone Number