Harnai Beach


Harnai is a very quiet beach situated at a distance of about 200-km from Mumbai. It is gaining tourist importance day by day and is usually visited by people from Pune and Mumbai during the weekends. There is an old fort too at Harnai, which is built in different levels. South of the Harnai fort is the palm-fringed beach of Murud, famous for its clean white sands and safe waters. Panhale Kazi, the famous rock-cut monument is 30-km from Murud-Harnai. Visit once and one will be left totally spellbound by the experience.

Harnai fort is also a main tourist attraction of the area. South of Harnai fort is the palm-fringed beach of Murud, famous for its clean white sands and safe waters. Panhale Kazi, the famous rock-cut monument is 30 km from Murud-Harnai.

Nearest airport is at Mumbai, which is 200 km away from Harnai, while nearest railway station is at Satara, which is 154 km away. Maharashtra government buses run from Mumbai, Pune and Mahad to Murud-Harnai. Accommodation is available at the beach resorts in Harnai.


Location info:

Address:200 km from Mumbai
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Any time except the high tide time/October to February.



Interesting things to do:

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

Interesting things to Visit:

DURGA TEMPLE : 18th Century Temple with excellent wooden scrulptures

KESAVRAJ TEMPLE : Beautiful Temple on the hills of Village Asud 4 kms. from resort has magnificent scenic beauty with water fall thought Gomukh all thoght out the year.

VYAGHRESHWAR TEMPLE : Another beautiful tempple which has got very important in Marathi Literature & Cinema by its mention in famous Novel & Movie "Garambi Cha Bapu" 3 kms.

HARNAI FORT & FISH BUNDER : 6 kms. form Murud stands this Historical fort & behind it on the beach a huge auction is held every day of different kind & color of Fishes, which is the only source of livelihood for the local population.

ANJARLE GANESH TEMPLE : 9 kms. from Murud across the creek on the foot hills of anjarle stands this magnificent white Ganesh Temple with mind boggling surroundings.

KONKAN KRISHI VIDYAPEETH : Asia second largest Agriculture University is a major attraction for students across the world & for those how love to watch and learn about plans.

PANHALE KAJI CAVES : 40 kms. from Murud are these 28 ancient caves which are the remembrance of our rich past and livelihood.

UNIVARE HOT SPRINGS : 39 kms. from Murud are these hot springs.

CHANDIKESHWARR TEMPLE : 32 kms. from Murud on Dabhol road is this temple inside a cave a worth a visit spot.

DABHOOL ENRON : 32 kms. from Murud in Dabhol and has to go across the creek to see the Power project.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railway station is Satara, 154-km away from Harnai.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Mumbai,200-km away from Harnai.
Road Transport:State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Pune and Mahad to Murud-Harnai.Mumbai-Murud-Harnai 247-km via Panvel-Pen-Lonarhata-Dapoli.

Nearest Visiting places:

At the beach there are statues of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel. Other attractions at the beach are shooting galleries, snake charmers, monkey trainers, balloon sellers and masseurs. Recently, a "Nana-Nani Park" has been added to the beach, specially for elderly people.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Lotus Beach Resort

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