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Location: Thane District, Maharashtra
Specialty: Chickoo Orchids At Dahanu

An Endless Stretch Of Sand And Surf

Dahanu, a quiet seaside town with a sprawling, uncluttered beach, is located 145-km away from Mumbai in Thane district. Thane District is notable for its vast stretch of unspoilt beach, and the coastline, stretching from Dahanu to Bordi, is 17-km long. Brisk air that blows is a healing salve for pollution-choked lungs. The culture existing is a blend of Irani and Parsi, which makes this place more exotic. The unique feature of Dahanu is the Chickoo (fruit) orchids spread over a large area.

A half-hour's drive down from Dahanu takes the tourists to the village of Bordi where one can find an endless beach, very safe and beautiful. In summers its quite hot though, by day the breeze blows a merry tune.


A place called Udwada known as "the Mecca of the Zoroastrians" is very near from Dahanu, which attracts large number of tourists. There is a magnificent temple, which houses the sacred fire of the Zoroastrians that is considered as the prime attraction of the region. It is believed that this fire has been kept alive for almost a thousand years.


Air: The nearest airport is at Mumbai.

Rail: The nearest railway station is on Dahanu Road, which is around a three hours drive from Mumbai.

Road: By road it is 145-km from Mumbai and State transport services are available from here at regular intervals. Many private transport operators run buses and taxis, which makes tourists visit very convenient.


Being a major metropolis in India and the capital city of Maharashtra state Mumbai is well equipped with excellent Hotel accommodation, which vary from luxurious to reasonable budget hotels. Locals also let rooms for accommodation.

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