Aachara is a small coastal town in Maharashtra. Being at the sea-side, the village is a natural hub for tourists – both domestic as well as foreign.It is dubbed as a kind of paradise for surfers and dolphin-lovers. People visit it for fishing activities orjust to enjoy the beaches. Being on the western coast of India, tourists can also enjoy the lovely sunsets. The best way to reach the village is via Kankavli and Malvan towns in Sindhudurg district.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Malvan (18 km) offering good and polished rooms such as Dattai Tourists Home (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onwards), Nisarg Home Stay (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onwards), Shri Krupa Niwas (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Bethel Home (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), Gaaj Beach Holiday Resort (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards) and others.
The official language of Aachara is Marathi. Konkani and English are the other languages spoken here.
The best season which brings in tourists to this little place is from October to February during the ‘dolphin season’. Other than that the Rangotsav or Holi along with Diwali and Ganesh Chathurthi are the main events here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist interest in and around the area such as the Trakarli beach (8 km from Malvan), Tondavala beach (19 km north of Malvan), Vetal Mandir (4 km north of Malvan), the Rameshwar temple (23 km north of Malvan) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dabolim airport at a distance of 95 km.
The nearest major railway station is Mumbai (BCT) at a distance of 8.9 kilometres from Aachara.
The nearest bus stations to Aachara are Malvan and Vijaydurga, from where direct buses to Aachara are available. Buses which ply on these routes are mostly state transport buses. You can conveniently book a bus ticket through online bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.