Guhagar is in the Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. It belongs to the Konkan region located 65 km from Ratnagiri. Guhagar means a “cave” in the local language. The economy of the town exploded due to the Dabhol Power Company in the early 1990s. It is well-known for temples, beaches, betel nuts and Alphonso mangoes - the king of fruits. Mahad, Mahabaleshwar, Ratnagiri and Chiplun are the nearby cities.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels closest to Guhagar are in Chiplun (37 km away). Hotel Sailee (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Hotel Deepak Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Atithi (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Languages spoken in Guhagar are Marathi and Daldi. Hindi and English are the secondary languages spoken.
The festivals celebrated in Guhagar are Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Dussehra and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Guhagar is famous for beaches, hills and temples such as Koyna Lake, Sandy Beach, Virgin Beach, Gopalgad Hill, Uma Maheshwari Temple, Durga Devi Temple, Ufarata Ganapati Temple and Chandrika Mandir. One nearby tourist destination is Anjanvel (13 km away) for Anjanvel Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest Lohegaon Airport is at a distance of 159 km from the town.
There is no railway station close to Guhagar. Chiplun, Kamathe and Ratnagiri railway stations are easily reachable.
The MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) runs buses from Ratnagiri and Chiplun at an interval of every 10 minutes. A few private bus services from Mumbai are Global Travels, Mohan Travels, Ghatge Patil Tranport, Navnath Travels, Mihir Travels with average fare of Rs. 180. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.