Purnagad is a small coastal village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kolhapur at a distance of 158 km east. A major tourist hub nearby is Chiplun at a distance of 114 km north. Those interested in virgin beaches, temples, Marathi cuisine and culture can visit this place.
Places to Stay
One can head to Chiplun, which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Hotel Rajnigandha (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sailee (Tariff – Rs. 800), Deepak Deluxe Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 800), Motel Vanashri (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The best place to see around in the region is Chiplun, based in the midst of greenery and flowing streams, thereby giving travelers the feel of being in paradise. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Adrey Dam, Chiveli Vagheshwari Mandir, Koyna Dam, Pandavaas Caves, Parshuram Mandir, Sawatsada Waterfalls and others.
How to Get There
New Pune International Airport is the nearest major airport at a distance of 342 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Kolhapur Railway Station at a distance of 156 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the area are available from Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Utilising bus ticket online offer from travel websites can save you a lot of money.