Dadar is a town located at the heart of the city of Mumbai. This place serves as the transit point to several commuters due to the presence of a railway station which serves as a common station for the western and central lines. There are several places worth visiting in Dadr which includes as Shivaji Park, Siddhivinayak temple, Plaza movie theatre and SenaBhavan.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all budgets and tastes. Hostels and lodges are the cheapest available options although they might require a bit of a commute.
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February. Major festivals of all religions are celebrated.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
The ChhatrapatiShivaji Domestic and International Airport are the two main aviation hubs in Mumbai city. It is the second busiest airport of the country which connects passengers to all countries across the world.
ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus and Borivali station are the 6 major railway stations which connect passengers to cities, towns and villages across the country.
Mumbai is accessible to NH3, NH4, NH8, NH17 and NH22. There are several expressways and freeways which make road travel easy and convenient. There are more than 20-30 local operators along with MSTRC who operate smooth bus operations. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.
Hatkhamba is a small village in Maharashtra. It is located in the Ratnagiri district. Mumbai, the state capital, is 269 km away. Hatkhamba’s economy is primarily agrarian, with fishing being the secondary source of income for its residents.
Places to Stay
There are a number of good hotel options in nearby Ratnagiri (12 km). Some of them are Hotel Sea Fans (Tariff – Rs.1000), Vivek Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Vihar Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), and Hotel Vanashri (Tariff – Rs.500).
Marathi is the official language of Hatkhamba.
Urus of Pir Babarshekh celebrated on Mugh Purnima which falls in the month of February is a major festival here.
Places of Interest
Shiv Temple at Marleshwar, the Thiba Palace, and some beautiful beaches like Mandavi Beach, Bhatye Beach, and Mirkarwada Beach are all popular tourist spots here. Nivali Waterfalls as well as caves in Khed and Chiplun are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport is the Kolhapur Airport, situated 116 km away.
Ratnagiri Railway Station (8 km) is the nearest station to Hatkhamba. Being an important station on the western coast of the country, it runs regular services to major cities Mumbai, Pune, Mangalore, and Trivandrum amongst others.
Private operators like Navnath Travels, SAI Ratna Travels, Ambabhavani Tours and Travels, and Mihir Travels are all reliable and provide regular services from Ratnagiri bus stand and Hatkhamba bus stand. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.