Dahanu is a beautiful coastal town and a municipal council in the district of Thane. It is located in the western state of Maharashtra, India. It is located quite close to the Arabian Sea and so is quite scenic. This area is filled with gardens, fruit orchards and coconut groves. It is famous for temples, beaches and the amount of Chickoos it produces. Today, Dahanu is a major commercial and industrial town with factories and industries.
Places to Stay
There are places to stay at very close to Dahanu. Some of them are Hotel Beach Side (Tariff - Rs. 676 to Rs. 1100), Goolkhush Resort (Tariff - Rs. 600) and Pearline Hotel Private Limited (Tariff - Rs. 500 onwards.)
Marathi is the most commonly spoken language in Dahanu. The other languages that are spoken here are English and Hindi.
Koli Bhaji, Nag Panchami (November), Gauri Ganapati (September), Sakar Chuvat and Nava Bhat Khane are the major festivals that are celebrated in Dahanu.
Places of Interest
There are numerous sightseeing spots in Dahanu. They are the Dahanu Beach, Dahanu Fort, Bordi (18 km), Dadra (50 km), Vapi (53 km), Bahrot caves, Dahanu Fort, Gholvad Beach, Kalpataru Botanical Garden and Parnaka beach.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Dahanu is at Mumbai which is located 110 km away.
The Dahanu railway station is the closest and is located at 3 km from Dahanu city.
Dahanu lies on NH 8 and has a good road network that leads to other major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmadabad, Dehradun and Jodhpur. There are plenty of frequent buses that ply from Pune and Mumbai to Dahanu. Mahendra Tours and Travels, and Shreenath Travellers are some of the best travel operators in this area. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.