Dodavali is a small village near the coast of Arabian Sea in the western Indian province of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Chiplun at a distance of 54 km north-east of the village. The major urban hub close by is Pune at a distance of 286 km north-east of the village. The coast of Arabian Sea is a mere 7 km away.
Places to Stay
There are a lot of budget-friendly hotels in Chiplun. 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
Apart from the nearby seaside view, the village has got nothing much to offer tourists. One can always visit Chiplun, a city based in the midst of greenery and flowing streams. 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 341 km. Another option for tourists is in Ratnagiri at a distance of 60 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Ratnagiri Railway Station at a distance of 65 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the village pass via Chiplun. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.