Sakharpa is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Chiplun at a distance of 81 km north. Another urban hub nearby is Kolhapur at a distance of 84 km east. The Chandoli National Park is also located nearby. Those with a desire to explore the region near coastal Maharashtra can try this place out.
Places to Stay
One can stay in 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 visit in the area is Chiplun, situated 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 265 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Kolhapur Railway Station at a distance of 83 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 Chiplun. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.