Destination : Dahanu Bordi Beach ( Maharashtra India )
Languages Spoken : Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Time To Visit : Throught Year
Dahanu, a quiet seaside town with a sprawling, uncluttered beach, is situated in Thane District. The Dahanu-Bordi stretch is 17 kms. This once-barren land thrived under Irani settlers, an earthy people. Dahanu is lined with fruit orchards and is famous for its chickoo fruit. Accessible from Dahanu is Udwada -- an important place of worship for the Zoroastrians -- with a large, beautiful temple that houses their sacred fire. An amazing fact but true, this fire has been kept alive for almost a thousand years.
Dahanu is located on the west coast of India in the state of Maharashtra bordering Gujarat. Located just 150 kms from Mumbai off the western highway no. 8, it is ideally suitable for weekend vacations. Most of the trains (Western Railway) from Mumbai Central Station and Virar halt at Dahanu. Bordi which is just 14 km from Dahanu, is famous for its Beach and education centers.
Famous for its chikoo fruit, Dahanu is surrounded by greenery on three sides and the Arabian Sea on the West. Other fruits grown in the area are coconuts, mangoes, lychees, and a variety of vegetables. Neighboring Chinchani, about 20 kms from Dahanu towards the south, also has a beautiful beach and is renowned for its die makers.
Dahanu itself is the largest manufacturer of balloons in the world. Recently with the Dahanu Thermal Power Station coming up in Dahanu, there has been a concern among the farmers and business community about the environment in Dahanu Region.
How To reach Dahanu Bordi
Air:- Nearest airport is Mumbai, 145 kms.
Rail:- Nearest railhead is Gholwad, 2 kms. Also accessible from Dahanu Rly. Station. 15 kms.
By Road :- Mumbai to Bordi is 145 kms. Dahanu to Bordi is 15 kms.
State Transport buses ply regularly between Dahanu Road and Bordi