Tourism in Anjarle
Anjarle, one of the most solitary places in Mumbai, is just 20 kilometres from Dapoli. It is famous for the "Kadyawarcha Ganpati". This is temple located at the top of the mountain. This ancient and magnificent temple of Lord Ganesha was originally constructed using wooden pillars in around 1150. Later it was renovated during 1768 to 1780. Earlier, the people used to cross Anjarle creek or Jog River in a boat and then climb the hill using steps that go through the Anjarle village. Recently a bridge has been constructed for easy access to the temple of Lord Ganesha.
The Ganesha idol of Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple is right-sided, its trunk curved towards the right, which is very rare. Kadyawarcha Ganpati is also considered as the live deity who responds to distress calls of common people. This medieval temple has a stone staircase on the right hand side to reach to the top of the temple. One can get a magnificent view of the thick plantation of coconut trees and betel nut trees.
Another attraction of Anjarle is the Suvarnadurg Fort. The deep blue sea and surrounding hills from the top allures the national and international level tourists. There is a pond in front of the temple where you can feed big fishes and turtles. Beside the Ganesh temple there is a small but beautiful temple of Lord Shiva or Mahadeva.
There is another important attraction in Anjarle is the Anjarle Beach. Anjarle Beach also has a clean and unspoiled beach with white sand and surrounded by palms and trees. This Palm Beach is an ideal place to visit on a long weekend. Anjarle has a nice little green village having all basic facilities.
One can reach Anjarle through the rail and road ways. Anjarle is situated around 24 kilometres from Dapoli, which is located just few kilometres away from Mumbai, Maharashtra. The State Transport (ST) buses and the private shared jeeps, rickshaws run between Dapoli and Anjarle. One can also hire an auto rickshaw or drive down to Anjarle. The rented jeeps and cars are available to go to this place.
(Last Updated on : 30-10-2014)
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