(Last Updated on : 05-11-2014)
Guhagar, the census city of Maharashtra
, located in Ratnagiri District
. This place is popular to the weekend travellers of West India.
Guhagar of Maharashtra is known for its virgin beach called Guhagar Beach
. Guhagar is also popular in coir items, coconuts, betel nuts and mainly Haapus Alphanso mangoes.
Location of Guhagar
Guhagar of Maharashtra is located at about 17.47 degree north to 13.2 degree East longitude. It has an average elevation of 10 metres. It is surrounded by an area called "Kokan" The nearest city and railhead is Chiplun, which is 44 kilometres away from Guhagar.
Demography of Guhagar
According to the Population Census in the year 2001, Guhagar had a population of 3205. The male population in Guhagar of Maharashtra constitute 52 percent of the population and female population in Guhagar constitute 48 percent of the total population. This place of beaches and ancient temple, Guhagar has an average literacy rate of 82 percent, which is higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. The male literacy rate is 86 percent and the female literacy rate in Guhagar of Maharashtra is 78 percent. In Guhagar, about 10 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Economy of Guhagar
The economy of Guhagar is boomed after the establishment of Dabhol Power Company. Dabhol Power Company is located at about a few kilometres north and was commissioned in the early 1990s. Soon, Guhagar became the spot of tourist importance and the eco-tourism area. The hotels sprung up and residents were given well-paid jobs in this region.
Tourism of Guhagar
Guhagar of Maharashtra has a very beautiful beach, which is famously known as Guhagar Beach. Near Guhagar, there are also the ancient temples located. Some of the temples are Durga Devi temple, Guhagar Temple and Vyadeshwar temple. Velneshwar Beach
and Hedvi Beach
are the two places of tourist attraction located near Guhagar. This beach is famous for the natural beauty there and the temples. There are number of visitors in Guhagar from across the country as well as different parts of the world visiting here throughout the year. It is a perfect weekend place for those who want to spend some days in the peaceful and isolated atmosphere. The soft and sparkling sandy beaches, breathtaking view of sunset and various adventure sports and activities make this magnificent place a perfect weekend tourist destination in Maharashtra. It is also quite famous for its plantations of coconut, mango, betel nut, jackfruit and cashew.