KIHIM BEACH LARGEST BEACH OF MAHARASTRA.July 29, 2020
Kihim evolved as a village in the 17th century during the era of Sarkhel Kanhoji Aangre, the Koli naval chief of King Shivaji‘s Kingdom. It formed part of the then known as “Ashtagare” (or Eight Villages).
Kihim has a typical sub-tropical climate found across the western coast of India with heavy rainfall during Monsoon. Winters are moderate and Summers are hot and humid.
On a clear day Colaba area of Mumbai is visible from Kihim Beach on the north western side.
- Railways: The nearest railway station is at Pen, which is approximately 30 km away.
- Ferry: Passenger boat services are available from Mandwa Jetty to Gateway of India and from Rewas to Bhaucha Dhakka in Mumbai throughout the year, except for Monsoon.
Major attraction in Kihim is its sandy beach. Though Kihim was once known as a “Bird Watchers’ Paradise”, very few exotic species can be still found in the areas having dense cover of trees. Variety of butterflies are also found here.
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