Mandwa & Kihim - A ferry ride away

Mandwa was a lesser known village until the ferry wharf was established in Mandwa connecting Mumbai to the Alibaug beaches. Mandwa now is the gate way to Alibaug beaches and helps Mumbaikars reach Alibaug in less than an hour. Kihim is amongst the closest Alibaug beaches near Mandwa and the ferry operators also have a their bus service to Kihim

Mandwa mandwa beach

Shivling at Kihim Beach..

Every year during the month of shravan a shivling mysteriously appears on the Kihim beach drawing hundreds of devotees to see the 'swayambhu' shivling that appears  year after year just to vanish again to reappear the next year!

Distance from Major cities


Pune to Mandwa 140

Mumbai to Mandwa 110

Kolhapur to Mandwa 365

Nagpur to Mandwa 900

Ahm'bad to Mandwa 620

B'lore to Mandwa 950

Colaba Fort

Colaba Fort

3 kms from Kihim beach in Mapgaon is the hill of Kankeshwar Temple. Enroute the trek up is "Brahma Kund", a rectangular tank surrounded by steps on all four sides with a semblence to the Pushkarini in Hampi.Temple built in 1764 by Raja Ramdeorai Yadav has a silver plated idol.

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