“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Before we start with what I all is there and what to expect. Let me quickly give a brief introduction about Dapoli, it’s a town in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, about 230 kms from Mumbai. You can drive down or take a Train till Ratnagiri station and then bus, or take a direct bus till Dapoli, I took the bus, and it was comfortable and direct, reached Dapoli in about 6-7 hours during the night. Mentioning ahead are the 3 Must-Visit Temples in Dapoli.
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My Dapoli trip is divided into two parts. This blog talks about the pious places in Dapoli to have a relaxing, holy feel. Below are the 3 Must-Visit Temples in Dapoli.
1. Kadyavarcha Ganapati
Situated at Anjarle village about 27.5 kms from Dapoli. The uniqueness of it is that Ganpati’s trunk curves towards the right, a rare sign. The place is quite peaceful; you also have a temple of Lord Shiva inside the Ganpati Mandir. There are some stone steps that lead you to the outer side, where you see a pond with turtles. Quite a picturesque sight to experience where you can easily spend hours, soothing yourself in the peace and tranquility that it offers, I loved the place.
2. Chandika Mandir
It’s in Dabhol about 27 km from Dapoli. Dabhol town is located on the south-west border of Dapoli. Once you reach the Mandir, there are a few steps that take you to some colourful creations from mud.
The temple is underground in a natural cave. Further, the Idol is said to have form naturally, at the back of the Mandir. Also it is the water source from where the supply of drinkable watertakes place. There are a lots of Mango tree outside the Mandir, natural peaceful and not a very touristy spot to visit.
3. Shri Sainath Maharaj Trust and Temple
This is located at Kherdi, about 6 kms from Dapoli. It’s not just a temple for Sai Baba, but you would also see temples of Dakshinamukhi Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, Vindhyavasini, Shri Dattatreya, Lord Shiva and Saibaba. There is also Navgraha (means the nine (Nava) major celestial bodies (Grahas) of Hindu astronomy) on the ground floor. Photography is prohibited here. This is all I can manage here, to give you guys a glimpse.
Overall, these were the 3 Must-Visit Temples in Dapoli. Dapoli makes you feel close to nature, God and our spiritual senses, thanks to its tranquil and comforting environment.