Dapoli is popular hill station in the Kokan region of Maharashtra. It is located at northern part of Ratnagiri district.

Dapoli is famous for its Agricultural College - Dr. Babasaheb Sawant Krishi Vidyapeeth. In an uncanny feat, 3 Bharat-ratna awardees are associated with Dapoli. Bharat-ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve hailed from Village Murud near Dapoli. Bharat-Ratna Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane studied in A.G.High School. So did Sane Guruji. Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is also believed to be hailing from this place.

Natural beauty of Konkan has lured many a persons from literary world. Dapoli, in particular has served as backdrop of famous Marathi Novel 'Garambicha Bappu' by Shri. Na. Pendse. "Shyamchi aai" by Sane Guruji too describes Dapoli.

With pristine beaches, historical temples, caves and forts scattered around, Dapoli has something to offer everyone. Popularity of Dapoli is increasing these days with many tourists from Mumbai and Pune visiting it as weekend destination.

Get in

By road The simplest and best way to get in is by road. Dapoli is 240KMs from Mumbai along NH-17 (Mumbai-Goa) & 180KM From Pune. Maharashtra State Transport buses ply to Dapoli daily from major cities in Konkan and Western Maharahstra such as Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur. One can also get in using one's private vehicle (own or hired). A lot of private transport companies have started their Private Luxury Bus service from Mumbai and Pune.

By train The nearest train station is Khed, 40KM away from Dapoli.

By plane Nearest Airport is Ratnagiri, around 100KM away.

Get around

ST Buses are omnipresent but may not be convenient. Most preferable way to get around is by your private vehicle (Owned or hired).


Anjarle beach
Harnai Beach
Suvarnadurg Fort




A few restaurants specialized in serving Non-Vegetarian preparations are as below:




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