A quiet village on the banks of the beautiful Kundalika river, with swaying palms, crumbling ruins of an ancient trade port town, untapped black sand beach, that holds a few interesting tales from history for it’s travelers! 

Don’t miss out on these top recommended things to do on your next visit to this village.  

1. Tum-Tum ride

A blissful ride in the yellow-black tum-tums through the narrow winding roads that’s surrounded by lush coconut and arecanut farms from Alibag to Chaul is a must try to experience the true charm of this scenic journey

2. Enjoy a walk on the sprawling beaches

Walking barefoot on the sand can relieve stress and bring joy, so take a stroll during the sunset alongside the casaurina trees early in the morning when it’s less crowded or we highly recommend during the sunset to view the blast of colors in the sky

3. Short hikes to Datta mandir and Hingoljadevi shrines

If you’re an adrenaline seeking enthusiast, take 700 steps to the Datta mandir or visit Hingoljadevi temple which is a shorter hike of just 300 steps, both located on the hills in Chaul to get a breathtaking view from top 

4. Relish local delicacies

Do try home cooked local dishes prepared with authentic recipes to tingle your taste buds 

5. Heritage walks

Take part in the heritage walks organized by local experts to better understand the history of these ancient port towns and discover the best kept secrets in the ruins of the Portuguese fort.

6. Explore temples

Many people don’t know that Chaul once had as many as 365 magnificent temples, some of which are now lost in the test of time. But don’t miss out on visiting the grand Rameshwar and Shitladevi temples whilst we can that’ll give us the knowledge of how amazing it would have been in the peak of its time.

7. Hike up to the Korlai fort

Take a short hike up the hill to visit the majestic Portuguese fort for splendid views of the Arabian sea. And do check out the lighthouse that’s on the way in your hike up the fort!

8. Camp at the beachside

Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience if you’re travelling with your friends, loved ones or even solo! What better feeling than to enjoy the amazing beaches staying in camps right on the shores with sound of sea waves in the backdrop, a perfect relaxation therapy! As the sun sets and temperature drops, keep yourself warm around the bonfire with games, songs, BBQ dinner and much more! On a clear day you can enjoy stargazing and if you’re lucky enough, might even spot a shooting star!

9. Hire a Bicycle and explore the scenery around

Best way to explore the untrodden paths is to get on the wheels and ride around the small lanes of these picturesque villages and explore the best it has to offer

10. Capture stunning pictures

If you’re a shutterbug, you’ll have plenty of places to capture some of the best moments for the “gram” or FB and do tag us in  your next post!