Karde, Maharashtra, India.

Karde, is a small village in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. This beach village is loved by tourists for its peaceful and serene waters.

Tourist Attractions in Karde-

  • Karde Beach- The 4kms long beach is a perfect place to avoid crowd. Karde beach is one of the safest beaches in Maharashtra so one can relax in the calm sea waves.
  • Parshuram Bhumi- A nice spot over the mountains is built to pay homage to one of India’s greatest sage Lord Parshuram. The place also has meditation center. (Must visit)
  • Suvarnadura Fort- The name of this sea locked fort literally means ‘Golden Fort’. It was considered as the pride or the “feather in the golden cap of Marathas”. (Note: The timing depends on high tide and low tide.)
  • Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple- Dating back over 800 years, this sacred sanctum dedicated to Lord Shiva is built in traditional Hemadpanthi style architecture.

Shopping in Karde-

  • One can buy the famous Kokam(Agal) syrup, Jackfruit chips, Sundried mangoes and jackfruits. There are numerous shops on the roads of Karde.

How to Reach Karde-

  • Closest Functional Airport- Pune airport (210 kms-6 Hrs approximately).
  • Nearest Railway station- Khed is the nearest railway station at a distance of about 40kms (1hour)
  • Karde is well connected by road with major cities in West and South India.   

 Best time to visit Karde-

  • November to February. (Winter season)

Wanderer’s Eye Tips-

  • Konkani Thali (Full meal) is a must try.
  • The sunrise and sunset over the beach are a bliss.
  • Sri Parshuram Bhumi is a must visit place.

Climate of Karde-

  • Summers extend from February to May and temperature ranges from 19℃ to 34℃.
  • Monsoon extends from June to Mid-October having heavy showers. (Avg raingall-76 inches)
  • Winters (Mid-October to January) can be moderately cold with temperature ranging from 19℃ to 30℃.

History of Karde-

  • The secluded village of Karde has a very little-known history.

Culture of Karde-

  • People- As per 2011 census, the population of Karde is 1,097. The locals are mostly Hindu’s followed by Muslims and Christians.
  • Languages- Konkani, Marathi are the local languages of Karde. However, Hindi is also commonly used. People catering to tourists can speak fluent English too.
  • Art- Karde has adopted art forms like Koli dance and warli painting.
  • Festivals- Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Dussehra are the festivals which are celebrated with great pomp.  

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