The sea here is very calm. Almost total absence of waves. Lots of people had come here to enjoy their weekend swim. The water is clean. The sand is white and soft. The water is fairly shallow for quite some distance.
Goa Kala Academy: The place is very clean, has lots of benches available for sitting/relaxing and a continuous cool breeze
The road from Varai to Kelva is in good condition barring initial patch of 3-4 kms. This journey off the highway towards Kelva would be more scenic in rainy season due to the trees and farms and ghat-a scenery typical of Konkan.
You can see strong waves come crashing towards the cliffs here. Swimming is prohibited. You lose track of time as you sit back and relax, enjoying the breeze coming in from the sea.
One option that we had selected as part of local site seeing was a trip to Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya. It is believed that this is one of the 3 places in Sri Lanka that were visited by Buddha.
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Dapoli as a destination is a very good option. Dapoli + Aryawarta, means that you can have 3-4 days of holidays which involve great beaches, old temples, sea forts, great food and comfortable stay. Mumbai to Dapoli is around 6-7 hours drive.
Bali is a relatively small island. About 140 km west to east and 90 kms north to south. It lies 8 degrees south of the equator and has warm climate through out the year (between 23 and 33 degrees celcius). It is fairly dry between May to August.
Kuta beach is a favorite amongst visitors and gets a number of surfers here. We ate at the Queens in Kuta which offers authentic Indian cuisine. Garuda Wishnu Kencana is a cultural center where you can see Balinese dance in its open air amphitheater
Prakruti Resorts in Kashid is around 3.5 hours drive from Mumbai. It is a luxury resort with package rates accordingly costly. But it does make for a great 2-3 day getaway from Mumbai.We chose to drive down to Kashid, but I guess going to Kashid by ferry would turn out to be a much more comfortable option.