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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