On the road to Dapoli from Kelshi there is a small town Anjarle. Anjarle has a nice beach and ancient Durga Mata Mandir. Near Anjarle there is Kadyawarcha Ganpati a temple atop a hill. The current temple was built during the rule of Madhavrao Peshwe and now Vehicles can go directly up till the mandir.
Just 11 kilometers from Dapoli you can visit the beautiful place Bhagwan Parshuram Bhumi, Huge Parshurama Statue is placed at scenic hill top from where u can get panoramic views of Tamstirtha red sea beach. Statue of 21 feet standing Lord Parshurama over earth sphere of diameter 40 feet !
Chandika Mata Temple
The Chandika Mata temple is located at a few kilometers from the Panhalekaji caves. This temple from the Pandava period is inside a natural cave and you have to go inside through a tunnel to take the darshan of the Chandika Mata idol inside the cave.
Suvarnadurg and kanakdurg Forts
Located at 17 kms. from Dapoli at Harne, The Suvarnadurg fort consists of two forts, kanakdurga the land fort and Suvarnadurga the sea fort. The forts were built by Adilshah and later captured and fortified by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1660. Earlier there was a tunnel connecting both the forts but now only way to go to Suvarnadurga is through a boat. However currently there is no regular boat service to the fort and one has to arrange for the ferry from the local fishermen. There is a lighthouse inside the Kanakdurga fort.
Located at 11 kms. from Dapoli the beach at Karde (Murud) is an excellent white sand beach and we would like to rate it as one of the best beaches on the Konkan coast. There are a lot of good Hotels and Resorts alongside the beach and it is not at all crowded, practically it is like your own private beach. As it is close to Dapoli, you can always drive down to Karde for a dip in the sea and return back to Dapoli.
Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar
The Temples of keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar are located at Asud near Dapoli, and is a beautiful place to visit. the temple is situated on a Hill near the village and you have to take a small walk to reach the temple. The walk is through dense plantations of coconut and beetle nut trees and is a very pleasant experience. The shooting of the famous marathi film 'Garambicha Bapu' was done at Asud and the whole area is really picturesque.
Located on Dapoli - Dabhol road is a place called Panhalekaji. The “Leni” or caves at Panhalekaji are a must see site. You can drive up to the caves and the place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of ‘Kotjai’ and ‘Dhakti’ rivers. You can watch many birds and reptiles in the surrounding jungle and river. There are 29 caves and many sculptures around the area and the whole area is very beautiful. the carvings in these caves are from many periods from the 3rd century to the 14th century.
Hot Water Springs in Unhavare
There are natural hot water springs at Unhavare Village, 20 kms. from Dapoli (Near Panhalekaji caves). It is a small village with the springs as its only attraction and lots of people from surrounding areas come here regularly to bathe in the Hot Sulphur water springs. Separate shelters are made for Men and Women to take a dip in the Rejuvenating Hot water. A bath in the water is said to cure skin ailments. There are no charges for taking a bath here.
konkan krishi vidyapeeth
The Konkan region, inspite of being a generous gift of natural resources, has by and large remainded under-developed. This lad to the peculiar social problem of migration of able-bodied and talented men to nearby areas like Mumbai and Pune in search of employment, leaving behind old men, women and children to look after agriculture in traditional way following the most primitive methods of cultivation.