The picturesque highway from Mumbai to Goa is studded with splendid mountains, lush green sceneries, historic forts, sanctuaries, and more. But if there is one spot, you should make a pit stop, the spectacular town Chiplun is surrounded by lush green sights. The term Chiplun stands for ‘the abode of Lord Parashurama.’ This town in the Konkon area is just five hours from Mumbai. So are you looking for a tranquil hideaway? Ditch to Lonavala and head Chiplun instead.
The Scenic Town Is Home To Waterfalls, Temples & Forts
Chiplun is recognized for spots like Gowalkot Fort, Sawatsada Waterfalls, Vashishthi River, Guhagar Beach, Koyna Dam, Pandava caves, and Lord Parashurama Temple. It needs around 12 hours to explore Chiplun in totality, so you might plan to stay here for a day while proceeding to Goa.
Chiplun is full of vast green vistas to gaze upon and beautiful viewpoints to drive to. And even though there are no signboards on roads, you will find many incredible places to stop and click a multitude of Instagram-worthy pictures. What’s more, you can drive down to the jetty, about 20 minutes from the highway, and try boating in the river. If you are fortunate, you may occasionally spot some crocodiles in the river.
Visit The Cobblestoned Street Village In Chiplun
Once you are in Chiplun, make sure that you do not miss out on Pethe Parshuram, which is a clean, one cobblestoned street village. This is one place that can remind you of the cobblestone streets of European towns. Here, you can visit the temple and make some purchases from the surrounding shops.
Chiplun Is Full Of Scenic Homestays & Farmhouses
Chiplun has many hotels, homestays, and farmhouses. However, if you’re taking a repose at Chiplun, we suggest you all stay at the Riverview Resort. This resort sits in a fabulous neighborhood and overlooks the breathtaking hills. Also, the all-day dining restaurant at this resort offers mouth-watering Indian, Chinese and continental options.
Add this quaint, laidback town of Chiplun to your bucket list.