Maharashtra is all set to open its 13th domestic airport near Sindhudurg which is called Chipi Airport. Situated at Chipi-Parule, this airport is located along the Konkan coast between Malvan and Vengurla and is just 27 kilometers from the Mumbai – Goa highway.
The airport is spread over 275 hectares and the 2500 meter runway is able to accommodate aircraft like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. It will also provide an easy access to some of Maharashtra’s most popular tourist attractions and also be a good way to get to Goa, particularly North Goa since the driving distance from here to Arambol, Tiracol, and Mandrem beaches is roughly 60km, which is the same as it is from Goa’s Dabolim airport.
So If you plan a holiday in Sindhudurg and find yourself with a stopover at the airport and wonder what to do with your time….besides sleeping! We give you 5 fun things to do and see near the Sindhudurg Airport. Take a look!
1. Visit the gorgeous Tarkali Beach
This stunning beach should be the first place to be if you are planning a trip to Tarkarli village! Among all the gorgeous beaches within the Konkan coastline of the region, Tarkarli Beach has the most fascinating white sands.
Things to do: Snorkeling, Parasailing, and Scuba Diving are just a few attractions here. You can also enjoy some water sports along the calm waters of the Tarkali River at Tsunami Island–a popular spot among tourists for jet skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, and other recreation activities.
Distance from the Airport: 25 km
2. See the Sindhudurg Fort
Also famous as the Malvan Fort, this fort is situated on an island barely half a kilometer away from the mainland port of Malvan. The construction of the fort had been made in 1664-67 AD by Shivaji Maharaj. It is said that he had called around 100 proficient Portuguese people from Goa to construct the fort. The most gorgeous feature of this monument is the stretch of zig-zag walls and the pillars and bastions.
Things to do: Enjoy the scenic and pleasant panoramic view of the Fort
Distance from Chipi Airport: 60kms
3. Marvel at the Royal Palace of Sawantwadi
This beautiful palace built by King Khem Sawant Bhosle is a perfect retreat for historical enthusiasts. Brick brown walls, wonderfully carved rooms, and war weapons inspire you to flip your history books once again.
Things to do: Experience and explore the grandeur that the palace has to offer. It is a treasure for history enthusiasts.
Distance from Chipi Airport: 40kms
4. Relax at the Moti Talav
It is said that the Emperor of the Province gave pearls (Moti) as gifts to the workers, who successfully completed the task of creating two Emperor Palaces and a water reservoir in the form of a beautiful lake. Later, the beautiful lake was named Moti i.e. the Pearl Lake. Tourists can peddle around the lake in peddle boats or sit around it and gaze at the beautiful view.
Things to do: Water sports activities such as boating, swimming, and paddles.
Distance from Chipi Airport: 40kms
5. Seek blessing at the Sagareshwar temple
The Sagareshwar Beach is home to the picturesque and ancient Sagareshwar temple of Lord Shiva. This grand temple is built with stones and met by the submissive sea waves at its footsteps. The beach surrounding the temple has been wisely crafted and nurtured to grow a blooming courtyard of a variety of flowers.
Things to do: Pay homage to Lord Shiva
Distance from Chipi Airport: 31.2 Kms
So why wait? Plan a trip to Sindhudurg today! Book cheap flights from Mumbai to Sindhudurg and get the cheapest fares only with Akbar Travels.