Vengurla


Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. It is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees. The hills of Dabholi, Tulas, and Mochemad respectively lie in the north, the east, and the south of Vengurla, while the Arabian Sea is located on its west.

The town has a rich cultural heritage. Vengurla Taluka has some temples including those of Shri Sateri, Shri Rameshwar, Shri Navadurga at Kanyale Redi, Shri Mauli at Redi and Shiroda, Shri Vetoba at Aaravali,Shri Rampurush Temple at Kanyale Redi, Shri Ganesh at Redi and Shri Ravalnath.


Vengurla, being a safe and natural port, commercial centre was initially established during 1665 by Dutch traders and subsequently by British rulers. Signs of Dutch - British rulers are present in the city : Dutch Wakhar (Godown), St. Lukes Hospital, Crowferd Market etc. Planned city having road & drainage system, market, commercial and office buildings, Municipal Council, Hospitals, Parks etc. was developed by British rulers. The 130-year-old Vengurla Municipal Council is one of the oldest Municipal Council in Maharashtra State.

Malvani is spoken as a local language (Malvani Konkani). Marathi, being the state language, is also understood and implemented.


How to reach Vengurla:
By Air: Nearest Airport Dabholim in Goa.
By Railway: By Konkan Railway - Kudal Rly.Stn.
By Road: Mumbai-Goa NH-17. Another road - a State Highway that can be useful to get around is MSH4A also known as Sagari Mahamarg that runs from Vijaydurga (Northmost Part of Sindhudurg) to Terekhol (Southernmost part of Sindhudurg District).

Places to visit nearby:
1. Mochemad Beach
2. Dutch Fortified Factory (1637)
3. Terekhol Beach
4. Sagareshwar Beach
5. Dabholi beach
6. Wayangani beach
7. Bagayatwadi beach
8. Vengurla Beach 

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