Mandwa

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Mandwa
मान्डवा
Town
Mandwa beach as seen from the port
Mandwa beach as seen from the port
Nickname(s): Colaba fort
Mandwa is located in Maharashtra
Mandwa
Mandwa
Coordinates: 18°48′11″N 72°52′55″E / 18.803°N 72.882°E / 18.803; 72.882Coordinates: 18°48′11″N 72°52′55″E / 18.803°N 72.882°E / 18.803; 72.882
Country India
Villages of Maharashtra Maharashtra
Villages of Raigad Raigad
Founded by Shivaji Maharaj
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)


Mandwa beach as seen from the port

Mandwa is a village in Raigad district, Maharashtra, India. It is popular as a weekend beach destination from Mumbai city, mainly because of the direct Ferry services available near Mandwa Beach to and from Mumbai.[1]

In movies, Mandwa has been popularized by Amitabh and Hrithik's Agneepath series respectively.[2]

Transport[edit]

Mandwa serves as the changeover point for Ferry services from the state capital of Mumbai and buses bound for the district headquarters at Alibag.[3] It is close to Kihim beach. Mandwa beach lies 6 kilometers from Rewas and close to Mandawa town. [4]

In 2011, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), proposed to run roll on roll off (RORO) services from Ferry Wharf to Mandwa.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandwa and Kihim beaches". Maharashtra Tourism. MTDC. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Sharma, Manimugdha (12 February 2012). "In Mandwa, Kancha Cheena meets history". Times of India. Retrieved Mar 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Transportation from Alibaug". Raigad District Authority. Retrieved Mar 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mandwa and Kihim Beaches". Maharashtra Tourism. MTDC. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Siddhaye, Ninad (27 October 2011). "RoRo your way to Alibaug at Rs620". Daily News and Analysis (Mumbai). Retrieved Mar 30, 2015. 

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