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Madh Island Beach

Madh Island Beach is one of beautiful beaches in Mumbai in Maharashtra. Located in the North Western coast of Mumbai, the place comprises of small quaint fishing villages and farmlands. The scenic beauty of the place is enhanced with the mangroves on the shore. Even though the beach is within the reach of Mumbai city, it still holds its peacefulness. This calm and charming character of this island makes it the first choice of people who want to have some peaceful time away from the busy life of the city. This island beholds beaches that are not exploited and polluted.

The gorgeous white sandy beaches of the island make it a perfect place for hosting luxurious rave parties which is mainly organised by the Mumbai’s elite people as well as by celebrities. The island has also been the venue for the shooting of many movies.

The Beaches here are not ideal for swimming due to the shallow water and under current, but the place is popular for its peacefulness and calmness it give to the people who reach here. It is the perfect destination for people who want escape from the busy city life. Unlike other beaches in the Mumbai city the Madh Island Beach is very clean and unpolluted.

Other Major Attractions

One other major attraction in this place is Erangal village which is popular for the Erangal beach. The major occupation of the natives here is farming. Versova fort or Madh fort that is located in the island holds historical importance. This fort was built by Portuguese in the 17th century as a watch tower. Today, this fort could be seen in many Bollywood movies, as it has become a popular destination for movie shooting. Another historical place here is the St. Bonaventure Church, which was built by Portuguese in the 16th century. The Church is visited by many devotees during the month of January during the Feast day.

Things to do at Madh Island

Madh Island known for its beautiful beaches and lush green land attracts tourists who look for a calm and serene place to relax. Surrounded by small fishing villages this island gives an opportunity for the tourists to explore the lives of the fisherman communities. The tourists can also relish in some of the native dishes prepared in their traditional way and enjoying the beaches, taking a stroll on the calm beaches all possible here.

Best Time to Visit

Although Madh Island can be visited in any time of the year, it is ideal to visit Madh Island between October and June as the climate will be less humid and pleasant

How to Reach

By Rail

Mumbai city is one of the metros in India which has perfect connectivity through local trains. To reach Madh Island the nearest railway station is Malad which only 12 kms away.

By Road

The Madh Island can be easily reached by roads with its nearness to Mumbai city. There is frequent bus service available from Malad, Borivali and Andheri. Alternately, one can hire a rickshaw from Malad as well.

By Ferry

One can reach Madh Island in boat as well.  Ferry service is available from Versova, also from Gorai creek in Borivalli.

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