It’s truly an undiscovered jewel, is full of beautiful and breathtaking views. Enjoy quiet, relaxing moments as you fish all day and enjoy the atmosphere. To an island where clear blue skies and pristine waters are your true companions. Where solitude and luxury melt into one glorious experience.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Places of Interest in Maharashtra around Aronda : Redi - 8 Kms Famous Ganapati Mandir, Yeshwantgad Fort, Beach, Important Mining Centre. Terecol - 10 Km Fort. Shiroda - 10 Kms Velagar Beach (Also called Paradise Beach by Foreign Tourists). Arawali - 12 Kms Famous Vetoba Temple, Sagartirth Beach Sawantwadi - 27 Km Historical Place, Moti Talav, Famous for Wooden Toys made from local Pangara tree, Palace.
Activities & things to do: Enjoy the aronda backwater & games........Local Sightseeing
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Aronda is situated at the south of Maharashtra on the Goa border. The Terekhol river is towards the south, which is famous for sea food, (especially lady fish, also known as Mudishi), and shell fish (Khube). Even today, unused warehouses are the sign of the golden days of Aronda.
Aronda is a small village situated in the district of Sindhurburgh, which is part of the state of Maharashtra. The village port is situated near the border of two states, Maharashtra and Goa. Aronda also has a river named Terekol, which is surrounded by numerous old temples. The famous temples in the village include Sateri, Badrakali, Garudi Temple and Kulkar Temple.
These temples are beautifully decorated during festivals, like Margashish Suddha Chaturthi, when Jatra Utsav is celebrated. During the Jatra Utsav, the destination is thronged by innumerable tourists, who often come to witness the firework, which is the key highlight.
The village of Aronda was originally called Aravande, which was derived from Aravind that refers to lotus. Devtale Lake is a famous lake in the village which flows between the three temples of Shri Sateri, Ravalnath and Badrakali. This lake is decorated with several red lotuses, thereby earning the village its name Aravande.
Aronda is popular for its high school, which is located near the entrance of the main village. This school was constructed during the beginning of the 19th century by the then King of Sawantwadi Sansthan, H H Khem Sawant. The king was called Bapusaheb Maharaj by the local inhabitants. Moreover, this small village also features an ancient library, which is called the Mahatma Gandhi Valchan Mandir. Established on 2nd October 1948, this library has several old and new books.
Aronda village is situated at around 20 km from the main taluka of Sawantwadi and about 385 km from the state capital Mumbai. Sawantwadi Bus Stand is the nearest bus terminal from this village which is connected to Mumbai and few cities in the state of Goa.
The nearest rail link from the village is located at Sawantwadi and the closest airport is situated at a distance of 60 km in Dabolim. Aronda can be visited throughout the year, except for the monsoon season as it rains heavily.