Vengurla is a town located on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees.
Vengurla used to be an important trade and commercial port and has witnessed many trading activities during the reign of the Maratha King, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and thereafter during the rule of British. The huge warehouses and godowns still stand today as a reminder of its glorious trading past. The town was twice burnt down between 1664 and 1812 due to repetitive attacks and plunders.
By Air: Ratnagiri is the nearest airport located at a distance of 200 km from Vengurla. Ratnagiri Airport is connected to Mumbai and Pune by air. Mumbai is the major International airport nearby, located nearly 535 km away from Vengurla.
By Rail: Kolhapur railway station is the nearest railhead to Vengurla. Kolhapur railway station is linked to all cities in India through Mumbai terminal.
By Road: Regular bus services are available from many cities in Maharashtra to Vengurla. State owned and private buses ply from Vengurla to many cities in and around.
The average tourist loves to purchase at least a small memento from the places he visits. If you plan a similar exercise then the Main market place of Vengurla offers you the best bargains for some of the best stuff.
Variety of fruits, dry fruits, preserved as well fresh seafood, Local jaggery sweet and the best quality Alphonso mangoes at prices worth a steal. Vengurla Alphonsos are costlier than Malvan, Rajapur or Ratnagiri variety. Shopping in these markets is pleasant experience for the shopkeepers are lovely people who like to indulge in talks and are also open to bargaining and discussions regarding their products.