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“Tranquil beaches and fishing villages - a peaceful getaway”
Review of Madh Island

Ranked #133 of 495 things to do in Mumbai
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This is a retreat destination just at the outskirts of Mumbai. The beach and the Versova fort located here are very popular. Madh Island can easily be reached by road or even by a ferry from Versova, Andheri.
Mumbai, India
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“Tranquil beaches and fishing villages - a peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Inexpensive fisher boat from Versova (Vesavey) village to Madh Jetty is one of two ways to reach. Be prepared for sight and strong smell of dry fish at both ends of the narrowing creek area. A short BEST bus ride or autotickshaw can bring you to Aksa Beach at northern part of Madh Island, being the cleanest and best beach. Others being Erangal with grey-black sand and soil, and Madh with golden sand but fully occupied with fisherfolk and drying fish. 130 kms south of Mumbai is Kashid unspoilt beach. Lot fo similarity in the flora and structure of Aksa with Kashid. Cottages are available along with two prominent 5 star hotels for stay and meals. Swimming is not recommended despite cleaner water than Juhu or Chowpatty due undulating coastline and tiny pockets of mild quicksand. A neat and peaceful getaway place best approached from Malad Link road or local rail station as an alternate access.

Visited January 2012
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“A long way off from the city”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Madh island is hardly an island in the true sense of the word...but of course there is the sea and resorts lining the beach.And its not so easy to reach here. The ferrys are crowded and dirty, smelling of fish brought in by thr trawlers.

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“Great weekend location”
Reviewed 12 September 2004

Perfect outdoor location within Mumbai yet out of Mumbai.Best during rains when all the greenery comes alive.No polution at all.Just 30 minutes drive from suburbs but wish they built a bridge across the creek which would make it 5 minutes from Lokhandwala. With so much building activity at Link Road,Malad,it is matter of few years to connect Marve/Madh to Link road.

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