If you have checked my earlier post on Mumbai to Kelva beach ride then you know it right? After that trip, I was super tired and felt dehydrated.
Summer in Mumbai-India is not so suitable to go for long motorcycle rides. After Kelva beach ride, I had decided , I am not going for any more rides in this summer heat.
But you know what, I couldn’t resist my urge and so that day (..it was Saturday..weekend) I decided to go for a breakfast ride with my friends Akshay and Jayesh.
GORAI & UTTAN BEACH : Weekend Gateways Near Mumbai
We wanted to visit the nearby location and Gorai beach was perfect. It takes 1.5 hours from my place to reach Gorai.
HOW TO GET TO GORAI & UTTAN BEACH:
There are 2 ways to reach:
This is the fastest way. One can take a ferry from Marve or Gorai Creek. The nearest railway station to reach Gorai is Borivali and that to Marve is Malad.
Yes, 2 wheeler transportation is possible and ferry tickets are cheap. You can load your bikes or cycles in the boat. It takes 10 minutes to reach the other side. Distance is not much.
Once you reach Gorai you can hire a rickshaw (tuk tuk) or a horse carriage to take you to the beach.
This route takes more time. Take Western Express Highway all the way to Mira Road then a left turn goes to Uttan Road. Keep your google maps on so you wont miss this left turn.
MY MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO GORAI & UTTAN BEACH
We started our ride at around 7 AM in the morning. Our plan was to go there by road. I was late and when I reached the meeting point, I saw Akshay and Jayesh sipping morning tea. If you wish to taste proper Indian tea(..also called as Chai in Hindi) then roadside tea stalls are the best one.
As always we quickly decided our riding positions. Akshay was leading, I was in the middle and Jayesh was last. None of us had visited Gorai and Uttan beaches before.
Inspite of Saturday, I did not see any riders on the road. We started our ride late and that could be the reason as most of the motorcycle riders start their rides early morning.We had to stop a couple of times to check google maps. Uttan beach comes before Gorai.
In Utan there is a nice resort , U-tan Sea Resort. I had been there twice. This resort offers good breakfast, swimming pool and some outdoor games. If you are looking for a affordable weekend stay near Mumbai then add this resort in your option list.
Find Great Deals On Resorts Near Gorai
So what I was saying….. when we reached Utan, it reminded me of that yummy breakfast. This time we decided to first visit Utan beach and then take a decision where to stop for our breakfast.
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ARE GOING BY ROAD
I was very glad that we decided to go by road while going. As soon as as I touched the Uttan road, I felt as if I was riding in Goa. Beautiful roads give you village kind of feeling, with greenery on both sides. On some stretches, you will find the backwater on the road-side.
As we started approaching the Utan beach,we got an amazing view of this coastal village where the houses were painted in different colors. Green, Yellow, Pink, Blue..wow what a picture perfect view it was. Let me show you some pictures.
MY IMPRESSION OF GORAI BEACH
If you look around then you will notice Coconut trees line the beach and there are villas and inns surrounding them.
WE TOOK A FERRY IN OUR RETURN JOURNEY
THINGS TO DO IN GORAI & UTAN
Watch Beautiful Sunrise & Sunset
Explore Nearby Fishermen Villages: It will be a different experience to watch frishermen bring in the fresh catch and sort it out. Again I am saying, roads which go to Uttan and Gorai beaches are worth to explore. If you have a 4 or 2 wheeler do not miss the opportunity to check colorful picturestic bunglows, big coconut trees, local fish market.
Sea food lovers..Buy Fresh Fish or East Fresh Fish 🙂
Its a good news for all the sea food lovers out there. If you wish to buy fresh fishes, you will get a very nice deal here.
If you are a family or travelling solo, try to avoid the rocky patch along the Uttan beach. I noticed so many liquor bottles ther so you can figure out why I am saying this.
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