Dapoli is a small city(Town) in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. Dapoli is also known as Camp Dapoli as British set their camps in Dapoli. Many high-ranking British officers' graves are found in this town. The city also has an abandoned church from the time of the British Raj. Dapoli is home to one of the biggest Agricultural Universities in India, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeet.
The Ganesh temple is situated in Anjarle village near Dapoli. It was first constructed with wood in 1150AD and then reconstructed between 1768-1780. It is particularly known for the right-side placement of the Ganesha's idol which means it's trunk curves towards right which is rare.
Dapoli is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Dapoli has a seaboard of 50 km (31 mi) which stretches from Burondi, Kelashi to Dabhol. The coastline differs little in its general characteristics from that of other parts of Konkan. It is densely covered by coconut farms. The principal rivers are Bharja in the north and Vashishthi in the south. A small river called Jog flows through Bandhativare, Sarang and Tadil into the Arabian Sea. It is also called "Mini Mahabaleshwar" because of its year-round cool weather.
Best Time to visit:-
Monsoons season falling between June and August is the best time to visit Dapoli as the lush vegetation, and bountiful mountains come to life leaving pleasant weather.