The world's earliest sand deposit created by a tsunami has been accurately dated to September 1524 and is located in the coastal village of Kelshi in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district. This is the first time that such a deposit of tsunami sand was accurately dated
Konkan is a clear representative of the religious diversity in India. The temples in Konkan are well known, and so are the beautiful and resplendent Mosques and Dargahs. These places of worship attract and engage Muslims and Hindus alike in numbers amounting to thousands. The devotees participate with enthusiasm and gusto in the local fests or “Urus” that take place here. In Kelshi, the Hajrat Yakutbaba Sarvari Rahamtulla Dargah is historically famous and is 386 years old.
Kelashi is a village in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra state in Western India.The 2011 Census of India recorded a total of 3,145 residents in the village.Kelashi's geographical area is 265 hectares (650 acres).Kelashi is a small seaside village, famous for its Mahalaxmi Temple (1100 years old temple), sand hillocks and Yakub baba's dargah (7th Guru of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaja).
Best Time to visit:-
The months of November to February are the best time to visit, as the cool climate of the Winter makes for a pleasant setting while relaxing in the Konkan region. This is also the best time for those interested in engaging in birdwatching..