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About Dabhol Back Water

Dabhol town is located on the south-west border of Dapoli tahashil. Vashishthi River flowing from Chiplun merges into the sea at Dabhol and is called as Dabhol creek. Before entering Dabhol you can enjoy panoramic views of Dabhol Power Project (Enron), creek and town from the hill top. Dabhol also has a small, amazingly hidden beach of black sand and thick plantation of sheoak (Suruche Ban).

This is an ideal place to enjoy the scenery along the Dabhol backwaters and the beautiful port in Dabhol Harbor. Whether you enjoy fishing from the jetty, boating, or just stroll along a tree-lined village street, Dabhol offers something for the whole family to enjoy! Over the past decade, dolphin watching has come of age as an exciting, inspiring activity of growing popularity around the world. More and more people are making dolphin watching a part of their holidays. You have a good chance of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat from the jetty. There are some ferry boats also which take you into Dabhol Backwaters as well as into the deep sea for a ride and dolphin watching.

The Dabhol port boasts of centuries old history. Dabhol was of great importance in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. It used to be the principal port of South Konkan region, carrying on trade with ports in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. During 13th to 15th centuries this port was ruled by the Bahamani dynasty and was known as Mustafabad. Later on it was Hamjabad and then it was Dabhol. You can find many religious places of Hindus and Muslims. There is a fine mosque called Shahi Masjid with dome and minarets standing close to the port which was built in Adilshah’s Regime. It is said that Adilshah’s Begum spent around 1.5 million rupees in Indian currency for the construction of this mosque. Shahi Masjid is an excellent example of Muslim architecture. Dabhol was previously very famous, but of late much ruined by the Wars, and decreased in trade.