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“Arnala - not a good getaway” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Arnala Beach

Arnala Beach
Arnala, Virar, India
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in Virar
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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“Arnala - not a good getaway”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Arnala is a beach near to Vasai and Virar, both being the last stations
of the Western railway route. Didn't read many reviews of the Arnala
beach on the NET and so thought of venturing to it. The idea of a nearby
fort also added to it. The resorts near the beach were highlighted more
than the beach itself (on the NET). There are many resorts near the beach
like the SeaLord resort, Green Paradise resort, Anand resort (one of the
oldest) amongst others which offer day picnics for a cost of around INR
400-500 per head among swimming pools and water rides, rain dance, buffet
lunches etc...Overnight and day accomodation is also available.
Well, for the beach...pathetic is the word!! Not for the beach itself,
but for the human spoils on the beach. It seems like the localites don't
have any other place to releive themselves than in the middle of the beach. the beach
is littered with human waste, literally!! The sand was black and hot. At
the small parapeted garden outlining the beach, you witness a lot of
groups enjoying their bottles of whisky and rum. Some even get their
stoves to get their fresh chicken roasted to accompany the intoxications.
Looking at the state of the beach, thought against going to the Arnala
fort also called Janjire Arnala by the localites, which is a little away
from the beach about a kilometer or two.

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Visited April 2012
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