Bordi is a surprise - just 3 hours from Mumbai, it is supposedly the place where the Konkan coast starts. It is a small little quaint town with lots of Parsi establishments (including an old but still functional Sanitarium; a Godrej institute; a Rustomjee educational institute etc). Gujaratis are the other dominant community in this town.
Goolkush Resort offers a homely atmosphere - lovely home cooked Parsi food, a small swimming pool, small cottages with very basic furnishings and overall a quite relaxing ambience.
The beach is a few minutes walk, and is really nothing much to write home about. But, nonetheless its non-touristy nature is what I found endearing. The Sea recedes so far back during low-tide that you can't even see the water. Local lads play cricket on the beach, and fishermen's children move around with small nets catching tiny little fish in tiny little puddles - (and collecting them in used PET bottles). A couple of abandoned old fishing boats, just add to the somewhat sleepy, and melancholic scenery.
Walk back from the beach through the town, and look at the old houses, and the occasional temple - you may be pleasantly surprised.
All in all a great break from the madness and rush of the metropolis. Don't expect too much, and you may just be surprisedMore
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