“Kalamb beach is located at Nalasopara West near Nirmal Village. Nalasopara railway station falls under Palghar District at far north suburban of Mumbai on western railway route.
Kalamb is the 4th beach connected in row after Arnala, Navapur and Rajodi beaches. Much cleaner, Safe, Less crowded with Semi Black Thick Sand with Hotels & Resorts available and Ample Tree Shade which makes it an ideal day picnic beach with group or in couple..”
2020, Speciality and Beach Attractions
Of the 4 connected beaches, Kalamb is the 4th beach recommended to spend a day long on thick wet sand compared to Arnala beach, which is comparatively crowded & dirty, visible from this place.
In between is a village called Rajodi and so is the second cleaner adjacent beach named Rajodi. Similarly, Adjacent to Rajodi towards Arnala is Navapur beach which is hardly known to many as the route and far from both Virar & Nalasopara. It does have couple of resorts if you looking out for a weekday beach & serenity. Below video will give you and idea of how these connected beaches look like.
Except weekends and public holidays of 2020, Kalamb beach is less crowded and peaceful. If you are looking for an isolated beach in Vasai Virar location to spend time alone or in group, this is where your search ends.
An absolute serene, breezy and wide beach front, Nothing much but an experience of seating under shades of coconut and other trees at the shore as summers are very hot, Winter is ideal. Evening at this beach is more beautiful due to the undisturbed mesmerizing sunset view. It is just you and the sound of waves along the cool breeze travelling with waves. And so is the isolation which attracts couples to this beach.
Talking about food availability, Pickup some stuff & bottled water from Nirmal Village junction is here for a day on this beach. Resorts are available, But to be frank average food quality for vegetarians & let your experience talk about the Non Vegetarian food in below comment.
Water current and quality are ideal for some quick dip without fear, Yet do take care of children as lifeguards etc are not available & the right person to listen are the local villagers and fishermen.
Although there is limit to everything and to make it a point, it is safe to get inside Kalamb beach water during high tides when water is at distance of just 100 to 150 metres from shore. Low currents are known to pull inside. Water looks black due to the sand colour, other wise it is clean and has no litters floating as seen at major beaches of Mumbai. This flat beach sand is hard and slightly wet due to previous night tides. This makes it an ideal place to ride your bike or car on such sand which so much fun, Just take care of the entry area where the think sand may stuck the vehicle.
If you are a in couple to explore this beach for the first time, then please note to spend quality time until sunset only. Upon Sunset, the location is dark with hardly or no ample street lights. Locals love to be at shore after dark for some booze which may an uncomfortable situation, So leave before dark and spend undisturbed day time here. A perfect place for nature lovers and those who love collecting shells and enjoy some camel rides, few such options are available here.
Beach front has shades and hardly any shops or vendors available, which also means low commercial activities and more nearness to nature. One needs to carry your belongings and much needed drinking water when at this beaches.
Packaged drinking water bottles are available near station and market area of Nirmal village, But getting just Aqua or Bisleri water brand is a big question here as many local water bottle brands which are not recommended.
Nearest market area to Kalamb beach is Nirmal at 1.6 Kilometres and the beach is at 7 Kilometres from Nalasopara railway station. Car & Huge bus parking space are ample and the village is very beautiful for a stroll too. Checkout Nirmal Talav area near market.
How to Reach Kalamb Beach
Nearest Railway Station : Nalasopara on Western Railway Route, Far North of Mumbai Suburb in Thane District.
Distance from Mumbai : Approximate 70 Kilometres to beach from Mumbai city which may take anywhere between two to 3 hours.
How to Reach by Road : On National Highway 8 (Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway) get inside Nalasopara towards station (Keep Note of Sign Boards on Highway as one can easily miss it in the way it has been kept). Cross over the East West Flyover and go straight in west. Once inside Nalasopara village, be on Wagholi Nirmal Road. Upon reaching Nirmal market naka go straight towards Kalamb beach.
Reaching by Train : Get down at Nalasopara West (See Railway Map or Station Names) for reference if new to Mumbai. Adjacent to railway station is bus depot and also private auto’s available (No Metre System here, Only Fixed amount). From Railway station, beach is at 7 Kilometres and Nirmal Junction is at 6 Kilometres. Auto may take anywhere between Rs.150 to Rs.200. VVMT & MSRTC Buses are much cheaper options comparitively.
More Places to See Near Kalamb
If you like lakes, Nirmal lake is one not to be missed, Specially during monsoon. It is very close to the market area. Exactly opposite the lake is an old church too. Like i said, other 3 beaches are adjacent if you want to explore same.
Next station to Nalasopara is Virar which has multiple attraction like Jivdani Temple, Mahavir Dham Jain Temple (On Highway, 10 Km far), Vajreshwari and Ganeshpuri temples which are famous for Hot water springs (More ahead of Highway, 15 to 18 Km from Virar) & Yazoo Park at Virar West.
If you are at Kalamb during monsoon and love waterfalls, you must head towards vasai highway (i.e towards Mumbai from nalasopara) and see Chinchoti waterfalls (Not recommended if with Kids & Elderly) and Tungareshwar which has a Shiva temple, beautiful 45 minutes jungle walk and waterfalls.
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Pictures Courtesy : Jigar Saxena and Abhishek Maurya.