Friday, 6 February 2015

Fish Auction @ Harnai


A photo-feature by Vinit Godbole

Harnai or more commonly Harne is a coastal village in the Ratnagiri district of Konkan. It is around 15 km from Dapoli and neighbors beautiful beaches of Murud, Karde and Anjarle. Being one of the natural harbors, Harnai is an ideal wharf for fish trading. The fish auction at Harnai village is one of the most sought after events in the area and is a daily custom held in the morning from 7 am to 9 am and in the evening from 4 pm to 7 pm. The market is known to sell different varieties of fish like Pomfret, Surmai, Tiger Prawns, Squids, Lobsters, Sting rays, Mackerel, and many more. The auction lures many travelers and photographers. Tourists can indulge in the fish fest of betting and auctioning. Apart from fish, Harnai is also known for the magnificent Harnai Fort located on the northern front of the village.

Find this destination in the Uncharted Konkan Lands itineraries with The Western Routes. More details on

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