Palande beach where Aavishkar homestay is located is a tranquil stretch of beach between the Kanakdurg sea fort and Durga devi 'mandir at Murud Harnai. The sandy beaches to the south extends upto Karde across a shallow creek which one could walk across during low tides. The beach to the north of Palande beach is rocky and culminates at the Kanakdorg fort.
Harnai is famous for the fish auctions that happen here every day and the sea forts of Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg located next to the fishing harbour which is hardly a 5 minute drive from Aavishkar homestay.
The Durga Devi temple right at the start of the way leading to Murud beach is one of the most important temples in this part of Dapoli and is a must see during a visit to Harnai. The Durga Devi temple was built in the 18th century.
Karde beach is the adjoining beach to the south of Murud beach which extends on to Karde seamlessly. Murud and Karde together makes up for vast expanse of a beach. Palande beach is seperated from this stretch by a shallow creek.
Built in 1150 and later renovated during 1768 to 1780 Kadyavarcha Ganpati or Ganesh temple is built atop a hill in Anjarle. The idol of the diety "Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati" is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side.