If you are a person with an inclination to visit historic sites you would revel in Kashid and it wouldn't be just the Kashid beach that you would be enchanted by in Kashid! The centuries old Korlai fort & lighthouse and the Revdanda fort is less than 15 kms from Kashid not to forget the formidable sea fortress of Murud Janjira just 20 kms from Kashid.
In the vicinity of Kashid there are some of the most revered temples in this region of Konkan, Birla Mandir undoubtadly is the most popular amongst them. Chaul, a historic town under the Portugese rule about 20 kms from Kashid is a place that you need to visit if you want to see old temples churches or synagogues near Kashid. Rameshwar temple is one of the most important temples in Chaul.
Korlai Fort and Lighthouse
Korlai also called Castle Curlew built in 1521 is located about 12 Kms from Kashid. There is a lighthouse also here and the entire place affords magnificent views of the sea.
Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is an old church located in Korlai which was established in 1741. From the church one can see the bastions of the Portugese fort stretching onto the sea.
Less than half an hours drive from Kashid near Salav village is Birla Mandir. Built on a hillock Birla mandir has Ganesha as the main diety. The Ganesh idol is placed on a marble nave which is intricately carved. The idols of ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ are placed on either sides of the Ganesha idol. There are small temples of ‘Radha-Krishna’, ‘Shiv-Parvati’ and ‘Suryadeva’ also in the Birla mandir. Aarti at the Birla mandir is performed at at 9.00 am and 7.00 pm everyday.
Khokari Tombs is located on the way to Agardanda from Murud Janjira. Khokari tombs is a great place to visit for those who have an inclination towards visiting archaeological or historical sites. There are three stone tombs and an unused 'masjid' here.