Bahirwali Travel Guide

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The village of Bahirwali ( Marathi: बहिरवली Urdu:بھرولی) is the largest village in Khed Taluka of Ratnagiri district in Konkan. The village is located near the bank of the river Jugbudi River and Vashishti, 30 kilometers from Khed .

It is divided into several localities like Bahirwali No 1, Bahirwali No. 2, Bahirwali No 3, Bahirwali Buddha Wadi and Bahirwali Kunbhi Wadi.


There is tradition of interfaith harmony among Muslims, Hindus and Buddhist of the village with mutual respect for values and tradition.

Most of the Kokani Muslims are descendants of Muslims who converted peacefully by Sufi branch of Islam.The area is dominated by Chougles..


The village is probably inhabited during the rule of Sultan Yousuf Adil Shah in Konkan in 15th century. The first settlement of Bahirwali was at an Island in the center of Jugburi river called “Diva”, as circumstances changed and population grew, people started moving to the mainland opposite to the island.


The Gram Panchayat is responsible for administrative and developmental work. It is headed by the Sarpanch of the village. The Gram Panchayat is now divided into 2 parts for better management.


The Village of Bahirwali No. 1, 2 and 3 are socially administered by each Jamat(organization) called Jamatul Muslimeen Bahirwali.



The URS of Ibrahim Shaikh (Sufi Saint) is celebrated every year during the month of February.Dr Babasaheb ambedkar jayanti, budha jayanti, vijaya dashmi ,sai baba utsav , hanuman jayanti,mahashiv ratri,ganpati and shimga.


State Transport (S.T.) 1st bus service at 5am from khed bus stand runs between Khed and Panhalje regularly along with Rickshaw and car service. The City of Chiplun is much closer from the opposite side of the creek VASHISHTI (16 km) than Khed City (30 km) and is mostly preferred by all Bahirwalikars for their marketing as this mode of marketing is the oldest.

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