Vengurla, being a safe and natural port, commercial centre was initially established during 1665 by Dutch traders and subsequently by British rulers. Signs of Dutch - British rulers are present in the city : Dutch Wakhar (Godown), St. Lukes Hospital, Crowferd Market etc. Planned city having road & drainage system, market, commercial and office buildings, Municipal Council, Hospitals, Parks etc. was developed by British rulers. The 130-year-old Vengurla Municipal Council is one of the oldest Municipal Council in Maharashtra State.
Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. It is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees. The hills of Dabholi, Tulas, and Mochemad respectively lie in the north, the east, and the south of Vengurla, while the Arabian Sea is located on its west. The town has a rich cultural heritage. Vengurla Taluka has some temples including those of Shri Sateri, Shri Rameshwar, Shri Navadurga at Kanyale Redi, Shri Mauli at Redi and Shiroda, Shri Vetoba at Aaravali, Shri Ganesh at Redi and Shri Ravalnath.
Vengurla is located at 15.87°N 73.63°E. It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 ft).Vengurla is also known as Vingoria. Areas included are Dabholi, Khanoli, Vetore, Tendoli, Vayangani, Surangpani.
Malvani is spoken as a local language (Malwani Konkani). Marathi, being the state language, is also understood and implemented.
Places of interest: Mochemad Beach Dutch Fortified Factory (1637) Velaghar Asoli Lighthouse Terekhol Beach Mansishwar Temple, Bagayatwadi kalvi beach, kelus Redi Vengurla's Lighthouse Vengurla jetty Sagareshwar Beach