Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PLACES OF INTEREST IN KANKAVALI & SAWANTWADI

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KANKAVALI

Savdav Waterfall : This is monsoon waterfall .which is very attractive. It is very safe & seasonal tourist spot.

Phonda Ghat : It is another important link road between Kolhapur and Sindhudurg lengthing 14 kms. Dajipur is the wild life sanctuary which is famous for biasen.

Bhalchandra Maharaj Math : This monastery is situated in the middle of Kankavali city. This is fully crowded devotee place in all over Sindhudurg district , small but attractive temples are situated along side this memorial spot.

Gopuri Ashram Wagade : Appasaheb Patwardhan was called Gandhi of Konkan founded “Gopuri-Ashram” on the bank of river Gadhnadi. It was center of “Sarvodaya Movement”. He had successful experiments on poultry farm, wind
mill, oil mill, handicraft papers, easy cooker system, floor grinder, gobargas plant, medicinal trees plantation.


SAWANTWADI

Amboli Hill : Amboli is a hill station near Sawantwadi . It is quite but pleasant hill resort. It is 690 mtrs above sea level. The area is surrounded with dense forest and sea view point offers you panoramic view of a good part of konkan coast. It is 26 k.m far from Sawantwadi and 539 k.m from Mumbai. There is a big Marvelous Waterfall (30 Mtrs Hight) 1.5 K.m. away from Amboli. Most of the young lot take bath under pouring water. In summer, weather condition is pleasant and cool. Hiranyakeshi, Kawalesad point, Nangartas water fall, Mahadevgad point, Shirgaonkar point etc. are very attractive & beautiful points in Amboli Hill Station.

Hiranyakeshi, Amboli :
Scenic place of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva where pilgrims gather in large numbers during Mahashivratri. The Hiranykeshi river originates from mountain rock and flows down from this place. You can spend hours angling for fish in its proceedings stream. 5.5 Km away from Amboli.

Nangartas Water Fall : For waterfall lovers this roaring beauty is just 9 k.m. away. When you arrive at this fall walk cautiously at the edge of the drop off. Stand on the erected platform for viewers and let your eyes follow the sound of
falling water into the cavity.


Amboli Water Falls : Amboli is a hill station near Sawantwadi . It is quite but pleasant hill resort. It is 690 mtrs above sea level. The area is surrounded with dense forest and sea view point offers you panoramic view of a good part of konkan coast. It is 26 k.m far from Sawantwadi and 539 k.m from Mumbai. There is a big Marvelous Waterfall (30 Mtrs Hight) 1.5 K.m. away from Amboli. Most of the young lot take bath under pouring water. In summer, weather condition is pleasant and cool. Hiranyakeshi, Kawalesad point, Nangartas water fall, Mahadevgad point, Shirgaonkar point etc. are very attractive & beautiful points in Amboli Hill Station.


Sawantwadi Palace:
Sawantwadi was ruled by Khemsawant and this beautiful palace was built by King Khemsawant- Bhosle(3rd) in 1800 A.D., where tourist can see ‘Ganjifa’ traditional art of paintng which is more than 300 yrs. Old. Lake (Moti Talav) in front of the palace is spot for boating. The palace was built by Khem Sawant Bhosale
ruler of princely state Sunderwadi during 1755-1803. Entry gate (Lester gate) was built in 1895.

Shilpgram, Sawantwadi & Wooden Toys : Wooden Toys: Toys are made from “Pangera” tree, famous for its lightness. These colourful toys is an imported traditional art at Chitar ali.These toys are very famous in all over maharashtra.

Moti Lake : Moti means pearl and this lake is a Pearl in the cap of picturesque town Sawantwadi it reside in enchanting landscape formed by the pleasing green hills all around baoting facilty is available in the lake. Sawantwadi town situated at the periphery of Moti talav is an unique example of peripheral city of India.

Narendra Dongar : It is situated in forest land having a very diverse forest. Good sunrise and sunset point.

Manohar-Santoshgad Fort: These two steep rock forts of Shivapur has tableland of considerable size on the top. A narrow valley separates two fort heads

Aronda Kiranpani Back Water : On the border of Maharashtra & Goa state in terekhol river at Aronda-Kiranpani the beautiful Back Water is there.

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