Saturday, May 21, 2011

WATERFALLS IN SINDHUDURG DISTRICT

kanchan athalye | Saturday, May 21, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
After onset of rainy season tourists like to see waterfalls. Nature has given everything with a free hand to Sindhudurg.

Given below are some of the waterfalls in Sindhudurg District as tourist places of interest


Amboli : 1 km from Amboli, the falls is well known for its fresh and pleasing environs.



Napne : 15 km from Vaibhavwadi. Located at Sherpe village in Vaibhavwadi Taluka this waterfall is known as Swimmers delight. A swim in its cool pool is very safe and refreshing. Here one can easily explore the secret of cascading water by reaching close to the spot from where water emerges from the top in the form of bubbles through hard and compact rocks. The area around the waterfall is also a natural habitat for the rare species of birds, specially for the Hornbills.


Vyagreshwar : 30 km from Tarale(which is on Mumbai-Goa highway). From Vyagreshwar temple there is a track to go to the waterfall. One has to go on foot to reach there. To get the majestic scene of the waterfall, it is necessary to walk carefully because the path is very narrow. If it is not possible to reach descending water one can take pleasure of bathing in the water of naturally formed Kund but courageous youths can’t control themselves from going beneath the fall. Though the way is slippery and one has to be very careful, it is indescribable thrilling experience.



Savdav : 10 km from Kankavali town. This is monsoon waterfall. This is very attractive. It is very safe & seasonal tourist spot.






Nagartas : 50 km from Kankavli town, in the amboli ghat or 100km from Kolhapur. For waterfall lovers this roaring beauty is just 9 kms. 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.
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KONKAN IN THE RAINS – SAWANTWADI

kanchan athalye | Saturday, May 21, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
It's a small town of about 35000 population, in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. Second highest rainfall in Asia, occurs in Sawantwadi. Surrounded by seven hills, rich in flora fauna and biodiversity with all the fresh air and believe me no polluting industries. Steadily becoming a tourism hot spot. Situated about 50 kilometers away from Goa. Famous for it's wooden artifacts and toys since centuries.Several virgin beaches are at distance of 20 km.Amboli is a hill station 30 km from Sawantwadi, at 2500 ft above sea level known for it's one of the richest forests in biodiversity and cold climate. No doubt Sawantwadi is the best and ideal place to visit in rainy season.

PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND SAWANTWADI

AMBOLI : Enjoy the rains by taking a drive to Amboli this season. Monsoon presents the best that nature has on offer (read lush green hills and seasonal waterfalls). Amboli is situated in the Southern side of the Sahyadri hill range at an altitude of 690 meters. This hill station reportedly receives high rainfall and is one of the wettest places in Maharashtra. In your pursuit of peace and solitude, perhaps you will come across Amboli, a tranquil hill station on the Western Ghats, surrounded by thick forests and tree canopied hills. On the coastal side, Amboli peers over the tree lined sandy ribbon of the Konkan coast; on the other three sides, you are rewarded by a magnificent panorama of the sweeping valley. The hill station is very charming and there are a thousand waterfalls gushing down the hills. This is an idyllic place to relax, unwind and go for long walks. Spend your days meandering through scenic hill scapes and misty forests, pack a picnic and wander up un-trodden paths. Go fishing at Hiranya Keshi, picnic at Nagatta Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad, sightseeing at the Bauxite Mines, Sea View and Shirgaonkar point. So when you just want to get away from it all, come to Amboli. The chances are that you will lose track of time in this quiet retreat with its rejuvenating climate and charming mountain scenery.

Hiranyakeshi, Amboli : Scenic place of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva where pilgrims gather in large numbers during Mahashivratri. The Hiranyakeshi 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, Amboli: For waterfall lovers this roaring beauty is just 9 kms. 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.

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 Chitarali. 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 boating facility is available in the lake. Sawantwadi town situated at the periphery of Moti Talav is a unique example of peripheral city of India.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

KONKAN IN THE RAINS - DEVRUKH

kanchan athalye | Friday, May 20, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
Devrukh, is a small town nestling in the beautiful Konkan Region of India. Its blessed with natural beauty. Its also one of those places where you can get the famous Ratnagiri Mango.

Devrukh is situated on the way to Sakharpa from Sangameshwar, in Ratnagiri District. It is 14 km south-east of Navdi and about 10 km north of Devla. In Devrukh there is Swami Samarath Math which is taken care of by Shri Ajit Telang a renowned spiritual Guru. Devrukh is a birthplace of social reformer Parvatibai Athavale


PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND DEVRUKH

MARLESHWAR(18km) - During rainy season the is must visit place where thousands of waterfalls are coming down all over. Biggest waterfall in the District, Shiv Temple in cave (sometimes you can even see snakes inside.) most popular place after Ganpatipule.

GANPATIPULE (65km) - Ganesh Temple and Beach Ganpatipule - Prachin Konkan - Jaigad Fort - Karhateshwar (Sea facing temple) - Kolisare (Lakshmi Keshav Temple)

AMBA GHAT - VISHALGAD FOREST - PAWANKHIND (All together 50km) -  The place where Baji Prabhu Deshpande fought for Great Shivaji Maharaj, The road to Pwaan Khind goes from beautiful Amba Ghat(25km) and Vishalgad Road forest(38km) . You will definetly enjoy this journey.

RATNAGIRI(45km) – Ratnadurga Fort - Bhatye Beach -Thiba Point - Tilak House, etc

VASHI DAM(15kms) - Not the biggest dam but really great to see in the evening as it is situated facing towards Sahyadri Ranges.



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KONKAN IN THE RAINS

kanchan athalye | Friday, May 20, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
The Magic of the Monsoons

Millions of tourists visit Konkan every year, a majority of them making the trip during the peak season in winter from October to January. Quite a few visit Konkan during the summer around the month of May. But they seldom make the trip when Konkan is at its most beautiful — during the monsoons. The rainy season (monsoons) in Konkan is simply a magical experience.

The real beauty and grandeur of Konkan is at its height during the rainy season when it offers you a plethora of unique experiences. The rivers joyfully overflow with their rushing streams, the trees dance to the tune of the winds, the mountains and the fields cover themselves with a verdant green carpet ready to welcome you to a land of eternal beauty.
In early June, after the sweltering summer heat of the summer months, the monsoon gives Konkan the first signal of its imminent arrival. Ominous grey clouds gather over the horizon, the blue skies disappear and the thunder rumbles in the distance sounding like a typical Konkan drum beat. Frogs croak their welcome urging Lord Varuna (the God of Rain) to hurry.

And when the monsoon finally arrives, quite dramatically, it is accompanied by claps of thunder and streaks of lightning. The smell of wet earth is everywhere and the croaking of the frogs reaches a crescendo. Monsoon in Konkan means sudden bursts of torrential downpours which usually last for a short time, although occasionally, there are periods when it rains for hours on end. These sudden bursts are always succeeded by bright sunshine which lights up the countryside in brilliant colors.

Soon the Konkan landscape undergoes a complete transformation as if being painted in various shades of green. Hills turn coy and shroud themselves with misty veils, while their luxuriant green covering of trees greets the storm clouds and the undergrowth grows rapidly. The rice fields are emerald green with a deep green fringe of palm trees and an even deeper green of other smaller trees. This colorful canvas of a rhapsody in green is in sharp contrast to the dark cloudy grey of the skies.
The rivers and estuaries which criss-cross Konkan, are swollen with rainwater, flowing with renewed gusto giving up their usual shades of blue-green to turn a deep orange-yellow. The Arabian Sea all along the Konkan coastline is not to be outdone. Angry and active, it puts on a grand show for the occasion, roaring and creating huge waves which pound the sandy beaches.
Swimming in the sea at this time of the year is out of the question as the sea is very turbulent and the waves treacherous. But try walking barefoot along the beach and listen to the roar of the ocean and feel the rain and the salt spray splash on your face. It is a great feeling.

Konkan in the rains is a serene and peaceful refuge for those seeking respite from the concrete jungles of the urban world. The best thing you can do is sit out on a verandah and watch the world pass by while the hours waft into wonderful, lazy, rain-soaked days.

If relaxing in the cozy ambience of your room is not your idea of fun, then there are a plethora of outdoor activities for the adventurous at heart. Fish along the riverside, go crab hunting or if you hanker for some real excitement, then trekking is the ultimate experience.

Go for quiet walks in the hinterlands and enjoy mind-riveting sights of white-washed ancient temples resting against lush green paddy fields. The breath-taking natural wonders of Konkan have to be seen, to be truly enjoyed. .

The tourist rush is absent at this time and most hotels and resorts offer special monsoon packages at discounted rates. But to soak in the goodness of Konkan in the rains, you must take up residence in the villages in the quaint inns or lodges set in picturesque surroundings of paddy fields and small streams.

Yes, Konkan in the monsoons has all the ingredients of a dreamy, misty, green vacation with peace and solitude in just the right measure.

And as they do all around the year, 
Konkan celebrates.






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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Unlimited Mango Tour

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NATE - ( MANGO PASSPORT )







May 20th:    Early morning departure, Breakfast at Nagothane.Proceed to Parshuram Temple. Lunch at Chiplun. Proceed to Nate – Ganesh Agro Tourism. Evening proceed to Boating & Gagangiri Maharaj Math. Stay at Ganesh Agro Tourism.

May 21st: Breakfast at 7:30 am, Proceed to  Vijaydurg. Stay at Ganesh Agro Tourism.

May 22nd:  Breakfast at 7:00 am. Proceed to Mumbai via Kanakaditya Temple, Mahakali Temple.


Tour Concludes, but the relationship continues.......................


Special Attraction Of The Tour:
Meal will have a dish made out of Mangoes.
Knowledge by Udyan Pandit Mr. Ashok Ranade regarding carbide free Mangoes.
A small cultural programme.

What You Should Expect From The Above Tour:
Rural & rustic surroundings.
100% Oxygen,
Opportunity of being very close to nature with  necessary amenities, quality food & mineral water.
Pure Vegetarian and alcohol free zone
Complete relaxation

The Tour Cost is Rs. 8949/- per person which includes Transportation A/C, Accommodation All Meals(Vegetarian) Toll/Guide/Entrance/Boating any other expenses.



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Thursday, May 12, 2011

VETOBA TEMPLE

kanchan athalye | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
It is a very ancient Temple in Aravali, near Vengurla. It is a Temple of Lord Vetoba, who is deity of Aravali people. The Temple is surrounded by coconut plantation. Also farming is done in Temple vicinity which adds greenery to the surrounding area of the Temple.
Local believes that Lord Vetoba wear Kolhapuri big chappals and roam in the village at night and these Lord's footwares are kept in the Temple which are amazing and not seen before.
Every year there is a Jatra of the Lord during which whole Temple is decorated with flowers and lights due to which the scene is worth seeing. Also during Jatra there is Palkhi of Lord which is taken all around the Temple along with lots of crackers which looks delightful in night darkness.
This celebration of Lord Vetoba goes on for at least five days. Temple managements provides a dharmshala next to Temple which help provide facility for staying and eating during the period of Jatra.
At a small distance from the Temple, there is another small Temple of Devi Sateri which is also surrounded by the plantation of mango tree and a small lake near by which add charm to the natural beauty of the Temple.
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RURAL TOURISM IN KONKAN

kanchan athalye | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
Forget Matheran or Mahableshwar, or for that matter Lonavala and Khandala. Get your map out and try and locate Nate, Gavane, Devrukh, …..These are some of the latest hotspots in Konkan where the tourists are heading for a break.

And it is not only Mumbaites or Puneites, shocked and awed by the recent terrorist attack, who are heading for some peaceful moments in these nondescript villages. International tourists too are making a beeline for these hitherto unheard locations that have emerged as Konkan’s top rural tourism destinations in recent years.

Rural Konkan has a rich tradition of art and culture and can thus give a unique experience to tourists. It can also improve living standards in rural areas. You may like to ask me the definition of Rural Tourism in Konkan, Any form of tourism that showcases rural life, art, culture and heritage at rural locations, benefiting the local community economically and socially as well as enabling interaction between the tourists and the locals can be termed as Konkan Rural Tourism.
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TEMPLE TOURISM IN KONKAN

kanchan athalye | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
Konkan is a region of pilgrimage and culture. Once in Konkan you would privilege yourself for gathering knowledge as to different religious facts and importance of them in ushering in peace in your life. Konkan Temple Tourism helps you to that end.

Holy Temples and religious shrines are one of the most popular Tourist Places in Konkan. Temples in Konkan have excellent architecture and a story behind each temple. If you go and visit these temples in Konkan, you will feel so holistic and nature impression which is unforgettable.
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