Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CELEBRATE DIWALI IN KONKAN

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DIWALI IN KONKAN

Nov. 10th : Early morning departure from a convenient location or your doorstep. Stop for breakfast at Nagothane,  the gateway to the Alphonso Belt. We meander through the verdant Konkan countryside and stop to enjoy a lunch of locally-grown naachni and local produce at a ‘khanval’ at the sleepy little Pethe Parushram village near Chiplun. This is the mythical site where Parushram threw his mighty axe into the churning sea, causing the waters to recede to its current shoreline. Here you can also stop and buy mango and gooseberry products. In the evening, check in at a hilltop farmhouse at Nate, nestled in More Than2000 of Mango Plantation. Stroll around the farm, where your host will explain the varieties of mangoes and how they are cultivated. Ride a bullock cart into the village, where you will also witness the preparation of festive diyas (lamps) from flour and the celebration of Dhantreyas, or calf-worship. Early dinner with aamras from the farm.
Nov. 11th: Awake before dawn for the traditional oil and uthna herbal Diwali bath. Watch the fog roll in over the hills as we set off on Diwali morning with a swim at the clean and uncluttered Godivane Beach. Relax on the white sands of Godivane while feasting on a packed brunch of poha, upma and other Diwali delicacies. Proceed to Nate Sightseeing – Kanakaditya Temple, Ambolgad, Gagangiri Maharaj Math, Ambolgad Beach. In the Evening Boating in Jaitapur Backwaters.  In the late afternoon, fun and games at the farm, including a Rangoli drawing competition, where we conclude the evening with a Puja to Laxmi, Goddess of wealth.
Nov. 12th : After an early breakfast at 7:30 am, we take a dip in the Konkani Brahmin food. Dinner.
Nov. 13th : Breakfast at 7:30 am and proceed to Mumbai.

Optional Sightseeing can be included as per the time and liking of the tourists is as follows (any one of the following):
1.      Dootapapeshwar Temple – A huge and scenic Waterfall
2.      Vijaydurg
3.      Ratnagiri City Tour

Tour Concludes But The Relationship Continues…………………..
Total Tour cost is Rs. 8640/- per person which includes:
 Transportation, Accommodation, All Meals, Tea/Coffee, Tolls, Guide / Entrance fees, Cultural Entertainment.
NB.: The costs for Packages Mentioned herein are ex- Mumbai.

Group size: Minimum 8 and maximum 10, based on shared accommodation. 





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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Dusserah Special Tour to Vijaydurg


October 23rd:  Early morning departure from a convenient location or your doorstep. Stop for breakfast at Nagothane,  the gateway to the Alphonso Belt. Lunch and proceed to Derwan, where you can watch the entire life history of King Shivaji through pictures and statues. This memorial is known as ‘Shivsrushti’. Shivsrushti was established by Shree sant Sitarambua Walawalkar Trust. Near about one crore rupees and 15 years were spent in construction of Shivsrushti. Stay at Ganesh Agro Tourism.

October 24th: Have Breakfast and proceed to Fort Vijaydurg, which literally means "Victory Fort", is a fort built by Shivaji in the Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. The main purpose of building this fort was to defend the shoreline on the Arabian Sea. This fort is a complex in itself, having a commander's house and three lines of defences. The three fortified walls stand proud and tested by time and the unforgiving sea. Evening Boating and Ambolgad – Gagan Giri Maharaj Math. Stay at Ganesh Agro Tourism.

October 25th: Breakfast at 7.30 am.  Proceed towards Mumbai. On route visit Kanakaditya Temple, There are only few temples of God Sun. Hindu philosophers and believers consider Sun as a God. There is an ancient Sun temple at Prabhas Pattan near Veraval in Sourashtra region. One can find some Sun temples in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). Madhya Pradesh (M.P.), Konark, Orisa and Nepal. Kasheli, a very small village in Rajapur Taluka of Ratnagiri district, is the prime attraction for devotees due to a famous and ancient Temple of Sri. Kanakaditya (Name of Sun God). The Temple is having a bright historical background. The deity of God Aditya (one of the names of God Sun) was brought from Prabhas Pattan Sun temple before 800 years. Prabhas Pattan is Lord Krishna’s place. There are so many legends about the temple. Once one boatman was traveling from Veraval port towards South direction. The deity of Aditya was there in the same boat. When the boat was passing through the Kasheli region, the boat had stopped automatically. The boatman tried a lot to sail the boat into the sea. But he failed to do so. Then he has decided to place the deity of God Aditya at the Kaseli port. He had placed the deity into a black cave (approximately 400 sq. feet). Immediately after this, the boat had got the motion for sailing. A great devotee of God Sun, Kanaka, was living at Kasheli. She got the enlightment from God Sun about the deity. Then she had formally constructed a small temple of Aditya with the help of villagers, hence the temple is known as Kanakaditya. The cave is called as “Devachi Kholi” ( God’s room). Stay at Ganesh Agro Tourism.


Tour Concludes, But the Relationship continues……………
Cost Per Head : 6,490/=


The Above Cost Includes:
Transportation (A/C), Accommodation (Non AC,  Multiple Sharing), All Meals (Vegetarian) Toll/Guide/Entrance/Boating any other expenses.




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