Saturday, June 14, 2014

MESMERISING MONSOON IN KONKAN (LADIES SPECIAL)

kanchan athalye | Saturday, June 14, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips
Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine
Hasn’t danced in the RAINS
page 1Konkan 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. 
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 colours. 
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. Yes, Konkan in the monsoons has all the ingredients of a dreamy, misty, green vacation with peace and solitude in just the right measure.
The best time to visit the Konkan Region is the monsoon season (June to September) though the ferry services are discontinued during this time. During this time, the entire area becomes a captivating and green canvas on which nature seems to have applied its finest and best brushstrokes.

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SCHEDULED BATCHES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Batch Dates Total no. Of seats Seats available
BATCH “A” 26th June to 1ST July 10 6
BATCH “B” 5th  July to 10th July 10 8
BATCH “C” 17th July to 22nd July 10 10
BATCH “D” 1st August to 6th August 10 8

Day-Wise Schedule For The Trip

Day 01: Pickup from Goa Airport / Sawantwadi Railway Station & proceed to Hotel,welcomed by host with traditional reception. Relax and unwind. Visit organic vegetable farm where you get to pick up variety of vegetables which personifies our concept of plant to plate. During your visit you can see mango orchids, teak, sandalwood, cashew, coconut, chikoo, cluster bean, jack fruit, love apple, and banana plantation. Lunch and relax. Visit to Sawantwadi Palace, Shilpgram, Chitaralli where you can see and buy local handmade articles and Moti Talao. Stay and dinner at Sawantwadi. 
Day 02: After breakfast visit to Redi Ganesh Temple & relax at Shiroda Beach & back for lunch. Evening visit  Krishna Temple at Ghavanale along with a visit to Pingule Art (ancient Thakar community culture) where you can enjoy string & shadow puppetry show. Stay and dinner at Sawantwadi.

Day 03 After late proceed towards Vengurla Sightseeing. Visit the lighthouse and Vengurla jetty. Lunch at Vengurla. Back to Sawantwadi. Stay and dinner at Sawantwadi.

Day 04: Have Breakfast and proceed towards Tilari Dam. Enjoy exotic picturesque route. Enjoy lunch at locals home or at the dam itself. If weather permits enjoy dinner with camp fire.

Day 05: Have Breakfast and proceed to explore the unexplored Kumbhavade waterfall. Get drenched and have lunch. Evening at leisure.  Stay and dinner at Sawantwadi.

Day 06: Have Breakfast and proceed towards half day Goa sightseeing and proceed towards Goa Airport or Sawantwadi Railway Station.

For cost and other details call on : 9619246419



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Packing Tips For The Konkan Monsoon Tour

kanchan athalye | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips

Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine

Hasn’t danced in the rains

Monsoons can be the best time to travel in many parts of India. In Konkan, monsoons typically last from June – September end. This is when landscapes are at their greenest and freshest, roads at their cleanest and when weather is at its most pleasant temperature.  With the end of summer vacations in Indian schools, tourist attractions are less crowded and good bargains can be found when travelling.

 

However, it can be quite irritating if you do not have the right things with you when you travel during monsoon.  Here is a list of things to pack during the monsoon:

clip_image001      Bag: Carry a light, water-proof bag so that your things stay dry.  It is also wise to purchase a plastic case for your phone, wallet and passport and ensure that electronic goods are kept securely dry in your bag.

 

clip_image001      Clothes: Wear light cotton clothes or comfortable partially synthetic clothes that can dry off quickly if you happen to get wet.  Shorts or three-quarter pants are always better than full length clothes which usually get muddied in puddles or by splash-back.  Avoid light colours which are prone to becoming stained. A jacket is a must have item particularly if you plan to walk a lot outside or trek.  A windcheater is useful to keep you warm during the rains, one without lining is better than one with as most parts of Konkan are quite warm once it stops raining. If you plan to go to a hill-station which is cooler and where it rains quite heavily, a jacket with a warm lining would also be useful.

 

clip_image001      Umbrella: Generally to just walk around cities, an umbrella should work just fine to keep you relatively dry.  Convenient folding umbrellas are easy to carry and do not take up much space. 

 

clip_image001      Shoes: Closed water-proof shoes are essential to keep your feet clean.  Tall boots or even gum-boots are good but it can get hot wearing them.  Avoid wearing open rubber slippers or sandals that will only dirty your feet.  Wearing sneakers or canvas shoes is also a bad idea as they take a long time to dry when they get wet.

 

clip_image001      Mosquito Repellent or Nets: The monsoon attracts plenty of mosquitoes and it is best to prevent yourself from being bitten so that you don’t get sick. Mosquito borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever are very dangerous, particularly during monsoon. It is therefore important to keep repelling mosquitoes using tropical strength repellent. If you are able to set one up easily, a mosquito net is also worthwhile for when you sleep.

 

clip_image001      Food and Water: Food tends to spoil or get moist easily in the monsoons, so it is worthwhile carrying small airtight containers if you want to pack food.  Water can also be contaminated in this season, and it is safest to buy packaged water that is widely available throughout India.

 

clip_image001      Mats or Newspapers: If you plan to have picnics whilst on the road, it is useful to carry dry mats or plastic sheets to spread out on wet surfaces. These may also be useful if you have long waits at train or bus stations. 

 

clip_image001      Sunblock: You can still get sunburnt so make sure you always use sunblock even if it is raining.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Precautions For Monsoon Tourism In Konkan

kanchan athalye | Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips

Precautions For Monsoon Tourism In Konkan

Monsoon season is the best season when we consider other seasons of the Konkan Sector. Many 
tourist spot lovers would like to get into tourist trips during this season. But sadly the enjoyment turns into danger in some cases. This article is related to the causes and precautions on tourism in monsoon.
After the enervating heat of the early summer, Konkan's monsoon breathes new life into the parched and dusty landscape. While most travellers have typically avoided Konkan during the wet season, some are beginning to appreciate the unique thrills offered by the Konkan monsoon. From kids splashing in puddles, to entire crowds huddled beneath shared umbrellas, to rickshaws wading through rivers that were once roads, monsoon season can be beautiful and festive. When planning your India travel dates, think twice before avoiding this magical season.


Introduction

Tourism is something that makes your mind happy and fresh. We would all like to get into trips to tourist spots during stress. But sadly some of these tourism ventures turn into danger due to lack of precautions and knowledge about hidden dangers. The monsoon season in Konkan is the best season for tourism. Many places in Konkan turn beautiful in this period. The presence of water in backwaters, sea and waterfalls make monsoon favourite for tourists. But we should take care as dangers are hidden in these journey. This article is just a small information regarding the precautions needed and causes while we conduct a tour to favourite spots.

The Facts On Tourism During Monsoon

The data available show that monsoon season is favourite for tourist and other data make us shocked too. It is the same season which takes away the life of many tourists. The enjoyment places sometimes turns out to be danger zones due to lack of care. Tourism trips in monsoon season are mainly in two types. Indian youth like to enjoy life in tourist spots and so a big gang of youth would become freedom lovers in this season. In other case families would like to enjoy the beauty of waterfalls in monsoon. Both these trips are essential in our life as they cherish good memories. But the precaution should be also ready. Especially in the case of youth. They would like to enjoy a lot and the lack of knowledge and care regarding dangers would always turn out into disasters. The data related to accident during monsoon at tourist spots also show the same. The youngsters are the most dangerous species in monsoon. Konkan is well known for monsoon beauty. But the trips should be well planned and conducted. That can only make the magical monsoon of Konkan worthy. It can be see that many accidents was due to the wishes of children to enjoy. We should be ready to avoid such wishes of children even if they insist as it is matter of life.

How To Enjoy Waterfalls?

Trips to water falls in Konkan is enjoyed by most. The natural beauty of waterfalls and the freshness of such tourist spots make the trips cherishing memories. The waterfalls with little drops shattering is one of the experiences that none of us should ever miss. In monsoon the entry of water to these falls become more. The rivers related to the waterfalls. The dams everything gets filled with water and the place turns out to be the heaven in earth. But sometimes the hell turns out in the same place. The main reason is a discourage to boards. We can see on the way and at the spots many boards giving us highlight about the dangers hidden in that place. Especially the boards asking to leave out entry to rivers. The rivers would be in anger mood in monsoon. Many would like to take a bath in such rivers and that is the biggest danger hidden. Many place selected are not at all suitable and would be having hidden problems. For example at a spot the river would seem to be silent but the underwater currents would be large and occasional people cannot find that too. They would get into the river for a simple bath but the underwater currents and waves would put them in danger. It would be easy to say that we can escape if we know swimming but at that time during the strong underwater currents even the best swimmer can't escape. So be careful about the boards that deny entry to water. It is better to avoid such entries to river when we go to tourist spots. Enjoy the natural beauty in its complete format.

Some would like to go to forest in more deep grounds. The forest would be the place of core animals. If we deny the boards regarding the entry of wild animals it would later become cause of death. We should be well aware that wild animals are not that easy to follow an escape. Monsoon season is well known and also animal richness in monsoon forest too. So always be careful about the wild animals especially in night. Never turn way from the boards and be ready with precaution like access to help from forest department etc. Never try to tease the wild animals and that would make them more prompted t attack.

Also try to avoid alcohol consumption when we look for the picnic spots. The rash driving and the absence of mind would lead to more danger. It can be well understood that alcohol is the main reason that leads to problems at tourist spots. So it is better to avoid the alcohol and enjoy nature and the beauty in Konkan with a fresh mind, not with an addicted mind.

How To Enjoy Sea And Backwaters

Trips to backwaters and sea is other mode of enjoyment. But we are well aware about the problem through tsunami and Boat tragedies. So when we plan such trips we should be well prepared. Enjoyment should never turn into death. The best way to be happy and enjoy in a boat ride would be silent nature. We should confirm that the boat is well secured and it has the escape accessories within it. Also avoid the entry to sea without proper idea. Never avoid the boards that deny entry to sea in some places. The tragedies taking place now are just some that can show the seriousness of this issue. The short waves of sea would seem small but the large waves can always bring in danger. They appear any time even after short waves. Don't try to jump over waves. It is just a guess that jump would help. But the strong waves can take you away in jump too. It is better to stay away. The power of waves sometimes take away the mind too. It take away the health soon that loss conscious. It happens easily with small waves in case of children. So always be careful about the power of sea in monsoon. It is sure that the sea is powerful in monsoon but it is beautiful too.

Conclusion


The article does not ask you stay away from tourist spots. It just asks to take some precaution so the monsoon of India would become the best ever in world. Enjoy the nature beauty of monsoon with ease and silence. Especially take a leave form alcohol in trips. That is the best way to enjoy the trips. This article is just an initiative to avoid the tragedies that are going on at the tourist spots during monsoon in India. Enjoy the beauty of monsoon but not with your life and let this poem enhance the ideas of this article to you.


Sea and we look silent
but in us we are violent.
Enjoy with family and friend
but not with life and love.
Monsoon is the best in Konkan
and time is right to enjoy
Have some precautions 
make every trip valuable
Rain everywhere here
let it be in the mind too
the rain of happiness
the rain of freshness
but not the rain of danger
Monsoon the real beauty of Konkan
Its time for your journey!!!!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Travel to Konkan With A Chef

kanchan athalye | Sunday, June 01, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips
49 These food tours of Konkan with a chef to guide the guests with all the culinary activities including food tours, cooking classes, spice introductions, market tours and kitchen tours are specially tailored for foodie tourists who want to experience the best of Konkani cuisine. Instead of just 1 or 2 food tour or cooking demos, these chef tours showcase the best of Konkani cuisines, activities and sights in a single travel package.
There are limited number of tours in a year, no more than 6 and each tour has a limited number of slots ranging from 6 to 14. There are qualified guides for each of the activities and sightseeing locations and a qualified chef to make sure that the guests enjoy the culinary pat of the travel package too. To provide the optimum Konkan experience, most of hotels included in the tour are homestay properties, but equipped with all the modern amenities. Most of the chef tours cover some exotic locations which are usually not included in most run of the mill packaged tours.
Please take a look at the Travel Konkan with a Chef packages listed below to know what we offer. These travel packages can also be expanded or modified by adding or removing the destinations or an entirely new one created to suit the needs of guests.
 
  • Travel Konkan with a Chef: Sawantwadi, Vengurla, Tarkarli, Malvan 5 Days /6 Nights
  • Travel Konkan with a Chef: Dapoli, Guhagar, Nate, Ganpatipule 5 Days /6 Nights
Each chef tour package provides the following services depending upon the package chosen:
Services Provided
  • TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Homestays, guest houses, heritage properties, campsite.
  • SUITABLE FOR: Anyone
  • ACTIVITIES:  Food tours, cooking classes, market tours, kitchen tours,  Bird watching,  Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga,  sightseeing, Volunteer activities
  • DURATION: Variable
  • MEALS: By choice
  • COST: Variable





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