Departure from Mumbai early morning. Srivardhan is a typical Konkani town with a beautiful beach and small wadi's, Srivardhan is the place from where the prime ministers of the Maratha kingdom the 'Peshwas' originally came from. Harihareshwar located at only 18 kms. from Srivardhan is also a beautiful place with with an ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the beach. Diveagar, a nearby town shot to fame when an ancient half statue of Ganpati made of gold and some ornaments were found in a farm.
Night stay at Diveagar.
Morning drive to Dapoli. Dapoli is a pleasant town situated at a height of about 800 feet above sea level in Ratnagiri district, Konkan on the west coast of Maharashtra.
Located at 11 kms. from Dapoli the beach at Karde (Murud) is an excellent white sand beach and we would like to rate it as one of the best beaches on the Konkan coast.
Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar
The Temples of keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar are located at Asud near Dapoli, and is a beautiful place to visit. the temple is situated on a Hill near the village and you have to take a small walk to reach the temple.
Located on Dapoli - Dabhol road is a place called Panhalekaji. The “Leni” or caves at Panhalekaji are a must see site. You can drive up to the caves and the place is situated deep in the valley near the confluence of ‘Kotjai’ and ‘Dhakti’ rivers. You can watch many birds and reptiles in the surrounding jungle and river. There are 29 caves and many sculptures around the area and the whole area is very beautiful. the carvings in these caves are from many periods from the 3rd century to the 14th century.
Chandika Mata Temple
The Chandika Mata temple is located at a few kilometers from the Panhalekaji caves. This temple from the Pandava period is inside a natural cave and you have to go inside through a tunnel to take the darshan of the Chandika Mata idol inside the cave.
Kadyawarcha Ganpati and Anjarle Devi temple
The Ganpati temple is situated on a Hill at Anjarle village and hence is called 'Kadyawarcha Ganpati'. This Temple was built after the original Temples were drowned in the sea . There are 250 steps to it and a lake in front of it. You can get beautiful views from the hill. You can also visit the nearby Anjarle Devi Temple also.
Night stay at Dapoli.
Depart from Dapoli. Sightscene of Harnai. Then Ferry to Dhopave. Reached at Guhagar.
Enron Project, located along the Guhagar-Veldoor Road, is a controversial project, where electricity is generated from gas. The project remains unfinished and can be seen while travelling towards Anjanvel.
Hedvi village lies in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, near the Guhagar town. This village is popular for the Lord Ganesha temple and the Sri Dasabhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Devasthan.
Guhagar Beach, dotted with thick plantations of suru trees and white sand, is around 200 m away from the Guhagar State Transport Depot in Maharashtra.
Velneshwar is a village on the Western Coast of Maharashtra, India, about 170 km from Ratnagiri. Velneshwar is reputed for its rock-free beach which facilitates the ease of swimming. There is an old Shiva temple near Velneshwar which is frequently visited by pilgrims. Night stay at Guhagar.
Depart from Guhagar towards Ganpatipule.
Ganpatipule is situated along the western coast of Maharashtra 375Km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. The temple of Swayambhu (Self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevta (Western Sentinal God of India), and those who visit Ganapatipule, make it a point to pay their respect to this great deity.
Jaigad Fort, an important tourist spot, is a sea fort, which is situated on the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri. The fort is 35 kilometres away from Ganapatipule. The Jaigad lighthouse and a jetty port are located near the fort.
Museum in Ratnagiri is an ancestral house of Lokmanya Tilak. The house contains lots of pictures of the great freedom fighter. Night Stay at Ratnagiri.
Depart from Ratnagiri.
Vijaydurg is the oldest fort on the Sindhudurg coast, was constructed during the regime of Raja Bhoja II of the Shilahar dynasty (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as "Gheria", as it is situated close to the village of "Girye". Shivaji captured this fort from Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as "Vijay Durg" as the then Hindu solar year's name was "Vijay" (Victory).
Rameshwar temple- Girye: Temple is more than 300 yrs. old. Temple is built in local laterite stone and Interior is done in wooden is a beautiful and excellent specimen of Kokani architecture
Kunkeshwar temple is one of the prime attractions of the destination. Reminiscent of South Indian style of architecture, this temple was constructed by Yadavas in 1100 AD. Popularly known as Kashi of South Konkan. Kunkeshwar situated in the state of Maharashtra, the beauty of this place is enhanced by the presence of Arabian Sea.
Malvan Suvarna Ganesh Mandir - Riddhi Siddhi Ganesh at Medha. Sindhudurg Fort built amidst the sea by Shivaji Maharaj. Malvan Marketing (Cashewnut, Kokam, Khadkhade Ladu, Khaje).
Tarkarli Backwater - the most inviting golden sand Sea Beach of Kokan. Snorkeling - Under Water Corals, colourfull fishs, rocks. Stay at Malvan.
Depart from Malvan towards Sawantwadi.
Sawantwadi market of Wooden Colourful articles.
Vengurla reaches Reddi Ganesh, well known for swayambhu Ganpati. Followed by auspicious darshan of Vetoba at Aarvali. Relaxation at Sagareshwar beach. Delicious Sea Food.
Amboli visit to Hill Station of Kokan Region. Amboli with scenic beauty & greenary. Source of Hiranyakeshi river. Kawlesaad Point which show the entire range of Sahyadri.
Depart from Amboli towards Mumbai.
Mr Mr. Manish Pawar, Mr. Rakesh Kamtekar