EXOTIC RATNAGIRI

EXOTIC RATNAGIRI

Duration: 6 nights / 7 days

Discover the Real Konkan with its beautiful beaches and whispering coconut groves, or lush green hills and valleys. Admire the tiny picturesque villages, its simple people with their culture & lifestyle or just Sample authentic Konkani cuisine.

If you’ve got a liking for sand, sea and forts, Konkan is the perfect place. No other coast in India offers you such a vast choice of majestic forts and beautiful beaches.

No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for. You’ll definitely enjoy your stay in Konkan.

NOTE: We can also customize the same itinerary if you plan to travel by Train which in turn will cut down the cost as well as the travel time.

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Day 1: Early morning departure from a convenient location or your doorstep. Stop for breakfast at Nagothane, the gateway to the  Alphonso Belt. Proceed to Lord Parshuram Temple, Parashurama a Brahmin, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, belongs to the Treta yug, and is the son of Jamadagani and Renuka. Parashu means axe, hence his name literally means Rama-with- the- axe. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to pleaseShiva, from whom he learned the methods of warfare and other skills. He fought the advancing ocean back thus saving the lands of Konkan and Malabar. The coastal area of Kerala state along with the Konkan region, i.e., coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka, is also sometimes called Parashurama Kshetra (Parashurama's country). Parashurama is said to be a "warrior Brahman", the first warrior saint. His mother is descended from the Kshatriya Suryavansham clan that ruled Ayodhya and Lord Rama also belonged to. 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. Check-in at Lanja – Stroll at the farm. (BLED)

Day 2: Have Breakfast and proceed to Marleshwar, is very much popular for the Cave Shiva Temple where one can see venomous snakes who do not bite the devotees. This has resulted in increasing faith in the place and every year thousands of devotees visit the place and perform ablutions in the nearby Bav river. Ratnagiri Sightseeing: Thiba Palace, Constructed in 1910-11, the thibaw palace was built for the exiled king and queen of mayanmar. They lived in this palace from 1911 till their death in 1916. Lokmanya Tilak Memorial, Ratnagiri was also the birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak, one of India's greatest freedom fighters. His house, now a memorial called The Lokmanya Tilak Smarak, is diligently maintained by the local community. Fort Ratnadurg, Ratnagiri Fort or Bhagvati FortRatnagiri, also known as Ratnadurg, or Bhagwati, fort is situated about 220 km south of Mumbai. The Bijapur sultans built the fort in the sixteenth century but it was renovated by Shivaji in 1670, serving as an important base for the Maratha navy. The fall of the hereditary Angre admirals also meant the decline of Ratnagiri as a naval base of any military significance.The fort, easily accessible by road, comprises three fortified peaks. The largest, to the south, is called Parkot and supports a functional lighthouse on its western edge. There are hardly any traces of the middle peak, Peth fort, but the Bale Kila, or citadel, is still well preserved and houses the famous Bhagwati Temple. Beyond the temple is a cliff with a sheer drop from where it is said that condemned prisoners were thrown to their death. There are also some old caves on the western face of the cliff. Evening free, Dinner. (BLED)

Day 3: Have Breakfast and proceed to Dooth Papeshwar Temple, It is on the bank of Mrudani River. It’s an ancient temple. Natural beauty around it is extraordinary. At the both sides of the temple there are huge mountains and a river flows through it making it more beautiful. The Mrudani River jumps from the high mountain so there is a beautiful waterfall near the temple. Some tourists come to see the waterfall. The best period to watch this waterfall is between July to November.Lunch at Ganesh Aamrai, Free, Evening Boating,Gagangiri Maharaj Math, Dinner. Stay at Nate. (BLED)

Day 4: Have Breakfast and proceed to Pawas, Besides its natural beauty and serenity, Pawas achieved prominence when Swami Swaroopanand (a spiritual leader who influenced an entire generation of Maharashtrians) had made it his abode. The place where he used to reside is now converted into an ashram. A visit there is still like a journey through time. Near Swaroopanandas Samadhi on the Avala tree lord Ganesh Statue has appeared. People definately visit this place & also the house, Anant Niwas,  where Swami Swaroopananda stayed. Ganpatipule, It is idyllic. It is famous not only because of its blue water and white sand, but for Swayambhu Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati). 400 years old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill, and pilgrims walk around (pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect. Keshav Sut, considered to be the father of modern Marathi poetry. He was born in Malgund which is near Ganapati Pule in Ratnagiri district. Keshavsut wrote in all 135 poems. His last poem was published in 1905. Evening Prachin Konkan Museum, which means Ancient Konkan. It is unique in itself as it is an open air museum and shows the old culture of basically Konkan areas. It is among the most famous Konkan Museums. It covers the area of about 3 acres on hillside. Stay in Ganpatipule. (BLED)

Day 5: Have Breakfast and proceed to Guhagar. Enroute visit Hedvi Ganesh Temple, The Idol Of Ganapati Was Created In Kashmir. The Idol Is Made From Marble. Goddess Laxmi Is Seated On The Laps Of Lord Ganapati. On The Body Of Ganapati there Is A Sacred Thread In The Form Of A Snake. Bow, Trishul, Club, Modak, Chakra Lotus Are The Weapons In The Hands Of God Ganapati. This Temple Is Of The Time Of Peshwas And The Foundations Of Kelkar Swami. The Temple Was Renovated In 1956.Velneshwar Temple, Situated Near The Seashore A Very Quite And Nice Place For Relaxation Of The Tourists. It Is At 25 Km From Guhagar And 6 Kms From Hedavi. The Area Of Velneshwar Temple Is 70 Kms. In Front Of The Temple There Is A Huge Pillar For Lightning Lamps. Also, There Are Temples Of Kal Bhairav, Ganapati&, Rameshwari. Check –in at Guhagar. Evening visit Vyadeshwar Temple, There Are Idols Of Shreedevi, Surya Narayan, Vishnu, Ganapati. There Are Temples Of Balkeshwar, Talkeshwar, And Udaleshwar In This Area. They Are The Incarnations Of Vyadeshwar Guhagar Beach. (BLED)

Day 6: Have Breakfast and proceed to Dabhol via ferry Chandika Mandir, The temple is 15-20 feet under ground in a cave. Electricity is forbidden inside and hence only source of lighting is lamps and candles lit. The idol of Goddess Chandika is swayambhoo (self-borne) and supposed to be from the ages of Pandava. However, it was discovered only 300 years back. Outside the temple is a tomb of the discoverer of this temple. Stay in Dapoli. (BLED)

Day 7: Have Breakfast and proceed to Mumbai, On route visit Kadyawarcha Ganpati, In Aanjarle Village On The Seashore The Temple Built On Huge Mountain Is Known As Ganapati OfKadyawar’s. After Crossing The Jog River Creek, There Is Aanjarle Village. In Earlier Times There Were Two Temples In The Sea, One Of Aanjarleshwar & Other Of Ganapati. They Got Drowned In The Sea, Later On Ganapati Temple Was Built On A High Mountain. The Temple Must Be Of Madhavrao Peshve Period. There Are 250 Steps To It. Yakub Baba, Mahalaxmi Temple. (BLE) 

Tour Concludes, But the Relationship continues………

nclusions:

1. Pick up and drop from residence ( Mumbai / Pune)
2. 06Nights Accommodation on twin room
3. Daily breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner (Veg / Non Veg)

Exclusions:

1. Packaged drinking water
2. Anything other than above mention inclusions

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