SAWANTWADI – GOA - MALVAN – VIJAYDURG – NATE 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 please Shiva, 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. Check – in at Dwarka at Sawantwadi. (BLED) Day 2: Have Breakfast and proceed to Goa Sightseeing. Stay at Sawantwadi. (BLED) Day 3: Have Breakfast and proceed to Amboli sightseeing . Enjoy the night with a small cultural programme and have Moonlight Dinner. Stay at Sawantwadi. (BLED) Day 4:Have Breakfast and proceed to Malvan, Tarkarli. On route also visit Redi Ganpati, is located approximately 30 km fromVengurla. The town in which this temple is situated contains manganese mines and the Ganpati Idol was found in one of the mines near Rewati port in 1976. The ganpati Idol is in a sitting position and approximately 15 meters in height. There is a small rocky beach behind the temple. Fort Tiracol, is on a big hill near the seashore. Though it is in Goa, people visiting Sindhudurga are able to see it. Fort is situated at the mouth of Redi creek. Towards the south of the fort is the seashore. Redi village is well known for its manganese business. Otavne river meets here to sea and hence the area of beach is very broad. And because of this otavne river, one natural boarder is maintained in Sindhudurg and Goa. From Tiracol Fort you can see beautiful view of Otavne river where meets sea. Vetoba Temple, 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. Check-in at Tarkarli. Stay at Malvan (Tarkarli). (BLED) Day 5: Have Breakfast and proceed to Devbaug Sangam. Have Lunch and proceed for Scuba Diving & Snorkelling. Visit Jay Ganesh Temple, Situated at Malvan Jay Ganesh temple is now on a ‘must see’ list of tourists. The temple is built by Shri Jayantrao Salgaonkar, an astrologer of repute and creator of very popular almanac ‘Kalnirnay’. Situated in Medha locality of Malvan on ancestral family land of Salgaonkars, the temple has been constructed as per the holy principles of temple architecture in India. Shri Jayantrao personally supervised the construction. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Ganesha, much revered Elephant God of Maharashtra. The idol is of pure gold. This main idol in the sanctum sanctorum is in the traditional pose with Riddhi- Siddhi (consorts of Lord) on both sides. Siddhi is holding Dhol (Indian traditional percussion instrument) and sword in her hand while Riddhi has pen and paper in her hands. The hall has eight idols of Ganesh carved in the ceiling. One gets a very comfortable feeling of Lord Ganesh looking benevolently from all the eight directions at his disciple. The interior of the temple is very rich and has used soothing colors. A fiveday annual festival of Ganesh Jayanti is celebrated on 4th Day of Magh (month in Hindu Calendar). This day is also the anniversary day of the temple.The speciality of this temple’s architecture can be seen on the early morning of Makar Sankranti (14th or 15th of January). On this day the early sunrays fall directly on the idol and one can see the glittering and shining Ganesha bathed in sunlight. Jayantrao Salgaonkar has named this Ganesha as Jay Ganesha so that the Ganesha may bestow ‘Jay’ (success) on his disciples. Take a stroll in Malvan Market. Back to Hotel. Dinner. Stay at Malvan (Tarkarli). (BLED)
Day 6 : Have Breakfast and proceed to Kunkeshwar, This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. Every year a huge celebration takes place on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which keeps religious beliefs in constant sight of the multitudes. During the festival a large number of devotees throng this place with their families and friends. This vigilant Shiva deity bestows blessings on everyone who surrenders to its feet. 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. Stay at Nate. (BLED) Day 7 : Breakfast at 7.30 am. Proceed towards Mumbai. (BLE)
(BLED) - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee, Dinner.
Tour Concludes, But the Relationship continues…………… PACKAGE COST: Per Person / Per Day (Transport From Mumbai – Mumbai)
PAX AND ROOMS
PACKAGE COST Deluxe Stay Standard Stay
Minimum 02 Pax (01 Room)
Minimum 04 Pax (02 Rooms)
Rs. 2,970 00
Minimum 06 Pax (03 Rooms)
Minimum 08 Pax (04 Rooms)
Minimum 10 Pax (05 Rooms)
Minimum 12 Pax (06 Rooms)
Extra Adult with Extra Mattress – Rs. 1,480.00 / Rs.1,280.00 Extra Child without Extra Mattress – Rs. 1,146.00 / Rs. 990.00
The Above Cost Includes: Transportation (A/C), Accommodation (Non AC), All Meals* (Vegetarian) Toll/Guide/Entrance/Boating any other expenses. *Unlimited In case of Non-Veg Meals the difference between the Veg and Non Veg will have to be borne by the client. The above cost does not include Water sports, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Night / Evening Cruise in Goa transport permit to Goa.