Dear Friends We Invite You all For Chikoo Festival Tour With MumbaiRangers on 7 Feb 2016 Batch 2
Festivals are Times to Celebrate And The Chikoo Festival Will Show Us How Dahanu Celebrates Life.
The Chikoo Festival Definitely attracts a lot of Tourists in And Aroud Mumbai And Gujrat. Lets Come share the Dreams of many farmers who have
dared to venture into Agro Tourism and get a taste of a New Experience
This beachside town bordering Gujarat is famous for its vast chikoo farms largely owned by the Parsi community. Its tribal community is a treasure trove
of Warli art and craft.Events range from a small fun-fair with stalls to showcase tribal art and craft, agricultural products, fresh fruits and their
byproducts, a photo exhibition on the region as well as outdoor attractions like the Chikoo Safari, Warli dance, not to forget Parsi and Irani cuisine.
Tourists can visit the weekly bazaar, join a sand castle competition, make and fly kites or enjoy a bonfire to the accompaniment of local cuisine at the
beach. With over 50% land under fruit orchards, forests and mangroves, this region has a lot to offer through agro tourism. We want tourists to get a
flavour of the indigenous culture of Dahanu and the Chikoo Festival is a good means to do so."
Beyond the fruit, the Chikoo Festival will showcase how Local People are well equipped with hotels, resorts, organic farms, sightseeing, hands-on village
experiences, games and nature trails.
The Festival features Chikoo safari as well as an exhibition of the products made from the fruit along with dance performances by tribals.
Orchard owners, shops and establishments as well as the local tribal population, the Warlis, who constitute 66% of the total population of the area.
Activities at the Festival...
Visitors can enjoy the various folk dances that potray the essence of the Dahanu taluka and also participate in various team activities.
Shop around from more than 100 stalls - purchase Chikoo products, rural artifacts, farm fresh Chikoos and vegetables, and much more.
Satisfy your appetite with the delicious choices of local cuisine to choose from.
At Chikoo Festival We can :
- Enjoy the delicious and nutritious taste of CHIKOOS.
- Enjoy the RURAL hospitality along with the LOCAL CUISINE
- Buy RURAL HANDICRAFTS & WATCH Rural Dances
- Participate in the CHIKOO SAFARI along with the farmers
- Take a stroll in the CHIKOO ORCHARDS and visit a WARLI VILLAGE to
Learn about Rural ART & CULTURE
- Shop around from more than 100 stalls, Purchase Chikoo Products, Rural Art Souvenirs, Farm Fresh Chikoos & Vegetables, and much more.
- A short film on Warli life by INTACH
- Get enthralled in the tribal folk dances, traditional dances, etc.
- Spend leisure time on the beach. Enjoy Kite show, beach games and activities.
- Enjoy dinner on a farm with a local touch.
- Chikoo Run
Pune Participants can come via Passenger Express to dadar, borivli or vasai and from there can get local trains
Check Local Train Timings or call for assistance
Travel by Local
Train Timing Given Below For Convinence
Catch Churchgate to Dahanu fast Local From Your Respective sation
Churchgate – 05.24am
mumbaicentral – 05.34am
Dadar - 05.41am
Bandra - 05.46am
Andheri - 05.55am
borivli - 06.09am
Bhayander - 06.23am
vasai rd - 06.34am
Virar - 06.46am
Dahanu - 08.20am
(If you miss the train you miss the Tour Because theres a train after 5 hours so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)
People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly.
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Meeting Point Dahanu Railway Station 08.20am morning
08.30am Breakfast Tea
09.00am Leave By Tumtum
10:00am Onwards Chikoo Festival begins (Chikoo Run)
10:00am -04:00pm Participate in Chikoo Safari & Tribal Village Tour
12:00pm-02:00pm Satiate your appetite with local cuisine at the event venue
03:00pm Onwards Kite Show / Kite Making Workshop
04:00pm-06:00pm Treasure Hunt
06:00pm- Fill your tummy with lip-smacking, tantalizing local cuisine
Tour Cost : Rs 1150/- per person
Last Date For Registration 4 Feb 2016
One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat. Account Details Will be Given on Request
1- Travelling cost from Dahanu to Dahanu
2- Morning Breakfast Tea
3- Chikoo safari charges
4- Warli Tibal village visit charges
5- Any other Fees if Required
6- MumbaiRangers Expertise Charges
For Registration call us:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164
Nishant Sheth : 8879418581
Registration accepted only through phone call..
Things to carry: –
Identity Proof (Mandatory)
A Water Bottle (Mandatory)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
A backpack to put all these things
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying,
“When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution
and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke,
sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure,
migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before Cycling.