Kokan Tour, Scuba Diving on 01st May to 03rd May, 2015 with “The Youth Hikers”
This is Great opportunity for photographers, Sea lovers and adventure lovers!!
After the winter, all we are looking to go to beaches for fun & adventure activities.
We will explore the beautiful Malvan Area, during this visit!!
We will be covering, most beautiful part of konkan beaches, and some water activities with Scuba Diving!!!
We have a good opportunity to see following places during this visit.
Malvan : Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra. This culturally and historically important town is a Taluka place in Sindhudurg District. Malvan taluka consists of villages Aangnechi wadi, Achra, Khalchi Devli, Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol and Sarjekot. Malvan is wellknown for its historical monument, the Sindhudurg fort, which is beautiful and vast in area. Malwani Folk are very hardworking and helpful. The main occupation here is fishing. The staple diet of Malvani people is fish and rice.It is also known for its variety of mangos (Malvani Hapus - Alphonso). Sweets such as Malvani Khaja (Made from Gram - besan flour and coated jaggery) and Malvani Ladoos are famous across the state.A very important part of Malavni culture is a Malvani Dashavtar, a drama-play based on mythological stories. There are many interesting places to visit in Malvan and this can be noticed with the recent increase in forieng visitors to this region.
The name of this fort is given to Sindhudurg district. Tourists from all over the world visit this great sea fort. Sindhudurg was built with the help of huge rocks on the ‘Kurte' island, which amazes people, and one appreciates the vision and foresight of “Great Maratha King Shivaji “.
Bharadi devi : Bharadi Devi(goddess) is one goddess one just can't think of missing when one is in Malvan. This is the famous “active goddess” situated at Anganewadi, 14 kms from Malvan. Angnewadi is the small hamlet of Masure village. The Bharadi devi (goddess) is very famous for her wish-fulfilling power. Devotees express their wish before her and once the wish is fulfilled they come to express their gratitude
Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings.
Rameshwar : Some destinations own such historical peculiarities which sets them apart from other ones. Place named Achara is one of them. It’s a small village in Malvan Taluka. We are all aware that in historical times people were gifted with “Inams, Jagirs or Watan(land)” by kings or emperors for their achievements. Achara too is Inam or Jagir, but it’s owner or Inamdar (landowner) is not a layman. Chhatrapati Shambhu Raje of Kolhapur gave this Inam to Shri Dev Rameshwar ( i.e. Lord Shiva). Achara boasts the historical temple of Lord Shiva, popularly known as ‘inamdar Shri Dev Rameshwar’ Architecture of the temple is grand and spectacular.
Parshuram Temple : In this village(Achara) there is a well known temple of Bhagwan Parshuram because of it this village got this name. Tourists who want to enjoy natural beauty of this area should reserve some time during the trip.
People here used to know time from the sound from cannon. This temple is an excellent example of ancient sculpture. The atmosphere of this temple fascinates everyone. Calm and beautiful nature and idol of Parshuram made up of black stone and other idols charming appearance take us in different world. The building of this temple is also an excellent example of architecture.
Vijay-Durg (pic Courtesy Internet)
Vijaydurga Fort : The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as "Gheria" as it is situated in the village "Girye. The earlier fort encompassed area of 5 acres and was surrounded by sea on all the 4 sides. Over the years the eastern trench was reclaimed and the road was constructed theron. Presently the area of fort is about 17 acres and is surrounded by Arabian sea on its three sides. (1 acre= 4840 sq yards).
The Architectural marvel:
1) The 200m long, undersea/underland tunnel from the fort to the Dhulap’s palatial house in the village is man-made. The roof of the tunnel has been pinched to protect it from land-slides and it is also well ventilated. Now the tunnel is partially blocked. Using latest technology if this tunnel is cleared it will be a major tourist attraction and will be of great help for architectural students/history lovers.
2) The fencing compound wall constructed at 8-10 m depth undersea, 300ft from the fort is another architectural wonder. The wall constructed with laterite stones is 122 mtr long, 3 mtr high & 7 mtr in breadth. Majority of attacking ships met their watery grave after colliding on this wall as this wall is not visible above the sea level.
Meeting point: Day ‘0’ Thursday, 30th APRIL 2015
23:00 Hrs at Dadar(Near Pritam Hotel)
23:15 Hrs: Departure
Day 1: Friday 1st May 2015
08:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route.
12:30 Hrs: Check in @ Malvan
13:00 Hrs: Home cooked food, (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali - Prawns Curry.)
14:00 Hrs: Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply - 20-30 mins each )
17:00 hrs: Tarkarli Beach(sunset )
19:00 Hrs: Snacks & Tea
19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / etc. (Optional)
21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali - Paplet / Surmai Fish as available)
22:00 Hrs: Camp fire and fun at beach
Stay at Malvan.
Day 2: Saturday, 2nd May 2015
06:30 Hrs: Beach trail, Birds sighting, time spent with nature at private beach.
07:30 Hrs: Breakfast - Tea Time en route.
08:30 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort.
11:00 Hrs: Bharadidevi temple, angnevadi Rameshwar Temple, Achara
12:30 Hrs: Lunch (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)
14:00 Hrs: Rameshwar Temple, Achara
15:00 Hrs: Kunkeshwar
19:30 Hrs: Free time, Beach/ Market, Rock Garden in malvan (Optional)
21:30 Hrs: Dinner
22:00 Hrs: Camp fire and fun at beach
Stay at Malvan.
Day 3: Sunday, 3rd May 2015
08:30 Hrs: Breakfast - Tea Time en route.
10:00 Hrs: Vijay-Durg fort.
01:00 Hrs: Ganpatipule (depends on time and traffic)
02:00 Hrs: Lunch & move towards Thane.
06:30 Hrs: Sunset sighting at beach on the way.
10:00 Hrs: @ Mumbai
The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee 7500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & Indian Rupee 7000/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
"Rs.500.00 per head discount will be given on Group booking (Group Size minimum 4)
Rs.500.00 per head discount will be given on booking will be done prior 20th April, 2015"
One needs to deposit Indian Rupee 3000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc. into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
For registration, do mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dadar to Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c),
Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Boating charges,water sports
Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges,
Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
Seats will be first come 1st basis with Advance payment only ...
Special discount will be given on group bookings... !!
Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
A haversack to put all these things
Terms And Conditions
■ It is up to the individual to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.
■ The Youth Hikers hold the right to change the venue, or date, of the event,
■ Event may be cancelled or postponed due to natural calamity, any system error,
■ In case event place or venue is changed, The Youth Hikers will notify same to participants by phone, web and Face book, no change in costing will be charged.
■ In case of cancellation of event, money will be returned to those who have enrolled, no money will be refunded.
All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund.
Contact us on below number for registration.
The Youth Hikers