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Dear Friends we invite you all for Bike Ride to Harnai beach, Dolphin safari & Anjarle Beach 15th and 16th Nov 2014.

Anjarle is a village in the Dapoli taluka of Ratnagiri district in the Maharashtra state of India. It is a small port located near the mouth of Jog river. Anjarle is located about 20 km from Dapoli. Apart from the nearby Ganpati temple, Anjarle is known for its unspoiled beach.

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Anjarle is known for the Kadyawarcha Ganpati temple (Marathi: Ganapati on a cliff). This temple was originally constructed using wooden pillars ca. 1150. It was renovated between 1768 and 1780. Until the recent construction of bridge across the Anjarle creek and the building of a road up to the temple, pilgrims had to cross Anjarle creek (Jog River) in a boat, before climbing the hill using steps which pass through Anjarle village.

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The idol at this temple differs from most other representations of the elephant-headed god, in that its trunk curves right, rather than the usual left. This is known as a Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati (Marathi: right-trunked Ganpati). The idol is also said to be a jagrut daiwat (Marathi: live deity), who responds to the pleas of its supplicants (nawsala pavnara Ganpati). The temple has a stone staircase on the right to reach the top of the temple (the Kalas), which has a commanding view of the surrounding coconut and betel nut trees, the nearby Suvarnadurg Fort, the Arabian sea and surrounding hills. There is a pond in front of the temple where visitors can feed large fish and turtles. Beside the temple to Ganesh is a small temple to Lord Shiva.

 

Harnai is about 200 km away from Mumbai. Despite its quietness, it is emerging fast as a tourist destination as visitors from Pune and Mumbai are frequently visited this place to celebrate the weekends. Harnai fort is also a main tourist attraction of the area. South of Harnai fort is the palm-fringed beach of Murud, famous for its clean white sands and safe waters. Panhale Kazi, the famous rock-cut monument is 30 km from Murud-Harnai. Harnai port is the main fishing village. Every evening hundreds of fishing boats come back after fishing and gather to auction their catch. The fish auction is the essential trade step between fish landings and the trade. Business worth lakhs of rupees is carried out daily between 4 pm to 7 pm. Loads and loads of Pomfret, kingfish, mackerel, white jumbo prawns, lobsters, squids, sting rays and many more varieties of fish are auctioned and sent to Mumbai, Cochin as well as exported to the international market. You can also participate into the fish auction and bid for fish of your choice. It is an unforgettable experience for all seafood lovers. Watching fish auctions has become one of the major tourist attractions at Harnai.
Kadyavarcha Ganpati
This ganesh temple is on hill near Anjarle village Surrounding area is naturally beautiful. The temple is very attractive. One can see sea from Harne to Utamber, seashore, and Anjarle village hidden in
coconut and betel nut trees, and Anjarle creek on other side. Built in 1150 and later renovated during 1768 to 1780 Kadyavarcha Ganpati or Ganesh temple built atop a hill invokes deep religious fervour amongst its devotees and is a popular temple in the region. The idol of the diety “Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati” is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side.

Suvarnadurg Fort, also known as Harnai Bunder, lies off the beautiful Harnai coast. It is a small sea port built by great emperor Shivaji to effectively counter the attacks by Sindhis. Of late the fort had been converted to a ship building port in Maharashtra. The Fort was exceptional in its appearance; most of the parts are in ruins. It brings the remembrance of the construction abilities of Maratha architects. It is a fort visited by many tourists, especially those who are fond of architecture, history and archeology.

The places that will be visiting are:

1. Anjarle
2. Harnai Beach
3. Suvarnadurg Fort
4. Kadyawarcha Ganpati
5. Fishing Village @ Harnai
6. Dolphin Safari
7. Parasailing and other watersports

Information About the ride:
Its a ride.
Route NH17
Distance Total 470 Kms
WARNING: Riders Who Think This Is A Picnic Or A Tea-snacks Ride Please ditch this ride – you better go for 50-60kms Ride.

Detailed plan is below :

Day 01′

Meeting at Kalamboli Mc Donald Sharp at 6:00 am
Introduction round
Ride till Vadkal.
Breakfast at Vadkal naka.
Reach Anjarle Beach 11:30 am.
Checkin at beach resort
Fun Time at Anjarle Beach.
Lunch.
Visit Famous Kadyavarcha Ganpati.
Harnai Beach & Harnai Fish market.
Back To Hotel
Sunset view from Anjarle Beach.
Bornfire and fun time near beach.
Dinner & day off.

Day 02′

Wakeup 6:00 am
Visit Harnai Beach for Dolphin Safari & Suvarnadurg fort
Breakfast on the way to Murud Beach
Water Sports at Murud beach (optional).
Lunch
Reach Disperse Point Palm Beach Rd 8:00 pm.

Other details will be shared at meeting point.

Mumbai Rangers Bike ride is on Actual basis Which means we will pay for the expenses and the same will be divided
among the member later by the end of the ride.

Expertise charges will INR 400 for the Ride.

For Registrations call Mumbai Rangers:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call.

Expected expenses INR 2500 for the event per person.( excluding petrol, maintenance, boating, and other water sports charges). Petrol and Maintenance cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her. In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone. (Mumbai Rangers will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the expenses. this depends on availability of such willing participants.)

Important things to be carried :
Identity proof.
Legal papers of bike.
Helmet
Some ready to eat food biscuits or cakes
Clothes
Medicines, Camera (optional).
Jackets and winter wear as it will be cold.

1 The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewellry.
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories”.

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