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We have organize once again Konkan Tour (Scuba Diving Special) on 03rd October to 05th October 2014.
This is Great opportunity for photographers, Sea lovers and adventure lovers!!
After the rain ends, all of kokan looks like newly born, child of mother earth, sea is full of clean waters, plenty of sunlight, mouthwatering sea food,!!
We will explore the beautiful Malvan Area, during our two days visit!!
We will be covering, most beautiful part of konkan beaches, and some water activities with Scuba Diving!!!

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.

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.
Tarkarli Beach : Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. Sea and sand blending in enchanting natural harmony, gracefully cruising boats in calm and cool river waters add to the beauty of this beach.
Kunkeshwar Temple : 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)
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.

Ganpatipule (depends on time and traffic):
Ganpatipule is one of the" Ashta Dwar Devatas" (Eight Welcoming Dieties) of the subcontinent and is known as Western’s Sentinel God. During the reign of Moguls (about 1600 years before), there was a' kevda' (Flower tree) Jungle at the foot of the hill where the temple of the 'Swayambhu' Ganapati is presently situated. Here lived Balbhatji Bhide, a brahmin, who was a renter of the village, during the moghul period. Bhide encountered a major personal problem. Bhide being a determined person, that he was, made up his mind to give up food and water till being relieved of the personal calamity. He stayed in the Kevda - Jungal for penance and to worship his tutelary direty' mangalmurti' (Lord Ganesh) during this period, Bhide had a vision about Lord Ganesh who said, “I have come to Aagargule (Ganesh Gule) to fulfill the wishes of my devotees. You worship and propitiate here, and will be relieved of all your difficulties”

Detailed Schedule
Meeting point:
on Thursday, 2nd October 2014
23:00 Hrs at Dadar(Near Pritam Hotel)
23:15 Hrs: Departure
Day 1: Friday 3rd October 2014
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, 4th October 2014
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, 5th October 2013
08:30 Hrs: Breakfast - Tea Time en route.
10:00 Hrs: Vijay-Durg fort.
12:00 Hrs: Ganpatipule (depends on time and traffic)
01:30 Hrs: Lunch & move towards Thane.
06:30 Hrs: Sunset sighting at beach on the way.
21:30 Hrs: @ Thane
The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee 7000/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & Indian Rupee 6500/- per head ( For All Veg meals )

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.

Visit below link to view last event done at Malvan :

e-mail us for registration:

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry:

1. A bottle of water (1.5 ltr).
2. Camera (Optional).
3. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
4. Torch with extra batteries.
5. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.
6. And most important: A sense of adventure.

Please must read below rules & regulations

Rules & Regulations

Safety is our prime concern and we don't make compromises for the same.

A Few rules that all participants must follow:
1. Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in trash box.
2. Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms.
3. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals.
4. Do not destroy/ write on archaeological or historical monuments.
5. Chewing Tobacco, Consumption of Cigarette and Alcohol is strictly not being permitted during the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No REFUND will be provided.
6. The ‘Leader’s’ decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
7. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
8. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death, Bike accident or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; The Youth Hikers, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims (any kind) of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
9. It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group. Must follow time management.
10. The Youth Hikers reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.
11. Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

Team “The Youth Hikers"