Konkan Tour (5 Nights / 6 Days )
Day 5: A Day on which to Explore...
Day 6: The Tour Ends...
Ganapatipule – Mumbai (350 km)
Checkout at 12 Noon.
Reach Mumbai and transfer to airport / railway station.
Diveagar (Dive Agar):
Diveagar (Dive Agar) is located in Shrivardhan Taluka, Raigad district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is approximately 170 kms south of Mumbai and offers visitors a glimpse of the Konkani lifestyle and culture. It has a pristine beach, one of the best in the Konkan and one that has been spared of the adverse effects of commercialization. The beach is 4-6 kms long.
Dapoli is another must-visit place in the Konkan. It is known for its beaches.
The city of Chiplun city is the commercial hub of Ratnagiri District. It is also known as ‘the abode of Lord Parashuram.’ It is known for specialities like kokum sherbet, dry kokum, jack-fruit chips and Alphonso mangoes.
According to legend, Lord Parashurama donated the whole of earth to Maharshi Kashyap and then realized that he had no place to reside in. He therefore shot an arrow into the Arabian Sea and caused the sea to recede. The land that was created as a result is the present-day Konkan.
Parshurama chose the Mahendragiri peak (in the village also named Parshuram) from this land for his permanent residence. This is the place where the temple is located. It is believed that Lord Parshurama leaves for the Himalayas at sunrise, does tapa in the Himalayas and returns to the temple at sunset.
Ganapatipule is a breathtakingly B-E-A-Utiful place. The beach is home to a temple of Lord Ganesha that is more than 400 years old. The idol here is said to be ‘Swayambhu,’ – sprung from the soil.
The epics refer to Ratnagiri as the ‘land of God.’ Fort Ratnadurg- This horseshoe-shaped fort is surrounded by the Arabian Sea from three sides. It is one of the major attractions of Ratnagiri.