Konkan


Dhamapur Lake Travel Guide

Nestled in the hills of Konkan, and surrounded by dense forests lies the Dhamapur lake. A visit here, is a treat for all the senses as one is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees, butterflies and birds that sing your way to the heart. The lake is situated on the Malvan – Kudal road, and was constructed around 1530 AD by the  Mandlik named Nagesh Desai of the Vijaynagar Kingdom. It covers an area of 5 […]


Sindhudurg Fort – A travel Guide

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj early on recognized the importance of navy and established a naval fleet. Sindhudurg fort, , was an important part of his naval strategy to keep a check on colonial forces ( Portuguese, Dutch and British ). Laying the foundation While surveying the Konkan coast line Shivaji Maharaj felt the need to build an impenetrable sea fort. On reaching the Malwan beach, in Kurte island he found the place desirable for such a […]


A Sense of Wonder

Wonder is a magical word. It opens up the gates closely guarding the secret to happiness. Do not let the work deadlines, expectations of  people, societal pressure take you anywhere away from this life inducing phenomenon. Take a break and look around. Everyone is in a hurry to reach somewhere, still nobody makes it to where they want to be. It’s an unending race towards an imaginary goal post. Spare some time to just gaze […]


Tarkarli – Devbaug Beach – A journey in snapshots

Tarkarli Beach, located around 6 Kms away from Malvan city, is one of the more publicized beaches of Malvan. That, however, does not take anything away from the beauty of this narrow strip of silver white sand with crystal clear waters where one can see up to 20 ft. below in the sea-bed on a bright sunny day. Tarkarli beach extends south towards Devbaug where Karli river meets the Arabian sea. On the northern end […]

Tarkarli Beach white sand malvan

Velas Travel Guide 2

Velas, a remote village along the Konkan coast, was destined for obscurity, had it not been for the Olive Ridley turtles that hatch their eggs here. These turtles have put Velas on the international tourist map. Every year from February to March baby hatchlings emerge from the golden-black sand and start their journey towards the Arabian Sea. It is difficult to not fall in love with this secluded beach tucked away in a quiet corner of […]

Velas Turtle Festival

Konkan Roads and Highways – Everything you need to know 2

Konkan Coastline, a narrow strip of land that runs from the south of Mumbai all the way up to Goa, is peppered with picture-perfect beaches, colorful fishing villages, and ruined forts. Its beaches are perfect for lazing around on pristine clean sands and listening to the intermittent lull and fury of waves. Traveling to Konkan and exploring this laid-back part of the country is sheer bliss. However rail connections on this route are minimal, and there are […]

Diveagar Beach road

Harihareshwar Travel Guide 2

  Harihareshwar, a coastal town in Konkan Maharashtra is known not just for its beautiful beach, but also as a place of pilgrimage. It is situated at the mouth of River Savitri that divides the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Here the river flows and merges into the Arabian Sea. Harihareshwar is part of the three famous beach towns in Raigad district of Konkan Maharashtra – the other two being Diveagar and Shrivardhan. Harihareshwar attracts people […]

Harihareshwar beach Savitri river

In-Photos: Drive on the Konkan Coastal Road from Diveagar to Harihareshwar and beyond 3

I love the vast expansive shots in James Bond movies, where the action is set on coastal roads in foreign locales. Never did I imagine that India too has a similar coastal road. The roads in Konkan, may not be as smooth as the ones shown in Hollywood, but the views here are indeed as spectacular as ones you see abroad. The coastal road in Konkan falls on the Maharashtra SH-4. We only covered the […]


Diveagar Travel Guide 1

Diveagar, a tiny village, is part of a cluster of three beach towns in the Raigad district of Konkan – the other two are Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. It has one of the best stretches of pristine clean beach with silvery sand. Its proximity to both Pune and Mumbai makes it a perfect weekend gateway for the city dwellers. The extensive natural beauty and greenery of the Konkan are on full display here, as the village is […]

Diveagar beach