Thursday, 29 December 2011

Donavali-the paradise of Earth.... !!

Donavali Is The Most Beautiful & Historical Village In The Chiplun City Of Ratnagiri District. Donavali Situated In Chiplun Talukas East Region on 73, 74 Longitude and 17, 40 Latitude It Surrounde From Heavy Forest, higher elevations Sahyadri Range And Nature Friendly Environment.The History & Geography Of This Province was arises from the courage and valor Of Maratha.

In Donavali You Found Ancient Temple Of Lord Ganesha Which Was Constructed By Elder Madhav Rao Peshave (The Great Maratha King) In A.D.1774 It's Incredible Place To Visit. you Found One Beautiful Lake behind The Temple and the Historical Semi Circular Bridge On The Lake Which Attract the Visitors As Well Ass Modifier

It is surrounded by Sea & Mountains. every where green in mansoon. Very religious village. my fav. festive in villege r ganapati & Holi. If some one really wants to enjoy ...! there thrice a year firstly in summer vacation- secondly in ganesh festive & thirdly in Holi Or Jatra(Fair ). u will be in love with "donavali village"

It contains different type of (Community) peoples Maratha , Muslim , Bauddha, Koli ,Chambhar , Sutar , Wani , Brahmins etc .
Navlai Devi (Goddess) is a Goddess (Gramdevata)of Donavali Village. There are Three Goddesses worshiped by Villagiers 1)NAVLAI 2)KALKAI 3)NAMINDRI KALKAI.

Islam Bandhav's also have 2 Musjids in the at Landagewadi(Pawarwadi), and other at Inamdarwadi and Pawanewadi. Urdu scool available for Muslim Bandhav nearby Donavali Grampanchayat.

So Once In our Life Visit This Historical Place And Konkan Range You Definatly Say Its Incridible Konkan Journey

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A list of Beaches along the Konkan Coast (Alibaug Range)

There are a lot of beautiful beaches along the entire Konkan coast. Most of this beaches are not yet truly discovered by the tourists and are far better than the so called popular beaches in India. We are giving you a quick reference of the beaches along the Konkan coast.

Many of the beaches like Alibag, Guhagar, Harihareshwar, kihim, Ganpatipule on the coast are dangerous for swimming and proper care should be taken while entering the water. Please pay heed to the locals if they warn of dangerous waters.

Located at a convenient distance from Mumbai and Pune, Alibag is the ideal getaway of tourists looking for Virgin beaches and majestic forts. A lot of tourists visit Alibag especially on the weekends. Alibag has a beautiful beach where you can enjoy the sunset with Kulaba Fort in the background.

Alibag, Murud & Janjira are slowly becoming one of the favorite tourist destinations of Maharashtra. Located at a convenient distance from Mumbai and Pune, Alibag is the ideal getaway of tourists looking for Virgin beaches and majestic forts.

A trip to Alibag, Murud & Janjira is not only an ideal weekend getaway but it also has a lot of beautiful places nearby to expand your trip into a long holiday. Alibag is one such place where you can plan your weekend outing or stay there for a week long holiday.

In your trip to Alibag, you can visit the Kulaba fort at Alibag and Janjira at Murud. The beautiful Beaches at Alibag, Murud, Kashid, Nandgaon, and Kihim would definitely quench your thirst for the seashore.

The other interesting places include Sea forts of Khanderi, Underi, korlai, Revdanda and kasa. The 150 years old Magnetic Observatory in Alibag is also worth your visit.

There are a lot of Hotels and Resorts in and around Alibag to suit your budget and making your holiday a memorable one.

so here is some interesting places of alibaug:

Shri Varadvinayak - Mahad

The Ganpati temple is on the way to Alibag from Pune, at Mahad, 20 Kms. from Khandala, and is known as Shri Varad Vinayak, the bestower of blessings.

One can easily fit a visit to the temple on the way to Alibag.

The Ganpati idol is from one of the eight main Ganpati temples or 'Ashtavinayak's'. The Lamp (Nandadeep) in the temple has been continuously glowing for past 100 years.

The city of Alibag gained prominence under the rule of ‘Darya Sarkhel’ Kanhoji Angre in the 17th century who was Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s famous naval chief. The city became important after the fort of Kulaba was built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The places you can see in and around Alibag are Kulaba Fort, magnetic Observatory, Kanhoji Angre's residence, his samadhi and the Hirakot fort. Alibag also has a beautiful beach where you can enjoy the sunset with Kulaba Fort in the background.

Kulaba Fort
The fort of Kulaba was built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1652 to keep a check on the activities of the foreign naval powers of English, Portuguese and the Siddhi of Janjira. It is a testimony to the foresight of the great maratha king. The Kulaba fort is still in good condition and one can go to visit the fort by walking across the seashore at low tide or by taking a buggy ride @ 25 / 30 Rs. Per person. However be sure to check the proper timings to visit the fort as it is dangerous to try to go to the fort at high tide. You get approximately 3 to 4 hours to see the fort and come back.

The fort has two main entrances, one at the sea side and other towards Alibag. The average height of the fort walls is 25 feet. The fort has sweet water wells and some buildings inside its premises. The Siddhivinayak temple inside the fort was built by Raghoji Angre in 1759. The Ganpati Idol in the temple is very beautiful and many people worship it.

The beaches of Akshi and Nagaon
Located on Alibag - Revdanda road at 8/9 kms. From Alibag, the beach at Akshi is a beautiful White sand beach with suru trees dotting the coast. The water is clean and safe for swimming. You can see the Kulaba fort and Alibag at a distance from the beach. The beach further extends to Nagaon. The Nagaon beach is also very beautiful. Both the beaches are a favorite of the tourists. You can also visit the nearby ‘Satad Bunder’ a small fishing hamlet.

Kashid Beach
Kashid beach is located approximately 20/25 kms from Alibag on the road to Murud. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Konkan coast with pristine white sands and stretches for 3 kms.. there are quiet a few good Resorts along the Beach.

Mandwa, Rewas and Kihim
Mandwa is a natural port located at 20 Kms. from Alibag. Launches and Catamarans come here from Gateway of India, Mumbai. Rewas is also an important port near Mandwa located at 23 Kms. from Alibag. There is a considerable traffic of passengers, with Launches and Catamarans coming here from Mumbai and ferries coming from Uran.

Beauty of konkan after rainy season

Monday, 5 December 2011

Konkan is a heaven of maharashtra.  we found various Species of plants in large number in konkan as well as we found different types of Pharmaceutical plants and The highest bio-diversity is in konkan. konkan have a  most Enrichment nature so please visit the konkan once in your life time and i guarantee that you come again and again( कोंकण हा महाराष्ट्रातील स्वर्गच नव्हे का?
महाराष्ट्रात सर्वात जास्त वनस्पतींची विपुल उपलब्धी कोंकणात आहे. सर्वात जास्त बायो डायव्हर्सिटी, जैव विविधता कोंकणात आहे. विविध प्रकारच्या औषधी वनस्पती आहेत. कोंकण निसर्गसमृद्धतेने नटलेला आहे.
कोकणाने महाराष्ट्रालाच नव्हे तर भारताला नररत्ने दिली आहेत. राजकीय, सामाजिक, आर्थिक, धार्मिक, शैक्षणिक क्षेत्रात त्यांचे योगदान मोठे आहे.
आता तर कोकणात जमिनीत सोने सापडले आहे. समुद्रात तर मोती आहेतच.
आहे की नाही कोकण हा महाराष्ट्रातील स्वर्ग??)
Incredible Konkan