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About the experience

This experience is curated to understand the bio diversity of Konkan. With the Oceans on one side and the mighty Western Ghats on the other, the topography and the flora and fauna here are deeply imprinted on its culture. There are ancient water management system, fishing techniques and agricultural styles, the essence of all this is reflected in its local customs, traditions and festivals. We take you on a journey into this fascinating land that has wisdom to share.  

Highlights

  • Designed for small private groups or families with transfers from Mopa airport or Kudal railway station.  

  • Snorkeling and Scuba diving experiences to explore natural corals off the coast 

  • Malvani Pangat Lunch with the freshest seafood and local vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies

  • Visit to the iconic Sindhudurg Fort 

  • Guided walk through the old Malvan market, get an opportunity to purchase local spices and masalas from the local vendors

  • A talk on the legend of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj and his influences on Konkan

  • A curated experience by the locals at Dhamapur to understand the wonders of a man made reservoir and its fascinating water management system's that are still in use today

 

Itinerary

Day 01 |  Arrival 

Mopa airport to Tarkarli - 85 Km (2 hours drive) 

Kudal railway station to Tarkarli - 32 Km ( 45 minutes drive) 

Konkan can be accessed by air through the Mopa airport in North Goa or one of the many trains on the Konkan belt. On arrival you shall be received at the airport and transferred to your homestay in Tarkarli, check in, this day shall be for you to rest and relax and enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches of Tarkarli, dinner at a restaurant that specializes in Malvani cuisine, enjoy dinner with unlimited options of traditional preparations of veg, non veg and seafood preparations, overnight stay at the homestay. 

 

Day 02 | Oceans & Tarkarli 

Breakfast at the homestay, morning we shall explore the oceans 

Ocean Experiences - The oceans here are blessed with natural corals and with the help of professional divers you will experience Scuba diving to explore the underwater flora and fauna. Later enjoy snorkeling too in the shallow waters to enjoy the marine life. 

 

Post the ocean experiences, we continue the day with a visit to the mighty Sindhudurg Fort built by Chatrrapati Shivaji Maharaj. 

 

Later return to the hotel, freshen up, lunch at a local restaurant, post lunch have an interactive session with a local historian about the history of Konkan and the influences of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on this region. 

 

In the evening we shall have a heritage walk through the markets of Malvan, one of the oldest markets of the region, it is here that you will be able to shop for local spices, masalas and other items. 

 

Enjoy evening tea and some unique Malvani snacks at a local restaurant, 

 

Free time in the evening

 

Dinner with barbeque at a local restaurant with unlimited options of traditional preparations of veg, non veg and seafood preparations, overnight stay in the hotel 


Day 03 | Wetlands & a man made wonder

Tarkarli to Dhamapur - 18 Km (35 minutes drive) 

Early morning by 0630 we shall drive to Dhamapur, a beautiful village in the lap of nature with greenery all round, we visit the Devi Bhagwati temple which is on the banks of a man made reservoir with endless greenery. Enjoy the amazing architecture of the temple that nestles itself next to the lake,  the Dhamapur lake is almost 450 years old and was conceived by the wisdom of the villagers who inhabited these lands then. Now this man made wonder has transformed into a very important bio diverse hot spot of the region which nourishes many villages in the surrounding. There is an ancient water management system that irrigates nearby villages. We shall take you on a boat through these streams to explore the importance of this system. We will be having packaged breakfast through this experience. Later return to the hotel by noon, have lunch

 

In the evening we take you to Malvan beach to experience the fish auction, the culture and cuisine of this region is tied to to the oceans and in this experience we interact with the local fisherman, understand their trade and customs. We shall also jostle with the locals and source some of seafood, which we will be having for dinner. 

After the fish auction experience we head to a restaurant where you will be cooking dinner along with the local women, learn the tricks and recipes behind Malvani cuisine and enjoy dinner with barbeque and unlimited options of traditional preparations of veg, non veg and seafood preparations, overnight stay in the hotel 

 

Day 04 | Departure 

Tarkarli to Mopa Airport - 85 Km (2 hours drive) 

Tarkarli  to Kudal railway station - 32 Km ( 45 minutes drive)

Breakfast at the homestay, check out and you shall be transferred to the railway station or airport for your onward journey. 

 

Services will Include

  • 03 nights’ accommodation

  • All meals starting from dinner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure

  • All entry tickets, activity charges and workshop charges

  • All coordination and logistics

  • Air-conditioned sedan cars as per above mentioned itinerary

  • All applicable taxes, toll, parking charges, drivers’ fees etc


Notes

 

  • This experience is specially designed and curated for travel from Goa, its a day excursion

  • This would be ideal for private groups of friends & families for a short break

  • All meals right from the time you arrive at Tarkarli till your departure, all activities, all interactive sessions, all logistics, parking will be coordinated by us and will be included in the total costing

  • All appointments of experiences, walks, activities, will be scheduled as per the final itinerary will be taken in advance and will be included in the costing

  • Final schedule will be confirmed as per the dates. Once dates are confirmed we shall confirm all arrangements before we proceed with advance payments 

  • Possibility of arranging Dashavatar or other local unique cultural performances can be arranged for groups traveling together. 

 

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