Visit Konkan with Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event) on 24 – 26 Jan 2015

Summary of our tour:
Grade:Easy
Destination:Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities:Snorkelling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates:24 – 26 Jan 2015
Maximum:20 Participants
Minimum:06 Participants
Cost per Person: ₹ 6700.00 per head (All Veg Meals) and ₹ 7500.00 per person (All Non-Veg Meals)
Interesting Places to check out in and around Malvan:
The Rock Garden Malvan
Rock Garden - The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan.
Jai Ganesh Mandir – Idol made from pure Gold.
Chivla Beach
Arse Mahal Beach
Tondavali Beach (19 km North from Malvan)
Achra Beach (22 km north from Malvan)
Rameshwar Temple (23 km north from Malvan)
Devbaug Beach (12 km south from Malvan)
Vetal Mandir (4 km North from Malvan)
Mahanchi bhavani devi (5 km south from Malvan)
Gangeshwar mandir mahan (5 km south from Malvan)
Malvan Bazar – every Monday on the beach.
Malvan beach (2 km from the Malvan ST stand)
Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546km away from Mumbai on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a sunny day you can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. From Malvan to Devbaug is one stretched beach of 12 km, the longest beach in Maharashtra. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 
Interesting Places to check out in and around Tarkali
Malvan Market
Sangam, the point where the Karli river empties into the Arabian sea.
Nivati Beach
Golden Rock
Wildlife Sanctuary
The Malvan (marine) Wildlife Sanctuary was declared on 13 April 1987, with a core zone of 3.182 km² and buffer zone of 25.94 km² (total area being 29.122 km²). The core zone includes the Sindhudurg fort, Padamged island and other submerged rocky structures. The north eastern border of the buffer zone is 50 m from the seashore near Malvan port, while on the east it is a semi-circular sandy beach 500 m parallel to the shore of Malvan, in the south it is near Mandel rock, and in the west touches the Malvan rock.
Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. It is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees. The hills of Dabholi, Tulas, and Mochemad respectively lie in the north, the east, and the south of Vengurla, while the Arabian Sea is located on its west. The town has a rich cultural heritage. Vengurla Taluka has some temples including those of Shri Sateri, Shri Rameshwar, ShriNavadurga at Kanyale Redi, Shri Mauli at Redi and Shiroda, Shri Vetoba at Aaravali, Shri Ganesh at Redi and Shri Ravalnath.
Interesting Places to check out in and around Vengurla:
Vengurla Port
Vijaydurg fort:
Is 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”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory. Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century. 
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. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. 
Sindhudurg – Padmagad fort:
Huge sea rocks of Malvan coast have shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit throughout the year to see this Maratha glory. The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 Shivaji erected this fort on 44 acres of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall. Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.
The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
Day 0:Friday 23 January 2015
Meeting point: 22:00 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E) - Departure.
Day 1: Saturday 24 January 2015
07:00Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba
11:30Check in Hotel @ Malvan
12:00Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry -Unlimited
14:00TSUNAMI Island
17:00Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time
19:00Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea
19:30Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)
21:00Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited) - Stay at Malvan
Day 2: Sunday 25 January 2015
07:30Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 – 13:00 DOLPHIN SAFARI and Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) ; Snorkeling activities and Visit to Sindhudurg fort
14:00Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA Fish as available -Limited)
16:00Nivati Fort & Beach
19:00Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea
19:30Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)
21:00Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited) - Stay Malvan
Day 3: Monday 26 January 2015
07:30Break Fast (Dhavade + Tea)
08:30Move 2 Achara
10:00Rameshwar Temple, Achara
11:30Kunkeshwar Temple
12:00Move 2 Vijaydurg
12:45Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg
13:00Lunch, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali) limited
14:00Vijay-Durg fort - Exploration
16:30Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai
21:30Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)
Day 4: Tuesday 27 January 2015 - - - 05:30 reaching Dadar (Subjective)

Treks and Trails recommends things to carry
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
Water 3 lts (Mandatory).
Good footwear (Mandatory).
Bed sheets if required.
Head Torch / Torch (Mandatory).
Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).
Slippers or floaters.
Personal small medical kit. (Which you require usually/Optional)
Electral / Tang powder. Cap / Goggles. (Optional)
Other things as per your choice.(Camera, Binoculars, etc.)
Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
Haversack to put all these things.
Treks and Trails Advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. Participation contribution is non refundable and NOT transferable. We shall travel together as a group.
We all are going for an adventurous activity. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking/ parasailing/ snorkelling/ sea diving/ Scuba Diving or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.
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Treks and Trails rules for this trek
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk). Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags on treks.

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