Konkan – Sindhudurg – Scuba Diving Tour

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About:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

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 Maharaj added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

Kunkeshwar Temple

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

Sindhudurga fort:

Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully 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 through out 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 Maharaj. In 1664 Shivaji Maharaj erected this fort on 44 acers 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 Maharaj 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.

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 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.

SCUBA DIVING

In India there are a very few places where scuba diving can be done and Malvan is one of them. Due to its relatively clear sea waters, Malvan serves as a perfect spot for scuba diving (done mostly with surface oxygen supply) and snorkelling. Near the outer walls of Sindhudurg fort one can see lots of live corals and beautiful marine life under the sea.

 

Batches for Konkan Tour:

  • 26th to 28th January 2018

 

Event Details

Event Details:

Grade: Easy 

Destination: Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach

Activities: Scuba Diving,

Cost per Person: Rs 8000/- per head (All Veg Meals) & Rs 8700/- per head (All Non-Veg Meals) 

Maximum 25 Participants

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary:

Day 0: Thursday 25th Jan 2018

Meeting point:

11:00 pm: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Day 1: Friday 26th January 2018 (Republic Day – Holiday)

07:00 am: Breakfast en-route at Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

11:30 am: Check in Hotel at Malvan

12:00 pm: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish – Limited)

02:00 pm: TSUNAMI Island

05:00 pm: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time

07:00 pm: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

7:30 pm: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

11:00 pm: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

Stay at Malvan

Day 2: Saturday 27th January 2018

07:30 am: Breakfast – Tea Time

08:00 am – 01:00 pm:

DOLPHIN SAFARI

Scuba Diving (20 mines each)

02:00 pm: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)

04:00 pm: Nivati Fort & Beach – The amazing beauty of tour

07:00 pm: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea 

07:30 pm: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

09:00 pm: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

Stay at Malvan

Day 3: Sunday 28th January 2018

07:00 am: Visit to Sindhudurg fort

08:30 am: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

09:30 am: Move 2 Achara

10:00 am: Rameshwar Temple, Achara

11:30 am: Kunkeshwar Temple

12:00 pm: Move 2 Vijaydurg

12:45 pm: Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

01:00 pm: Lunch at Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

 02:00 pm: Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

Vijaydurg – Exploration

04:30 pm: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

09:30 pm: Dinner Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 29th January 2018

05:00 am: Dadar (Subjective)

Cost Includes:

  • Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non A/c)
  • Dolphin Safari, Boating charges.
  • Permissions and entry fees.
  • Guide Charges.
  • Food (Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited)
  • Non A/c Accommodations (Rooms with 4 ppl sharing basis) & SCUBA charges.

Cost Excludes:

  • Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 600/- per head and Tipple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
  • Anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.

 

How to Register

Batches for Konkan Tour:

Registration is closed for 26th to 28th January 2018 - Rs 8000(Veg Food)

Registration is closed for 26th to 28th January 2018 - Rs 8700(Non Veg Food) 

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 8000(Non Veg) and 8700(Non Veg) per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank 

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695 

Account Type: Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Pickup Point, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

Please call for any clarification:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 / 8828004949 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry:-

  • A Water Bottle (2 Ltrs) (a must)
  • Cap, Good trekking shoes, 
  • Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)
  • Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
  • A haversack to put all these things.

 

Event Rules

Event Rules:

  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. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

 

 

Medical Disclosure

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

Wear good trekking shoes. Take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

 

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