Overview/Itinerary

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 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. In 1664 shivaji 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’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.

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.

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 8500/- per head (All Veg Meals) & Rs 9500/- per head (All Non-Veg Meals) 

Itinerary 

Day 0: Thursday 18th April 2019

10:00 pm: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

10:15 pm: Leave for Tarkarli.

10:50 pm: Pick up at Chembur Diamond Garden.

11:15 pm: Pick up at Vashi below main bridge near Vashi Plaza.

11:45 pm: Pick up at Kalamboli Mcdonalds.

 

Day 1: Friday 19th April 2019 (Good Friday – Holiday)

07:00 am: Breakfast en-route at HatKhamba.

11:30 am: Check in Hotel at Malvan.

12:00 pm: Lunch in Hotel. (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali - Limited)

02:00 pm: Visit Tsunami Island.

05:00 pm: Visit Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach.

07:00 pm: Evening tea.

07:30 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)

Overnight stay at Malvan.

 

Day 2: Saturday 20th April 2019

07:30 am: Breakfast.

08:00 am: Move towards Dolphin Safari and Scuba diving (15 mins each).

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

04:00 pm: Visit Nivati fort and beach.

07:00 pm: Evening 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)

Overnight stay at Malvan.

 

Day 3: Sunday 21st April 2019

Wake up early in the morning.

07:00 am: Visit to Sindhudurg fort.

After fort exploration have breakfast.

09:30 am: Move towards Achara,

10:00 am: Visit Rameshwar Temple, Achara.

11:30 am: Visit Kunkeshwar Temple.

12:00 pm: Move towards Vijaydurg.

12:45 pm: Visit Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

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

02:00 pm: Guided tour to Vijaydurg fort.

04:30 pm: Evening tea,

05:00 pm: Start return journey to Mumbai.

09:30 pm: Dinner at Hotel, Sangameshwar. (by your own)

Overnight journey by bus.

 

Day 4: Monday 22nd April 2019

05:00 am: Approx. arrival at Dadar.

4 Nights 4 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Dadar to Dadar transportation by private vehicle (Non A/c)
  • Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Scuba diving charges (1 time only)
  • Permissions and entry fees
  • Guide Charges
  • 3 veg breakfast, 3 lunch and 2 dinners (Veg / Non-veg - limited)
  • Non A/c Accommodations on sharing basis

What is NOT included in the tour

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Meals while travelling
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses (Camera charges, etc.)
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Extra bed charges
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2-3 liters Water Bottle (a must)
  • Cap, Sun cream
  • Proper footwear 
  • Proper haversack
  • Extra pair of Clothes, Towel etc.
  • Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
  • 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
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
  • Identity Proof