An Unexplored weekend getaway DAPOLI "The Mahabaleswar of Konkan"

Tripoto
4th Aug 2018

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Day 1

We booked zoom car from Mumbai for our trip to Dapoli (make sure to book before two weeks, weekends specially monsoon's in Mumbai can be very packed).We were supposed to start early in morning at 5 am to avoid the traffic (but some of us had bit of lazy start :P). So we started at around 7 am from Mumbai International airport and took the rushed JVLR road and then finally Pune Mumbai expressway.We stopped for breakfast on the way near to Imagica, we had nice chole bhature and dosa.

Finally the actual journey started when we took turn towards Khopoli-Pali road and finally join onto NH 66, after a long journey of 7 hours we finally reached our destination at 2.30 pm.

We had booked Parijat Holiday home from booking.com, it cost us Rs 4600.We were warmly welcomed and shown around by our caretaker Mr Shinde and his wife.They had a son around 7 years old, very naughty (took the chocolates we offered but didn't let us shake his hand :D). Fresh home cooked lunch both veg and non veg was prepared for us.The food was really good, chicken was very yummy. The view from the balcony was very serene.

The place was so calm we could hear the insects making noises. We had fun by sharing ghost stories and scaring the crap out of each other. We had dinner prepared for us and after the long day we had all I could see was the warm bed made for us.

Day 2

Next morning we woke up early so we could see some of the tourist places near by. We had our breakfast and then we went to the Murud beach, it's a black sand beach bit unclean but okay. On our way back we saw the nice waterfall crossing the road.We had nice fish for lunch in the dhabas on our way back. Finally the journey ended back at the Mumbai airport.

The saying "The journey is the destination" by Dan Eldon does justice to the road trip from Mumbai to Dapoli.

Some other tourist attractions in Dapoli

1.Ladghar Beach

2.Karde Beach

3.Ganesh temple, Anjarle

Total trip cost 3500-4000 per head for a group of 5 people.

Day 1

PC : Sushant Shivnani

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