Konkani Monsoon:Kolad

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Photo of Konkani Monsoon:Kolad by Hiresh Suvarna

Monsoon in Maharashtra is unbelievably beautiful! The hills and valleys turn a gorgeous color of green and waterfalls and rivulets start appearing out of nowhere. It’s almost an overnight transformation brought about by the magical monsoon season. Gone are the days when people want to sit back at home and enjoy hot tea and pakoras on the couch during this season. It’s the time to be outdoors, soak in the beauty that surrounds you. The Blueberry Trails has designed getaways keeping in mind experiences that one can enjoy only in the monsoons, to soak in the local culture, food and stays and also a bit of the rain! Come away with us, on our specially curated monsoon journey.

Stay:
You will stay in simple yet comfortable cottages/huts amidst nature. Every cottage/hut comes with an attached washroom. Stays will be on multiple sharing basis.

Trip essence:
Experience the magic of monsoons in Konkan, Interacting with the locals, savoring local cuisine and getting under the skin of the season with The Blueberry Trails. Experience kayaking in the River Kundalika, go rice farming with the locals, venture out at night to find crabs and trek to a waterfall through the forest.

Itinerary:
07.00 AM: Start from Mumbai.
11.30 AM: Reach campsite parking side. Raft ride across the river.
12. 00 PM: Welcome drink and campsite orientation.
01.00 PM: Buffet Lunch.
02.00 PM: Take Rest. 
03.00 PM: Rice Farming / Vegetable Farming in the fields. (Rice sowing) 
04.00 PM: Tandem kayaking activity on the river.
05.30 PM: Evening tea and biscuits
07.30 PM: Crab watch night trails
08.30: Camp cooking (Make a traditional dish like modaks or roast corn over a rustic grill)
09.00: Dinner.

Day 2
08.00 AM: Breakfast. 
09.00 AM: Check out & Depart for trek to waterfall. Raft ride across the river.
10.00 AM: Reach trek base. We will begin the trekking with a guided nature trail en-route.
11:00 AM: Reach the waterfall.
12:00 PM: Descend
01:00 PM: Trek ends. Depart for Mumbai.


Basic Info:
What: Konkani Monsoon: Kolad
When: 25th-26th July
Where: Kolad
How much: 4400 + 3.5 % (Service Tax) (Inclusive of Stay, Meals, Transportation, Kayaking, Rice Farming, Waterfall Trek, Cooking, Crab Night Trails Activities)
Who: hiresh@theblueberrytrails.com / 9820526098

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