Long weekend on Western Ghats

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Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Long weekend on Western Ghats by gaurav srivastava

This trip was a long weekender trip that we did. A 4 day ride covering 1200 Kms, taking us away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Mumbai. We rode along the coastal road of western ghat on our Royal Enfields.

The road we took was the interior road that went along the coastline. Our day started in Mumbai at 5 am when we hit the roads heading towards Panvel, to take Mumbai Goa road. After reaching Alibaug, we took the interior road that went all along the coast. Traversing through Kashid and Murud, we stopped for breakfast at one hotel which served steaming hot tea and blissful 'misal pav'. After the breakfast, we headed towards Chiplun via the Mumbai Goa highway, mostly to avoid bad road and save time. We stopped at Khed for our lunch. The food was indeed very good, the trip was in early April, hot enough to put you on halt, so we had some really simple food, and headed towards Chiplun, from where we would take the road to Guhagar, our first day halt.

Guhagar was a kind of surprise for us. It was way more than what I expected. I had been to Andaman and various other places, but never did I see a serene beach like this. Guhagar is truely amazing, the fine grain of the sand feels very relaxing after a days ride. If you time things really well (like we did), you can reach there well before sunset, so that you can freshen up and go to beach to enjoy the sunset. The malvani food served in the local restaurants is truly unmatched. After having the prawn curry and pomfret, one will surely be addict to the cuisine. 

Next morning we had to hit the road while it was still dark, in order to reach Tavsal dock and take 6:30 am ferry to Jaigad, which besides saving us about 50 to 60 kms, will also be an experience to carry our Enfields on the ferry. We reached just in time when the boat was starting. The same time the sun was rising in  the east, all you could say is, perfect timing.

From Jaigad, we headed southwards into the western ghats, reaching Ratnagiri via Ganapati Phule. After having breakfast at Ratnagiri, we started for Tharkarli our destination. By afternoon we reached Tarkarli. We had lunch at one restaurant that served malvani cusine. Tarkarli is in Malvan taluka, this area is well developed with tourist amenities like good hotels to stay and good restaurant. Tarkarli is famous for its beach and MTDC Beach resort is a wonderful stay. Water sports activites are carried at Devbag beach, while Scuba diving is done at Sindhudurg Fort. Also, you must not miss the early morning boat ride. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to spot dolphins. Scuba Diving is also a must do.

Devbag Beach is 5 km from Tarkarli, one of the most untouched beaches, mainly famous for water sports activity and scuba diving.
Photo of Devbag, Devbag, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Devbag, Devbag, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Devbag, Devbag, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Devbag, Devbag, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Ganapati Pule is 40 km to the north of Ratnagiri, it is a 4 hour trip from Mumbai, Ganapati pule is famous for its Ganapati Temple which is along side the coast. The beach at Ganapati Pule is one of the most serene beaches of the western ghats. Beach alongside cliff. There are many Cliff side beach resorts to relax and rejunivate
Photo of Ganpati Pule, Ganpati Pule, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Ganpati Pule, Ganpati Pule, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Guhagar is a small town on the western ghats, It is highlighted on the getaway list for its amazing tranquil beach. Guhagar Beach is of of the finest beaches on the western ghats. the softness of the sand and low profile of the swash zone gives it a magical view. Clean beach and clear water is just what one wants to see. The sunset is so beautiful, one can see the sun disappearing slowly in the horizon, Best time to be there is when the high tide is during the evening, the waves hit the dock ramp, a scene that can't be put into words
Photo of Guhagar Beach, Guhagar Beach by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Guhagar Beach, Guhagar Beach by gaurav srivastava
Guhagar is a very small town, famous for Vyadeshwar Temple. The town invites you to taste the malvani food at its best. The malvani curry, the prawns and pomfret is just wonderful.
Photo of Guhagar, Guhagar, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Jaigarh is the ratnagiri end of the creek that you cross if you take a ferry from Tavsal.
Photo of Jaigad, Jaigad, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Kashid is yet another beach destination. A coastal road that takes you alongside the western ghats. A must do bike ride.
Photo of Kashid, Kashid, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
A beautiful beach and temple, just a few kilometers from Devbagh and tarkarli
Photo of Kunkeshwar, Kunkeshwar, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Photo of Kunkeshwar, Kunkeshwar, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
Tavsal dock, 50 odd kilometers from Guhagar where in you can take a ferry to cross the creek.
Photo of Tavasal, Tavasal, Maharashtra, India by gaurav srivastava
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