26th February 2021
Bhogwe - Nivati Fort
MALVAN just as the name it's one of the hidden gem of Maharashtra, it's a paradise on Earth well known for its historically important Sindhudurg Fort. Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District , the southernmost district of Maharashtra State, India. It is approximately 565 km from Mumbai. Malvan is popular gateway for beach lovers, its long sea shores, silky white sand and golden sunset makes it a must visit destination. Malvan is quiet an offbeat place not many know of.
So our journey started at 11.05 pm from Dadar station we boarded the Festival Special Train. We decided to clean our seats and settle down. Also we ordered some food as we all were very hungry. After the dinner we decided to take a small nap turn by turn as we all were carrying our heart in our bag that is our Camera and other important gears and equipment's.
As we were reaching near Kudal we experienced that it's getting chilled and foggy early morning. That brought smile on our face. At around 8.30 am we reached the Kudal station. Kudal is the nearest station around 30km from the Bhogwe Beach where we decided to stay for the next two nights. Bhogwe Beach offers you the view of the Arabian sea and the Karli river. The white sand and the foamy waves will release all your stress. There are several options for stay and the place is worth visiting. If you want to be away from the daily stressed out life this is the place to visit in Konkan.
After a lot of research and enquiry we decided to book our stay at the Samant Beach Resort,its a beachfront cottage style resort between Vengurla and Tarkarli. They offer different types of rooms as per your requirement they also have 2 bedroom 1 hall Villa for bigger group. The distance from Kudal station to the resort is 30 km and our pick up car was already waiting for us outside the station. The check-in was at 11.00 am and we arrived early at our destination. So we decided to have our Breakfast. In breakfast we had bread butter and Jam. We decided to keep the luggage at the help desk of the resort and we all ran towards the beach. It was hardly one minute distance from the Resort. The property was excellent. We could hear the waves from our room. Also in Malvan if you want fresh fish for lunch and dinner you need to inform the chef well in advance.
After our lunch we decided to rest for a while as we have planned to visit Nivati beach and Nivati Fort which is around 9km from Bhogwe beach and famous tourist attraction. We already booked a car for the Nivati Fort visit. This Nivati fort is located on the hill of Nivati village. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built this fort after the Sindhudurg Fort but was later captured by the Sawant of Sawantwadi. It takes around 1 hour to take a tour of the Fort. From the fort you can see light house in the mid-sea. We also saw a bunch of dolphins from the top. The view from the top was just amazing and at the sun going down was the cherry on the sea I can say. Also just on the left of the Nivati fort lies the Golden Rock. As it's a small type of island and just like the name it is beautiful and treat to watch. After witnessing the beautiful sunset we headed back to our resort. We got fresh and was eagerly waiting for our food which we ordered in the afternoon.
So we ordered 1 chicken thali and 3 fish thali which 2 of them were Surmai thali and 1 Prawns thali along with Rice bhakri (roti). The food was delicious. We ended our day 1 with tasty Solkadi.