It was a much needed extended weekend to bring up Holi and what better place than mesmerizing beaches (at least water scarcity is not an issue here). So we decided to pack our bags with our dogs behind the wheel and left for Shrivardhan around noon from Navi Mumbai. Dogs usually get ruffled during long car rides but then the fun they have at a beach is transcendent. It was scorching weather at most parts of the Mumbai-Goa Highway.
We stopped by at a dhaba near Vadkhal which served sumptuous chicken with jeera rice.
There on, it was a non stop drive till Shrivardhan. As the Ghats started towards Shrivardhan, it got majestic as we crossed thousands of banayan and mango trees which might be dead scary at night.
Reaching there, we had to search for a pet friendly hotel in a rush because we didn't want to miss the enthralling view of sunset. Airtel internet with speed slower than 2G, somehow searched 3 options for us out of which we chose Shiv Shanti Holiday Inn due to its nice cottages, big lawn and of coarse its close proximity to the beach. It was a warm gesture of the owner to allow pets along. Hotel is luxurious with three different category of rooms available, and sprawling garden along with a pool.
After a much needed shower, we reached the beach in a brisk. God, the first view of the beach got me enchanted to this extent that it will stay for me forever. My dogs Adia and Zak (Golden Retrievers) went berserk as if they waited whole day to cool themselves at the beach. No matter why Goldens are such great swimmers! As they wandered in the sea(as if we didn't accompany them), me and my friend got busy clicking the magnificent sunset with few fishermen boats at the backdrop. It gets a bit messy with pets around but seeing them enjoy to the limit gives ultimate satisfaction.
No matter how many pictures we clicked, that sunset will stay with me till my last breath.