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FIRST DAY - Mumbai – Kashid (125 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Drive from Mumbai to Kashid. Arrive Kashid and check-in at the hotel. Kashid is popular mainly because of its white sand, blue seas, green mountains, paddy fields, and rivulets. It has a 3 kms stretch of beach tucked in between two rocky hillocks with Casuarina groves all around the seashore. This is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region. Spend the rest of day at your own leisure. Overnight stay in Kashid.

SECOND DAY - Kashid – Murud Excursion (20 Kms / ½ Hr)

Morning after breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to Murud. Visit Janjira Fort, famous for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch and English East India Company attacks. Later visit Murud Beach, the crystal blue on this beach is free from any kind of pollution. It attracts many tourists and water sports lover. The view of sunrise and the sunset is extremely beautiful and the adjoining forts add beauty to it. Back to Kashid in evening. Overnight stay in Kashid.

THIRD DAY - Kashid - Chiplun – Dervan – Ratnagiri – Ganpatipule (245 Kms)

After breakfast proceed towards Ganpatipule. Enroute visit Parshuram Mandir just 12 Km before Chiplun. This Mandir is dedicated to Bhargavram or Parshuram. The combination of Hindu, Muslim and European architecture is seen in this temple. There is a temple of Renuka, mother of Lord Parshuram, behind the Parshuram temple. There is a tank called as Banganga Talav which is believed to be made by Parshuram by arching five arrows to the ground. There is a festival every year on the Mahashivratri Day. After darshan proceed to Dervan to see the artificial site of Shiv Srushti. This is a marvelous place 14km from Chiplun, on Mumbai Goa Highway where you can watch the entire life history of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharajah through pictures and statues. From visitors point of view Dervan has cultural importance. After Dervan proceed to Ganapatipule. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening free to explore the town and beach. Overnight stay in Ganpatipule.

FOURTH DAY - Ganpatipule Local Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour covering Ganapati Swayambhu Temple the 400-year-old Ganapati Swayambhu Temple, located on the foothill, and an important place of homage. It is said that Ganapatipule is one of the eight significant Ganapatis (Ashta Ganapatis) of India. After darshan proceed towards Malgund, a kilometer away from Ganapatipule, home town of famous Marathi poet Keshavsoot who pioneered modern Marathi poetry. Visit his beautiful monument and the museum there, which is gives information about modern day Marathi poets. Also visit Ratnagiri, the district town of Ganapatipule. Visit the home of Lokmanya Tilak, now Tilak Smarak. The first ever temple built for non-brahmins called Patit Pawan Mandir, the Ratnadurg Fort, Bhagivati Bunder, a sea port and the Coconut Research Centre. Also, stop at Velneshwar, to visit the old Shiva Temple and the beach. You could relive moments from history, at Thibaw Palace, built in 1910-11, for the King and Queen of Burma, who were exiled. Later visit Jaigad Fort, 35 km away from Ganapatipule located at the entrance of the river Sangameshwar. In the evening return back to Ganapatipule. Overnight stay in Ganpatipule.

FIFTH DAY - Ganpatipule Departure

After breakfast return to Mumbai on arrival drop at residence / Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences of tour.



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