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 Nandan Farms

 Pitruchaya

Sreeyog Paryatan

Culture Aangan Project is a homestay project around Swantwadi / Sindhudurg area (Maharashtra, India) where guests enjoy warm hospitality,  ethnic cuisine and a green backdrop. Sawantwadi is about 500 kms from both Mumbai and Pune and about 70 kms from Panjim (Goa).

Nandan Farms, offers you the best of both urban and rustic worlds. You are just a stone's throw away from the busy bustling town of Sawantwadi and yet when you enter Amruta and Ashish Padgavkar's farmhouse you are surrounded by flora and a plethora of fruit bearing trees and rare plants [ More ].

Pitruchaya, is the home of Vaishali and Vijay Loke. The Loke residence is an ideal and silent retreat in Sindhudurg area with 2 rooms within the family home, specially developed by Culture Aangan [ More ].

Sreeyog Paryatan, located near Oras in Sindhudurg area is truly blessed by Lord Ganesha for all its' visitors and guests, as it is infused with the owner couple's enthusiasm, warmth and hospitality. [ More ]

Culture Aangan homestay experiences comprise all 3 Cs of the ethnic tourism and homestays i.e. Craft, Culture and Cuisine. In addition to this guests get to stay with genuinely warm owners and get a sneak peek into lifestyle surrounding Indian Villages. Coastal Vegetarian Cuisine, sea food are this region's specialty and guests get to enjoy it in the purest form. Pinguli Art complex is where guests get to interact with craftsmen and purchase local craft. The region is full of forts, pristine secluded beaches and shore temples. The region opened to tourism only a decade ago when Konkan Rail started and still sports amazing range of absolutely virgin spots and not at all touristy.

Seasons: Monsoon: June- September, Winter: October- February, Summer: March- May
Temperature: Varies between 32C in summer to 21 C in winter
Rainfall: Southwest monsoons bring heavy rains average 2482 mm
Best time to visit: October- February
Clothing: Light, cool and comfortable
Languages spoken: Malvani (Local language) Marathi (state language) Hindi and English (also spoken)

Tourst Attractions in the Area

Forts

Sindhudurg, Vijaydurg, Devgad, Yeshwantgad, Teracol

Beaches

Tarkarli (Malvan), Devbag (Malvan), Chivla (Malvan), Tondavali (Malvan), Achara, (Malvan), Vayangani (Vengurla), Niveti (Vengurla), Sagartirtha (Vengurla), Sagareshwar ( Vengurla), Mochemad (Vengurla), Shiroda (Vengurla), Bhogwe (Kudal), Kunkeshwar (Devgad), Mithbhav (Devgad) Khavana (Vengurla)

Natural ports

Vengurla, Malvan jetty, Sarjekot, Reddi, Devgad

Hill Resorts

Dajipur, Amboli

Waterfalls

Padagar (Devgad), Napane ( Talere), Nangartas (Amboli), Chorla

Lake

Dhamapur

Wild sanctuary

Bison sanctuary at Dajipur

Temples

Kunkeshwar(Devgad) Bharadidevi, Agnewadi (Malvan), Ganapati (Reddi), Vetoba (Aravli), Jain Vestiges (Malvan), Rameshwar (Malvan), Brahmadev (Kharepatan), Hiranyakeshi (Amboli), Mahalaxmi (Narur)

Churches

Sawantwadi, Malvan, Kankavli

Mosque

Sawantwadi

GETTING THERE
By air: The nearest airport is Dabholim, Goa
By rail: Konkan railway from Mumbai in the direction of Goa.
Major rail stations in Sindhudurg district: Vaibhavwadi, Kankavli, Sindhudurg or Oras, Kudal and Sawantwadi
By Road (from major cities):
500km from Mumbai, on NH -17 via Mahad and Chiplun.
150km from Ratnagiri, on NH-17 on Mumbai- Goa highway.
120 km from Kolhapur, on SH-116 via Phonda.
140km from Belgaum on SH-121 via Amboli.
150 km from Goa airport on NH-17 via Sawantwadi