- Konkan Getaway / Pilgrimage
- This is an itinerary that mixes a Konkan getaway with a bit of
Pilgrimage. Idea here is to visit some of the most significant
temples in the area and alongwith also enjoy a coastal experience.
Speak - This is an excellent train getaway ex-Mumbai as well if
guests don't mind getting on and off trains and using local
transport for moving around.
- Driving around in coastal areas can be fun with sea views,
greenery and hills around all contributing to the excitement and
Day 1 -
Mumbai / Pune - Harnai - 200 / 240 kms - Reach by afternoon. Enroute
guests may take a 10 km detour to Ashtavinayak Temple at Pali and / or
visit Ganesh Temple at Mangaon. In the evening enjoy Parasailing or a
just walk on the beach. Overnight at Harnai.
- Morning visit to Anjarle Ganesh temple and from there proceed to
Chiplun (80 kms) - Reach by afternoon. In the evening enjoy a boat
ride in the river. If you are lucky spot a crocodile or else you are
sure to spot some birds. Overnight at Chiplun.
- Morning visit to Guhagar, Velneshwar Temple and Hedvi Ganesh Temple.
Reach by afternoon. Evening walk to the Parshuram Temple. Overnight at
- Travel to Ganapatipule (110 kms). Reach by afternoon. Visit the
Ganapatipule Temple, the beach and MTDC Watersports centre for some
- Travel back to Mumbai (360 kms) / Pune (300 kms).
Guests at Chiplun may also opt for
options : Dapoli
/ Murud Harnai | Chiplun
/ Ganapatipule | Homestay
/ Small Resorts
Mumbai is well connected with rest of India by Rail and Air and is one of
the two major arrival points (alongwith Delhi) for those coming into
India. Pune is well connected with most major cities in India by Rail and
Air. Most guest end up driving from Mumbai / Pune.
Seasonality - This
circuit could be done all round the year. Temples get local visitors
coming on Sundays and devotee numbers multiple during holiday season (Deewali,
Christmas, Long weekends and Summer Vacation) and therefore its important
to provide more time for Darshan during these. During rest of the
periods temples are easy to access and devotees can spend more time
praying / meditating.