|| 07-08 April 2018 || Wild Rangers Tour to Anjarle, Suvarnadurg Fort & Kadyavarcha Ganpati -B2
Anjarle, a not much explored place by tourists is the talk of the town coz of Anjarle Turtle Festival this year. Kokan coastline has different variants which never fail to mark a memory for a traveller. Anjarle is one such place with golden sand beaches and soul soothing views where toddlers to elders can join for a remarkable weekend gateway. We get to greet the tiny turtles as they peep out to the light, witness them march towards the sea flaunting their tiny flippers, leaving a beautiful trail of their first journey!!
Enjoy the boat ride as you make your journey to reach Suvarnadurg, a fort surrounded by water. Enjoy the backwater water ride at Anjarle as you watch the sun immersing itself into the sea. Visit Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple which has idol with right sided curved trunk also renowned as “Jagrut Daiwat” Return to relax at warm home stays and relish the local cuisine.
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Anjarle is a village located about 24 kms from Dapoli, in the Dapoli taluka of Ratnagiri district in the Maharashtra state of India. It is a small port located near the mouth of Jog River, about 4 miles south of Aade and 2 miles north of Suvarnadurga. Apart from the nearby Ganapati temple, Anjarle is known for its unspoiled beach. Tourism facilities are limited. As part of the Western Ghats, the forests are evergreen, consisting mainly of tropical forest. Alphonso mangoes and coconuts are grown commercially in this area.
The literal meaning of Suvanadurga is “Golden Fort” as it was considered as the pride or the “feather in the golden cap of Marathas”. Built for the Maratha Navy for defence purposes, the fort also had a ship-building facility. The basic objective of establishing the fort was to counter enemy attacks, mainly by the colonialists of Europe and also by the local chieftains.
In the past, the land fort and the sea fort were connected by a tunnel, but this is now defunct. The present approach to the sea fort is only by boats from the Harnai port on the headland. It is a protected monument.
Suvarnadurg is located between Mumbai and Goa on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan, along the West Coast of India, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The fort also includes another small land fort called the Kanakadurga at the base of headland of Harnai port on the coast. Building of the fort is credited to Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, in 1660. Subsequently, Shivaji, other Peshwas and the Angres further fortified the forts for defence purposes.
Kadyawarcha Ganpati :
This temple was originally constructed using wooden pillars ca. 1150. It was renovated between 1768 and 1780. Until the recent construction of bridge across the Anjarle creek and the building of a road up to the temple, pilgrims had to cross Anjarle creek (Jog River) in a boat, before climbing the hill using steps which pass through Anjarle village.
The idol at this temple differs from most other representations of the elephant-headed god, in that its trunk curves right, rather than the usual left. This is known as a Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati (Marathi: right-trunked Ganpati). The idol is also said to be a jagrut daiwat, who responds to the pleas of its supplicants. The temple has a stone staircase on the right to reach the top of the temple, which has a commanding view of the surrounding coconut and betel nut trees, the nearby Suvarnadurg Fort, the Arabian sea and surrounding hills. There is a pond in front of the temple where visitors can feed large fish and turtles. Beside the temple to Ganesh is a small temple to Lord Shiva.
- Private transport from Dadar to Dadar
- 2 Breakfasts, Tea / Coffee, 2 Lunch’s and 1 dinner
- Boat Ride to Suvarnadurg Fort
- Accommodation charges
- Entry charges
- First Aid (medical Box)
- Wild Rangers Management and Expertise
- Day 2 Dinner
- Anything which is not mentioned above.
- Any kind of expenses of personal nature (mineral water, soft drinks etc)
Friday, 06th April 2018
- Mumbai: Gathering at Dadar railway station Near Pritam Hotel at 23.00 Hrs, proceed to Anjarle
Saturday, 07th April 2018
- Early Morning Reach Anjarle.
- Quickly Refresh up and proceed to Anjarle Beach for turtle festival.
- Witness tiny turtles leaving a beautiful trail as they march towards the sea with their tiny flippers.
- Return to homestay & have Breakfast
- Visit Suvarnadurg fort via boat ride.
- Explore the fort and enjoy the panorama view.
- Return to Anjarle.
- Enjoy the local meal and rest for some time.
- Visit Anjarle beach in the evening to witness some more turtles & enjoy the back water ride at Sunset.
- Mingle around with your co-travellers, enjoy group games, shares experiences
- Retire for day post Dinner.
Sunday, 08th April 2018
- Early Morning Wakeup call, walk to Anjarle Beach hoping to witness turtle hatching.
- Have Breakfast & proceed to Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple, Shree Keshavraj Temple and Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple.
- Enjoy lunch at Dapoli.
- Start our return journey to Mumbai.
- Water Bottle (2 Ltrs),
- Electrol or Glucon D powder
- Camera, Cell Phone, Cap, Sunglasses
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
- Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
- Extra Pair of clothes,
- Extra pair of shoes or floaters (Optional)
- A haversack to put all these things
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
For Registration one needs to call and SMS us Name and Email Addresses of participant along With alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact and Transfer full payment of event in the account details mentioned below.
A/C Name: – Mayur Phadale
A/C Number: – 643801505651
IFSC Code: – ICIC0006438
MICR Code: – 400229080
Branch: – ICICI Bank, Andheri (East)
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