Knowing Konkan ! A Unexplored Native !!

About the Tour : 
Even though there’s something alluring about the far-away, there’s a lot to be said for spending quality time discovering your native land and surrounding places. We all love experiencing new countries,cities and cultures, But exploring your home land or state doesn’t have to be a second-best option, Thousands of tourists probably visit Konkan every year — why shouldn’t you be one of them, And if you are a local? and Travelling with Mumbai Travellers there’s probably heaps of offbeat to do, go and explore. ‘Konkan’ with its beautiful beaches and whispering coconut groves, or lush green hills and valleys is a land full of surprises, there is something exciting with enchanting beauty that can entice any soul at every turn. Let’s admire the tiny picturesque villages, its simple people with their culture & lifestyle or just sample authentic Konkani cuisine with endless natural spots to explore in every corner.

If you want to oscillate from the manic city bustle to secret beaches and a ludicrous amount of greenery, if you got a liking for sand, sea and forts; Konkan is the perfect place to sample the wonders of Maharashtra as a offbeat traveller. It will leaves with you with one feeling-when will I be back?

Be it the white sandy beaches of Guhaghar, or Mouthwatering sea food , Historic forts and Temples tucked away in the evergreen Konkan forests, Konkan holds something special for everyone! KONKAN is a coastal strip of land bounded by the Sahyadri hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. No other coast in India will offer you such a vast choice of Beautiful Beaches, Majestic Forts, Sacred Temples, and Ancient Caves.

Konkan Backpacking Trip with Mumbai Travellers

Photo Credit : Rakesh Yadav

  1. OUTING DATE

    Outing Date : 21st-25th September 2016

  2. SHORT INFORMATION

    Category : Backpacking India
    Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
    Highlights : Sea Food | Beach Hopping | Ferry Rides | Home Stays & More

  3. ITINERARY

    Day 01 – 21st Sept : Meeting Point Bahucha Dhaka.
    Day Starts by taking a ferry from Bhaucha Dhakka by Revas jetty and exploring the untouched Awas beach a clean and serene beach, separated only by a strip of land full of casurina trees.

    Next we head back in time as we pay visit the Historic Murud Janjira fort, lesser known Palace of Nawab and the hidden Khokari Tombs in Murud. Day ends with a ferry ride by Dighi jetty in a small coastal village called Diveghar known for its Ganesh temple & Seagulls. Overnight at Diveghar.

    Day 02 – 22nd Sept : Harihareshwar & Velas.
    Day start early today by visiting ancient Lord Shiva temples the living specimen of Indian architectural style blended with Maratha style of constructions in Harihareshwar.
    Day ends by relaxing at Cute and Cozy village named Velas.

    Day 03 – 23rd Sept : Dapoli
    Today spend your day by beach hopping across small town called Dapoli with series it’s beautiful beaches like Dabhol » Anjarle » Harnai » Ladghar » Karde >> Kothare.
    Overnight in Dapoli.

    Day 04 – 24th Sept : Kelshi
    Get your walking shoes on! we are in Kelshi famous for at least two historic monuments, the Dargah of Yaqub Sarvari (who was the 11th spiritual leader of Shivaji) and Laxmi Mandir.
    Overnight in Dapoli.

    Day 05 – 25th Sept : Guhagar
    Today we are in Guhagar. Guhagar host some best beach in the whole of konkan stretch. In the interiors of Konkan, away from any kind of noise, Guhagar is the amongst the best places to relax and experience sea Life The beach is pristine clean and virtually virgin.

    Evening we head back to Mumbai.

    Backpacking India 

    This is Guided Backpacking version of Trip. Our Itineraries are carefully put together by our backpacking experts aiming to cover & experience some lesser known must-see offbeat places in India in backpacking style. Our trips are the perfect way to rediscover yourself and socialize yourself with like minded backpackers while you explore the unexplored places in India which are offbeat and general tourist often skip because of the obscure nature of these locales. After all, Columbus wouldn’t be Columbus if he’d stuck to taking the same journey again and again, right? Occasionally backpacking trips might be bit low on leisure but always high on experiences as you enjoy local street food, interact with locals , or sharing a dorm,hostel or home-stay with other fellow travelers at some breathtaking locations across India .

    “Life is all about courage and going in to unknowns”

  4. COST

    Tour Cost : Rs.12,000/- per person
    For Lifetime Members : Rs.11,700/- per member
    For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only) , click here 

    Inclusions:

    1. Daily Breakfast.
    2. 4 Nights accommodation in Homestays  or Hotels.
    3. All Intercity transfers & Long distance sightseeing (within Konkan) in Traveler or similar (From Bhaucha Dhaka to Mumbai).
    4. An experienced backpacking expert & a Friend who will help you take the hassle out of your travel.

    Exclusions:

    1. Lunch and dinner as we want you to try out local Cuisines & not restrict to particular restaurant, we have left that option to you. (Off course we have tons of secret food joint list would be happy to share with you.)
    2. Entry tickets & Guide fees (Some like forts some don’t so why pay us if you don’t).
    3. Anything other than mentioned Above.

    (Free consultation and assistance from packing your backpack to choosing lens for your Camera (pre or post trip extended days)

  5. PAYMENT DETAILS

    For booking you need to deposit the Rs.8,000/- per person as an advance in the following Account:

    Balance Payment to be done 21 Days prior to the Tour Date. 
    NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS

    BANK: ICICI
    ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC
    A/C: 623805029453
    BRANCH: MULUND WEST
    IFSC CODE ICIC0006238

    Cancellation and Refund applicable on whole tour cost:
    1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
    2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
    3. After that no refund will be provided.

  6. THINGS TO CARRY

    1. Gov approved Id proof Compulsory ( NO Pan Card)
    2. A Backpack
    3. A Day Backpack to hold camera and essential during sightseeing .
    4. Jacket or Similar it do get pretty cold at times during nights.
    5. Beachwear in case you decide to swim.
    6. Torch (Must)
    7. Personal Medicines If any
    8. Cap, Shades, Sun-scream etc….
    9. Sport shoes or Good quality Floaters
    10. Camera (Optional)
    11. Sanitary Kit

  7. FAQS

    FAQ’s For Backpacking Trips

    1. What’s the age range of the Group trip? 
    – We have travelers from all the groups of age. Since this is an offbeat backpacking travelling community, The majority of travelers are between the age group of 20-40 belonging from various professional sectors.

    2. I am travelling solo for the first time . how can i expect my experience to be ? 
    – Most of our travelers here are solo . No one has a prior acquaintance with anybody other than on the community. It is going to be like the first day of school or college or office, excitement of meeting new people with the thrill of the trip. Do not expect anything less than an adventure. Absolutely, that’s the beauty of small group travel. You will make friends quickly and your Tour lead will become a good source of support to you along the way too!

    3. Are single traveler mainly male or female?
    Most of our trips split pretty evenly down gender lines. We average roughly 60:40 female-to-males, so you’ll never feel outnumbered.

    4. How can i be sure i am safe ? 
    – We follow a set of safety rules to make your travel experience physically and mentally safe. Our team is well trained and equipped to handle any kind of situations. Also we send precaution note for most of our trips couple of days
    before departure.

    5. What if i want room to myself ? 
    The fun of travelling in groups is sharing of rooms. We recommend that you share the room with fellow travelers for better bonding and understanding. Somehow, if you wish to have a separate room anyway, that can be possible for additional amount depending upon the accommodation.

    6. How much freedom do i have during a Backpacking trip ? 
    Every trip has an well designed itinerary to make most out of the destination or event. Group travel are all about experiences . However If any point of time, you feel like exploring the things by yourself or would like to skip a day at stay back apart from set Itinerary, you have the freedom to do so yes only after consulting with tour Lead (Remember Traveler adhere the additional cost if any 😉 ). Not everybody likes museums like no everyone enjoys shopping.

    Essential Checklist :
    Our number one piece of advice is: collect everything you think you need…
    Almost everyone brings far too much stuff. We like to travel light. However, everyone has different wants and needs, so make sure you bring the stuff that makes you happy when travelling!

    1. Should i bring Backpack or Suitcase ?
    – Either is completely fine! Personally, we would recommend a backpack as it easier to carry around when going from trains to boats (and easier to lift above your head when standing knee-deep in water ;)).

    2. Parents often worry about the safety of their progeny. This is completely understandable.
    – It’s why a group tour is ideal for any first-time traveller… you are mostly in the company of other travellers, so are far less likely to get into trouble than if you were travelling solo. We try to ensure the safety of all our travellers, however we are also against the ‘babysitting’ approach of other tour companies. This means a healthy amount of individual space, with a base understanding that everyone is a self-sufficient, responsible adult.

    3. What are accommodation like ?
    During the tour you will be staying in varied places (one being the night train! during travel). However, most nights you will be staying in twin or Triple rooms/Hostels/Havelis/Nature Camps etc.. with a fellow Travellers. Our accommodation are comfortable and safe and we strive to get you guys in the best locations – so some mornings you’ll be waking up on a lake, and others right on the beach!

    4. How fit do I need to be?
    You don’t have to be an athlete to travel with us – all walks and activities are optional and there is something for everyone.

    5. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or mosquito net?
    You don’t need to bring a sleeping bag unless informed but a sleeping bag liner/ inner is advisable. You don’t need to bring a mosquito net but we do recommend getting bug repellent.

For More Details, Mail Us – contact@mumbaitravellers.in Or Call us – 08692055777 / 08692086927

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