Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  3 – 5 April 2015

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities       : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates           :
3 – 5 Apr 2015

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 7500/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — All Inclusive
:: Indian Rupee ₹ 5200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — (EXCLUSION :: Scuba Diving , Snorkeling)
Maximum 25 Participants

Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:


The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.

Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. 

Sindhudurga – Padmagad forts:


Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.

Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 

Snorkeling: is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipmentInline image 3

Dolphin Safari:


The itinerary for the tour will be as follows: 
Day 0 ::
Thursday 2 April 2015

Meeting point:
 22:00 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E) - Departure
Day 1: Friday 3 April 2015 – (GOOD FRIday – Holiday)


07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba


11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan


12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry -Unlimited)


14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island


17:00 Hrs: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time


19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea


19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)


21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)


Stay at Malvan


Day 2: Saturday 4 April 2015


07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time


08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:


Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) ; Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy) ; 

AND Visit to Sindhudurg fort


14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)


16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach


19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)


21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)


Stay at Malvan


Day 3: Sunday 5 April 2015


07:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

08:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara


10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara


11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple


12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg


12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)


14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)


Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 6 April 2015


05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)


The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 7500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( For All Veg meals )

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c)Surface Supply ScubaDiving, Snorkeling Charges, Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
NOTE :: (WITHOUT SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling) :: Indian Rupee ₹ 5200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals )
VIMP Note: 

Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.



ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc Code : ICIC0000268


Last date for registration: – Tuesday 24th March 2015 , 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .


Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour –  as below
Amazing world of Under – Water
Girish Palkar:
Vishal Budhavalekar:
Suhas Sawant:
Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things


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