Wednesday, May 16, 2007

About The Trip

After a loooooong time all family members came together for the trip. It’s been always been getting postponed for some reason or the other or was getting cancelled.
We have a long history of cancelled trips. Even for this one.
We planned to go to Banglore, Ooty for a whole week long trip. But then all of us could not make it on the dates. Had to get back earlier than decided. So going to place far away started looking less attractive. It gotta be something nearer.
So then it got reduced to Ganpatipule and Malvan. Places in Konkan.

Amazing places. Clean seas, fresh air.
The sea never failed to fascinate me. Lay till horizon and beyond. The shores lined with anything be it trees or be it sky rocketing buildings.

The sea at Ganpatipule, threatening to engulf if you disrespect its limits. Scary yet so fascinating. The sea in evening, in morning, the clean white sand. It was all just too good. Then the temple there is awesome too.

Very well built and maintained.

Then there is this parikrama you can do which is about a kilometer long around the temple and the hill. The locals belive that the hill itself is a god "Ganpati". So the parikrama is to the whole hill. We did it right in night, full moon shining overhead. It was fun!
One more thing we heard there is this being swayambhu murti people there don't get Ganpati idol at home during ganapti festival. This was some thing new.

Small Jaygad fort and the view of boats from there and a very good innovative place made in remembrance of “Kavi Keshavsut.”

Then Malvan.
The Sindhudurg, right inside sea. The two brached coconut tree.

We were leaving at a homely lodge, coconut trees surrounding the home. The small “Chivali” beach was at 2 minutes distance from there.

The rocky shores.
With the huge waves of angry sea there and the sunset. Uff Just perfect!

Couple of very different temples there and then tarkalli beach and island.
Tarkalli is amazing. It’s a small small island right in middle of the sea where a river meets the sea. Absolutely nothing on it, no tree no grass, only sand. Nothing to keep the boat fixed at one place. The poor guy had to hold it all the time to keep it near the shore. On top of that small holes probably made by some creatures mostly crabes for lying eggs. One huge tortoise paddling away from the shore. A fast boat reaching to island and back. When you are in boat its amazing feeling. Away from the land hardly for few minutes makes you realize the importance of stability, importance of land. Look around and what you see are coasts lined with trees and then the blue green sea till the horizon and probably even beyond.


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