Uncharted Konkan Lands - Sindhudurg Forest Trail

Experience the wild side of Sindhudurg along with The Western Routes. The setting is perfectly wild - A home stay amidst natural surroundings, a walk in the forest that boasts of diverse plant and animal life, a safari with a chance to see bears and bisons, the quintessential Indian temple by the river and a chance to greet our underwater sea-friends!
Day 1: Arrive at Kudal/Malvan and check in to your home-stay. Refresh yourself with a beverage of your choice (Tea, Coffee or Kokam sarbat). Spend your evening in leisure doing just what you want to do, be it strolling around the home-stay campus, burying yourself in a book, or playing UNO or Scrabble. You can also head to the Chivla or Tarkarli beaches to watch the sun calling it a day on the Arabian Sea horizon.
Day 2: Wake up to the flavours of a yummy breakfast. After a stomach full at the home-stay, take the road less travelled to Bison territory - Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary. The semi-evergreen forest offers beautiful sights of various species of nature's bounty. In a forest, always keep your natural senses open to spot the inhabitants. If you are lucky, you will get a chance to see sloth bears and gaur along with other mammals, birds, and plants. Have lunch on your way back to the home-stay. In the evening, calm your nerves at the home-stay. Complete your day with home-cooked dinner.
Day 3: After a hectic day 2, you can stretch yourself till late today. Enjoy your morning by going on a bird-watching trail in the campus and the dense vegetation around. Have a delectable breakfast and explore the campus on foot or ask for bicycles. Feel liberated as you soil your hands to shape clay and immerse yourself in some pottery. For culinary enthusiasts, you can help in the kitchen and learn the traditional recipes. After lunch, set out to Tarkarli, a pristine tourist-friendly beach near Malvan. Revisit history at the sea-bound Sindhudurg Fort. Be lucky to locate the friendly bottle-nosed dolphins racing your boat. Try snorkelling or scuba-diving and get a chance to say hello to your gilled friends in a fascinating world underwater.
Day 4: Begin your day early today. Put on your walking shoes and head to Amboli for a jungle trek. Amboli is a reptile and amphibian haven and a birdwatcher's paradise. You will see the hidden treasures of the forest with our experienced guides. Have your packed breakfast amidst natural surroundings. Cool yourselves in the Hiranyakeshi River and pay respects in the temple situated amidst dense and evergreen forests. Return to the home-stay for lunch. Unwind in the evening by spending it in leisure.
Day 5: Have a sumptuous breakfast and proceed to check out of the home-stay. Depart for Pune/Mumbai. You can optionally visit Dhamapur Lake on the way back.
This is a 4 Nights & 5 Day itinerary. It can be customized and personalized to suit your needs.

The package includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in a home-stay in a village near Kudal and Malvan in Sindhudurg.
  • All Meals (Authentic and home cooked Malvani cuisine will be served)
  • All Activity Costs (Pottery, Boat charges for Sindhudurg Fort, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving charges)
  • Internal Transport
  • Guide and expertise charges
  • All Taxes

The package does not include

  • Transport charges to and from Sindhudurg
  • Tips
  • Personal costs
  • Items not mentioned in the includes list
  • Travel Insurance
We urge you to refer to the Responsible Travel Tips to better acquaint yourself for this trip.