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Places to Visit Near Ganpatipule,Ratnagiri

Top places to visit near Ganpatipule and Jambharun As a part of our  3 days trip to Jambharun ( Blog Post :Hidden Gem - Jambharun ) , we had one day planned to visit the nearby places. Among them was Ganpatipule , which is significantly known for the revered Ganpati temple on the beach.     I will list out the places to visit near Ganpatipule and Jambhrun in this post. Jambhrun is kind of a center point to all these locations, so you can start from one end and circle back to your homestay in Jambharun . 1. Lakshmi Keshav Mandir,Kolisare Keshav Lakshmi idol           This was the highlight of all the locations that we visited. It had the same vibes when we visited Keshavraj temple in Karde(Post: Keshavarja Temple|Karde|Dapoli )

Tulapur | Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Samadhi Near Pune

Tulapur - Samadhi of son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Samadhi      Tulapur is a village near Pune, famously known because of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj samadhi. It's located at confluence of 3 rivers Bhaama, Bhima, Indrayani(also called Triveni Sangam) reason for significance of Tulapur village. History of Tulapur      Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was eldest son of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and second Chatrapati of Maratha Empire.      He never lost a battle in his whole lifetime and hence the reason of Aurangzeb's anger and frustration. He was deceived by one his own and was captured by one of Aurangazeb's armed forces, led by Sheikh Nizam Hyderbadi, in Sangameshwar and then brought to Tulapur.Later he along with Kavi Kalash were tortured for 40 days cruelly by them before being killed.It remains one of the cruelest death given to king in history. Triveni Sangam(Bhama,Bhima,Indrayani ) It is said that people of  Vadhu ,Tulapur

Amazing Gujarat | Sneek Peek into Gir, Dwarka and Somnath

Amazing Gujarat - Gir Jungle  Gir Jungle Jeep Safari After a great stay at Rann of Kutch , it was time to move to next destination, Gir Forest.We had booked for 2 nights at United-21 Vanvaso resort in Sasan Gir. It was again a long journey of 8 hours to Gir, the route was through Rajkot-Junagad-Gir. How to Reach Gir : By Air : Rajkot is the nearest airport about 160km, from here there are volvo buses and cabs you can hire directly to Gir. By Rail : Junagadh and Veraval railway station are nearest about 2-3 hours from Sasan Gir.Best way to travel from here would be hiring cab. By Bus : Gir has good connectivity with Gujarat tourism buses.They have direct buses here from various major cities.The roads are also in good condition, except for a small patch in between just before reaching Gir.  We had traveled during day time and that made us think if we wasted the whole

Amazing Gujarat | Rann Utsav

 Rann Utsav It was Rann Utsav time and what better time than this to visit Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.   Rann of Kutch Tents arranged in semi circle      This was our family trip, so we decided to include all important places in Gujarat like Dwarka , Somnath , Gir etc. Route plan for the trip : Ahmedabad to Rann of Kutch - 1 Night at Rann Utsav Rann of Kutch to Gir - 2 Nights at Gir Forest resort Gir to Somnath - Dwarka - 2 Night (Also included one of the Jyotirlinga) Dwarka return Ahmedabad - 1 Night and then return back Flight tickets from Pune to Ahmedabad were too cheap, costed around 1200 per person one way. Bookings for Rann of kutch were done through their online portal.There are many options available for tents, as it was winter time, we had gone for Non Ac Swiss Cottage. The total package for 5 people costed around 32k which included all meals and 2 tents and transfer between Bhuj railway station and Kutch
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