Trip to Dapoli From Hyderabad An alternative to Goa

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All hotels,guest houses had their own canteen to arrange food facilities. Fish dishes were mostly famous.If you happen to taste real konkoni food, you need to go to the near by hotels or restaurants.We went towards Ladghar beach.  Even though the Kadre to Ladghar had a connecting road just about 3 KM, but it happened to be a broken, narrow one. We had taken the main road via Dapoli Camp.

My wife was not up for the seeing those graves of high rank officers so we left that place. During the visit to the ladghar beach, we took Dapoli Market road which took us to the biggest agricultural university of India. While coming back from here, we visited the birth place of bharat ratna Maharshi Annasaheb Kavre. However it was not maintained properly. But a must visit place to all.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Shri Ganesh Temple:

Next place to visit was Shri Ganesh Temple in Anjarle. It was around 35 KM away from Kadre beach. This was one of the oldest ganapati temple. It was told that the ganapati temple was built in 17th century and was renovated in 1996.

Throughout the road there was signboard directing us towards temple. It was always better to use GPS and to talk to locals just to confirm the roads. One thing, we noticed that locals were very much welcoming , friendly and helpful.

I loved to drive in ghat and we were packed with photography gears, this area offered a great drive and photography. It was a great road parallel to the sea. During our journey we got lots of spots from where we did some photography.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Post monsoon season, it was green everywhere. It was a pure treat to the eyes to watch the green meeting deep blue Arabian sea. While we enjoyed the view , the road was not in great shape. Some places were gentle, some places were very rough.

We had to drive very carefully through lots of turns, twists, steep ups and down.We took around one hour to reach there. Once we reached there, we found that the temple was having huge parking space. The Temple was a great sign of ancient sculpture.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

This was also treated as Jagrut devsthan. The darshan time was hardly 15 minutes. The area was well maintained, clean and calm. One could stay over night.(You need to tell the caretaker before hand). There were few stalls selling puja materials(puja-thali, Haliv ladoos) and food items (flowers, candies, coconuts, kokam, Mango pulp,dried jackfruit,jhunka bhaki).

They used to speak Marathi but understand the Hindi very well. This temple was a must visit for us. Visiting the nearby locations, I was spellbound by the beauty of nature. The picturesque location stopped us many times for photography.

Once we crossed the temple and went to the backside of the temple,we could see the Anjarle village along with Anjarle beach. The village was hidden inside greenery and coconut trees.Also in the back side we saw the Shree Ganapati Che paul.(The foot print of Lord Ganesh).

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

There was a small pond , local referred as turtle pond. We did not see any turtle though!!.Once we came out of the temple , there was a big circular cemented area near a big tree. We sat for sometime. Local shops were offering great tea, kokam, awal, karvand juice.

They were also selling Poha and rice papad. We tried rice papad along with tea.The shop keeper showed us the paajpandhari and Suvarnadurga in a single frame.He also informed us that the temple was originally built near the sea shore.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Every time when water level of sea used to increase, the temple used to go inside of water made a natural immersed processed. Later along with the locals ,government move it to the top of the hill and made it more significant with the foot steps.

His wife suggested us to visit during summer for best mangoes in India. We  started our journey to Keshavraj Temple. Sunset from here could have been a treat to eyes. A must try for all nature lovers.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Keshavraj Temple:

Keshavraj temple was around 10 KM away from Asud market. It was an ancient temple of keshavraj and Shree vyagreshwar. Keshvraj name derived from kadyawarcha Ganapati (Ganapati on cliff).

This was ujwya Sondecha ganapati or right trunked ganapati considered to be jagrut diwat or live drity. This was a hidden treasure inside hill and jungle. As usual the road was narrow but the villagers were very welcoming and fun loving.

The road was through quite lash green surrounding. We had to park the car outside of the village .

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

The moment , we parked our vehicle, we entered into the village. At the entry of the village ,  it was indeed a different world. The entire area was very clean,clam and quite. There were few snacks stalls . We had taken tea upon arrival.

Then we had to walk down side via a lane. The slope was gradual. The huge emptiness of sound reduced our huge stress and fatigues.  We had to go down or climb down to get the get the stream.The more we walked down on the winding lane through a dense jungle of cocnut,beetel and jack fruit trees.

The area was very cool. The jungle was so dense in some places,even the sunlight could not penetrate. The surroundings were filling up with new fresh energy. There were lots of birds near by. The chirping of birds was breaking the silence.

Trip to Dapoli from Hyderabad

It was a true mesmerizing experience.We had to cross the bridge.We stopped for sometime in the bank of the stream just to listen the natural music.The bank of the stream and entire area was full of various trees.It was indeed a great place to relax.

The road became very spectacular after crossing a bridge at the river.The view from the top of the bridge was great. We had to climb around 50ft to reach the temple. A bit of climbing was required.The temple was clean but lonely.

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