Explore with Prof. P. K. Ghanekar & Mr Sudhir Risbud !!

Fort Sindhudurg (With Prof. P. K. Ghanekar):

  • Type: Sea Fort
  • Grade: Easy, Includes Ferry Ride & an hour long walk

The Fort Sindhudurg is one of the important Sea-forts built by Shivaji Maharaj (Architect: Hiroji Indulkar) over a period of three years (1664-1667). The fort is built on "Kurte" Island, located near Malvan. This fort was strategically built to have a control over Malvan Port and keep a check on the English and Portuguese as well as the pirates.
The sea fort is huge, spreading over 48 acres, with a 4 km long rampart, and walls that are 30 feet (9.1 m) high and 12 feet (3.7 m) thick. There are 26 bastions and around 45 staircases at intervals on this wall. Inside the the fort, we also get to see the prints of palm of right hand and left foot of Shivaji Maharaj himself.

Petroglyphs around Ratnagiri (With Experts, Mr Sudhir Risbud & Prof. P. K. Ghanekar):

Petroglyph is an image created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of Rock Art. Petroglyphs are found worldwide, and are often associated with prehistoric people.
Petroglyphs were discovered in the Ratnagiri and Rajapur areas in the Konkan region of western Maharashtra in October 2018. These rock carvings which might date back to 10,000 BC, depict animals like Hippopotamus and Rhinoceros which aren't found in that region of India. More than 280 sculptures have been found in vicinity of Ratnagiri, Rajapur, and Lanja in the Ratnagiri district. In many places, the size of the carvings of the elephant and tiger are as big as the actual animals. Along with the most common carvings of human, you can also see the carvings of a crocodile, tortoise, fish, and snake. Who carved these mysterious sculptures on these plateaus? What was their purpose? What did the ancient man intend to tell us through these sculptures?
Let's explore these geological wonders with Experts.

Last but not the least important is mouth watering "Malvani Cuisine". How can one miss this while being there !!

2 Nights 3 Days Available on request Malvan, Maharashtra
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  • Highlights
    • Explore with experts Prof. P. K. Ghanekar & Mr Sudhir Risbud
    • Fort Sindhudurg: An important Sea Fort build by Shivaji Maharaj, 
    • Petroglyphs: Pre-historic Wonders around Ratnagiri
    • Mouthwatering Malvani Cuisines
    • An evening walk on Tarkarli Beach
    • Stay at Tarkarli & Ratnagiri

    7-February: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0330 hrs: Reporting at Foliage Outdoors, Kothrud Office
    0400 hrs: Departure from Pune
    0400 - 1500 hrs: Transfer to Malvan (Breakfast & Lunch en route)
    1500 - 1700 hrs: Ferry Ride & Explore Fort Sindhudurg
    1700 - 1730 hrs: Transfer to Tarkarli
    1730 - 1930 hrs: Check-In, Freshen-up, Beach Walk OR Free Time
    1930 - 2130 hrs: Formal Introduction, Briefing, Dinner
    2130 hrs: Lights off

    8-February: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0530 - 0630 hrs​: Wake-up, Freshen-up, Pack-up
    0630 - 0700 hrs: Breakfast & Check-Out
    0700 - 1000 hrs​: Transfer to Rajapur
    1000 - 1600 hrs: Explore Petroglyphs around Rajapur (Lunch Break in between)
    1600 - 1800 hrs: Transfer to Ratnagiri
    1800 - 1930 hrs: Check-In, Freshen-up, Free Time
    1930 - 2130 hrs: Session/Discussion, Dinner
    2130 hrs: Lights off

    9-February: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0530 - 0630 hrs​: Wake-up, Freshen-up, Pack-up
    0630 - 0700 hrs: Breakfast & Check-Out
    0700 - 1400 hrs: Explore Petroglyphs & other time permitting places around Ratnagiri (Lunch Break in between)
    1400 - 2200 hrs​: Transfer to Pune (Tea Break en route)
    2200 hrs: Arrival at Pune (Foliage Outdoors, Kothrud Office)
    End of Tour

    Deadline for Registration :- 30 January 2020

    Things to Carry : ✦ Keep this list handy while Packing the Bag ✦

    • Identity & Age Proof (Compulsory)
    • A Sack / Duffle Bag / Trolley Bag (30-40 lit) (Compulsory)
    • A Day-Pack (Sack) (15-20 lit) useful while exploration
    • Personal Shawl (If required while Bus Travel)
    • 2-3 Set of Clothes, Inner-wears, Warm clothes as per requirement for 3 days (Compulsory)
    • Personal Toiletries, Towel, Napkin, Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Mosquito repellents etc (Compulsory)
    • Minimum 2 ltr water bottle(s) & Electral / ORS (to keep yourself hydrated) (Compulsory)
    • Light Snacks (Energy Bars / Chocolates / Dry Fruits etc) (Recommended)
    • Wear Dri-fit track pants and T-shirt (full sleeves) while exploration (Recommended)
    • Rain wear (Jacket / poncho) OR Windcheater (Compulsory)
    • Sun Cap / Hat / Sunglasses (Compulsory)
    • Sports / Trekking shoes (Compulsory) (Avoid Woodland / Canvas / Converse / Sandals)
    • Small Torch with working batteries (Recommended)
    • Floaters / Sports Loafers / Crocs (Useful while train/bus journey)
    • Trekking Pole & Knee Cap (As per personal requirement)
    • Covers for Electronic gadgets (Camera, Phone etc)
    • Personal Medication if any
    • Personal cash as per need

    Optional Kit:

    • Camera, Binoculars (With Cover/Bag to protect from dust and Moisture)

    Things NOT to be brought:

    • Avoid Wearing Denim wear. (Full track pants & full sleeve T-shirt is suggested to avoid injury)
    • Large amount of cash and costly ornaments
    • Loud Music Instruments
    • Liquor and any of the tobacco items. Consumption is NOT ALLOWED on FOLIAGE OUTDOORS EXCURSION


    • Chartered AC Vehicle (Tempo Traveler / Bus)

    Contact Numbers for Inquiry:
    Aditya Joshi: 9822763638 / 7720090718
    Prasad Danve: 9673632374 / 7720094477


    What is included in the tour

    • Exploration with Experts Prof P. K. Ghanekar & Mr Sudhir Risbud
    • Transport: AC Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveller / Bus) on all 3 days
    • Ferry Ride to Sindhudurg Fort
    • Meals: Starting from Breakfast on Day 1 till Dinner on Day 3
    • Accommodation: Deluxe Category AC Rooms at Tarkarli & Ratnagiri
    • Exploration as per Itinerary
    • Services of Resource Person from Foliage Outdoors

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any accommodation other than mentioned in the Inclusions
    • Any Transport arrangement / extension other than mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any Food / Packaged Drinking Water / Beverages other than mentioned in Inclusions
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Any change in program due to reason beyond the control of organisers (Like Road Blocks, Weather etc)
    • GST 5%
    Pickup point
    Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan, Maharashtra, India View on Map