Overview

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

Fort Sindhudurg (With Prof 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 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 Hippopotamuses and Rhinoceroses 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 elephants and tigers 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, fishes, and snakes. 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 this wonder with the Experts.

Last and the utmost important is mouth watering "Malvani Cuisines". How can one miss this while being there !!

2 Nights 3 Days 13 Dec Malvan, Maharashtra
Highlights
  • Explore with experts Prof. P. K. Ghanekar & Mr Sudhir Risbud
  • Fort Sindhudurg: An important Sea Fort build by Shivaji Maharaj, 
  • Petroglyphs: Pre-historic Wonder around Ratnagiri
  • Scenic Train Journey of Kokan Railways (Tejas Express)
  • Mouthwatering Malvani Cuisines
  • An evening walk on Tarkarli Beach
  • Stay at Tarkarli & Ratnagiri
Itinerary

13-December: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
0330 hrs: Reporting at Foliage Outdoors, Kothrud Office
0345 hrs: Departure from Pune
0345 - 0630 hrs: Transfer to Panvel Rly Stn
0645 - 1300 hrs: Board the Train, Train Journey from Panvel to Kudal
1300 - 1500 hrs: Transfer to Malvan & have Lunch
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: Bed Time

14-December: 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: Discussion, Dinner
2130 hrs: Bed Time

15-December: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
0530 - 0630 hrs​: Wake-up, Freshen-up, Pack-up
0630 - 0700 hrs: Breakfast & Check-Out
0700 - 1500 hrs: Explore Petroglyphs & other time permitting places around Ratnagiri (Lunch Break in between)
1500 - 1630 hrs: Evening Tea, Freshen-up & Transfer to Ratnagiri Rly Stn
1645 - 2145 hrs​: Arrive at Ratnagiri Rly Stn, Train Journey from Ratnagiri to Panvel
2200 - 0030 hrs: Board the chartered bus & transfer to Pune

16-December:
0030 hrs: 
Arrival at Pune (Foliage Outdoors, Kothrud Office)
End of Tour

Deadline for Registration :- 30 November 2019

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 Train Travel)
  • 2-3 Set of Clothes, Innerwears, 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

Transport: 

  • AC Train
  • Chartered Non-AC Vehicle (Tempo Traveler / Bus)

Contact Numbers for Inquiry:
Aditya Joshi: 9822763638 / 7720090718
Prasad Danve: 96736 32374

Camp Charges

15100 + 5% GST Per Person (Twin sharing)

Cancellation Charges:
2000 If cancelled on or before 12th November
5232
If cancelled on or between 12th November and 27th November
 10465 
If cancelled on or between 28th November and 5th December
No Refund If cancelled on or after 6th December

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Exploration with Experts Prof P. K. Ghanekar & Mr Sudhir Risbud
  • Travel from Pune - Panvel - Pune by Non-AC Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveller / Bus)
  • AC Train journey from Panvel to Kudal & Ratnagiri to Panvel by Tejas Express
  • Local Travel by Non-AC Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveller)
  • Meals: Starting from Breakfast on Day 1 till Dinner on Day 3 (Two Non-Veg Dinners)
  • 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%
Route Map
Camp Category
Leisure Tours
Age Groups
For All Ages
Pickup point
Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan, Maharashtra, India View on Map