Konkan Backpacking Adventure Trip: Mahashivratri Special

This #Mahashivratri, get ready to immerse in a blissful trance of culture and music of #Konkan at Mochemad!⁣⁣

Witness the vibrant colors and flavors of the Konkan region, explore & savor the local delicacies, participate in a kite festival & experience the glory of Dashavtara Live-theatre!

Embrace this once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of an amazing #festival with us. Grab your tickets now! #KonkanExperience #KTC

Mahashivratri Special

Konkan Backpacking Adventure

Explore Konkan's Offbeat Culture - Beyond Imagination!

Itinerary

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    17 Feb | Stay in the Hills

    Forget the city life and experience nature’s gift - The majestic #AmboliHillstation! 🌄 We are staying at a Homestay at Amboli..

    + Report at Sawantwadi Station/Highway at 8.30AM

    + Reach Amboli by 10 AM

    + Breakfast & Refresh at the Homestay

    + Get Trek-ready

    + The Forest of Hollow Coves Trek:

    Centuries of water springs flowing every minute – every second carves a unique streak along its way.. Multiple crystal pools on the way to the trek~ trek ends at a beautiful waterfall

    Completing the trek requires moderate bouldering through the rock formations. Our team will guide you through it. 

    + Malvani Cuisine Lunch at Homestay

    + Watch the Sunset amidst the Amboli Ghat

    + Dinner at Homestay

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    18 Feb | Back to roots

    Experience the true spirit of Mahashivratri celebrations in a coastal village with the Locals⁣⁣. 

    Join in the festivities with #KTC and explore the cultural heritage of Konkan! #Mahashivratri

    + Breakfast & Road trip to the Beachside

    + Oasis Hidden Beach Trail: Trail through the Hidden Beach with spectacular views of the beach, river & mountainside meeting each other!

    + Arrive at Turtle Tales Homestel- a concept stay with the flexibility of a Hostel & warmth of a Homestay!

    + Feast on Authentic Malvani Veg Lunch in Banana Leaf at traditional Home of the host

    + Rest well to witness the night of Mahashivratri

    + Explore on your own: Sunset at Mochemad Beach, Village & Mangrove Landscapes

    + Village Fair 'Jatra' begins at Dusk. Jatra is the most happening event in every village of Konkan, all Villagers gather in the temple to offer their prayers amidst stalls and celebrations

    + Walking Session with a local to understand more about the Gavkari system and the Village culture

    + Dinner at Homestay

    + God-spirit Possession & Chariot Ritual at midnight: Witness god-spirit possession, a traditional ritual as depicted in Kantara that drives the village faith till this date. 

    + Dashavtara Folkart: Dashavtara's live theatre is a depiction of a purana narrative (not necessarily a tale of Vishnu's Dashavtara). It is one of Konkan's underrated art forms that is a once-in-a-lifetime experience because each play is unique and has no script! But a spellbinding performance. More on this as the trip progresses..

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    19 Feb | Kite Festival

    Explore the Village Lifestyle and attend a once-a-year Vengurla Kite Festival on the Beach! A team of expert Kite handlers put up a mesmerizing Kite show on the beach (Along with a few surprises!)

    + Traditional Ras-Khaproli for a lazy & yummy Breakfast

    + Explore Village Life on your own

    + Feast on Authentic Malvani Lunch at traditional Home of the host

    + Attend the Kite Festival of Vengurla

    + Experience professional kite flying with Kite Teams from Gujarat & Mangalore

    + Enjoy beach Volleyball & other sports by the beach along with Sand Sculptures till Sunset

    + Dinner at Homestel

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    20 Feb | Departure

    A final day of adventure!

    + Breakfast at Homestel

    + You can also witness a rare spiritual event where all demi-god spirits of surrounding villages come for 'Samudra-Snan' at Sagareshwar Beach in the morning

    +  Stoneforest Trek to The Tidepool: A secret 20 min downhill trek takes you to a natural tidepool. Trek begins at mountain top with panoramic view of the ocean below you. 

    + Traditional Fish/Veg Lunch at Homestel

    + Depart with a load of good vibes, memories & enriched experiences❤️

  • Charges include 4D3N Stay
  • Unlimited Breakfast
  • KTC Guided Trails/Experiences Fees
  • Vehicle, Pick-up & Drop [If Chosen]
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch & Dinner
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Highlights of the Trip

Stays in the Trip

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Note

1. Please confirm bookings in advance to prevent loss of stays. Especially in rush months between Nov to Mar.
2. Please carry water bottles and avoid buying packaged water if possible.
3. Do not consume intoxicating substances in the Village area and public places.
4. Please let us know if you wish to increase the budget or do cost-cutting. Your budget affects stays and activities involved. KTC convenience charge remains the same irrespective of the budget.

Network may not be available- we recommend a complete detox from gadgets. If network is a must, please let us know.

Please go through the traveler responsibilities mentioned in the ‘Travelers Handbook‘ link.

Customize a Private Tour for Your Group/Family

We specialize in designing private trips and getaways. You could experience the best of what KTC has to offer by customizing a trip with us. With our wide range of catalogue of experiences and stays in offbeat Konkan~ we ensure you a more fulfilled experience.

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FAQs

What is KTC? How does it work?

At KTC- we design tours, excursions, and camps in Konkan. Our catalog is continually being upgraded to include all range of stays and unique experiences in the region.

Our tours adapt to include the seasonal variety that each season has to offer. We pride upon the authentic Malvani cuisine, local hospitality, the comfort of homestays in our curated unique itineraries. We are a tourism company, but we are also more, as we are working to build a community whose connections exceed far beyond travel.

What is the best way to travel with KTC?

We mostly travel in our free time but with the kind of experiences we offer and to truly experience the beauty of Konkan, we would recommend freeing your time to travel with us. We offer weekend getaways as well as curated long tours.

Pre-designed tours are released but we primarily engage in private tours for groups. The best way to travel with us is to curate a trip for your group. Currently, all our experiences are available at throwaway prices for a time now.

How to customize a tour with KTC?

  • Whatsapp us on 8669810485 to get a customization form.
  • Fill in your preferences with help of our catalog.
  • We will review and design the itinerary accordingly.

OR

You could join pre-designed tours from our catalog.

Which is the best season to travel in Konkan?

Squeezed in the lap of the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea, every season in Konkan has something unique to offer. Summer is for exploring hidden beaches, water sporting, scuba, scenic mangrove boat safaris, fort trails, wild fruit trails, and more. Winter is for everything summer, plus a major mood for camps and a season of Jatras in Konkan. You get to witness the traditional Dashavtar live theatre in a Jatra. Monsoon is very underrated here. You could witness some of the best treks and waterfall trails in the monsoon. The Malvani cuisine also changes to adapt to seasonal variety and even the beaches hit different every season.

How much time before do we need to confirm the tour?

To make all the arrangements, we recommend a confirmation at least a week before travel.

Note that, in the tourism rush months of November, December, January, March, and April- stays may run out, and hence we need to plan the trip months earlier.

What Clients Say

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It was a 4 days tour and we enjoyed it thoroughly..the secret beach, secret island, the homestay, Daji and his family, malvani food everything was fabulous and smoothly planned by KTC . Pratik,Nilesh,Chatur and Yasir were nice friends cum guides. To be honest I am going to bring my mother to enjoy the village life style and malvani food here next time around. Thank you KTC for this memorable trip. Also Pratik guided us in our next trip to Amboli which was very generous of him. 😊😊

Rishikesh Rane Gujarat

Where do I even start about my trip with Konkan travel club...Me and my husband had the most amazing 2 days exploring offbeat Konkan with them. If it would not have been for Konkan travel club we would have never ever experienced the rural, local authentic konkan side. The experience of staying with locals, eating their local delicacies, experiencing unexplored hidden gems of Konkan is what only Konkan travel club can make you experience. Prateik is a perfect host, very curious informative, knowledgeable and helpful. We were confused of how to, where to start he helped us bring clarity shared us a perfect itinerary as per our tastes and preferences and we were sold. We have made some amazing connections with Aji and Ajoba of the house we stayed at. Highly recommend them. If visiting Konkan then, what are you waiting for just go ahead and contact Konkan travel club.

Riddhi Trivedi Mumbai

Where to start from... Amazing people amazing places.. Amazing food... And most importantly the treatment they provide ... I booked an private staycation and trip for me and my friend who came from abroad ( the reason behind telling this detail is I wished for everything authentic malvni and konanki experience) .. KTC said you just sit relax and he will smile... They kept their promise.. We started off with amazing waterfalls temple and authentic food a nice cozy stay to relax.. The next day was even beautiful they planned beach stay like literally you just have to look up and there you go sea beach happy place.. At night we stayed by the beach in tent under the sky near water like a dream fairy tail (ps not exaggerating) and the next day we saw a fort blue lagoon beach and yes last day I wished for a surprise party and tadaa... KTC arranged that as well for us in goa... Again cozy stay music cake foood sea.. Again fairy tail... Thank you so much for this amazing experience and wish to come back soon.. 💝

Devika Saraf Pune

Where do I even begin, I visited a part of Konkan a few years back & I was sure that I will come back again & now when I got a chance to visit it again I had a completely different experience from the last time I was here. Man what a memorable time I spent during my stay here from witnessing a local play (Mahashivratri special from night to dawn) to food trails to hidden gems (beaches, a lesser known sea fort & a natural pool). The best part of the tour was definitely our homestay & the warm hospitality we received was a very humbling experience. The last couple of days have been overwhelming. Thank you so much Konkan travel club for hosting us & making us a part of your rich culture & lifestyle.

Ayushi Yadav Mumbai

Not just a trip but a therapy! Didn't know lockdown would hit again and will be all isolated, but my gut feeling said this trip should be a now or never calling. And yes, random plans work and it worked again this time but with Konkan Travel Club. These guys chalked out our plan in a Span of two days and we booked it with them.. it was just 2 of us and all 3 of them pampered us like anything. With zero network, this break was most awaited. Right from Daji kaka's lip smacking food to Onkar, Richa and pratik's hospitality everything was bang on! Secret locations, endless shopping and the overall vibe made me forget lockdown blues. I'm glad I took this trip.... I don't regret being caged now and once the curfew is off I am again going back here..To come back with more stories...Keep it up guys!!!

Mumpy Das Mumbai

Thank you pratik for organizing everything so perfect. Your each team member wer amazing . I loved everything about you guys from handling us to entertaining us. Thanks amul , mayur , yaseer , viraj for being a good leader ⭐ even i met nilesh sir . He is a gem of a person . I wld sure like to meet u guys again . I wish great succes to KTC .

Soniya Solanki Mumbai