The Monsoon Expedition II

Discover your wild side on KTC’s Monsoon Expedition Trip- a 4-day journey through the untamed Western Ghats, the Sahyadri Foothills, and the local way of life by the coast in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra! 

The Western Ghats have been around since the continents split some 150 Million years ago. This heritage explains why it is thriving with stunning wildlife and geological wonders found no where else on the earth. Its rivers and waterfalls are a thing of incomparable beauty. The coastal village life is also something you should not miss in Monsoon! The seasonal treats and foraged forest vegetables give the Malvani cuisine a distinct flavor. In stark contrast to the raging rains of Konkan- the waterfalls & babbling streams that come to life are calming to the soul. Rain is rejuvenation and we have put together a unique itinerary for you to discover life anew..

All that along with heart-warming local hospitality, food, and love. Ain’t that exciting?

Grab your seats before they max out..<3

Mystic River

Perennial Rivers of Western Ghat area thing of wonder!

Malvani Cuisine Food!!

Warning! You might never forget the warmth here.

Hidden Beaches!

Beaches like you’ve never seen anywhere

Tune into the Village Life

Fishing! Crab-catching!! Bhat Lavni!!!

Discover your wild side on KTC’s Monsoon Expedition Trip- a 4-day journey through the untamed Western Ghats, the Sahyadri Foothills, and the local way of life by the coast in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra! 

The Western Ghats have been around since the continents split some 150 Million years ago. This heritage explains why it is thriving with stunning wildlife and geological wonders. Its rivers and waterfalls are a thing of incomparable beauty, even from one another. The farming activities have also come full circle, & the farmer hustle for the new season now begins. Seasonal treats and foraged forest vegetables give the Malvani cuisine its distinctive flavor during the monsoon. In stark contrast to the raging rains of Konkan- the waterfalls & babbling streams that come to life are calming to the soul. Rain is rejuvenation and we have put together a unique itinerary for you to discover life anew..

All that along with heart-warming local hospitality, food, and love. Ain’t that exciting?

Grab your seats before they max out..<3

Itinerary

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    Board an overnight train till Sawantwadi [Book in advance, tickets run out]

    If train is not available, there are multiple luxury buses running daily from Mumbai/Pune.

     

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    Day 1 | Explore the Foothils

    This remote Farmstay is the ideal location for peace and quiet while being surrounded by wilderness, with a view of the verdant Western Ghats. The stay boasts of a majestic River with stunning geology and a natural swimming pool in it!

     + Pick-up & Road Trip in the Ghats

     + Pitstop at a Roadside Hotel to freshen up and breakfast. 
     + Trip briefing by trip co-ordinator

     + Stop at Famed Amboli Waterfalls! Amidst the Amboli ghat & overlooking the Valley, amboli waterfall is everyone's go-to falls.

     + Freshen-up at the Stay

     + Arrive & refresh at Farmstay. 

     + Authentic Malvani Veg Lunch at Homestay

     + Pothole River & Waterfall Trail: Perennial rivers in Western Ghats are a thing of true wonder! These rivers have been flowing for centuries, carving unique geological features like potholes, water pools and falls! 

    The pothole river is a massive stream in the forest. It has multiple unique waterfalls and a large swimming pool in it! The ambience of the place is mystical and rejuvenating.

     + Malvani Dinner at Stay

    [🐾Recommended Add-on! Herping Night Trail: The bio-diverse forests of Amboli come alive at night where a magical macro world unfolds. Spot, experience and photograph the macro-wildlife like the Malabar Dancing Frog, Malabar Pit Viper- in a thrilling night trail.]

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    Day 2 | Stay in The Hills

     Stay in the heart of Amboli Hills & explore the beauty of the Ghats.

     + Breakfast at the Stay

     + Baba Cave Waterfall Trail: A series of Waterfalls leading up to the final Baba Waterfall is a wonderful joyride. Situated alongside a cave you also get mesmerizing views of the mountains!

     + Check-in at Stay in Amboli

     + Freshen-up & Lunch at the Stay

     + Kavlesaad Reverse Waterfall Trail: Reverse waterfall is a spectacular occurrence that may be seen at Kavlesaad, the Valley of Seven Hills, during the monsoon season. The water flow in the valley is caused to ascend into the sky by the pouring wind!

     + Malvani Dinner at Stay

    [🐾Recommended Add-on! Herping Night Trail: The bio-diverse forests of Amboli come alive at night where a magical macro world unfolds. Spot, experience and photograph the macro-wildlife like the Malabar Dancing Frog, Malabar Pit Viper- in a thrilling night trail.]

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    Day 3 | Play by The Beach

    The tropical beachside hits different after spending 2 days in the Hills. It is now time to experience the warmth of beachside hospitality and tune into the local life by the shore!

     + Tea-Breakfast at Homestay

     + Jungle Herping Day Trail: Experience the raw outdoors and its macro world of snakes and amboli's beloved amphibians in the trail with our naturalist.

     + Road-Trip to the Beachside Homestay

     + Explore the Beach near Homestay at your leisure. The extensive beach is a great chilling spot.

     + Authentic Malvani Fish/Veg Lunch at Stay

     + Tropical Waterfall in the Jungle: Tucked away amidst a lush forest, an exquisite surprise awaits—a hidden waterfall. Splash in the waterfall in the jungle close to the beachside!  

     + Kondura Hidden Beach Trail : Sunset at the picturesque Kondura Beach. A seasonal brook meets the ocean at this beach- surrounded by huge coco trees and mountain slopes on either side, Kondura Beach is a hidden paradise!

     + Relax at the Stay

     + Authentic Malvani Dinner at the Stay

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    Day 4: Tune into the local life

    Experience living like a local at the coastal hamlet of Vengurla. We promise scrumptious Malvani food and heartwarming hospitality here!

     + Traditional Ghavane-Chutney for Breakfast

     + Wild Vegetables Foraging Trek: An immersive outdoor experience where travelers explore the forest landscapes in the village in search of wild edible plants. Our Field Expert will guide you on identifying & foraging along with medicinal and culinary uses.

     + Monsoon Local Market Trail: Dive into the bustling monsoon markets to pick up seasonal/regional goodies for your way back home. KTC team will help you buy right!

     + Back at Homestay to indulge in savouring the wild edibles.
     + Authentic Malvani Traditional Fish/Veg Lunch at Homestay

     + Relax at the Homestay

     + Departure: Drop back at the Station/Highway (with a truckload of memories..😉)

Add-ons
Herping Night Trail: ₹ 500/- PP
  • Charges include 4D3N Stays
  • One curated meal at the Village
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • KTC guiding and expertise fees
  • Vehicle, Pick-up & Drop [If Chosen]
  • All Meals at Stays 
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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Please get in touch if you wish to upgrade stays [Before the trip begins]

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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

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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