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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
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.
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 property boasts of a majestic River with stunning geology and a natural swimming pool in it!
+ Pick-up & Road Trip in the Ghats
+ Pitstop 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.
+ 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 gem-blue 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.
+ Authentic Malvani Veg Lunch at Homestay
+ 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.]
+ Tea- Breakfast at Homestay
+ Road-trip to Wildlife Field Station. We shall be received by the Field Station Manager for an offbeat Jeep ride from entry-point till the Field station in the Deep Forest.
+ Cross a hanging bridge across the river to get to the Stay!
+ Across the Jungle Waterfall Trek with the Field Station Manager
+ Time for a piping hot Lunch with a gushing river & Hill side view
+ Stay has hotspots for birding enthusiasts & also a panoramic terrace to spend time.
+ Relax and explore the riverside Stay location. Western Ghat rivers have been flowing for centuries carving unique geological patterns like potholes, river pools, waterfalls & more..
+ Rest, Dinner & Bonfire connect
[🐾 + Ancient Myristica Swamp Trail: The Myristica Swamp is a rare, ancient forest that predates the birth of Himalayas and the existence of Mankind!
Experience the living fossil—a time-machine to the past, the Myristica Swamp is like a living zoo of prehistoric life. As soon as you reach the Myristica's dense canopy, you experience the powerful sensation of travelling back to the "beginning."]
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 Field Station
+ Explore the Stay and the wildlife one last time before we check out!
+ Secret Cave Waterfall Trail: This seasonal cave waterfall, hidden in the lovely Western Ghat foothills, will just be the rejuvenating experience you've been looking for this rainy season! You may let your inner Tarzan out (with caution) among the dangling vines- and forget all about the worldly woes for a while, no?
+ 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
+ Kondura Hidden Waterfall & Beach Trail: Splash in the tropical waterfall in the jungle! 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
Experience living like a local at the coastal hamlet of Mochemad. We promise scrumptious Malvani food and heartwarming hospitality here!
+ Traditional Ghavane-Chutney for Breakfast
+ 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!
+ Arrive at Mochemad Eco-Village to find the true essence of Village lifestyle and Hospitality. Live like a Villager amongst Villagers. Don't miss interacting with the farmers and fisher folk while you're out exploring.. [Explore a new Village each time with KTC.]
+ Try your hand at Fishing and Crab Catching in the Backwater delta of Mochemad Mangroves
+ Based on availability, lets either go on a Backwater Forest Trail or forage Wild Vegetables or experience 'Bhat Lavni'~ Some call it Mud Festival where the farmer transplants the paddy shoots in a freshly ploughed & muddied field. A truly grounding experience cherished by many! [Bhat Lavni is season specific]
+ Authentic Malvani Traditional Fish/Veg Lunch at Homestay
+ Relax at the Homestay
+ Departure: Drop back at the Station/Highway (with a truckload of memories..😉)
Herping Night Trail: ₹ 1000/- PP
Myristica Swamp Trail: ₹ 1000/- PP
Please get in touch if you wish to upgrade stays [Before the trip begins]
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 at a few offbeat places- 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.
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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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.
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.
You could join pre-designed tours from our catalog.
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.
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.