The Monsoon Expedition

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

Experience True Konkan

A Forest Stay!

River +Waterfall + Hot Food + You!

Malvani Cuisine Food!!

Warning! You might never forget the warmth here.

Hidden Beaches!

Beaches like you’ve never seen anywhere

Ancient Fossilized Forest

Take a trip back in time!

Itinerary

  • Day 0

    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.

    We are at 25 Kms from Goa.

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    Day 1 | Stay in The Hills

    Today, we relax into the comforting embrace of the Hills exploring some known and some unknown landscapes! Our stay is this remote Farmstay, an haven of tranquility amidst untamed wilderness, offering breathtaking vistas of the lush 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.

     + Reverse Waterfall & Valley View Trail: Reverse waterfall is a spectacular occurrence that may be seen at 'The Valley of 7 Hills', 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!

     + 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-onHerping 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 | Explore the Foothills

    In a literal embrace of the nature- this wildlife field station will rekindle your sense of awe! Its situated right in the foothills in a dense forest surrounded by Waterfalls, a grand river and all kinds of wildlife. You have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the stay!
    Plus, you might meet wildlife researchers and fellow nature lovers at this stay.
    Stay Type: Comfort Dorms

     + 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

    [🐾 Add-on + 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."]

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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 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

     + 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..😉)

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  • Accomodation: 4D3N
  • All Meals
  • Local Facilities
  • KTC guiding and expertise fees
  • Internal transfers from Pick-up till Drop
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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Add-ons
Herping Night Trail: ₹ 500/- PP
Myristica Swamp Trail: ₹ 800/- PP
Baba Waterfall Trail: ₹ 600/- PP
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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 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.

What Clients Say

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yogesh nadgauda
yogesh nadgauda
April 2, 2024.
Excellent Service and you will get a unique experience if you explore Kokan through Kokan Travel Club. KTC guides are also knowledgeable and spots which they are showing in their packages are heaven.
Sanika Mannur
Sanika Mannur
April 2, 2024.
A shout out to KTC and all the team members who offered us a very homely stay and delicious authentic Konkani food... Special thanks to Mr.Nilesh Chendwankar and Mr.Pranav Bagayatkar who made us feel so comfortable throughout the trip...Thanks to KTC for such a memorable experience
Sanchal Endupuri
Sanchal Endupuri
January 22, 2024.
KTC is an incredible team. I am still to come across a team like them. The level of energy and goodwill they bring into a tour is phenomenal. Their primary motivation is for people to see, experience and enjoy konkan, not money. That is why it’s a different experience with KTC. I hope they continue doing what they do and organise many more trips. All the best and hope to join you guys again soon.
Payal Gaur
Payal Gaur
January 3, 2024.
Commencing 2024 with beautiful memories and thrilling adventures is truly amazing.. Thanks to KTC for making my new year so special♥️. I had the most delightful experience exploring the hidden gems of Konkan. A huge shout-out to Prateik for his exceptional hosting skills. He is a gem of a person. The KTC team organized everything seamlessly. Enjoyed the local cuisine, beach camping, water sports and a delightful midnight New Year celebration with warm hospitality! 🎉 I highly recommend others to explore Konkan with KTC. Wishing KTC great success ahead!
GEETA GAWAS
GEETA GAWAS
January 3, 2024.
I'm thankful and grateful that I got an opportunity to work with KTC. And I have started my new year journey with joy because of KTC
nikita chiripal
nikita chiripal
December 10, 2023.
We opted for a customised 3D 2N tour package, in an offbeat location- vengurla. The camping experience was unique and beautiful. The local guides were very friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Highly Recommended!
Komal Mangtani
Komal Mangtani
September 28, 2023.
This trip has my heart ❤️ i urge everyone to bet on hospitality and raw local experiences provided by our host “Pratik” he is gem of a person and a man full of wisdom in terms of sharing all the konkan history♥️ once in your life you should experience travelling with KTC ❤️
Samihan Kakade
Samihan Kakade
April 25, 2023.
Spent a 3 day impromptu trip with KTC and it was more than amazing. The entire team was very supportive, kind and friendly. We really appreciated the local perspective we were exposed to which contributed to all the fun and cultural experience. Hope to join KTC soon for another adventure
Srushti Satoskar
Srushti Satoskar
April 25, 2023.
Had one of my memorable trips with KTC. The service and their love for us was something to remember. Thank you for the authentic local meals, stay and mind-blowing locations!

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.

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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