Experience the Ganesh Festival in the Konkan region of Maharashtra 13, 14 & 15 September

Experience the Ganesh Festival in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The celebrations are completely different from the ones we see in cities like Pune & Mumbai. In villages all across Konkan, communities come together to welcome and celebrate their most loved and revered god – Ganesh

Join The Western Routes & Atithi Parinay Homestay for this unique trip to Ratnagiri during the Ganesh Festival.

Dates: 13, 14 & 15 September
Cost: ₹ 6600 per person

Highlights of the trip

– Explore the Konkan beaches
– Attend the community ‘Aarti’ at the local temple
– Stay in a lovely traditional cottage or tent at the homestay
– Prepare and eat the Ganesha’s favourite food – Modak
– Ganesh Idol Making
– Sightseeing
– Yummy food
– Loads of Photography opportunities

Scheduled Itinerary

Day 1
– Depart Pune/Mumbai/Thane at 6:00 am
– Arrive at Atithi Parinay Homestay in Kotawade village, Ratnagiri
– Lunch & leisure time
– Aare Waare Beach
– Ganesh Idol making using clay
– Dinner

Day 2
– Morning Ganesh Aarti at local temple
– Breakfast
– Sightseeing: Ganeshgule temple & beach, Ratnagiri city, Pavas, Purnagad Fort
– Lunch at Hotel Amantran, Ratnagiri (The best restaurant for sea-food lovers)
– Back to homestay by evening
– Try your hand at making the delicious modaks.
– Dinner with an unlimited supply of ukdiche modak!

Day 3
– Nature/Village tour to see traditional architecture
– Depart for Pune/Mumbai by 12:00 pm

Cost
₹ 6600 per person

The cost includes
– All Travel
– Accommodation in traditional cottages or Luxury tents at Atithi Parinay Homestay, Kotawade on triple sharing basis
– All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Tea/snacks on Day 1, 2 & 3 | Dinner on Day 1 & 2
– Expertise & Guide charges
– Entry fees, parking charges (If any)
– Activity Charges

The cost excludes
– Anything not mentioned in the includes list
– Personal costs (Mineral water, cold drinks, etc.)

If you want to join us for this trip, get in touch with

Jayesh Paranjape on 9011040773 or jayesh@thewesternroutes.com

More details about The Western Routes on www.thewesternroutes.com

To view photos of accommodation at Atithi Parinay homestay, visit www.atithiparinay.com

Read about Ganesh Chaturthi here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi

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