LOCATION: KONKAN REGION.
Konkan starts from the north at daman in the gulf of Khambhat and goes southwards all along with the western seaside land areas of Maharashtra and Goa, and it finally meets the kanara coast at Karwar district of Karnataka.
WHAT IS KONKAN FAMOUS FOR?
Konkan a region of breath-taking crystal-clear beaches, magnificent temples, lush green coconut trees and paddy fields, Konkan is famous for the king of fruits; mighty great Alphonso mangoes that are abundantly grown in the rich soil of Ratnagiri and Devgad, and most importantly, Konkan is a region of soft-spoken and kind people.
I want to introduce you all to the Konkan region Before I start writing blogs on different places situated on the majestic Konkan belt, Konkan has inspired me beyond measure.
In June’2017, I took my first Solo trip to Konkan, last I travelled to Konkan was in September’2019, I had to postpone my travel plans because of the COVID-19 Pandemic which resulted in global lock-down.
Everything in Konkan is enchanting, I waited for too long to write about Konkan, I wanted to make sure, what I write will do justice to the actual beauty of the coastal Konkan belt.
I want to settle down in Konkan once this Pandemic is over, the Marathi mulgi in me can’t wait to live in a simple home with rustic interiors near one of Konkan’s beaches, I want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, my tanned skin getting sun-kissed, sea salt and fine sand grains in my hair. Sounds, dreamy right? I’m looking forward to live this dream.
Konkan is not fancy, it’s fantastic on Its own, it doesn’t have a nightlife, it has a vast night sky shining with a million stars, simple and healthy Konkani/malvani food, one article isn’t enough to tell you about the beauty of Konkan.
Rainy seasons at Konkan are the best, the soil of Konkan is blessed with immense natural beauty.
Revdanda, Harihareshwar, Shrivardhan, Ganpatipule, Dapoli, Nivati, Bhogwe, Talashil, Bhandarpule, Malgund, Guhagar, Hedavi, Malvan, Tarkarli, Devbag, Devgad, Kunkeshwar, Sagareshwar, Mithbav, Vengurla, are few of Konkan’s coastal treasures.
I have written a blog on Indian Railways, Konkan rail route being one of my absolute favorites, Konkan rail journeys is one of the major reasons I fell in love with train travels.
In my upcoming blogs, I will be writing in detail about Konkan, I would love to take you on a virtual journey to the most scenic places Konkan has to offer.
Do you know why I love a certain place more than others? Mainly because of how it makes me feel emotionally. When I started traveling Solo, I realized places feed our soul and mould our thoughts, I proudly say Konkan played a major role in making me who I am today, It nourished my soul, entire credit goes to people of the places I have visited in konkan, they are the reason I traveled solo innumerable times, they made me feel welcomed and safe.
Konkan Blog series will not only have stories about the places I have visited but also about the people I met during my journey, I’m forever grateful to these kind and generous people.
Have you been to Konkan, if yes, do let me know about your experience?
Stay tuned fellow wildflowers, I will see you all on Alternate Thursday’s with the Konkan Series.
Visit konkan if you want to feel the peace and calm, if you want to experience the magic of the blue sea, eat fresh seafood, drink sweetest coconut water, and relish the most perfect Alphonso mangoes.
Konkan will always welcome you with open arms, YEVA KOKAN APLOCH ASA!