It all began at the moment, I went into a furious tizzy about the long weekend in October. It was September 30, @srinistuff and I were still struggling to zero down on one spot we wanted to cover during the October 1st – October 5th weekend. It would have been blasphemy if we would let go of such a wonderful opportunity to hit the road!
And then the miracle realized itself. Suddenly from nowhere, we landed up an assignment with Golven Beach Resort. It was on their invitation, that we decided to ignore all the items on our bucket-list and spend some time exploring a place of which we had no idea. And since there was nothing exciting that we had planned, we decided to grab the opportunity with both our hands and hit the road to Vengurla. Bus tickets were booked, backpacks were packed and off we went.
I will let these pictures give you a glimpse of our time in Vengurla:
1. EXPLORING THE KONKAN BELT
interiors of Maharashtra along side the Arabian sea offers some of the best green views
2. CONFLUENCE OF CULTURES
with Christians, Hindus, Muslims living together. We saw churches, ample number of temples and then a mosque too!
3. EXPLORING THE LOCAL CUISINE
Surrounded by sea all around, Vengurla is a haven for sea-food lovers. But the vegis have a chance too. Not to forget the local drink- ‘Solkadi’
4. OUR HOME ON THE BEACH
since the beaches lie virgin and unexplored, there’s a great chance of camping on the sea
5. UNBELIEVABLE CRYSTAL VIEWS OF THE SEA
since Vengurla is still a best kept secret of Maharashtra, the sea views are quite stunning.
Has Vengurla made it to your wish list yet?
Special Note: Our trip to Vengurla was possible thanks to the invitation and hospitality extended by Golven Beach Resort. Situated bang in the center of Bagayati or Vengurla beach, Golven Beach Resorts offer 10 self-contained AC cottages with an open-deck restaurant open air conference hall and provision for beach camping since December 2013. Owing its roots to the French, the resort is named as a tribute to the white sand beaches in the area. Our accommodation and food was sponsored by them on this trip. A special mention of their lovely staff for extending their warm hospitality to us.