We had a get together of our close family members at Dapoli on October 30-31, 2010. The idea was to have a relaxed holidays for two days at Aryawarta Holiday Village located 3 kms from Dapoli town. But all of us being travel buff, took time off from the relaxation for some sightseeings around Dapoli. Now let the pictures below do the talking.
Tourist map of Dapoli taluka. Dapoli town is about 250 kms from Mumbai and it takes about 6 hours to reach Dapoli via Mumbai-Goa road (NH.17). We took a tea break at Kshan Bhar restaurant near Karnala while going to Dapoli and took lunch break at Kamath Residency at Nagothane while returning from Dapoli.
Road to Dapoli bifurcates to the right at Lonere Phata on NH.17. The Dapoli road was, by and large, in good condition.
This wildflower and the one below were common on the Dapoli road side.
The view from the balcony of our home stay bungalow in Aryawarta Holiday Village.
View of few more bungalows from the balcony of our home stay bungalow. There are around 50 bungalows ranging from 2 bedrooms -hall to 4 bedrooms-hall in Aryawarta Holiday Village (http://www.aryawarta.co.in/index.html) owned by individuals but leased to Aryawarta for managing home stays. The owners have right to stay in their bungalows whenever they feel like with prior notice to Aryawarta management.
Entrance to our home stay bungalow with Diwali lantern. The rooms were clean and spacious with TV, refrigerator, western style toilets with solar-power water heaters.
The yummy modaks served during one of the lunches in Aryawarta. The breakfasts, lunches and dinners are mostly with vegetarian Maharashtrian menus but non-vegetarian dishes are served with prior orders with extra charges.
Rabits in Children's play area in Aryawarta.
The bridge over Anjarle Creek on way to Anjarle Ganesh temple.
Mangroves in the midst of Anjarle Creek on way to Anjarle Ganesh temple.
Ganesh temple seen from ghat road to Anjarle village. The temple is actually located on a cliff in the midst of forest but the zoom shot does not give that impression.
|The betel nut plantations (above and bottom pictures) dominated the surroundings on way to Keshavraj temple.|