The rugged Konkan Coast, which covers the state of Maharashtra and Goa, is a major destination for adventure sports lovers. While a large number of trekkers are drawn to it, hordes of scuba divers also cannot resist it. If you have been waiting for a chance to come here to explore the beauty of the area and also indulge in a few adventure sports, then this 4-day Konkan tour from Mumbai is perfect for you.
Your Konkan tour with scuba diving begins from Mumbai; you also have to option of beginning it from Pune. After the late evening pickup, you will be transferred to Ratnagiri, where you take a small halt to enjoy breakfast. From there, the road trip continues till you reach the coastal town of Malvan. The thrill of this jaunt begins with scuba diving in Konkan, the opportunity you have been waiting for. An instructor will be by your side to make sure you enjoy the sport to the fullest. Feel free to clear all your doubts before you venture into the underwater world.
The sightseeing tour on the second day takes you to the imposing Sindhudurg Fort. You will surely feel dwarfed, standing against its 10-metre high walls. The third day of the excursion takes you to various local tourist hotspots, including Tsunami Island. A trip to Devbagh Beach gives you opportunities to spot dolphins. Tarkarli Beach and Rock Garden are two other points of interest you will explore here.
If you are one of those, who like shopping, then you are in for a treat as the fourth day of the journey takes you to a local market. Here, you can buy local handlooms and handicrafts to gift to your friends. The fun doesn’t end till you reach Mumbai, and on your way back, take a small halt in the village of Kunkeshwar to spend some time at its well-known temple. You will also have ample time to relax on the beach here.
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Day 01: Pickup from Mumbai/Pune | Mumbai/Pune to Ratnagiri
After the late evening pickup from Mumbai or Pune, transfer to the town of Ratnagiri by road.
Day 02: Ratnagiri to Malvan | Scuba Diving | Sightseeing in Malvan
On arrival in Ratnagiri, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then continue your road journey to Malvan. The coastal town of Malvan is a hub for numerous water-based activities. Besides adventure sports opportunities, there are also numerous points of interest that lure travellers.
On reaching the resort in Malvan, check-in and freshen up. Later, on this Konkan tour from Mumbai, indulge in scuba diving, and venture into the underwater world. After seeing the marine creatures from up close, come back to land to savour a delicious Malvani meal.
The next section of the excursion takes you to the historical Sindhudurg Fort. Standing on a small island in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, it was constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji in mid-17th century. Its 10-metre tall walls helped defend the coasts of Malvan against invaders.
Later, enjoy a mesmerising sunset, and then move to the resort for campfire and dinner, followed by an overnight stay.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Malvan
After freshening up in the morning, head out for a sightseeing excursion. During the day, visit Tsunami Island, situated on the delta of the Tarkarli River. Over the past few years, it emerged as a prominent hub for adventure activities.
Devbagh Beach is a popular dolphin watching spot in the area. During your time here, remember to click pictures with friends and family against the backdrop of the never-ending Indian Ocean, and also of dolphins, if lucky. Apart from sightseeing, you will also get to try numerous adventure activities.
After savouring a delicious lunch, move to Tarkarli Beach, one of the most scenic seafronts in Malvan; you will fall in love with its white sands.
This Konkan tour with scuba diving next takes you to the well-known rock garden. Admire vistas of the setting sun from here, and then retreat to the resort for dinner, campfire, games and a refreshing sleep.
Day 04: Shopping | Sightseeing in and around Malvan
Start the day with a filling breakfast, and then indulge in some shopping therapy. There are numerous markets in Malvan, where you can buy local handicrafts. Here, you can shop for the perfect souvenir for this scuba diving in Konkan tour and gifts for loved ones back home.
Later, head to the Kunkeshwar village to visit the famous temple here. Kunkeshwar Temple sits on top of a hill, overlooking the vast Indian Ocean. Dating back to AD 1100 as per records, it is among the most significant shrines in the area.
After spending some peaceful time at the temple and enjoying fun activities at the beach, begin the journey back to Mumbai. On the way, enjoy dinner.
Day 05: Arrival in Mumbai | Tour Ends
The amazing tour ends with your arrival in Mumbai, from where you are free to disperse.
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