Sindhudurg – a refreshing trip

I finally satisfied my wanderlust for a new destination. Sindhudurg it was last week on the Konkan coast on the Maharashtra-Goa border. Before I take you to the sights and sounds of Sindhudurg, I had my heart fill of sharbats , vada pavs , misal pavs, kandha(onion)bhajji..The sharbats (juices-refer to the first picture)are the most refreshing,especially the kokum .Im still salivating..


  1. mannab 16 June, 2009 at 20:35 Reply

    Dear gs,
    Where you found your wonderlust is Sindhudurg and not Sindudurg. Sindhu means sea i.e. saagar in sanskrit. This durg means castle was built by Shivaji in sea. Hence it was named as Sindhudurg. Please correct this mistake.
    And where are the pics of this Sindhudurg?
    Mangesh Nabar

  2. Sanjay Sivadas 17 June, 2009 at 11:47 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi,

    Looking forward to reading about your trip to Sindhudurg.

    I was wondering if you…

    a)Went scuba diving/snorkeling.

    a)Visited the lesser known beaches there like the Sagareshwar Beach & Shiroda Beach near Vengurla, the Nivati Beach and the Tambaldeg Beach at Mithbhav near Devgad where one can spot dolphins and Olive Ridley Turtles.

    b)Paid a visit to the hill station of Amboli.

    c)Went to the Dhamapur Lake.

    d Met Satwasheela Devi (the erstwhile Queen of Sawantwadi) at the Sawantwadi Palace. The latter is reviving the dying art of making Ganjifa Cards- a game dating back to the Mahabharata period.

    With warm regards,

    Sanjay Sivadas

  3. Vijay 17 June, 2009 at 15:07 Reply

    hey, i have had kokum joice in a goan restaurant in bangalore years back. dont remember the joint, but it was pretty good. went well with rice and fish curry….

  4. Anonymous 17 June, 2009 at 22:04 Reply

    Great BLOG site. However, I found it very difficult to read tiny gray and blue text on black background (getting old). Please change color scheme.

  5. Unseen minds 20 June, 2009 at 14:45 Reply

    U can never get enough of kokam sharabat isn’t it? Yummmm… course the vada pav and misal and…..
    Do go to Amboli, it’s a wonderful hill station.. and if I am not wrong the rains have started there.. you would have great time

  6. Etan 8 July, 2009 at 12:44 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi, I applause (although applause are non Indian custom 🙂 for traveling, traveling as an Indian traveling as an Indian single woman and traveling as an Indian single woman in the less touristic places, like sindhudurg.

    I had traveled India for a year, backpacking and saw only a few Indian backpackers. An inspiring blog.


  7. Sid 8 May, 2015 at 12:15 Reply

    Nice post, I have been to Sindhudurga and it was just awesome. In fact i am planning my second trip there.
    If you are planning something in Maharashtra again, i would suggest white water rafting @ Kolad, or an awesome trek to Harishchandragadh.. Both are awesome…

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