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Places to Visit near Athang Anjarle, Konkan

Places to Visit

Kadyavarcha Ganpati mandir and shiv mandir

The ganpati temple situated on the cliff near the sea, hence called Kadyavarcha Ganpati. Built sometime in 1150 renovated in 1768 amd 1780 and again in the 1900s. This is as a Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati (right-trunked Ganpati). The idol is also said to be a jagrut daiwat (live deity), who responds to the pleas of its supplicants (nawsala pavnara Ganpati). Till recently there was no bridge over the creek and pilgrims took the ferry and walked to the temple through the beautiful village of Anjarle. Guests staying at Athaang can follow this old route to the temple from right beside the property. Or a more modern route through 3 km drive over the creek bridge. Don’t miss the interesting story that goes about how the lord arrived at this temple. Distance: 4 KM

Harnai Bandar

Harnai port is the main fishing village. Every evening hundreds of fishing boats come back after fishing and gather to auction their catch. The fish auction is the essential trade step between fish landings and the trade. Business worth lakhs of rupees is carried out daily between 4 pm to 7 pm. Loads and loads of Pomfret, Kingfish, Mackerel, White Jumbo Prawns, Lobsters, Squids, Sting Rays and many more varieties of fish are auctioned and sent to Mumbai, Cochin as well as exported to the international market. You can also participate into the fish auction and bid for fish of your choice. It is an unforgettable experience for all seafood lovers. Watching fish auctions has become one of the major tourist attractions at Harnai.....Distance: 5.2 KM

Suvarna Durga Fort , Harnai

This naval fort is located on a small island in the Arabian Sea near Harnai in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. Suvarnadurg means “Golden Fort” as it was one of the important coastal forts of Maratha empire. Suvarnadurg fort was built by Sultan Adilshah. He was the Sultan of Bijapur in the state of Karnataka. The fort also includes another small land fort called the Kanakadurga at the base of the headland of Harnai port on the coast.....Distance: 5.2 KM

Durga mandir

The Durga Devi temple is located right at the start of the way to the Maharshi Karve - Harnai beach, five minutes from the beach. The Durga Devi temple was built way back in the 18th century with Durga Devi as the presiding diety. The temple has a pyramid-like roof of terracotta tiles, along with a pond and a hanging temple bell to the left of the main entrance. Durga devi temple is a must visit especially if you are staying in Harnai. Distance: 3 KM

Mahalaxmi Mandir, Kelshi

Mahalakshmi temple was built during the Peshwa regime and the idol is believed to be swayambhu with a powerful diety. The temple also has the idols of Lord Ganpati and Lord Shiva. This temple located in Kelshi at the base of the Utambare hill. Near the temple is Yakub Baba Dargah and is believed that the darshan of Mahalakshmi temple is incomplete without a visit to the dargah. Distance: 3.8 KM

Keshav raj, Mandir Asud

Shree Keshavraj temple is located amidst lush green land, a perennial stream and rolling hills. You can park your car on the Asud Bag road and take a 15 minute trek through coconut, betel nut, mango and cashew trees to reach here. The natural spring originates at the hill top and flows down to the front of the temple supplying water to the stone carved cow mouth (Gomukh) throughout the year. The surroundings are calm and tranquil interrupted only by the harmonious chirping of birds.....Distance: 5.2 KM

Panhalakaji Caves

Panhalakaji, the famous rock-cut caves are situated on the bank of the river Kotjai which further meets the Dabhol creek. These historical manmade caves are believed to be more than 1000 years old and are the great examples of ancient cultural and architecture.
There are a total 29 rock cut-caves, both big and small spread along the river bank. You can find Buddhist as well as Hindu religious rock hewn sculptures similar to Anjantha caves. There are sculptures of Ganesh, Saraswati and scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana on the walls. The carvings in these rock-cut caves create a unique blend of history of that period and natural beauty. It may take couple of hours to see all these caves in detail. One can also relax in the shadow of Mango trees, enjoy a refreshing swim in the river or simply stop and admire the outstanding scenery that this area has to offer. You can also take a walk along the river bank to enjoy the flora and fauna on both sides. Jungle covered mountains lie on both sides of the river. There is also a fort called "Pranaldurg" at top of the mountain. Every visitor feels in harmony with the nature, which breathtakingly unfolds around the river. In this remote area you can see variety of birds flying around and you may also get chance to spot Asian river otters.

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