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Old 31st December 2009, 11:48   #1
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Default Year end road trip to Vengurla and Panhala

We finally decided to head for a road trip after days of pestering from my wife and well had to buckle this time. Mailed all clients and realized all the places we need to go are full. (we had goa, kodai, ooty and dandeli in mind) we wanted a quite getaway than being admist lot of people again. So without a destination we head towards Belgaum my in-laws place on 25 afternoon

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My beauty ready for the trip

we finally reach belgaum after 7 hrs of journey with a break in kamat upachar for dinner near Haveri. Here after journey was regular without any hiccups.

Next day we decided to go to Ambali falls and the road to the same was absolutely breathtaking
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view of western Ghat
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Wife staring into green
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Crane in the green


Ambali falls in itself was a damp squib but we nevertheless enjoyed had some nice vadapaav on road side shop
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Amboli falls
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Vada paav center around
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Trademark pic



From there we decide to go to sawantawadi 30 kms from ambali for Fresh fish lunch

pics enroute to sawantwadi
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we also saw some nice fauna and flowing streams so stopped almost everu place we thought it was worth it
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Place where we had lunch was a local but very famous joint looking towards the lake
View of the lake
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Local Fish joint
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After a heavy lunch asked some locals what there around to see and he was talking about a nice beach side with good sunset; and since we had no plans as a final destination we decided to go to venkurla Beach

enroute to venkurla
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View of the beach from the fort
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Entry to the beach
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me and wife in sea
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Brilliant sunset
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Place where decided to stay, for which we had to shop for new set of clothes, well it was fun to be carefree like kids again
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THE next post will cover panhala ghat

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Old 31st December 2009, 12:18   #2
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Raj,
That place in Sawantwadi is really good. More pics. Please !!
Sorry, but its "Vengurla"
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Nice pics there. Give us more info of Number of kilometers travelled, route taken, mileage per tank.

By the way well maintained skoda .
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Nice pics and yes sometimes its fun to just go somewhere with no bookings and no plan.
Like brraj said, some more info would be appreciated on route, road conditions, distances etc,

It is Vengurla and also Amboli, sorry for being pedantic ;-)
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hi raj, welcome to my town vengurla. hope you enjoyed the beauty of it.

wish we could have met. next time when u visit, please pm me. i can guide you to few unknown and unexplored places. :-)
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Sawant wadi is cashew town! Or atleast on the way it is. Panhala..aaahh.. Waiting to see pics of the fort and the gardens near it. This is quite close to Kolhapur actually.
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[i]View of the beach from the fort

Vengurla beach and fort?

Which fort?
Any pics of the fort.
I have not seen any fort in Vengurla.
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Next day we decided to go to Ambali falls and the road to the same was absolutely breathtaking. THE next post will cover panhala ghat
Raj, How was the road from Belgaum to Amboli Ghat?
What's the return route. Waiting for your next post covering Panhala Ghat


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Sawant wadi is cashew town! Or atleast on the way it is. Panhala..aaahh..
Prince P, Where exactly is this cashew town on the way? Do you mean Sawanwadi or some place close by to it.
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Vengurla beach and fort?

Which fort?
Any pics of the fort.
I have not seen any fort in Vengurla.
I think Raj took that picture from Vengurla Port, and not Fort...there is no fort in Vengurla
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I think Raj took that picture from Vengurla Port, and not Fort...there is no fort in Vengurla
yeah,
there is no fort.
though it can be assumed that the pic is taken from port, the beach in the pic is actually fishermen's area and not proper beach.
in vengurla, the term beach is used for sagareshwar beach.
the pic showing entry of the beach is actually entry of sagareshwar beach, not the entry of beach/fishermen's area in the pic taken from port.
entry of sagareshwar beach is famous for its sand dune seen in the pic.
there is small hotel at the entry where cars are parked.

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yeah,
there is no fort.
though it can be assumed that the pic is taken from port, the beach in the pic is actually fishermen's area and not proper beach.
in vengurla, the term beach is used for sagareshwar beach.
the pic showing entry of the beach is actually entry of sagareshwar beach, not the entry of beach/fishermen's area in the pic taken from port.
entry of sagareshwar beach is famous for its sand dune seen in the pic.
there is small hotel at the entry where cars are parked.

Yup, you are right it is port not fort typing error sorry,

The road from Belgaum to Venkurla as put in images are brilliant and it is about 100 kms didn't bother to check the distance as we were not too worried about it.
The drive is one of the best and the ghat section is any drivers delight
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yeah,
there is no fort.
though it can be assumed that the pic is taken from port, the beach in the pic is actually fishermen's area and not proper beach.
in vengurla, the term beach is used for sagareshwar beach.
the pic showing entry of the beach is actually entry of sagareshwar beach, not the entry of beach/fishermen's area in the pic taken from port.
entry of sagareshwar beach is famous for its sand dune seen in the pic.
there is small hotel at the entry where cars are parked.
Yes Ashish, you are right, but there are more than two ways to enter Sagareshwar Beach. The one with sand dune is the one pictured here, and other one is nearby from where you can almost take your car to the beach, and for motorcycles it is more than easy entry. But one this we must accept that this beach is one of the nicest beaches around, but always underrated. And i like it that way anyways...
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Where are rest of the pic?
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