VENGURLA

Rameshwar Temple Vengurla Sindhudurga Maharashtra
Vengurla is a small town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, lies at the extreme south of Maharashtra’s coastline. The town is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves. The town Vengurla boasts five stunning beaches : Nivati, Shiroda, Mochemad, Sagareshwar and Vayangani. All the beaches here are clean and beautiful. The town also has two well known temples i.e. Shri Devi Sateri Temple and Shri Rameshwar Temple.



Places to see nearby
Dutch Factory, Vengurla Port, Ganesh Temple Redi, Yashwantgad, Shirode Mithagar, Shree Vetoba Temple, Aarvali

How to reach Vengurla
By Air : The nearest airport to Vengurla is the Goa International Airport located in the village of Dabolim in Goa which is 30 kilometers from the capital city Panjim.

By Rail : The nearest major railway station to Vengurla is Kudal Railway Station.
DIWALI SPECIAL TRAINS

DIWALI SPECIAL TRAINS

Diwali Special Trains by Western Railway, the details are as under:


DEP. T.DN DAYS TRAIN NAME DAYS T.UP ARR.
19:45 09005 Sun, Wed Mumbai Central-New Delhi AC Superfast Tue, Fri 09006 21:15
13:15 09231 Mon Bandra Terminus-Bhavnagar Mon 09232 07:35
16:35 09420 Wed Ahmedabad-Mangalore AC Superfast Thu 09419
19:40 04738 Tue Valsad-Bikaner AC Special Mon 04737

Note
• Bookings for Trains will be open from 29/09/2013.
• Dial 139 for any rail related enquiry.
• Carry your VALID PROOF OF IDENTITY while travelling on reserved ticket.
NERAL-MATHERAN TRAINS TIME TABLE

NERAL-MATHERAN TRAINS TIME TABLE

Neral to Matheran (Branch Line)
Train Number Neral (NRL)
Departure
Matheran (MAE)
Arrival
Journey Time
52111 06:40 08:40 2 Hours
52101 07:50 09:50 2 Hours
52103 09:10 11:20 2 Hours 10 Mins.
52105 10:40 12:351 Hour 55 Mins.
52107 12:10 14:102 Hours
52109 17:05 19:00 1 Hour 55 Mins.



Matheran to Neral (Branch Line)
Train Number Matheran (MAE)
Departure
Neral (NRL)
Arrival
Journey Time
52102 07:20 08:55 1 Hour 35 Mins.
52104 09:55 11:401 Hour 45 Mins.
52106 12:50 14:251 Hour 35 Mins.
52110 14:15 15:55 1 Hour 40 Mins.
52108 15:15 16:551 Hour 40 Mins.
52112 16:30 18:10 1 Hour 40 Mins.
DURGA POOJA SPECIAL TRAINS

DURGA POOJA SPECIAL TRAINS

Durga Puja Special Trains, the details are as under:

Train No.Trains BetweenRunning DetailsSchedule
08059Mumbai LTT - SantragachiFridayClick Here
02701Secunderabad - Mumbai LTTSundayClick Here
03062Mumbai LTT - HowrahThursdayClick Here


Dial 139 for any rail related enquiry.
03062 - Mumbai LTT - Howrah Puja Special

03062 - Mumbai LTT - Howrah Puja Special

SNo Stn Code Stn Name Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time
(In Minutes)
Distance
Kms.
Day
1 LTT LOKMANYATILAK T Source 11:20 --- 0 1
2 KYN KALYAN JN 11:55 12:00 05:00 38 1
3 IGP IGATPURI 13:50 13:55 05:00 121 1
4 MMR MANMAD JN 15:45 15:50 05:00 245 1
5 JL JALGAON JN 17:33 17:35 02:00 405 1
6 BSL BHUSAVAL JN 18:05 18:15 10:00 429 1
7 KNW KHANDWA 20:45 20:50 05:00 552 1
8 ET ITARSI JN 23:05 23:15 10:00 736 1
9 PPI PIPARIYA 00:10 00:12 02:00 803 2
10 NU NARSINGHPUR 01:18 01:20 02:00 897 2
11 JBP JABALPUR 02:40 02:50 10:00 981 2
12 KTE KATNI 04:00 04:05 05:00 1072 2
13 MYR MAIHAR 04:48 04:50 02:00 1135 2
14 STA SATNA 05:25 05:35 10:00 1170 2
15 MKP MANIKPUR JN 07:35 07:37 02:00 1247 2
16 COI CHEOKI 09:15 09:20 05:00 1339 2
17 MGS MUGHAL SARAI JN 11:30 11:50 20:00 1483 2
18 SSM SASARAM 13:08 13:10 02:00 1583 2
19 DOS DEHRI ON SONE 13:28 13:30 02:00 1601 2
20 GAYA GAYA JN 14:45 14:50 05:00 1686 2
21 KQR KODERMA 15:55 15:57 02:00 1762 2
22 DHN DHANBAD JN 18:40 18:45 05:00 1885 2
23 ASN ASANSOL JN 19:38 19:40 02:00 1943 2
24 DGR DURGAPUR 20:17 20:19 02:00 1985 2
25 BWN BARDDHAMAN JN 21:07 21:09 02:00 2049 2
26 HWH HOWRAH JN 22:50 Destination --- 2143 2
02701 - Secunderabad - Mumbai LTT SF AC Puja Special

02701 - Secunderabad - Mumbai LTT SF AC Puja Special

SNo Stn Code Stn Name Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time
(In Minutes)
Distance
Kms.
Day
1 SC SECUNDERABAD JN Source 23:45 --- 0 1
2 BMT BEGAMPET 00:01 00:03 2 mins. 5 2
3 VKB VIKARABAD JN 01:05 01:07 2 mins. 72 2
4 TDU TANDUR 01:47 01:48 1 min. 113 2
5 SEM SERAM 02:18 02:20 2 mins. 147 2
6 WADI WADI 03:20 03:30 10 mins. 184 2
7 SUR SOLAPUR JN 06:50 07:00 10 mins. 334 2
8 DD DAUND JN 10:20 10:25 5 mins. 521 2
9 PUNE PUNE JN 11:35 12:15 40 mins. 597 2
10 LNL LONAVALA 13:40 13:45 5 mins. 661 2
11 PNVL PANVEL 15:30 15:35 5 mins. 717 2
12 LTT LOKMANYATILAK T 17:05 Destination --- 755 2
08059 - Mumbai LTT to Santragachi (Durga Pooja Special)

08059 - Mumbai LTT to Santragachi (Durga Pooja Special)

SNo Stn Code Stn Name Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time
(In Minutes)
Distance
Kms.
Day
1 LTT LOKMANYATILAK T Source 00:45 --- 0 1
2 KYN KALYAN JN 01:35 01:40 05:00 38 1
3 IGP IGATPURI 03:45 04:05 20:00 121 1
4 NK NASIK ROAD 04:45 04:50 05:00 172 1
5 MMR MANMAD JN 05:37 05:40 03:00 245 1
6 BSL BHUSAVAL JN 07:50 08:00 10:00 429 1
7 AK AKOLA JN 09:45 09:50 05:00 569 1
8 BD BADNERA JN 11:15 11:20 05:00 647 1
9 WR WARDHA JN 12:27 12:30 03:00 743 1
10 NGP NAGPUR 13:50 14:00 10:00 821 1
11 G GONDIA JN 15:45 15:47 02:00 951 1
12 DURG DURG 17:45 17:50 05:00 1085 1
13 R RAIPUR JN 18:25 18:35 10:00 1122 1
14 BSP BILASPUR JN 20:15 20:25 10:00 1232 1
15 JSG JHARSUGUDA JN 23:50 23:52 02:00 1438 1
16 ROU ROURKELA 01:15 01:25 10:00 1539 2
17 CKP CHAKRADHARPUR 02:43 02:45 02:00 1640 2
18 TATA TATANAGAR JN 03:50 03:55 05:00 1703 2
19 KGP KHARAGPUR JN 06:05 06:10 05:00 1837 2
20 SRC SANTRAGACHI JN 08:00 Destination --- 1945 2

TEKDI GANESH

Tekdi Ganesh Nagpur
Every village has his own deity and Nagpur’s god is Tekdi Ganesh.

The temple of Lord Ganesha is located in the middle of Nagpur on Sitabuldi hillock. The temple was built during 80’s but the idol of Shree Ganesh in the temple is ancient. The idol is self-existent and its trunk is in the right direction. The height of the idol is 4.5 feet and width is around 3 feet. Behind the idol is Ficus religiosa tree locally known as Pimple tree.

The Tekdi Ganesh is well-known as “Navsala Pavnara Ganpati” therefore it has a very strong following. It is believed to draws 10-15 thousand pilgrims daily and during Sankashti and Vinayaki, the number goes above 1 Lac.

Temple Timings
The temple is open for pilgrims from 4.30 am in the morning till 00.00 am.

Note
The Morning Prayer held at 6.30 am is telecasted live daily by U.C.N. Channel.

How to reach Tekdi Ganesh
Nearest Railway Station : Nagpur Railway Station
Distance : Nagpur Station to Tekdi Ganesh – 1.34 Kilometers
TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI CST AND KALYAN

TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI CST AND KALYAN

MUMBAI CST TO KALYAN (C.R.)
05:35 S 08:13 S 12:15 S 16:08 S 19:47 S
06:00 S 08:36 F 12:23 S 16:45 S 20:04 S
06:12 S 08:37 S 12:35 S 17:12 S 20:38 S
06:22 S 08:54 F 12:44 S 17:22 F 20:39
06:34 S 08:54 S 13:04 S 17:37 S 20:48 S
06:38 S 09:17 F 13:12 S 18:03 F 21:17 S
07:18 S 09:36 S 13:16 F 18:06 LS 21:50 S
07:25 S 10:41 S 13:40 S 18:28 F 22:04 S
07:30 F 11:04 S 14:20 S 18:56 F 22:14 S
07:50 S 11:42 F 14:36 F 19:16 F 22:34 F
08:02 S 11:45 S 15:02 S 19:25 S


KALYAN TO MUMBAI CST (C.R.)
04:59 S 08:03 L 10:44 S 14:46 S 19:12 S
05:16 S 08:08 S 11:12 S 15:15 S 19:20 S
05:23 S 08:17 F 11:34 S 15:39 S 19:35 S
05:41 S 08:34 F 12:00 S 16:00 S 19:39 S
05:46 S 08:43 F 12:30 S 16:19 S 19:50 S
05:58 S 08:50 F 12:47 S 16:41 S 20:08 S
06:43 S 09:01 F 13:00 S 17:15 S 20:12 S
06:55 S 09:22 S 13:24 S 17:41 S 20:20 S
07:01 S 09:42 S 13:47 S 18:01 S 20:32 S
07:13 S 09:49 F 13:59 S 18:19 S 20:44 S
07:14 F 09:53 S 14:05 S 18:25 S 21:42 S
07:22 S 10:09 S 14:23 S 18:31 S
07:41 S 10:13 S 14:33 F 18:40 F
07:50 F 10:25 S 14:36 S 18:48 S
07:54 S 10:25 S 14:46 S 19:03 S
MUMBAI CST TO BADLAPUR TRAINS TIME TABLE

MUMBAI CST TO BADLAPUR TRAINS TIME TABLE

MUMBAI CST TO BADLAPUR
04:55 S 09:24 F 11:53 F 16:30 F 19:25 F
06:16 F 09:41 F 13:20 S 17:25 F 19:30 S
07:55 F 10:03 F 15:52 S 17:55 F 21:09 S
08:29 F 10:28 F 14:32 S 18:39 F 21:37 S
09:01 S 10:48 F 15:29 S 19:17 F 22:00 S
Mumbai CST to Ambernath Local Trains Timings

Mumbai CST to Ambernath Local Trains Timings



Train No. Name Dep. Runs On
96301 CSTM ABH LOCAL 00.02 Daily
96101 CSTM KJT LOCAL 00.38 Daily
96003 CSTM KHPI LOCAL 04.19 Daily
96107 CSTM KJT LOCAL 04.44 Daily
96109 CSTM KJT LOCAL 05.18 Daily
96305 CSTM ABH LOCAL 05.30 Daily
96307 CSTM ABH LOCAL 05.42 Daily
96309 CSTM ABH LOCAL 06.12 Daily
95101 CSTM KJT FAST 06.16 Daily
95201 CSTM BUD FAST 06.28 Daily
95103 CSTM KJT SEMI FAST 06.45 Daily
95301 CSTM ABH FAST 06.51 Daily
95303 CSTM ABH FAST 07.26 Daily
95001 CSTM KHPI FAST 07.50 Daily
95203 CSTM BUD FAST 07.55 Daily
95305 CSTM ABH FAST 08.24 Daily
95205 CSTM BUD FAST 08.33 Daily
95105 CSTM KJT FAST 08.46 Daily
95307 CSTM ABH FAST 08.50 Daily
95207 CSTM BUD FAST 09.04 Daily
95309 CSTM ABH FAST 09.12 M Tu W Th F Sa
95209 CSTM BUD FAST 09.23 Daily
95107 CSTM KJT FAST 09.30 Daily
95211 CSTM BUD FAST 09.41 Daily
95311 CSTM ABH FAST 09.48 Daily
96311 CSTM ABH LOCAL 10.01 Daily
95313 CSTM ABH FAST 10.08 Daily
95213 CSTM BUD FAST 10.12 Daily
95215 CSTM BUD FAST 10.28 Daily
95109 CSTM KJT FAST 10.44 Daily
95217 CSTM BUD FAST 10.48 Daily
96315 CSTM ABH LOCAL 11.12 Daily
95111 CSTM KJT FAST 11.15 Daily
96317 CSTM ABH LOCAL 11.34 Daily
95219 CSTM BUD FAST 11.53 Daily
96319 CSTM ABH LOCAL 12.04 Daily
95003 CSTM KHPI FAST 12.19 Daily
96321 CSTM ABH LOCAL 12.29 Daily
96323 CSTM ABH LOCAL 12.50 Daily
95113 CSTM KJT FAST 13.10 Daily
96207 CSTM BUD LOCAL 13.17 Daily
96325 CSTM ABH LOCAL 13.25 Daily
95115 CSTM KJT FAST 13.40 Daily
96209 CSTM BUD LOCAL 13.49 Daily
96327 CSTM ABH LOCAL 14.13 Daily
96211 CSTM BUD LOCAL 14.30 Daily
96329 CSTM ABH LOCAL 14.38 Daily
95117 CSTM KJT FAST 14.51 Daily
96331 CSTM ABH LOCAL 14.56 Daily
95005 CSTM KHPI FAST 15.25 Daily
95221 CSTM BUD FAST 15.53 Daily
95315 CSTM ABH FAST 16.03 Daily
96335 CSTM ABH LOCAL 16.11 Daily
95119 CSTM KJT FAST 16.30 Daily
95223 CSTM BUD FAST 16.45 Daily
95317 CSTM ABH FAST 17.00 Daily
95225 CSTM BUD FAST 17.25 Daily
95007 CSTM KHPI FAST 17.33 Daily
95319 CSTM ABH FAST 17.45 Daily
95227 CSTM BUD FAST 17.56 Daily
95321 CSTM ABH FAST 18.06 Daily
95121 CSTM KJT FAST 18.21 Daily
95323 CSTM ABH FAST 18.29 Daily
95229 CSTM BUD FAST 18.40 Daily
95325 CSTM ABH FAST 18.52 Daily
95123 CSTM KJT FAST 19.00 Daily
95231 CSTM BUD FAST 19.17 Daily
95233 CSTM BUD FAST 19.24 Daily
96215 CSTM BUD LOCAL 19.33 Daily
95125 CSTM KJT FAST 19.47 Daily
95329 CSTM ABH FAST 19.56 Daily
96217 CSTM BUD LOCAL 19.56 Daily
96339 CSTM ABH LOCAL 20.17 Daily
96341 CSTM ABH LOCAL 20.37 Daily
95009 CSTM KHPI FAST 20.40 Daily
96219 CSTM BUD LOCAL 21.07 Daily
95127 CSTM KJT FAST 21.20 Daily
96221 CSTM BUD LOCAL 21.37 Daily
96343 CSTM ABH LOCAL 21.45 Daily
95011 CSTM KHPI FAST 21.58 Daily
95235 CSTM BUD FAST 22.25 Daily
96115 CSTM KJT LOCAL 22.26 Daily
96345 CSTM ABH LOCAL 22.38 Daily
51027 FAST PASSENGER 22.55 Th F Sa
51029 BB BJP FAST PAS 22.55 M Tu W Su
51033 SHIRDI FAST PAS 22.55 Daily
96347 CSTM ABH LOCAL 23.05 Daily
95129 CSTM KJT FAST 23.18 Daily
96117 CSTM KJT LOCAL 23.30 Daily
96349 CSTM ABH LOCAL 23.40 Daily
TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI CST AND THANE

TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI CST AND THANE

MUMBAI CST TO THANE - TRAINS TIME TABLE
06:50 S 08:58 S 10:37 S 14:00 S 17:33 S 20:30 F
06:58 S 09:03 S 10:47 S 14:16 S 17:44 S 20:44 S
07:14 S 09:08 F 11:00 S 14:24 S 18:00 S 21:13 S
07:29 S 09:19 S 11:12 S 15:33 S 18:10 F 21:25 S
07:54 S 09:34 F 11:24 S 16:00 S 18:18 S 22:22 S
07:58 S 09:40 S 11:40 S 16:16 S 18:29 S 22:44 S
08:09 S 09:53 F 11:50 S 16:36 S 18:45 S 22:53 S
08:17 S 09:55 F 12:27 S 16:50 S 19:04 F 23:05 S
08:26 S 10:00 S 12:40 S 17:00 S 19:12 S 23:16 S
08:31 S 10:08 S 13:08 S 17:08 S 19:34 S 23:24 S
08:50 S 10:21 S 13:24 S 17:16 S 19:39 S 00:25 S
08:57 F 10:33 S 13:48 S 17:25 S 19:51 S


THANE TO MUMBAI CST - TRAINS TIME TABLE
03:58 S 06:22 S 08:47 S 10:10 S 14:14 S 17:20 S
04:12 S 06:42 S 09:02 S 10:27 S 14:39 S 17:33 S
04:25 S 06:52 S 09:09 S 10:46 F 15:00 S 17:37 F
04:50 S 07:10 S 09:16 F 10:48 S 15:14 S 17:55 S
05:00 S 07:36 S 09:17 S 11:23 S 15:25 S 18:26 S
05:10 F 07:48 S 09:21 S 11:38 S 15:34 S 18:35 S
05:15 S 07:57 S 09:31 S 12:02 S 15:52 S 18:39 S
05:25 S 08:08 F 09:39 S 12:34 S 16:19 S 18:52 S
05:34 S 08:08 S 09:47 S 12:54 S 16:38 S 19:04 S
05:49 S 08:21 S 09:56 F 13:14 S 16:42 S 19:29 S
05:58 S 08:29 F 09:59 S 13:34 S 17:04 S 21:59 S
06:10 S 08:35 S 10:03 S 14:03 S 17:08 S
THANE TO SWARGATE (SHIVNERI)

THANE TO SWARGATE (SHIVNERI)

A] Shivneri Bus Service - Thane to Swargate


DepartureFare
Adult
Fare
Child
06.00, 06.30, 07.00, 07.30, 08.00, 08.30, 09.00, 09.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30310+10 155+10


B] Shivneri Bus Service - Swargate to Thane


DepartureFare
Adult
Fare
Child
06.00, 06.30, 07.00, 07.30, 08.00, 08.30, 09.00, 09.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30310+10 155+10
BORIVALI TO SWARGATE (SHIVNERI)

BORIVALI TO SWARGATE (SHIVNERI)

A] Shivneri Bus Service - Borivali to Swargate


DepartureFare
Adult
Fare
Child
05.30, 06.30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30, 21.30, 22.30380+10 190+10


B] Shivneri Bus Service - Swargate to Borivali


DepartureFare
Adult
Fare
Child
05.30, 06.30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30, 21.30, 22.30380+10 190+10
INDIGO FLIGHTS

INDIGO FLIGHTS

Indigo started a daily flights from Mumbai to Ranchi, Coimbatore, Patna and Vizag.

Route Flight No. Departure Arrival Via Services on One Way
Fare
Mumbai-Ranchi 6E 467 11:15 AM 03:05 PM Patna Daily 4556
Mumbai-Coimbatore 6E 293 11:50 AM 01:35 PM Daily 4556
Mumbai-Coimbatore 6E 364 06:30 PM 08:30 PM Mon, Tue,
Thu, Sat 
4556
Mumbai-Patna 6E 178 09:25 AM 01:55 PM Delhi Daily 5606
Mumbai-Patna 6E 467 11:15 AM 01:45 PM Daily 5606
Mumbai-Patna 6E 342 02:25 PM 06:00 PM Lucknow Daily 5606
Mumbai-Vizag 6E 248 09:20 AM 12:45 PM Hyderabad Daily 4556
Mumbai-Vizag 6E 374 06:30 PM 08:25 PM Wed, Fri,
Sun
4556

VELNESHWAR

Velneshwar Temple
If one prefers a beach with a religious flavor then Velneshwar is the ideal resort. It is located in the middle of Guhagar and Ganapatipule. Gentle winds, soft white sands and gentle lapping sea make Velneshwar Beach irresistible to beach lovers. The beach is renowned for swimming and sunbathing activities.

The village Velneshwar has an ancient Shiva temple. Pilgrims often visit the place with devotion. The village is the focus of attention once in a year when the Mahashivratri fair is held here in honor of the Supreme God Shiva.

The nearest railway station to Velneshwar is Chiplun Railway Station.
Corridor Service Routes - Route No.C-42

Corridor Service Routes - Route No.C-42

Sr. Bus Stop Sr. Bus Stop
1 Rani Laxmi Chowk 11 Marathon Chowk
2 Priyadarshini 12 Nitin Company Junction
3 Postal Colony 13 Cadbury Junction Thane
4 Chedda Nagar 14 Majiwada
5 Ramabai Colony 15 Kapur Bawdi
6 Godrej Soaps 16 Vardhman Garden
7 Vikhroli Police Station 17 Balkum Naka
8 Bhandup Pumping Station 18 Ashok Nagar
9 Anand Nagar Police Chowkey 19 Dadlani park
10 Dnyan Sadhana College
Corridor Service Routes - Route No.C-12

Corridor Service Routes - Route No.C-12

Sr. Bus Stop Sr. Bus Stop
1 Santacruz Depot (Source) 13 Mahavir Nagar Extension
2 Mithibai College 14 Chikoo Wadi
3 JVPD Bus Station 15 Don Bosco High school
4 Indian Oil Nagar 16 MHB Colony
5 Laxmi Industrial Estate 17 Yogi Nagar
6 Lokhandwala Complex Junction 18 S.V.P College
7 Adarsh Nagar 19 Bhakti Palace
8 Behram Baug 20 Rushi Complex Extn
9 Oshiwara Depot 21 Dahisar Bridge
10 Bangur Nagar 22 Ketki Pada
11 Chincholi Bunder Road 23 Dahisar Check Naka
12 Mith Chowkey 24 Dahisar Bus Station (Destination)

Ganapatipule

Lord Ganesha Temple at Ganapatipule
Ganapatipule located on the sea shores of Ratnagiri district is a small town with about 100 houses. It is famous for two things: One-the four-hundred years old Lord Ganesha Temple and another is its pristine beach.

The primary attraction of this sleepy village is the temple of Lord Ganesha which is built on a colossal rock on the shore. The idol of Lord Ganesha is believed to be self-manifested. The temple draws thousands of pilgrims every year to this village.

The beach at Ganpatipule is not only pristine but its clean and beautiful. It is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan coast with abundant flora. Mangroves and sky-scrapper coconut palms make the surroundings pleasant. The silver shaded beach and the lush greenery fascinate the visitor who comes back year after year.

Nearby Attractions
Velneshwar, Ratnagiri, Malgund, Jaigad Fort, Pawas, Light House

How to reach Ganpatipule
The nearest major Railway Station to Ganapatipule is Ratnagiri Railway Station.

By Road
The MSRTC plies buses from Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur to Ratnagiri. From Ratnagiri you have to take a private vehicle to reach Ganapatipule. (Distance - Ratnagiri to Ganapatipule - Around 50 kilometers)

MTDC RESORT TARIFF
Ganapatipule, Dist. Ratnagiri
Tel. 235248 / 235061 / 235062
Fax 235328 STD 02357
Konkani House - Tel.235348

Water Sports Facility Available
Check-in-time 10.30 a.m.
Check-out time 9.00 a.m.
Load Shedding - 12 Hours
We accept Visa / Master Card
Ph.: 8879222038

Type of Accommodation No. of
Rooms
No. of
Beds
and
Persons
Allowed
Extra
Guests
Allowed
Room
Tariff
Extra
Guest
Sea View Cottage A.C. 4 2 2 4000 300
Sea View Deluxe Super A.C. 4 2 2 2700 300
Sea View Dix. A.C. 4 2 1 2500 300
Deluxe Super A.C. 12 2 2 2500 300
Deluxe Room A.C. 4 2 1 2300 300
Deluxe Room Non-A.C. 42 2 2 2000 300
Konkani House A.C. 4 2 1 2300 300
Konkani House Non A.C. 38 2 1 2000 300
VVMT BUS ROUTE NO.111 - Vasai Road to Mulund Station

VVMT BUS ROUTE NO.111 - Vasai Road to Mulund Station

Sr. Bus Stop Sr. Bus Stop Sr. Bus Stop
1 Vasai Killa Bunder (Source) 26 Panchavati Naka 51 Anand Nagar (Ghodbunder)
2 Via Princess Park 27 Vasant Nagri Gate 52 Muchhala college
3 GG College 28 Evershine City Gate 53 Vijay Garden
4 MSRTC vasai Depot 29 Gokhiware 54 Panchamrut
5 Sagarshet 30 Father Wadi 55 Waghbil Naka
6 Tamtalao 31 Range Office 56 Dongari Pada
7 Papdy Church 32 Bhoidapada 57 Patli Pada
8 Papdy Naka Market 33 Agarwal Udyog Nagar 58 Brahmand (Azad Nagar Junction)
9 Papdy Talao 34 Sativali 59 Nulla Baug
10 Umela Phata 35 Sativali Fata 60 Manpada
11 Dattani Mall 36 Vasai Fata (National Highway 8) 61 Lokim Company
12 Philips Complex 37 Chinchoti Fata 62 Tatvagyan Vidyapeeth
13 DMart Supermarket 38 Naigaon fata 63 Kapurbawdi (Thane West)
14 Bhabola Naka 39 Sasunavghar 64 Majiwada Naka
15 Kaul Heritage City 40 Versova Bridge 65 Siddhivinayak Tower
16 St. Augustine High School 41 China Bridge (Ghodbunder Road) 66 Cadbury Junction
17 Stella 42 Kaju Pada 67 Nitin Company
18 Mary Villa 43 Coca Cola Company 68 Louis Wadi
19 Manikpur Naka 44 Gaimukh 69 Marathon Chowk / Teen Hath Naka
20 Parvati Cross 45 Bhayander Pada 70 Wagle Estate Post Office
21 Panchal Nagar 46 Poush Mata Mandir 71 Mulund Station (West)
22 Ambadi Road 47 Ovala Village 72 Mulund Court
23 60 Feet Road Junction 48 Garib Nagar 73 Gawan Pada
24 Corporation Bank 49 Kasarvadavali 74 Mulund Railway Station (East)
25 100 Feet Road Junction 50 Sainath Nagar (Ghodbunder)

VIJAYDURG

Vijaydurga Fort
Vijaydurg, a sea fort, was built by Raja Boja II of the Shilhar dynasty during the period 1195 to 1205. The fort was located 225 kilometers south of Mumbai and 150 kilometers North of Goa. It is also an excellent harbor.

Vijaydurga Fort was called the “Eastern Gibralter” as it was built on a rock island in the mouth of Vijaydurga Creek, the fort was protected on three sides by the sea and on the east side by trench, now filled up. The area of the fort is 17.5 acres and the height of the surrounding walls is around 36 feet.

Vijaydurg is an ancient site and initially known as Gheria, it was extensively enlarged by the Adil Shahi Rulers and then by the Maratha King Shivaji. King Shivaji changed the fort name from Gheria to Vijaydurga after he captured the fort from the Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1653.

Exploring the fort
At the entrance door there is a Maruti Temple and inside the fort you can find the ruins of Lord Siva and Goddess Bhavani’s temples. There were few reservoirs to supply of water. The fort has many buildings and storehouses, now all in ruins except a structure called Rest House.

How to reach Vijaydurga Fort
Vijaydurga is well connected by road. There are direct MSRTC buses from Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur. The fort is near S.T. Bus Stand.

Nearby Attractions / Holy Places
Rameshwar Mandir (Girye-Rameshwar)
MSRTC - Sheetal AC bus - Panvel to Mantralaya

MSRTC - Sheetal AC bus - Panvel to Mantralaya

MSRTC will be starting Sheetal AC bus on Panvel-Mantralaya (via FREEWAY) route from 23rd September on experimental basis.



Bus Stop To Mantralaya Fare Bus Timings (Source) Bus Service
Panvel (Source) Rs.97/- 08:30 a.m. & 16:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Kharghar Rs.86/-
CBD Kokan Bhavan Rs.76/-
Nerul Rs.76/-
Vashi Rs.60/-
FREE WAY
Mumbai C.S.T.
Mantralaya (Destination)
Train No. 12450 - Goa Sampark Kranti Express

Train No. 12450 - Goa Sampark Kranti Express

Train No Train Name Runs From Source Runs On
12450 GOA SMPRK K EXP CHANDIGARH MON SAT
SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day
1 CDG CHANDIGARH 1 Source 01:30 0 1
2 UMB AMBALA CANT JN 1 02:50 03:00 10:00 68 1
3 PNP PANIPAT JN 1 04:14 04:16 2:00 177 1
4 NDLS NEW DELHI 1 06:00 06:15 15:00 266 1
5 NZM H NIZAMUDDIN 1 06:32 06:42 10:00 274 1
6 KOTA KOTA JN 1 13:10 13:20 10:00 731 1
7 BRC VADODARA JN 1 21:18 21:36 18:00 1259 1
8 BSR VASAI ROAD 1 03:35 03:40 5:00 1603 2
9 PNVL PANVEL 1 04:55 05:00 5:00 1670 2
10 RN RATNAGIRI 1 10:20 10:25 5:00 2032 2
11 PERN PERNEM 1 13:30 13:32 2:00 2287 2
12 THVM THIVIM 1 13:44 13:46 2:00 2302 2
13 KRMI KARMALI 1 14:06 14:08 2:00 2327 2
14 MAO MADGAON 1 15:00 Destination 2367 2
Train No. 12449 - Goa Sampark Kranti Express

Train No. 12449 - Goa Sampark Kranti Express

Train No Train Name Runs From Source Runs On
12449 GOA SMPRK K EXP MADGAON TUE WED
SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day
1 MAO MADGAON 1 Source 10:00 0 1
2 KRMI KARMALI 1 10:30 10:32 2:00 41 1
3 THVM THIVIM 1 10:50 10:52 2:00 65 1
4 PERN PERNEM 1 11:06 11:08 2:00 80 1
5 RN RATNAGIRI 1 14:30 14:35 5:00 335 1
6 PNVL PANVEL 1 19:50 19:55 5:00 697 1
7 BSR VASAI ROAD 1 21:15 21:20 5:00 764 1
8 BRC VADODARA JN 1 01:55 02:13 18:00 1108 2
9 KOTA KOTA JN 1 10:00 10:10 10:00 1636 2
10 NZM H NIZAMUDDIN 1 17:20 17:25 5:00 2094 2
11 NDLS NEW DELHI 1 17:45 18:25 40:00 2101 2
12 PNP PANIPAT JN 1 20:44 20:46 2:00 2190 2
13 UMB AMBALA CANT JN 1 22:20 22:37 17:00 2299 2
14 CDG CHANDIGARH 1 23:45 Destination 2367 2
12432 - Hazrat Nizamuddin -Trivandrum Rajdhani Express

12432 - Hazrat Nizamuddin -Trivandrum Rajdhani Express

Train No Train Name Runs From Source Runs On
12432 TRIVNDRM RJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN TUE WED SUN
SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day
1 NZM H NIZAMUDDIN 1 Source 10:55 0 1
2 KOTA KOTA JN 1 15:20 15:30 10:00 458 1
3 BRC VADODARA JN 1 22:18 22:36 18:00 986 1
4 BSR VASAI ROAD 1 03:10 03:15 5:00 1330 2
5 PNVL PANVEL 1 04:25 04:30 5:00 1397 2
6 RN RATNAGIRI 1 10:20 10:25 5:00 1759 2
7 SWV SAWANTWADI ROAD 1 13:10 13:12 2:00 1984 2
8 MAO MADGAON 1 14:35 14:45 10:00 2094 2
9 KAWR KARWAR 1 15:42 15:44 2:00 2176 2
10 UD UDUPI 1 19:02 19:04 2:00 2443 2
11 MAJN MANGALORE JN 1 20:40 20:50 10:00 2524 2
12 CAN KANNUR 1 22:55 22:57 2:00 2661 2
13 CLT KOZHIKKODE 1 00:15 00:17 2:00 2750 3
14 SRR SHORANUR JN 1 01:45 01:50 5:00 2836 3
15 TCR THRISUR 1 02:30 02:32 2:00 2869 3
16 ERS ERNAKULAM JN 1 04:10 04:15 5:00 2943 3
17 ALLP ALLEPPEY 1 04:57 05:00 3:00 3000 3
18 QLN KOLLAM JN 1 06:10 06:15 5:00 3084 3
19 TVC TRIVANDRUM CNTL 1 08:00 Destination 3149 3
Train No. 12431 - Trivandrum-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Train No. 12431 - Trivandrum-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Train No Train Name Runs From Source Runs On
12431 RAJDHANI EXP TRIVANDRUM CNTL TUE THU FRI
SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day
1 TVC TRIVANDRUM CNTL 1 Source 19:15 0 1
2 QLN KOLLAM JN 1 20:10 20:12 2:00 65 1
3 ALLP ALLEPPEY 1 21:18 21:20 2:00 149 1
4 ERS ERNAKULAM JN 1 22:25 22:30 5:00 206 1
5 TCR THRISUR 1 23:45 23:47 2:00 280 1
6 SRR SHORANUR JN 1 00:45 00:50 5:00 313 2
7 CLT KOZHIKKODE 1 02:02 02:05 3:00 399 2
8 CAN KANNUR 1 03:22 03:25 3:00 488 2
9 MAJN MANGALORE JN 1 05:20 05:30 10:00 625 2
10 UD UDUPI 1 07:02 07:04 2:00 706 2
11 KAWR KARWAR 1 09:50 09:52 2:00 973 2
12 MAO MADGAON 1 10:55 11:05 10:00 1055 2
13 SWV SAWANTWADI ROAD 1 12:18 12:20 2:00 1165 2
14 RN RATNAGIRI 1 15:05 15:10 5:00 1390 2
15 PNVL PANVEL 1 20:40 20:45 5:00 1752 2
16 BSR VASAI ROAD 1 22:25 22:30 5:00 1819 2
17 BRC VADODARA JN 1 03:35 03:53 18:00 2163 3
18 KOTA KOTA JN 1 10:45 10:55 10:00 2691 3
19 NZM H NIZAMUDDIN 1 17:30 Destination 3149 3

NASHIK

1989 Kumbhmela
Nashik is a city in Western India is 171 kilometers far from Mumbai. The city is built on the gently sloping banks of the Godavari River, a goal for many pilgrims. Though they come to do Puja (prayer offerings) in the many temples on the river banks, the real object of their journey is to bathe in the sacred waters of the Godavari. The visitors purify themselves, according to their degree of sophistication, by dipping in a finger and touching it to their lips, by drinking a handful, or by bathing in it. Children have a grand time riding on the rapids and men manage to carry on their prayers undisturbed by women unconcernedly changing from their wet sarees a few feet away.

Nashik is one of the few cities which holds the Kumbh Mela every twelve years. This gigantic festival draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to bathe and cleanse themselves of their sins. Ages ago, the legend says, the gods and demons fought constantly for top position. Both found out that there was a Kumbh or pitcher at the bottom of the ocean containing nectar which would make the drinker immortal. The rivals pretended to make up their differences in order to share the heavenly drink, but after the tremendous joint effort of securing the pitcher, Vishnu snatched it and ran. The ensuing tussle lasted twelve days and ended in victory and immortality for the gods. During the fray, four drops of nectar fell upon Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad, making them eligible to hold their own Kumbh Mela once every twelve years. The festival is held in one of these four cities every third year.

Nashik is also a town of shrines: the oldest (14th century) is the Kapaleshwar Mahadev Temple. Before you cross the river, you see the blackened 200 year old Sundar Narayan Temple. Most of the shrines are on the opposite bank –including the weather-beaten out well-proportioned Naru Sankar- and there are smaller temples plus a memorial to Gandhi built in the middle of the Godavari.

The environs of Nashik are dear to Indian hearts because they became the home of the three principal personages in one of India’s great epics: Rama; Sita, his wife; and Laxman, his brother, during their long exile from the court of Ayodhya. Up from the river, past the temple of the Black Rama in a large many-arched courtyard, is the cave Sita slept in. You can visit it if you are willing to crawl. In three tiny claustrophobic rooms underneath are the idols of Rama, Sita and Laxman.

The sacred source of the Godavari is at Trimbak, 19 miles away. Placed in a setting at the end of a long range of hills draped with waterfalls, the river has its birth high on a steep hill where water trickles into a cistern in which Hindus bathe. No wonder the Indians have revered their rivers from earliest times: the Godavari grows from this rivulet to water the plateau all the way to the Bay of Bengal.

PUNE

Pune Map
Pune, 154 Kilometers by Express Way from Mumbai, was the capital of Peshwa administration (1749-1818). A welcome relief from the humidity of the coast, the weather is fine in this city of 5 million inhabitants on the Mutha and Mula rivers. In East Kirkee is the Aga Khan’s Palace (he has many Muslim followers-the Khoja sect-here and in Mumbai) and the neo-Gothic Deccan College (formerly Sanskrit College), a leading center of Oriental culture in Western India. The Mutha flooded badly in the monsoon of 1961 after the collapse of its dams. The old city proper is on either side of this river before it is joined by the Mula. Ganeshkhind suburb, containing the old Government House-seat of Pune University since 1948-is on the left. The Engineering College , now part of the university, was one of the few such establishments of pre-Independence days; most of India’s engineers were trained there.

On the opposite bank is the Shaniwarwada section where stand the gates and guard house of the Peshwa Palace. Here you see the vestiges of 18th century warfare; the gates are fortified with spikes against elephant charges. Elephants were also used outside the palace for trampling to death high-ranking offenders of the latter-day Peshwa regime.

Pune is the headquarters of the Army’s Southern Command. The area east of Shaniwarwada is the cantonment, which is owned and administrated by the Defense Department of the Central Government. In this part of town are several schools, swimming pools, and a large residential district well laid out on shady streets. The Empress Gardens’ tropical trees and plants provide cool strolls even on the hottest days of the year.

Pune was the childhood home of the Maratha King Shivaji He was born in 1627 at Shivneri, north of Pune, in a bleak fortress tower. His father-a soldier of fortune-had gone on to a second wife and Jijabai was left to bring up her son alone. He roamed the many hills round about Pune and studied the history and customs of the people he would one day galvanize into organized action. A fine equestrian statue, built largely through the munificence of the Maharajah of Kolhapur, one of Shivaji’s descendants , stands in the heart of the city, not far from Panchaleshwar Temple.

On the south edge of town is Parvati temple, a white building prominent on a hilltop among smaller shrines. Easily climbed stairs led up to it. From here you can view the Valley stretching to the first of the four ghats to be crossed on the way to Mahabaleshwar. It is said that after the defeat of the Marathas by Ahmed Shah Durrani at Panipat (1761), Balaji Bajirao was so heartbroken that he retired to Parvati Hill and died there.

Nonetheless, Pune recovered much of its former glory under Nana Peshwa in the latter part of the century. The saying Jab Tak Nana, Tab Tak Poona (as long as Nana lives, Pune will live) expressed its faith in him. But the last year of the Empire was filled with strife and in 1817, Pune finally fell to the British at the Battle of Kirkee (Khadki). Under them, the city developed into the “monsoon capital” of Mumbai Province and also became a large military center.

Pune is proud of its role of the great names associated with India’s emancipation. Among them are Lokmanya Tilak, who devoted his whole life to the struggle for freedom; G.K. Gokhale, who founded the Servants of India Society which has built up a tradition of dedicated public service; and Professor Karve, who started out with a small home for widows in a village, and has built up a network of schools and colleges, including the Indian Women’s University.

Just eleven miles away, at Khadakvasla, is the modern National Defense Academy, where cadets of all the services are trained in up-to-date warfare. Four miles beyond Khadakvasla, away from the lake, is Sinhgad (Lion Fort) named after the lion of the officer Tanaji, who died capturing it in 1670. It was on a whim of Jijabai, always close to Shivaji and inspiring him, that the next to impossible attempt was made. Tanaji and 300 men, including his 80-year-old uncle, climbed 1000 feet on foot, and the next 1000 on ropes held by trained giant lizards (Ghorpads) on the perpendicular side of the fort. The Moghul garrison was watching some dancing girls and the surprise attack nearly succeeded when Tanaji was killed. The assault was nearly a failure until his brother appeared by another route and the black “no-moon” night was broken by a victory bonfire lit to signal Shivaji at Raigad Fort. There are the tombs of Tanaji, of Rajaram, Shivaji’s second son, the defeated Muslim commander of the fort, and a marked place where Tanaji’s left arm, cut off in a battle, was buried. From here you see Raigad, Shivaji’s Capital, where he was crowned, and where he died. His throne and Samadhi (burial urn) is to be seen in this fort dating from 14th century Vijaynagar Empire glory.

Purandhar, still used as a vacation center, is another hill fort some 23 miles southeast of Pune. A treaty was signed here in 1776 between Peshwas and Governor Hasting’s envoy, a hardy British tourist who trekked across Central India from Calcutta and back!

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Cave Temples in the Mumbai Region

Cave Temple in the Mumbai Region
Mandpeshwar Caves are about a mile from Borivali station, twenty one miles away on the suburban line of the Western Railway (Churchgate or Mumbai CST). They are the only Brahmanical caves in India which have been converted into a Christian shrine by the Portuguese. The three 8th century caves are hewn out of rock. The 3rd cave, on the west, a small Vihara (monastery), was transformed in the 16th century into a Roman Catholic chapel by screening off the Hindu sculptures or covering them with plaster.

Kanheri Caves are in a pleasant woodland 5 miles from Borivali Station. They can also be approached by car. Although they belong to the early phase of Buddhist architecture, they are later additions, such as the 5th century figure of the Buddha in the Chaitya hall of cave 3. There are altogether more than 100 caves cut out of a huge circular rock. The main feature of the caves is the flights of connecting steps cut into the rock, and the stone seats where the monks used to meditate. The verandah of cave 3 (2nd century) has in front two images of the Buddha, 23 feet high. Cave No.10 was used for assemblies. The other caves are not worth intensive studying.

Jogeshwari Caves (8th century) are a mile from the Jogeshwari station on the Western Railways’s suburban line, on the island of Salsette, the original Bombay. Much defaces, they belong to the late period of Buddhist architecture. Brahmanical influence is evident: the shrines are isolated and stand in the center of a cruciform hall with several entrances. The long verandah has Elephanta-type columns, the square hall 20 pillars.