Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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..

24 comments:

mannab said...

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

Reeta Skeeter said...

Ssslurp!

You are a lucky tum not bum :P

:-)

cheers!

मुनीश ( munish ) said...

will u upload a video of the sea-fort please.

Sanjay Sivadas said...

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

pranksygang said...

ha ha:) it seems like you filled your stomach!

Vijay said...

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....

Vamsee said...

Nice....looking forward to the rest of your trip.

Aaarti said...

So..the Vada paav won is it?? :D

cute pics...

magiceye said...

yumm

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Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a good staff for a starter!

prashant bhujbal said...

hey u were in my state.how did u find the place and the typical maharashtrian delicacies?
did u taste them?

prashant bhujbal said...

hey u were in my state.how did u find the place and the typical maharashtrian delicacies?
did u taste them?

iamyuva said...

yummy.. :)

Final_Transit said...

I know this restaurant dearly. :) Always stopped here, infact a friend of a friend works here and even the owners are some acquaintances. :)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Curious to learn about the fort and its environs. Anxiously waiting for your post in this regard.

Unseen minds said...

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

GMG said...

you're looking great! Just came from the beach. It was excellent, but now we got 37.5º Celsius in Lisbon... Ugh! ;))

Jeevan said...

seems u had good times there!

Kcalpesh said...

All of these are my favorite too!! Will ask your advice when I go there... :-)

Mridula said...

Ah! the memories of a trip!

indicaspecies said...

I love kokam sherbat! You look lovely Lakshmi.:)

Etan said...

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.

Etan.
www.myindiaexperience.com

Konkan Travels said...

Really nice observation and nice writings ... Keep it up