Konkan is a beautiful destination and it’s always the first choice for our trips. But this time we planned for the trip without the destination being selected. All decided that we will decide on the go. And with this unplanned plan we started our journey. As said earlier about Konkan, we started searching for the places and after lots of options and discussion finally everyone agreed for Ambolgad.
Ambolgad is a village in Ratnagiri district near to Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. The beach is very clean and silent with blue water. It’s one of the little-known beaches so it’s less crowded. But beside it there is Gagangiri Maharaj ashram atop the wide area of table top ground surrounded by the sea. It is said that Gagangiri Maharaj sat in penance at this ashram. It is more like visiting a place of meditation devotees of Gagangiri Maharaj make it a point to pay their respects at this pious place. The local or nearby people can be seen here in the evening. You can have a beautiful sunset from here.
We reached Ambolgad in the late evening and it was getting darker. We were following homestay using google maps. But being so close to sea and the map position we were not able to see anything nearby visually. And finally we found one homestay Hotel K7 (not the one we follow on maps ) we checked in and got relaxed and fresh after a long travel. After some time we had our dinner.
The next day after breakfast we enjoyed time playing in the beautiful sea, crystal clear water and white sand. It was almost like enjoying a private beach as we have not seen anybody (other than local people). The evening we visited the Gagangiri Maharaj ashram and enjoyed the waves and sunset. It becomes one of the unforgettable sights.
The next day after a delicious breakfast we started our journey back towards pune. It was truly a memorable and indelible trip.
Just for information
A Defense Officers Group named DARIYA (दरिया) has been formed by Col Dhanajirao Patil for bringing this village on the World Map. The Group is likely to develop this place as A Hub for Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga and Related Activities. Foreign Tourists have been taken into confidence for their needs in respect of साधना, योग व ध्यान. So it will become a huge tourist place soon.