Are you prepared to embark on a serene three-day excursion into the heart of the jungle? This Select Holiday Circuit will lead you on an exhilarating adventure spanning from breathtaking beaches like Kelshi Beach and Karde Beach to ancient temples including the Panch Ganga Temple.
Your caravan will be welcomed by spellbinding shores, with an additional opportunity to seek refuge in a pristine hill station sanctuary. As you journey across grandiose mountains and idyllic beaches in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, and Dapoli, your quest to discover Maharashtra’s elusive treasures will be complete.
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Experience an exclusively unique getaway starting from Pune to the picturesque destinations of Panchgani and Dapoli, culminating back in Pune. This carefully curated trip spans over 3 days and 2 nights, promising an unforgettable adventure.
The base pay for the circuit starts from around 15,000 rupees per day, including the caravan booking and camping charges at caravan parks.
Choose your caravan:
Choose your preferred caravan from the Plush Force Temp Traveller, the Luxury Force Traveller, or the Comfortable Siddi Caravan based on availability and the number of persons in your group. The base pay for the caravans starts from 12,000 rupees. Additional charges apply upon the purchase of add-on facilities.
- Plush Force Temp Traveller: With a fully functional bathroom, an induction kitchen, a sofa cum bed, an AC, a TV, a music system, mobile charging slots, WiFi, and other amenities, this axel caravan has been modified into a luxurious motorhome. Additionally, it boasts ample storage, openable windows, and an extra AC that can run on an external supply.
- Luxury Force Traveler: The Luxury Force Traveler is a luxurious caravan with a plush living room, fully equipped bathroom and kitchenette, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. It also features a 360-degree rooftop camera, AC, TV, music system, WiFi, and mobile charging slots for a memorable getaway. Additionally, amenities such as camping gear, linen, microwave, openable windows, electric water heater, and barbecue are included, and the caravan runs on an external power source.
- Comfortable Siddi Caravan: The Comfortable Siddi Caravan is your compact and cozy travel home designed to enrich your journeys. Break away from routine, waking up to new surroundings every day, with the capacity to venture into remote wilderness. Equipped with a versatile interior, it houses convertible furniture including a sofa-bed and bunk beds for five people. A well-equipped kitchenette stands ready with an 8kg LPG cylinder, a stove, and essential utensils. The caravan comes with home-like comforts: a TV, air conditioning, charging points, storage compartments, a private washroom, and outdoor amenities like camping chairs and a moonroof. This mobile home is also pet-friendly, so your furry friends can join the adventure.
Choose your Caravan Parks
Discover a world of serenity and freedom as you handpick your ideal caravan park, where relaxation and exploration seamlessly intertwine. The base pay for staying at the caravan park starts from 2,800 rupees and increases with the purchase of meal passes, activity passes, and additional amenities like tents, cottages, dorms, etc.
Escape the hustle and bustle of civilization at our campsite, nestled in the midst of serene surroundings of Table Land, Mapro Garden, Sydney Point, and many more. With a plethora of activities to choose from (win!), including a fun park (double win!) in close proximity, there’s never a dull moment. Even your furry friends can join in on the fun.
Here, every day is an adventure waiting to happen. Pitch your tent or park your caravan for a one-of-a-kind experience under the starry sky, complete with cozy bonfire nights. Wake up to a scrumptious breakfast and indulge in hearty meals provided by the campsite.
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring views of the hillside sunrise and sunset or get your adrenaline pumping with the thrilling activities at the fun park. The Strawberry Highlands, Panchgani guarantees a uniquely unforgettable experience in Maharashtra’s Panchgani mountains. Experience a one-of-a-kind camping adventure amidst a valley of flowers and starry skies.
Enjoy biking, trekking, nature walks, rappelling, and rope courses while exploring the mountains, waterfalls, and berry fields. The site is fenced off for safety, with meal and washing facilities available. With first aid, nearby hospitals, and mechanics, relax and enjoy your stay with peace of mind.
Indulge in paradise at our breathtaking campsite on Savane beach, Dapoli, Maharashtra. Experience extraordinary beauty, leisurely days, and glittery nights. With beach activities, mesmerizing sea views, and comfortable accommodations, every day here is a new adventure and a memorable experience. Let your hair down and have fun while we take care of all your needs at this fenced campsite with exclusive amenities. Choose from various accommodation options and enjoy delicious meals and exciting activities like sunset viewing, trekking, and star gazing.
Experience the distinct perks of CaraQuest:
- Enjoy the luxury of a personal driver and cleaner during your circuit.
- Revel in the complimentary provision of a tent and tables.
- Savor the convenience of breakfast items including cornflakes, milk powder, tea bags, bread, and eggs.
Below is a comprehensive guide to your travel expenses:
- The package encompasses the expenses of both Caravan rental and Caravan Park accommodation in Panchgani and Dapoli.
- The fees for the driver and assistant are incorporated in the cost.
- Any other expenses such as fuel, toll, and transportation from the caravan location to the pickup point shall be borne separately by the customer.
Day 1: Pune – Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar
Prepare for an unparalleled adventure as your caravan, accompanied by an optional driver, is poised to arrive at your doorstep. Once settled in, brace yourself for an exhilarating CaraQuest that promises ample opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy moments. Don’t forget to keep your phones within reach!
The journey from Pune to Panchgani spans a mere 101 kilometers, and can be covered in a speedy 3 hours.
En route Panchgani:
- Table Land: The largest flat mountain top of Maharashtra where you can see all five peaks after which the town is named. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley below and the confluence of two rivers.
- Parsi Point: This point offers a stunning panoramic view of the clear waters of Dhom Dam and of the Krishna River. It is the perfect spot for watching picturesque sunrise and sunset.
- Sydney Point: A hilltop vantage point with breathtaking panoramic views of the Krishna Valley and the adjacent waters.
- Mapro Garden: A well-groomed scenery adorned with vibrant blooms and strawberry bushes, accompanied by a renowned cafe and scenic vistas.
- A huge backwater dam where one can enjoy boating, water sports and various rides, including horse rides, ATVs, and bullock carts.
- Arthur’s Seat: An elevated viewing point that offers a breathtaking view of the valley and the Savitri River.
- Pratapgad Fort: Pratapgad, a mountain fortress located in Maharashtra’s Satara district in western India, has become a favorite tourist spot today, lying just 24 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar hill station. Its historical importance is linked to the Battle of Pratapgad in November 1659, where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj faced off against Afzal Khan, a general of the Bijapur Sultanate.
- Venna Lake: Mahabaleshwar, a town located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, boasts of a picturesque tourist spot known as Venna Lake. The serene lake is enveloped by lush green trees, creating a calming atmosphere for visitors. Tourists can indulge in various recreational activities such as taking a boat ride or a horse ride alongside the lake to enhance their experience.
- Panch Ganga Temple: This temple is located at the confluence of five waterbodies – Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savithri, and Gayathri – and features a magnificent ancient monument. The statue of a Gaumukh, which is the main highlight of the temple, channels the water from these rivers, which mix together to create a breathtaking sight.
Day 2: Panchgani – Dapoli
Embark on this unique experience on Day 2 of your journey as your caravan and driver await to transport you from the charming town of Panchgani to the serene town of Dapoli, covering a distance of 95 kilometers over a 3.5 hour drive.
- Keshavraj Temple: During this excursion, there are plenty of activities to keep you engaged and entertained. Visit the Keshavraj Temple, located just 5km from the city center between Dapoli and Asud Pul. Accessible via Dabkewadi, you will cross a small river to reach this religious sanctuary.
- Kelshi Beach: Explore the untouched beauty of Kelshi Beach, a long stretch of scenic coastline that makes the trip to this beach worthwhile.
- Ladgarh Beach: Journey to Ladgarh Beach, a tranquil attraction that is just 8 kms from Dapoli features a grainy shoreline, water sports, and boat rides that allow for dolphin watching and sunset viewing. This picturesque beach is also known as Tamas Teertha for the red color that is prevalent in many areas by the shoreline. The presence of an ancient Shiva Temple and a Dutta Mandir adds a touch of spiritual significance to this spot.
- Karde Beach: Continue your journey to Karde Beach, another extensive stretch of golden shore lined with Sheoke trees. This is the perfect spot for relaxing long strolls, soaking up the sunsets, and indulging in swimming, boating, and dolphin spotting.
- Murud Beach: Discover the charming village of Murud, situated about 12km from Dapoli, and enjoy the relatively clean and pleasant beach.
- Kolthare Beach: The unspoiled attraction of Kolthare Beach, located 13km from the city center, is a perfect spot for beach and nature enthusiasts. The beach is renowned for its ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and tranquillity that permeates throughout the stretch.
- Kadyawarcha Ganpati: Pay a visit to the Kadyawarcha Ganpati, situated 14km from the city center in Anjarle village near Dapoli. This Ganesh temple was first constructed with wood in 1150AD and later reconstructed between 1768-1780.
- Savane Beach: Make your way to Savane Beach, located 16km from the city center, and experience one of the region’s cleanest and most secluded beaches. The scenic route to the pristine beach along the curvy coastal road adds to the mesmerizing beauty of the attraction.
- Harnai Port: Visit Harnai Port, located 17km from Dapoli, which comprises two forts – Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurga. Kanakdurga is the land fort while Suvarnadurg is the sea fort.
- Parshuram Bhoomi: Finally, journey to Parshuram Bhoomi, located 41km from the city center, and take in the stunning scenic beauty of this hilltop attraction. Marked by a 21 feet tall statue of Lord Parshuram installed atop one half of a globe with a radius of 20 feet, this location provides one of the best views of Tamas Teertha and the surrounding terrain.
Day 3: Dapoli – Pune
Prepare for an exceptional journey as your campsite departure is set to be graced by a caravan and a diver to take you on a 183-kilometre, 5-hour drive to Pune.
During your exciting journey from Dapoli to Pune, there will be an abundance of places to explore:
- En route, you will be enchanted by a host of mesmerizing sights such as the magnificent Bhatghar Dam and the Jungle Hood Amusement Park, both located in the charming town of Bhor.
- Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Necklace Point, another breathtaking location in Bhor that is sure to captivate your senses.
This Select Holiday Circuit promises to take you on an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders and cultural marvels of Maharashtra. From the lush jungles and serene hill stations to the picturesque beaches and ancient temples, every step of the way offers a new adventure and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this incredible region.
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