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Akloli - Ganeshpuri
(Akoli. District Thane 431 204. STD Code - 022913)

Ideal for a Sojourn.

Places to See

The Hot springs, Nityanand Ashram, Gurudev Ashram and the Vajreshwari Temple are some of the spots to see.

Getting there

By Air
Nearest Airport is Mumbai, 60 kms.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Thane on central Railway and Vasai Road on Western Railway.

By Road
Mumbai - Akoli, 80 Kms. via Bhivandi and 88 Kms. Via Ghodbunder.

State transport buses ply from Thane, Kalyan and Vasai to Akoli

Accommodation

Akloli - an option of deluxe/Suites/standard A.C./Non A.C Room (23 blocks).

Swimming Pool with waterfall & pure vegetarian food restaurant is available.

Checkout time: 10.00 a.m.

Reservation: Mumbai and Akoli.

Amboli
(Tal. Sawantwadi, District Sindhudurg. Tel: (02363)76239)

A charming hill resort, nestling in the Sahyadri mountains at an altitude of 690 m. Surrounded by thick forests and verdant hills and valleys. Numerous view points offer panoramic vistas of the valley. Hiranya Keshi offers hours of fun for anglers. Nagarta Falls and Narayangad are perfect for picnicking.

Getting There

By Air
Nearest Airport is Belgaum, 64 kms.

By Rail
Sawantwadi 28 kms. on Konkan. Railway is a convenient railhead.

By Road
Mumbai - Amboli is 549 kms. Pune - Amboli is 390 kms. Ratnagiri - Amboli is 215 kms.

State Transport and luxury buses run from Vengurla, Belgaum, Sawantwadi and Ratnagiri to Amboli.

Accommodation

Self contained rooms (21 Blocks)

Checkout Time: 12.00 noon.

Reservation: Mumbai, Kolhapur and Amboli.

Aundha - Nagnath
(Tal. Hingoli, District. Parbhani - 431705.)

A Pilgrim center of great significance, since it is considered to be the first (adya) of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. Apart from this honor, the temple of Nagnath has exquisite carvings.

Nanded, 64 kms. by road from Aundha, is famous for the Sach Khand Shri Hazur Sahib Gurudwara where Guru Gobind Singh's ashes are buried.

Getting There

By Air
Aurangabad, 210 kms. away is a convenient airport.

By Rail
Chondi, 21 kms, is the convenient railhead. Mumbai - Chondi, 614 Kms.

By Road
Mumbai - Aundha, 579 kms. Nagpur - Aundha 359 kms. Aurangabad - Aundha, 210 kms.

State Transport buses ply from Nanded, Parbhani, Chondi to Aundha.

Accommodation

Self-contained room (1 block), Dormitories (2 blocks - 18 beds, 1 block without beds for 30 tourists).

Checkout Time: 12.00 noon.

Reservation: Aundha - Nagnath.

Bhatye
(District Ratnagiri. Telephone (02352) 20963.)

Bhatye is on the outskirts of Ratnagiri town. You can camp across the bridge in MTDC's tent resort, amidst whispering casuarinas. Water sport facilities at Bhatye offer yoy some exciting options. Join the excursion to Pawas to see the Swaroopanand Swami Ashram.

Getting There

By Air
Nearest airport is Mumbai.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Ratnagiri 6 kms. On Konkan Railway.

By Road
Mumbai - ratnagiri, 356 kms.

State transport buses ply from Mumbai, Kolhapur and Pune to Ratnagiri and also from ratnagiri to Pawas via Bhyte.

Accommodation

tents and Restaurant with bar facilities are available (Closed during monsoon season).

Bhimashankar
(Tal. Ambegaon, District Pune. Mumbai. Telephone 8815000, 8835577)

A major pilgrim center, Bhimashankar houses one of the five Jyotirlingas of Maharashtra. Constructed by the eminent Nana Phadnavis, the Shiv Temple has gorgeous carvings.

Other attractions at this place include the famous Mahashivratri fair, the fascinating bird and game sanctuary and of course, the pleasant climate and natural scenery.

Getting There

By Air
Nearest airport in Pune, 95 kms.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Pune.

By Road
Mumbai - Bhimashankar, 265 kms. via pune.

Accommodation

4/6/10 - bed Self-contained rooms (8 blicks).

Checkout time: 10.00 a.m.

Reservation: Mumbai.

Bordi
(District Thane, Tal. Dahanu - 401 701, Telephone (02528) 41243.)

Towards north of Mumbai lies Bordi, a quite seaside resort fringed by casuarinas. The Dahanu-Bordi beach stretches across approximately 17 kms. The area is famous for its chikoo and other fruit orchards. You can also visit Udvada. Where the sacred flame of the Zorostrians is kept burning. Bordi is also known for its boarding schools.

Getting There

By Air
Nearest Airport is Mumbai, 145 kms

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Gholwad, 2 kms. Also accessible from Dahanu Railway station, 15 kms.

By Road
Mumbai - Bordi, 145 kms. Dahanu - Bordi, 15 kms.

State Transport buses ply between Dahanu Road and Bordi.

Accommodation

Self contained rooms - 4 nos. (2 beds each) and Dormitory (1 Block, 10 beds,) Tents. (Except during monsoon).

Checkout time: 9.00 a.m.

Reservation: Mumbai. Restaurant service available.
 

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