The vibrant monsoon landscape of the Maharashtra State Highway 93, that passes close to Pali looks just like a beautiful painting of the typical ‘Konkan Monsoon’!
It’s been around an year since my group from the colony and I made that crazy but amazing trip to Rameshwar Vaibhav. The rain, the day, the nature and everything around us was so surreal that it was difficult for us to believe that any of this was real at all. Thankfully, we had documented proof to make us realize and then believe that it indeed real and not a dream!
Though it’s been a while I had last been to this place and beyond, I do know that it would be just as beautiful as I had left it the last time. Perhaps, even more
Fishing boats dot the landscape at Dabhol. Fishing is an important industry and a means of living in the coastal areas.
A ferry operator rests after having pulled up the ram of the ferry while making it’s trip from a jetty at Dabhol.
People aboard a ferry wait to get down while crossing the stretch of the sea at Dapoli.
A group of coconut trees on the coast line at Dapoli. Coconuts grow very well in coastal areas and is found in plenty in the Konkan.
A fisherman segregates his catch after coming to the shore at the Jaigad Boat Jetty.
The pristine scared pond near the Ganpatipule temple as seen during the ‘parikrama’.
A lone squirrel on a perch. Spotted while doing the ‘parkrama’ around the Ganpatipule temple.
The old and scared Banyan tree that one comes across while doing a ‘parikrama’ through the hill around the Ganpatipule Temple near Ratnagiri.
The entrance to the Ganpatipule Temple near Ratnagiri. The ganesh temple at Ganaptipule is one of the Ashtavinakaya and is famous all around Maharashtra. Lord Ganesha’s ‘vahana’, the mouse, is as a statue, seated at the entrance to the temple.