Trippin Traveller brings to you another unexplored village for rural tourism along the Konkan coast, Naringre.
A small village with a population of 1,500 has much to offer to you.
Verdant greenery, a star-lit sky, and nature’s undulating rhythms.
Naringre is an all-season destination with each season bringing in its fold a different feel to the place.
While summers are the season to enjoy delicious Alphonso mangoes and cashews, the monsoon brings a lovely green cover.
Winters makes barbecues more interesting with a slight nip in the air.
The Stay: Our village stay is a cozy and rustic villa, set on an operational farm of four acres amidst trees of mango, cashew, banana, areca-nut, chickoo, lime, and bamboo.
Though the setting is rustic, the villa has a few modern amenities, which we think you may like such as a refrigerator, washing machine, cooking gas, and water purifier.
Relax on the hammock, or get adventurous, and take a walk up the small hillock within the property to grab a panoramic view of the entire village.
Conversations flow and time stills as you walk down the village roads.
The Food: Komdi Wadi, Kaju Usal, Ghavan Ras, Ukdiche Modak, Mashechi Amti.
Do we have you drooling yet with these Malwani specialties?
Keeping with sustainable rural tourism, most of the ingredients are sourced locally.
The homestay also stocks up basic essentials like bread, eggs, milk, tea, and coffee powder for your convenience.
On prior request, you could also learn to cook Konkani dishes.
The Reach: Naringre can be reached around via Pune or Mumbai.
It is around nine to 11 hours by road from Mumbai.
Goa is the nearest airport, with Naringre being around three hours from the airport.
The nearest railway is Kankavali.
When you stay at places as pristine and untouched as Naringre, you do not need an itinerary to keep you occupied through the day.
Yet you wouldn’t want miss out on some of the beautiful sights of the area.
In the evening, explore the beaches of Tambaldeg and Mitbhav and catch some amazing views of the coastline from Gajbadevi .
The beaches here are virgin and very often you will find you are the only one on the beach.
Who would want to go to Goa anymore?
En route to/from Tambaldeg, you may stop over at the recently renovated Rameshwar temple at Mithbav, featuring Thanjavur style of architecture.
You may also visit the nearby ancient Shiva temple at Kunkeshwar shore, which is the most visited place in Devgad with some stunning views.
And if you are still not done yet, the shallow waters of the River Annapurna can cool you off.
At night, we have something special for you.
Witness a folk dance by local women.
This troupe has won many regional awards with its contemporary and mythological theme.
They will perform exclusively for you at the villa.
The house is designed to accommodate large joint families and is constructed with red laterite stones and wooden beams and pillars.
Set amid paddy fields, it’s your time to catch up on some green time.
Visit a typical rural Konkani household to learn about life here.
If you are interested, learn to cook authentic Malwani dishes with charming locals.
Kids and adults will enjoy spending time in the plunge pool amidst coconut and betelnut trees.
Read a novel or just doze off after food on the hammocks.
Or you could spend time on farm activities according to the season.
Toward evening, go on a boat ride on the backwaters of River Annapurna.
The views are extraordinary all along the way.
The point where the sea meets the river has crystal clear blue waters interspersed with small islands.
These are resting grounds of seagulls who fly away as you near them, making for wonderful photo ops.
Want you try your hand at angling?
This is the place for it.
Still seek some more adventure? Parasailing, jet ski boat rides, and dolphin sighting can satiate you.
For a dash of history, you can visit the Vijaydurg Fort as well.
After a tiring day, it is time for some barbecue under a star-lit sky.
And remember, as seasons change there will be reasons to come back here.
This rural tourism itinerary is just a suggestive one and can be customized to suit any of your needs.
We don’t believe in fixed itineraries, but rather guided stays.
Write into us for costs.
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