Dahanu darshan – mahalaxmi

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Dahanu darshan – gambhirgadh

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Dahanu darshan – gambhirgadh

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dahanu darshan – asheri gadh

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Dahanu darshan – saptashrungi – nikane

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Dahanu darshan – santoshi ashagadh

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विक्रमगडचा निसर्ग खुणावतो!

तुम्हाला स्वत:चा शोध घ्यायचाय. रोजच्या धावपळीतून मस्त वीकेण्ड एन्जॉय करायचाय. नाहीतर समस्त जुन्या मित्रमंडळींच

ा झकास ट्रेकिंगचा प्लॅन आहे. शहराच्या धकाधकीपासून दूर कुठेतरी रम्य ठिकाणी जायचं असेल, तर मग तुम्ही नक्की विक्रमगडचा रस्ता धरा, असा सल्ला दिलाय बिनधास्त’ शर्वरी जमेनिस हिने.

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ठाणे-जव्हार रस्त्यावर असलेला विक्रमगड हे माझं खास आवडतं ठिकाण. चित्रपटाच्या शूटिंगच्या निमित्ताने आम्ही कलाकार वेगवेगळ्या साइट, लोकेशन्स आणि शहरांमधे फिरत असतो. या ठिकाणांचं खास वेगळेपण, त्यांची वेगळी अशी ओळख, तिथे प्रसिद्ध असलेल्या वस्तू आणि पदार्थ यांचा शोध घेऊन हमखास त्यांना भेटी देणं ठरलेलंच. त्या त्या दिवसांपुरतं आम्ही तिथलं आयुष्य जगतो. पण शूटिंगमुळे हा नित्याचाच भाग झाला आहे. त्यामुळेच खास धमाल किंवा वेगळं काही अनुभवायचं असेल, मस्त फिरायचं असेल तर हटके अशा विक्रमगडला भेट द्यायलाच हवी.

ट्रेकिंगसाठी निघायचं म्हणजे खास आकर्षण असलेल्या रिव्हर क्रॉसिंग, जंगल सफारी, रॉक क्लायम्बिंग यांचाही आनंद इथे उपभोगता येतो. शिवाय इथली शांतता, निसर्गरम्य परिसर, नदीचे निर्मळ-स्वच्छ पाणी, शुद्ध हवा अगदी मन मोहून टाकणारी आहे. विक्रमगडावरील एका आदिवासी पाड्यावर दिवेकरांचं मस्त रिसॉर्ट आहे. खास ग्रामीण टच असलेल्या या रिसॉर्टवर धम्माल आणि मनमुराद जगण्याचा आनंद लुटता येतो. पण शांत आणि मोकळ्या वातावरणामुळे निसर्गाच्या अधिक जवळ गेल्याचं समाधान मिळतं. या रिसॉर्टवर राहण्याची उत्तम सोय तर आहेच शिवाय अस्सल ग्रामीण टच असलेलं रुचकर जेवणही उपलब्ध आहे. या मोकळ्या वातावरणात आपल्याला मस्त सपाटून भूक लागते आणि या अस्सल चवीच्या जेवणाने वेगळंच समाधान मिळतं. मुंबईपासून अगदी जवळ शिवाय निसर्गाच्या सान्निध्यात एक-दोन दिवस राहून पुन्हा ताजं तवानंही होऊ शकता येतं. मग कधी निघताय ‘भटकंती’साठी विक्रमगडला? इथला शांत परिसर अनुभवायला. स्वत:चा शोध घ्यायला?

शब्दांकन : विनय उपासनी


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A journey to Dahanu, a small sleepy coastal town on the shores of Arabian Sea will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in the arms of nature.

Discover Dahanu with ‘Tarpa Gholvad’!

Located between majestic hills and vast expanses of the Arabian Sea, Dahanu lies only on three hours journey from Mumbai, Surat and Nashik. Well connected by Western Railway and National Highway No.8, Dahanu also has good road networks with public transport facilities joining distant places as far as Pune, Thane, Kolhapur, Shirdi and many other cities in Maharashtra.



History :
The Dahanu FortDahanu’s historical significance can be traced back to around 1500 AD. Dahanu finds place in the trade map of the east, prepared by Sir Hamilton during the beginning of the 18th century. Dahanu has also been described in 1882 under the title of “Places of Interest in Thane,” as a fort and a seaport. “Dahanuka” also occurs in one of the Nashik cave inscriptions.



Geography :

Dahanu, also the headquarters of Dahanu Taluka of Thane District lies in the Northern Konkan region of Maharashtra state. The taluka can be divided into two regions; east, i.e. the junglepatti, which is the forest-clad hilly tribal interior and the west, the bandarpatti (the sea-coast).



View of Mahalaxmi mountain Culture :

Dahanu has a conglomeration of people from almost all walks of life. Dahanu also has many temples like the Mahalaksmi Temple, the Santoshi Mata Temple, the Sai-Baba Temple, the Hanuman Temple, etc. apart from Jain Temples and also has Mosques, Churches, a Gurudwara and a Fire-Temple. You will also find Warli places of worship. Dahanu, since ages has distinctly been identified with Warlis and Zoroastrians.

The Warlis : The Warlis, an indigenous tribe, is often referred as the ‘King of the Jungle’, because of their legendary identification with forest. Their houses are made using ‘karvi’ or ‘kasar’ grass walls covered with a paste of red mud and cow-dung. The floor is too made of mud and cow-dung mixture. To protect the earthen wall coat from heavy rains, the thatched roof is four way sloping. Most of the Warlis work as farm labours for their livelihood and cultivate paddy during monsoons. Government support and contribution of various NGOs have given a lift to the Warli’s standard of living and have created awareness about health and hygiene amongst them.

Warli ArtThe Warli Art has also gained world-wide reputation of late, with many local Warlis taking part in out-country exhibitions. Painted in white on a brown earthy surface with basic geometric figures viz. the square, the triangle and the circle, the Warli paintings depict their way of life, their rituals and customs.

A Zoroastrian youthThe Zoroastrians : Progressive in their attitude, the Zoroastrians (also known as Parsis), have played a key role in shaping Dahanu’s destiny. These Iranian refugees had spend almost 12 years of their most trying moments in the caves of Bahrot Hill, for protecting their sacred fire. They tilled the soil Dahanu and turned this town green with vegetable, fruit and flower gardens. Their culture and cuisine have added a unique Persian flavour to the land.



Economy :

The Chikoo fruit The social mosaic of Dahanu is dotted with agriculturists, artisans, potters, basket weavers, jewelry die-makers, salt manufacturers, balloon manufactures, toddy tappers and fisher folks.Sipping Coconut water

Dahanu is lined with fruit orchards and is distinctively famous for its Chikoo (Sapota/Sapodilla) fruit. Till date, the economy of Dahanu survives on its chikoo plantations. Chikoo finds its market all the way up to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and Pune with new areas being regularly tapped.

The Fishing boatsDahanu’s rich marine belt has vast wetlands. Fishing in these wetlands is an age-old occupation which sustains thousands of fishermen families. Yet another occupation which supports a sizable population of Dahanu is salt manufacturing in wet lands.

Dahanu forestsDahanu Taluka has one of the largest areas under forests in Thane district. Apart from firewood, this forest yields many a products like teak, ain, khair, hed, bibla, shisham, sawar, apta, kalamb, palas, karvi, bamboo, shikakai, mohuwa, bel, tad, chilhar, palm, charcoal, honey, gum etc. and has a recorded data of more than 100 varieties of trees & plants apart from shrubs, herbs, grass and medicinal plants as well as wild birds & wild animals.



Outdoors :

The Tandulwadi Fort For the sport enthusiasts, Dahanu could be a within reach ideal camping destination. Trekking and Venturing out into the surrounding mountains of Bahrot (1,760 ft), Mahalaxmi (1,540 ft), Gambhirgad (2,270 ft) and Asherigad (1,680 ft) could prove a paradise for trekkers. Though there is no professional trekker’s club here, it would not be difficult to find some one to accompany you, if you ask for!

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Thank you for visiting http://dahanudrashan.blogspot.com/ This is one of the premiere place that is totally dedicated to tourism near dahanu area. The vital motto of this blog is to provide a genuine information about the known and unknown places near the Dahanu (rural thane).

Here, we have covered many places that includes various temples, picnic spots, hill-stations and forts. Shortly, we will be providing the information about various picnic spots nearby. there might be some places left which are equally beautiful and worth to visit. This may include a particular temple or fort you have visited, a picnic spot you enjoyed or a hill station whose remembrance only gives you a marvelous feelings. You may like to share your experience with the world. Or you may like to provide the information about your private holiday resort. Here is a chance for you to add your dream place and share the experiences and moments where your feelings are associated.

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Sightseeing Highlights:

The only thing to do here is to visit the beach and enjoy the sea. The waves are calm and have no undercurrents. The beach is extremely broad during low tide and you can also go for long walks or play volleyball and football on the sands. Building sandcastles and collecting sea shells are another way of wiling away your time. 

Other Activities:

One can also visit Udwada, which is known as the ‘Mecca of the Zoroastrians? where there is a large, beautiful temple that houses their sacred fire. But only Parsis are allowed to enter here. Shopping specialty are the chikoos when in season.

Located in the Thane district, about 145 kms from Mumbai, is Dahanu. It is a quiet seaside town with a sprawling, uncluttered beach. The entire beach stretch is about 17 kms, lined with casuarinas trees. The Dahanu village is mainly a fishing community. The entire stretch also has fruit orchards and is famous for its chickoos. According to stories, this area was once a barren and isolated stretch, until the Iranis came here and inhabited it. Now it has many stately Parsi mansions and holiday homes. 

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Dahanu-Bordi Beach

Dahanu-Bordi Beach

Welcome to . . Bordi, Dist. Thane

If  there is a concentration of good beaches down the coast, there are also a few in the north towards Gujarat. Fringed with casuarinas, Bordi is a very safe beach where the water for half a kilometre does not rise above the waist. The entire stretch of 17 km from Dhanu to Bordi is scenic with a backdrop of orchards of various fruits, especially chikoos. 

Besides the MTDC resort, there are quite a few hotels near the beach and one can also get accommodation in spacious Parsee bungalows on the beach. An ideal place to unwind as there is nothing much by way of tourist attraction besides the sand and the sea.
 

  Getting there

By Road : By road, the distance is 145 km.
By Rail : Bordi is also a station on the Western Railway, while the major station is Dhanu 15 km from Bordi.
By Air : Mumbai

  Places to see near by

 Bassien Fort
 Kelva Beach
 Mumbai
 Vasai

डेस्टिनेशन किल्ले डहाणू

– श्रीपाद भोसले
ऊन्हाच्या झळा चुकवत फिरायला जायचं असेल, तर निसर्गरम्य डहाणूला भेट द्यायला हवी. उन्हाळ्यात फिरायला जायचं म्हणजे ऊन्हाच्या झळा आणि घामाच्या धारांपासून सुटका नसते. पण, तरीही फिरायला जायचं असेल, तर फार लांब जायला नको. ठाणे जिल्ह्याला लाभलेल्या विस्तीर्ण किनाऱ्यावरचा गारवा अनुभवता येईल. ठाण्यातलं, खाडी समुदाने वेढलेलं एक निसर्गरम्य ठिकाण म्हणजे डहाणू. ठाण्याच्या उत्तरेकडचा शेवटचा सागरी किल्ला म्हणजे किल्ले डहाणू. सागर किनाऱ्यावर डौलाने नांगर टाकून उभ्या असलेल्या होड्या आणि त्यावर फडकणारे लाल, पिवळे, हिरवे झेंडे… संपूर्ण किनारपट्टी, नारळी-पोफळीच्या झाडांनी व्यापली आहे. डहाणू किल्ल्याकडे जाण्यासाठी पश्चिम रेल्वेच्या डहाणू रेल्वे स्थानकावर उतरायचं. गुजरातच्या दिशेने जाणाऱ्या मेल किंवा शटल एक्स्प्रेसही इथे थांबतात. डहाणू हे तालुक्यातलं प्रमुख ठिकाण असल्याने बससेवाही मोठ्या प्रमाणात उपलब्ध आहे. डहाणू गावात गेलं की डाव्या हाताला प्रशस्त डांबरी सडक गेलेली दिसते. या चौकातच वडाच्या झाडाच्या डाव्या बाजूने डांबरी सडकेने चालत गेलं, की वीस मिनटांत किल्ला गाठता येतो. गड प्रवेशद्वारावर पोहोचताच थोडा अचंबा वाटतो. कारण आजही इथे पोलिस तैनात असलेले दिसतात. इसवी सन १००च्या सुमारास नाशिक इथे कोरलेल्या सहस्त्ररश्मी गुंफेमधे नहापन राजाचा जावई उहापन याने कोरलेल्या शिलालेखात डहाणू किल्ल्याचा उल्लेख आढळतो. सध्या गडावर तहसीलदार कार्यालय आणि पोलिस कोठडी आहे. प्रवेशद्वारावरच एक तोफ आपलं स्वागत करते. गडप्रवेश केल्यावर डाव्या हाताच्या पायऱ्या गडाच्या ध्वजस्तंभाकडे जातात. इथून आसपासचा बराच परिसर न्याहाळता येतो. वडाच्या झाडांनी तटबंदीला मोठ्या प्रमाणात भेगा पडल्या आहेत. पायऱ्यांच्या बाजूने एक वाट खाली गेलेली दिसते, ते आहे गडाचं दुसरं प्रवेशद्वार. ही वाट थेट वस्तीत जात असल्याने या प्रवेशद्वाराला कुलुप लावण्यात आलं आहे. गडाची बरीच पडझड झाली असली तरी इथल्या देवीची पूजा मात्र रोज होते. गडावर छोटेखानी विहीर आहे. तिचं पाणी आजही वापरण्यायोग्य आहे. गडावर सतराव्या शतकाच्या सुमारास लोखंडाच्या आणि पंचधातूच्या तोफा असल्याचा उल्लेख आहे. गडावर काही पोर्तुगीज सैन्य आणि इसाई कुटुंबं राहत होती. गुजरातच्या राजासह इसवी सन १५३३ मधे झालेल्या तहात पोर्तुगिजांनी व्यापारासाठी डहाणू बंदर ताब्यात घेतलं, तर राजषीर् रामोजी शिंदे यांनी ११ जानेवारी १७३९ रोजी डहाणू शिताफीने जिंकला. पुढे काही काळ हा किल्ला इंग्रज आणि पुन्हा मराठ्यांकडे आला. अखेर १८८८ मधे या किल्ल्याचं पोलिस कचेरीत रुपांतर झालं. ठाणे जिल्ह्यात अशा अनेक ऐतिहासिक वास्तू सागर किनाऱ्यावर गिर्यारोहकांसोबत पर्यटकांचीही वाट पाहत आहेत.

Outdoors : in dahanu

Outdoors :For the sport enthusiasts, Dahanu could be a within reach ideal camping destination. Trekking and Venturing out into the surrounding mountains of Bahrot (1,760 ft), Mahalaxmi (1,540 ft), Gambhirgad (2,270 ft) and Asherigad (1,680 ft) could prove a paradise for trekkers. Though there is no professional trekker’s club here, it would not be difficult to find some one to accompany you, if you ask for!

Dahanu Bordi

Dahanu BordiDahanu, a quite seaside town with a sprawling, uncluttered beach, is situated in Thane district. The Dahanu-Bordi stretch is 17 kms. This once-barren land thrived under Irani settlers, an earthy people. Dahanu is lined with fruit orchards and is famous for its chickoos. Accessible from Dahanu is Udwada – the ‘Mecca of the Zoroastrians’ – with a large, beautiful temple which houses their sacred fire. An amazing fact, but true : this fire has been kept alive for almost a thousand years. Getting there : Dahanu Road is the nearest railhead, which is just 2 ½ hours from Mumbai. By road Mumbai is 145 kms. away.

dahanu……

A journey to Dahanu, a small sleepy coastal town on the shores of Arabian Sea will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in the arms of nature.History :Dahanu’s historical significance can be traced back to around 1500 AD. Dahanu finds place in the trade map of the east, prepared by Sir Hamilton during the beginning of the 18th century. Dahanu has also been described in 1882 under the title of “Places of Interest in Thane,” as a fort and a seaport. “Dahanuka” also occurs in one of the Nashik cave inscriptions.Geography :Dahanu, also the headquarters of Dahanu Taluka of Thane District lies in the Northern Konkan region of Maharashtra state. The taluka can be divided into two regions; east, i.e. the junglepatti, which is the forest-clad hilly tribal interior and the west, the bandarpatti (the sea-coast).