We had heard a lot about Malvan the nearby get away to Mumbai and Pune, so thought of visiting Malvan in December. As the schools were closed because of Christmas vacations and we were in a mood to utilize the yearly leaves that were going to lapse if not taken before the end of the year. A week long stay at Malvan was planned by us and we reached Malvan on 23rd of December.
As we were visiting Malvan for the first time we contacted the local travel office for a medium budget hotel at a prime location. The agency suggested us that Hotel Sagar Kinara will be matching our requirements. We checked in on 23rd December and decided to take some rest before venturing out. After taking little rest in the hotel we visited the seashore close to the hotel. Our kids were busy making castles of sand and we enjoyed the warm surroundings of the beach. While chatting with the locals on the beach we gathered from them that Malvan had a great tourist potential and they had many water activities in Malvan which were quite unique. We visited Sindhudurg fort, the prime attraction of the place, which portrayed ideas about the great architecture or fort building techniques of that time.
Next day we visited Devgad, the popular place for the Alphonso mangoes and also the Devgad fort. We celebrated our Christmas Eve in the hotels amidst other tourists. We also visited nearby places like Kunkeshwar temple, caves and Devgad fort. We also celebrated our New Years Eve at the hotel which was beautifully decorated with some fantastic Malvani food treat. After a weeks celebrations finally we returned to Mumbai with sweet memories of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at Malvan.