Sunday, April 4, 2010

Konkan Calling

Konkan Calling

If we feel that life getting unrealistically fast and furious, here is a good place away. A place so far away that it even makes one forget the meaning of fast life, targets, deadlines, appraisals and so many more words and phrases which take away the blissful happiness from mankind. A place which is so laid back that people yawn before giving you directions.

 Konkan is “Gods own country” in all senses. In terms of geography it has two natural boundaries, the Western Ghats on the east side and the Arabian Sea on the west side.  In terms of natural bounty the region has some of the most precious natural offerings like Beatle nuts, Coconuts, Kokum, Cashews, Sea food, the famous Alphonso or locally called “ hafuz” mangoes. In the early summers some trees are laden more with mangoes than the leaves. 

Konkan has Lavish, Pristine beauty. The beauty comes from It’s a thick green stretch, with number of untouched clean beaches coupled along with White sand, blue seas, green mountains, paddy fields, rivulets and Back waters. Apart from natures Marvels the Konkan region is also home to some of amazing forts built on sea shores and in the Sea. 

 The Anjanvel Light House

  Vijaydurg Fort

Vijaydurg Fort

I just love driving around in narrow yet conditioned roads in Konkan. There are countless sleepy little Konkani villages with thatch houses and lush green fields all the way till the horizon and every village having a Famous Ganpati Temple inside it. 

Most of the houses have typical Konkani ‘vaadi’, full of coconut trees in there back yards.  

If one is connoisseur of good food then Konkani food is not to be missed. The food is made with coconut grating forming the base of gravy with a good does of coriander powder. The Konkani food is Spicy, when I use word spicy I do not mean that food is hot and filled with Chilies. The word “Spicy” here means that one can actually gauge flavours of all the spices used in the gravy disticnly, yet making the gravy as smooth as Singing by Pandit Kumar Gandharv. 

1 comment:

vijay said...

I love konkan..
I went to tarkarli last month and it was awesome