Saturday, December 25, 2010

A trip to Harnai, again.


As the phone alarm goes off, you wake up and the sound of rushing sea waves fall on your ears. You look out and holds the magnificent view in your eyes. The sun has risen and looks burning red, a flock of birds is sitting at a distance on the water which look like white dots floating in bunch. You smile and keep staring. It was a different morning for me and my friend who had travelled to Harnai the earlier night.

It was a long weekend, an opportunity which comes very rarely. We grabbed it and were now next to the seashore. Three days holiday, I had sighed the day we left. For a moment, while stepping out of the house, my lazy mind had somewhat kicked back, “3 days holiday…3 days of lazing around…doing nothing”. Our mind is so powerful, isn’t it? For many days I had the wish for a holiday and now when I am on it, this strange mind, for a moment slips and urges to stay back, just to lazy around. I am not sure if it happens with everyone.

Coming back to the Harnai, I had already visited this place earlier and had written in detail about the trip. This time too, our places of visit were somewhat similar. One addition was the Harihareshwar beach.

Harihareshwar is a serene and beautiful beach at about 124 km (2-2.5 hours) from Harnai. It is also called as Kashi of southern India. The main attraction of this place is the Shiv temple. The gaabhaaraa (veranda) is quite spacious and quiet. Most of the spiritual places are now over-popularized and hence over-crowded. But this temple is saved from that trouble. The place has an importance for spiritual rites after funeral. After the darshan, we got into the waters. The sea is just marvellous and any photography fan will go crazy to capture the turbulent water and the setting sun. I will be posting many of the pics on my photoblog.

The vast sea and it’s power makes us look tiny and insignificant as we stand before the huge water body. It has the potential to depress you, boldly pointing you as a tiny creature or it may bring the infiniteness that is dormant in you and may make you find the real you. For me it was just a state of awe I went in, looking at the beauty surrounding everywhere around me.

Finally this trip gave me the break I needed. At least my photoblog would be updated regularly, for some time….

P.S : After I wrote my first post of Harnai, many asked me about the address and telephone no. So here’s it, for those interested in visiting the place -

Ocean Palace
Namrata Chopade
Mukkam Post Harnai (Harnai baazarpeth),
Taluka Dapoli,
Zilla Ratnagiri.
Mobile : 9270169869


  1. good morning...:)
    I wonder pure excitement didn't wake u up

  2. Awesome pics, and glad that I'd be receiving visual delights for more days now.

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  3. Thanks for visiting and commenting

    Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. hey liked ur were nice...:)
    Happy New Year

  5. It looks beautiful. I really liked the pictures, and your description.

    If I get to go to India this year, then I might visit this place.

    Happy New Year Megha!! :-)

  6. Happy new year megha!!
    wishing u more trips like dat ;)
    god bless u!!

  7. Thanks Clouds, Mia, megharana :)
    Happy New to 2 all!!

  8. Really nice place to travel in konkan.


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