Places of Interest

RamlingPalsambe is also known for its unique cave temples known as Ramling Caves. These monolithic temples are believed to be built by Pandavas overnight. Along with a Ganesha statue at the entrance there are 12 shivalingas and it is a local belief that these represent the 12 Jyotirlingas.


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10 Kms from The Camp is Gaganbavda – A small Scenic village on the crest of Western Ghats which offers a picturesque view. This is a very good place for rock climbing and rappelling activities. It is also famous for Gagangiri Math established by Gagangiri Maharaj.


Morjaai

Morjai Pathar is a highland plateau near Gaganbavda which represents a very unique Sada Ecosystem and harbours an amazing biodiversity especially during the monsoons. This plateau too has a cave temple of the warrior goddess Morjai Devi. The area around Morjai Pathar is also known for the wildlife sightings such as the Indian Gaur, Sambar, Barking dear, Snakes and other reptiles, amphibians and occasionally leopards. On the way to the Morjai plateau there is a hydro electricity plant running on Dhamani Medium Scale Dam.


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Vesaraf is a small check dam (Pazar Talav) which is 4 kms from Palsambe. This place is good for bird watching and kayaking activities. There are chances of arranging sport fishing here with the consent of community owning the fishing rights.


Napane Waterfall

Napane waterfall is at a distance of 25 kms from Palsambe. This is the only all year round waterfall nearby. Napane is a small remote village in Vaibhavwadi tehsil. This fall has its origin at Nadhavde, 5kms upstream. At Nadhavade there is a water spring and the locals call it ‘umala’. After a journey of around 4-5kms, the river descends down resulting in a splendid waterfall. This waterfall is surrounded by lush green and has a scenic beauty. One can get an opportunity to study a variety of flora and fauna.


20141213_112236Vijaydurg, the oldest fort on the Sindhudurg coast, was constructed during the regime of Raja Bhoja II of the Shilahar dynasty (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria”, as it is situated close to the village of ” Girye “. Shivaji captured this fort from Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar year’s name was “Vijay” (Victory). According to legend, this is one of only two Maratha forts where Shivaji personally hoisted the saffron flag. The other fort is “Torana”. To relive this history The Camp organises a special guided tour.