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Sawantwadi Tourism

Sawantwadi is a scenic town situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra in the Sindhudurg district. It is located on the National Highway (NH17) that connects Mumbai and Goa.

It is popular stop for people commuting to Mumbai or Goa for refreshment and rest. It is closely built town where everything is situated near each other making it an ideal pitstop for tourists.

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Exploring traditional culture at Sawantwadi

Sawantwadi is a small picturesque town amidst the Sahyadri Hills and the Arabian Sea. Housed in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, it holds unique due to the centuries-old traditional art of making wooden toys, Ganjifas ( the name given to an ancient card game), and more. Some part of the town is now converted into a museum. It showcases lacquer artefacts, the Ganjifas, some stone images and also showcases a history of ancestors. The community of Sawantwadi specialises in the art of making toys out of wood. To buy wooden toys as well as other handicraft items including jewellery boxes, Ganjifa cards, popular exotic lacquer ware, hand-knit bags, purses, bamboo craft and earthen pottery, you can visit Chitarali.

Restaurants and Local Food in Sawantwadi

The local cuisine here is that of Malvani food known for it's spicy food of curries and fries.
Being close to the Konkan side and Goa, little of Konkani Cuisine as also seeped in, thus you can find konkani styled fishes and Kokum Juice which is refreshing juice to have during summers.

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Suggested Itinerary for Sawantwadi

Reach early morning to Sawantwadi, have a quick breakfast and head off to Sawantwadi Palace. You can explore the whole palace which showcases the regal lifestyle of the royalty of the 6th and 7th century. After that, you can go for boating in the Moti Talav nearby. It is a beautiful lake with an amazing view of the Palace. Later, you can visit the twin Manohar-Santoshgad forts which are separated by a narrow valley. When the sunset is due, you can head to the Narendra hills where you can enjoy with your loved ones against a beautifully scenic view. And finally, you can visit Chitarali where you can buy souvenirs. You can buy wooden toys, jewellery boxes, Ganjifa cards, exotic lacquerware, which Sawantwadi is well-known for.

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How to Reach Sawantwadi

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Sawantwadi has good connectivity with several cities of the country through airways, railways and roadways. Dabolim airport, Goa, is the nearest airport to Sawantwadi. The nearest railway station is Sawantwadi Road Railway Station, on Konkan Railway line. It is well connected with Mumbai, Pune, and Kolhapur through public and private buses.

How to reach Sawantwadi by flight

The nearest airport to Sawantwadi is Dabolim Airport in Goa, distanced at around 50 km. It has regular flights from major cities in India. From the airport, you'll able to hire taxis or take a bus to Sawantwadi bus stand.

How to reach Sawantwadi by road

It has direct road connectivity with cities in Maharashtra, Pune, Goa and also with Ahmedabad. Buses and Rickshaws are the popular ways to travel within the city.

How to reach Sawantwadi by train

Sawantwadi has its own railway station, Sawantwadi Railway Station on Konkan Railway. It has connectivity to all major cities in the country.

Local transport in Sawantwadi

Buses, taxis and rickshaws are readily available here. Being a popular pitstop for tourists, there are even share rickshaws and taxis available in Sawantwadi.

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Route Name Distance Time
Pune to Sawantwadi 374 km 6 hours 43 mins
Mumbai to Sawantwadi 518 km 8 hours 43 mins
Goa to Sawantwadi 99.1 km 2 hours 25 mins
Bangalore to Sawantwadi 605 km 9 hours 24 mins

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What is famous about Sawantwadi?

Sawantwadi is a beautiful hill station with lush green forests and beautiful valleys. It is also famous for its wooden handicrafts and toys.

What is not so good about Sawantwadi?

Having a tropical climate, it is very humid and hence, preparation must be done accordingly.

Who should visit Sawantwadi?

Sawantwadi is a place for people looking for a getaway from the hustle bustle of the city, who love nature and lush greenery.

What is the best time to visit Sawantwadi?

Winters and the early summers are the best time to visit this place as mid-summers can get excruciatingly hot and the roadways aren't always in the best condition during monsoons. Hence, an ideal time to be in Sawantwadi is between the months of September and March.
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What is the local food in Sawantwadi?

The local cuisine here is that of Malvani food known for it's spicy food of curries and fries.
Being close to the Konkan side and Goa, little of Konkani Cuisine as also seeped in, thus you can find konkani styled fishes and Kokum Juice which is refreshing juice to have during summers.

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What is the best way to reach Sawantwadi?

Sawantwadi has good connectivity with several cities of the country through airways, railways and roadways. Dabolim airport, Goa, is the nearest airport to Sawantwadi. The nearest railway station is Sawantwadi Road Railway Station, on Konkan Railway line. It is well connected with Mumbai, Pune, and Kolhapur through public and private buses.
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What are the places near Sawantwadi?

The top places near to Sawantwadi are Goa which is 45 km from Sawantwadi, Tarkarli which is located 39 km from Sawantwadi, Amboli which is located 19 km from Sawantwadi, Gokarna which is located 159 km from Sawantwadi, Chorla ghat which is located 42 km from Sawantwadi

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Devyani Chandra

4 years ago
- Though hotels are available even during peak seasons, it is best to enquire beforehand especially if you plan to stay for a few days.
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