Dajipur

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Dajipur is a small village in Western Maharashtra, India.

Understand[edit]

Dajipur is known for the nearby Bison Wildlife Sanctuary and the Gagangiri Maharaj in Gagan Bawda.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The nearest rail head is Kankavli on the Konkan railways.

Kolhapur is the nearest railhead if travelling from Pune.

By car[edit]

If travelling from Mumbai (which is about 490 km away from Dajipur), you need to take the NH17 and from Kankavli you need to take a deviation top reach Dajipur via Phonda ghats.

If travelling from Pune, you need to take the deviation from Kolhapur towards Radhanagri and reach Dajipur via the road connecting to NH17. Radhanagari is 40 km away from Dajipur.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bison National Park — This wildlife sanctuary is home to bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and many more spectacular wild animals and birds. Surrounded by rugged mountains and dense forests, this secluded little place is completely cut-off from any kind of urbanization.
  • Math of Swami Gagangiri Maharaj — Gagangiri Maharaj is a great yogi. With unique capacities, vision and synthesis; Gagangiri Maharaj, and the math is renowned as a spiritual destination for domestic and foreign travelers. The Math is located in the midst of dense forests and thick green vegetation near Dajipur.
  • Radhanagari Dam — Radhanagari Dam and the reservoir offer some very beautiful sights about 100mts above the sea level. Radhanagari Dam, constructed by Shahu Maharaj is constructed across Bhogawati River. This century old dam is used mainly for irrigation and power generation. The dam is 1037 m long, covering 11000 hectares of wooded hills surrounding it. There is a hydroelectric project with an installed capacity of 10 MW.
  • Phonda Ghats — At about 1200mts above sea level these ghats offer some sweeping images of the valleys. During monsoons the glistening shades of green offer a majestic view of the Konkan.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Safari to the wild life sanctuary — 21 km into the thick forest takes you to the heart of the sanctuary where sighting of the bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and the barking deer is quite common.
  • Walk through the Ghats — The walk through the ghats is quite an exciting option with beautiful views of the valley and sparkling waterfalls and streams.
  • Shivgad Fort — Enter Dajipur Sanctuary. From the Sanctuary, walk towards Gagangiri Maharaj Ashram. Behind the Ashram, a route towards top of the Fort can be seen. An easy walk will lead you to the top of fort. One can see Ruined Bastion, fortification on top of the fort. Please take local guide with you if you want to visit this fort.

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The jungle resort of Dajipur is a youth hostel run by the Maharashtra government which provide some very basic accomodation (certainly not a very good place to stay, though). The only good thing about this resort is the food provided.

Dajipur is one of the best campsites in Maharashtra.

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

  • Goa is less than 150 km from here.
  • Guhagar or Sindhudurg & Vengurla are other beaches that you could visit less than 100 km from here.
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