In the concluding part of my trilogy on Nargol, I would like to cover the natural beauty of Nargol. Along with that I would also like to cover some points about Nargol that make it unique in its own way.
Before I begin I would like to acknowledge my father-in-law Mr. Sudhir Vaidya, who has kindly provided me with photographs for this post. All the photographs have been captured patiently and with attention to detail. I thank him for that. He also runs an extremely informative website called Spandane and I recommend the site highly.
Let me begin first with a summary of points that I believe make Nargol unique in its own way. This is my own personal opinion and they are listed in no particular order of preference:
- Nargol is just 145 – 180 kms from Mumbai (depending on where you are located in Mumbai). There are several trains that stop at the nearest rail junction (Sanjan). At most either by train or by car, the journey is a breeze and is about 2-3 hours.
- Nargol is a sleepy coastal village that is caught in a time warp. This I think is a good thing. Time passes slowly and allows you to reflect.
- Nature abounds in plenty. So if you are looking for that – you will not be disappointed.
- It has a beautiful beach (almost secluded) that has not been inhabited by vendors. As a result it is clean and is able to avoid all the ills that has happened to popular beaches when drinks, snacks, panwallahs and pani-puri wallahs take charge.
- There are no hotel/restaurants in Nargol. Yes you read that right. You either make your own food or order it from several homes at nominal rates.
- All forms of night life or fun/revelry are absent in this village. This is a positive point in my opinion and it makes sure that you come here for a rejuvenating break indeed and not to tire yourself with partying.
- The village has a lake that fills itself up during the rainy season.
- Its narrow winding lanes are perfect to walk amidst lush green surroundings for hours.
- The realty rates are reasonable too and what you see is what you get.
- Several interesting places like Daman, Silvassa, etc are about an hours drive away.
Nargol, I believe is an unknown destination for most folks but a trip to this place is recommended if you simply need a rejuvenating break or have run out of weekend options (especially since most of the others simply cater to mass entertainment appeal).
I leave you with a variety of photographs that illustrate the different areas of Nargol : Its beach (coastline), the lake, sunrise/sunset, the lush greenery and what not.
Hope to catch up with you one day in Nargol. And thanks for reading up this trilogy.