Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bhatkanti Raigad Jilhyachi


BOOK REVIEW “Bhatkanti Raigad Jilhyachi”

Author: Pra. Ke. Ghanekar

Genre: Travel diary

Language: Marathi

Pages: 368

Cost: 300 /-

Publisher: Snehal Prakashan

First Published in India: 6 April 2007

“Bhatakanti Raigad Jilhyachi” is a book as name suggests is about travel directory of Raigad district in Maharashtra. As a travel junky I found this book very informative. Like all travel directories it has information of important places to visit, where to stay, where to eat, and historical background of a place, geographical importance, culture and daily life of the place. Out of the book I found following places in Raigad district must see places,

1. Fort of Alibag and Beautiful Beach.

2. Kanhoji Aangre Smarak – Chhatribag

3. Fort of Khanderi – where you can find stones who makes sound like metal.

4. Beautiful Beach of KIHIM

5. ‘PANBADEVI’ of Aawas

6. ‘Karmarkar Museum’ in Saswade

7. ‘Kanakeshwar Temple’ – Ashtagar

8. ‘Birla Ganesh Mandir’ – Salaw

9. ‘Shri Siddhivinayak Mandir’ - Nandgaon

10. ‘Shri Ballal Vinayak Mandir’ – Murud

11. Fort of Janjira

12. ‘Shri Datta Mandir’ – Murud

13. “Rupnarayan Temple” – DiveAagar

14. “Suvarnganesh Temple” – Diveaagar

15. ‘Laxminarayan Mandir’ and ‘Shri Jivaneshwar Mandir’ – Shriwardhan

16. Shri Harihareshwar

17. ‘Kashthshilp Sangrahalay’ – Kolad

18. ‘Mahaganapati’ – Uran-Chiraner

19. Karnala Abhayaranya

20. Matheran Hilstation

21. “Shri Varad Vinayak” – Mahad (one of the Ashtavinayak)

22. “Shri Ballaleshwar” – Pali (one of the Ashtavinayak)

23. “Shri Vireshwar” – Mahad

24. Raigad Fort

25. Jijabainche Smarak – Pachad

26. Shivtharghal

I found this book very interesting and informative, if I have to rate it I will give it 7 out of 10.

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