Friday, May 20, 2011

Travelogue Books: Bhatkanti Raigad Jillhyachi

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
23. “Shri Vireshwar” – Mahad
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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