Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Prepare a short tourist leaflet for a place of historical importance in Maharashtra.

Mention the following in the leaflet:

(i)                  How to get there  (ii) Where to stay  (iii) What to see  (iv) Special features of the place.

Shivgad: Fort on the Coast of Maharashtra

(i)                  How to get there:
By road:
(a)    The journey from Mumbai to Shivgad take 5 hours (210 km). regular MSRTC buses run between Shivgad and Mumbai.
(b)   Private buses and taxis, too, ply regularly.

(ii)                Where to stay: You can stay at one of the MTDC hotels or private hotels. Tariffs range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 450 per day for single room occupancy (Double bed with attached bath facility).

(iii)               What to see:

(a)    Shivgad: A fort built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj; partly in ruins, it still retains its grandeur. Sound and light (son et lumiere) show held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.
(b)   Sinhagad: Ruins of Shinagad, a minor fort.
(c)    Kali Temple: An ancient temple which dates back to antiquity.
(d)   Beaches: Shivgad is full of clean, delightful stretches of beaches with facilities for boating and swimming.

(iv)              Special features of the place: Ganesh chaturthi is celebrated on a grand scale. Winter- the best season for tourists. Fish and rice preparations are the speciality of the region.