Pargad is a village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Belgaum, across the border in Karnataka at a distance of 61 km east. However, with the Arabian Sea coast so near, it is best to stay up at the resort town of Tarkarli at a distance of 106 km north-west.
Places to Stay
The best possible option to stay while in Tarkarli is the MTDC Resort (Tariff – Rs. 4,100 onwards). There are a wide variety of options with private homes letting out rooms on rest as well as affordable homestays (Tariff – Rs. 400). Some of the budget hotels you can consider are Siddhivinayak Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500), Soham Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 900), Tarkarli Niwas (Tariff - Rs. 500), Visava (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The very first site to visit is the beach known as the Tarkarli Beach, which makes the village and the area so famous in the region. On a clear, sunny day, one is vividly able to see the sea-bed up to a depth of 20 feet. The Karli backawaters adjacent to the Arabian is one of the most beautiful in the country. You can take a boat ride at any point of time during the day and feel the strong breeze from the sea and enjoy the adjoining lush and green vegetative forest cover on the banks. Devbagh Sangam is a picturesque village in the area which is worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airports is the Goa International Airport in Panjim at a distance of 139 km from the village.
The nearest major railway stations is the Belgaum Railway Station at a distance of 63 km from the village.
State transport buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) as well as a couple of private buses pass through or near the village en route other cities and towns. Buses from Belgaum are available for the area. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.