They sat together sipping tea, the gorgeous morning sun casting a halo around them in the background. It was a picture perfect moment and although it warmed my heart to see them like that, I felt a slight tinge of regret for not being in a position to experience it myself. Mom and Dad looked radiant together!
I travelled with them across the length and breadth of our country but never before had I felt the need to be in the company of ‘someone special’ like I did when we visited Ganpatipule. Enjoying playing in beach waters of Goa or Puri and was one thing, this surreal beach brought out the romantic in me who wished to hold someone’s hand and just take in its beauty.
Located in the Ratnagiri district in Konkan region, the small town of Ganpatipule is famous for its pristine beaches and a Swayambhu (self-created) 400 year old Ganpati temple. With the intent of commercializing it, spots like Prachin Konkan (tableaus depicting the history and life of ancient Konkan), water sports, forts etc are being developed here for a better tourist experience.
Getting back to my story, after I got married this place beckoned me yet again to live out that special moment with my man. When we planned the trip I convinced my parents to accompany and watch A Jr for us while we had some alone time ourselves. We opted to stay at the MTDC resort, primarily because it is on the beach and close to the temple.
Instead of exploring nearby tourist attractions (which aren’t many) we chose to roam around the local market and bought Konkan special food items like Aam papdi, Kokam syrup, etc. There weren’t any water sports since it was monsoon season. Prachin Konkan was interesting and A Jr loved it. Also, a memorable thing was that we saw India win the World Cup there!
The resort had decent food and passable room-service. There was also a Panchkarma centre which I didn’t get time to check out.
With A by my side, the relaxed weekend seemed heavenly. Knowing my nostalgia, he wondered if the smile on my face was because of him or for a dream realised. I walked hand-in-hand with him on the beach far ahead till everyone else looked like tiny ants. We never spoke a word, didn’t need to. Intimacy can be delightfully quiet.
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