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Konkan is the coastal division of Maharashtra, India. It stretches north-south from the city of Mumbai (Bombay) in the north, to Goa which borders the southern tip of Konkan.

Districts[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • 1 Mumbai (Bombay) — The capital of Konkan and the financial capital of India
  • 5 Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) — planned city of Maharashtra
  • 8 Thane — part of the historical Mumbai–Thane rail network

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

In reality, the entire stretch from Thane to Mangalore forms the historical Konkan region, with some definitions including the entire western coast of India, from Gujarat to Kerala in it. But the official name of Konkan has been assigned only to the Coastal Maharashtra. It is an approximately 40-km-wide strip of land between the Arabian Sea and Deccan Plateau.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is the fast-developing conurbation in the Konkan region, and has its own authority. It consists of Mumbai, Dombivli, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Raigad and Thane.

Talk[edit]

Marathi and Konkani are the main languages of the Konkan region. While English is not well understood outside the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Hindi is well understood by most people.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM IATA) is the only commercial airport in the Konkan region. Another commercial airport is under construction in Navi Mumbai, which will be open in 2023 at the latest.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

Konkan Railway operates through this region.

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Eat[edit]

  • Fruits from April to May end you must have the king of fruits, Hapus (or "Alphonso") mango, especially from Ratnagari District. You can also try on Fanas (jackfruit), Karvanda (blue berries), Jambhul, Kokam, cashew fruit/nut
  • Tender coconut.
  • San-za-na, jackfruit idli with coconut or cow milk
  • Fanas Bhaji, jackfruit curry
  • Amti Bhat, rice and yellow dal curry
  • Koyada, half ripe mango curry
  • Vatli dal, raw mango dal
  • Sol kadhi kokam curry
  • Kadva wal usal beans curry
  • Bangdyache human mackerel coconut curry

Veg specialities in Konkan region:

  • Chulivarchya Bhakrya - Cake of native grains made on chulha
  • Fanas Bhaji - Spicy jackfruit curry
  • Amti Bhat - rice and yellow dal curry
  • Koyada - half ripe mango sweet sour curry
  • San-za-na- jackfruit sweet dish with coconut or cow milk
  • Kelphoolachi Bhaji - a Konkan favourite made of banana flowers
  • Vatli dal - side dish made up with raw mango dal
  • Sol kadhi - kokam curry
  • The modak, considered to be the favourite steamed delight of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha.

Non-veg specialities in Konkan Region:

  • Kurkuron Bombeel - crisply fried Mumbai duck
  • Tisrya-che Kalvan - clams in thick spicy masala
  • Bangadyachi Chatni - spicy dry dish made of tasty fish
  • Vade - Sagoti - meat dish with fried cake of mixed grains

Drink[edit]

  • Kokam Sarbat, cool kokam juice
  • Amba Panha, raw mango drink
  • Tender coconut water
  • Maadi-fresh palm sap
  • Sol-Kadhi, typical Konkani drink made by Kokam
  • Avala Sarbat, typical Konkani drink made by Avala
  • Karvand Sarbat, typical Konkani drink made by Karvand

Stay safe[edit]

Like most parts of Western India, Konkan has a low crime-rate. However, pickpockets are known to operate in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Keep your money, passport and credit card safely in your wallet.

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