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Malvan (Tarkali) to Ratnagiri

193 km (120 miles)

rain 23 °C
View India (Autorickshaw Rally) - 1 Aug to 15 Aug 08 on hilarywh's travel map.

Malvan – Facts
Pop 18,675
- Named after Pimpal, a peepal tree (Sacred fig), that stands in the heart of the town.
- The annual average rainfall of Malvan is 2275 mm. Humidity ranges from 69 to 98%.
- Common surnames are: Amberkar, Khot, Parab, Gawade, Chavan, Bagwe, Sarmalkar, Gaonkar, Kolambkar, Kubal, Sarang, Joshi, Rane, Kharade, Paradkar, Indulkar

Safety First
After a de-brief on the previous day’s events and a reminder of the rally’s objectives of promoting road safety, Knight Riderz don crash helmets and we agreed to drive in a more sensible fashion. We load up our vehicles, check the petrol situation and flag-off.

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In the small village of Kankavli we spend some time wandering the market stalls sampling samosas, fried chillies and other unnamed and unidentifiable roadside delicacies. After a fairly uneventful day we check into another coastal hotel, this time on the top of a cliff overlooking the town of Ratnagiri.

If you’ve read the ‘Glass Palace’ you will know that Ratnagiri is also where the last Burmese King was interned in 1886 under the British until his death in 1916.

Toilets available today: 0

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Posted by hilarywh 14:53 Archived in India

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