Sawantwadi ( Sindhudurg )
A coastal strip of land, bound by the Sahyadri hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, it is Konkan, rich in mineral resources, and offers long stretches of clean, sandy beaches, overflowing lakes, dense forests, simple people, old temples, curvy roads, and bustling seaside towns. And amidst this all is Sawantwadi. This is a small and picturesque town in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, also known for its quintessential Konkani food. But there’s something more unique to the place and that’s in the form of the centuries-old traditional art of making wooden toys, Ganjifas (name given to an ancient card game), and more.