Anandwan literally, Forest of happiness, located around 5 kilometers from Warora in Chandrapur district in state of Maharashtra India, is an ashram & community rehabilitation centre which was mainly started for leprosy patients and he disabled from downtrodden sections of society.It was founded in 1952 by noted social activist Baba Amte. The project is run by the organisation Maharogi Seva Samiti. Two of its other projects are Lok biradri prakalp & Somnath a village for cured leprosy patients. Baba Amte also shaped Anandwan as an environmentally aware community to practice energy utilization, waste recycling and minimizing use of natural resources that might otherwise lead to their depletion. Anandwan today has two hospitals, a college, an orphanage, a school for the blind, a school for the deaf and a technical wing. Dr. Vikas Amte Baba Amte’s elder son, is the chief functionary at Anandwan. He undertook various experiments in Anandwan regarding rehabilitation which have been mentioned in a book titled ‘Anandwan Prayogwan’.
Afternoon train from Mumbai to Wardha by Sewagram Express at 3 pm.
Get fresh at Sewagram Ashram – Mahatma Gandhi, Pawanar Ashram – Acharya Vinoba Bhave , Proceed to Anandvan. Stay at Anandvan. (BLD)
Visit Anandvan Prakalp, Proceed to Hemalkasa. Stay at Hemalkasa. (BLD)
Visit Hemalkasa Prakalp, Proceed to Somnath . Stay at Somnath. ( BLD)
Visit Somnath Prakalp, Proceed to Tadoba, Tadoba Safari,Proceed to Nagpur. Stay at Nagpur. ( BLD)
Tekadi Ganesh, Diksha Bhoomi, Ramtek, RSS Mukhyalaya. Night train from Nagpur to Mumbai.
( Duronto / Sewagram Exp 8 pm) (BLD)
Morning arrival at Mumbai CSTM.
Anandvan – Hemalkasa -Tadoba – Nagpur
( 6 Nights / 7 Days – 4 Nights stay)
|Tour Dates||Tour Name||Tour cost||Tour cost ( senior)|
|08th Jan – 14th Jan 2019||Anandvan – Hemalkasa Tour||Rs. 15,400/-||Rs. 14,400/-|
|31st Jan – 06th Feb 2019||Anandvan – Hemalkasa Tour||Rs. 15,400/-||Rs. 14,400/-|
|28th Mar – 03rd April 2019||Anandvan – Hemalkasa Tour||Rs. 15,400/-||Rs. 14,400/-|
|11th April – 17th April 2019||Anandvan – Hemalkasa Tour||Rs. 15,400/-||Rs. 14,400/-|
15 of us went for Anandwan, Hemalkassa, Somnath and Tadoba tour, from 8th to 14th Jan 19. The tour itinerary was very well planned and we all had a great time. Especially, the care and personal attention given by the tour manager Sudesh Tambe to one and all, was excellent. Also, the driver Mangesh was a very able assistant to Sudesh. We all feel that Sudesh is a big asset to Kokan Paryatan.
Enjoyed Anandwan visit with my friends. Tour planning and execution were good. Tour managers were co-operative and provided a good support till the end. Liked the dinner food pack provided in the return journey.
However, AC tempo traveller was not comfortable. Should have AC bus to see the nature while travelling.
It was a great day to visit Hemalkasa, Anandvan and Somnath. * Konkan Tourism * was organized from 8th January to 14th January when we understood that the tour was organized. We had a group of 15 people. All senior citizens along with us were co-passes. In 4 days, we visited places like Aminandavan, Hemalkasa, Tadoba and Somnath. During this visit Dr. Prakash interacted with Amte and his family. They took information about various activities. During this trip, we went to the Sevagram Ashram and Pavanar Ashram in the well-organized accommodation of food and lodging. We were aware that we have come away from the stressful life of Mumbai. There is no breakthrough in the world where there is no facility at Bapani. Their heritage is taken by their children, grandchildren, and this is also appreciated. It was not just a picnic for us but a different experience. So that it will always be remembered. And our special thanks to our tour manager * Sudesh Tambe * gave us enough information about the entire place. Since we were all senior citizens in our group, taking care of their personal attention was taking notice. He always helped all of us. He needs to take care of the carers. To be careful. And specially, he captured the sweet memories of our picnics and the missing moments in the camera. Our co-driver of our bus driver Mangesh also helped us all.
And special thanks to * Konkan Tourism * that he did very well in organizing this picnic. Come back to us without forgetting moments and memories …
* 3 Cheers of Kokan Paryatan *
It was a memorable trip with Kokan Paryatan & wonderful experience also.We had a group of 15 people together. They gave a warm hospitality and it was like knowing Kokan very closely. During this visit we had interacted with *Dr. Prakash Amte* & his family. We took information about various activities. Generally everyone care about the food when going on the trip but the food was very delicious and excellent wherever we went. The tour manager *Mr.Sudesh Tambe* gave us complete information at the places we visited and special thanks to him for a very wonderful trip….
*3 cheers to Kokan Paryatan…*!!!
I had a great experience. The tour was fantastic I enjoyed a lot and such enjoyment cannot be described in words. It was a senior citizen group tour of 15. Such a challenging job but thanks to you guys.. you made it look so easy and comfortable.. The leader of the tour Mr. Tambe was having good knowledged about the place, was humble and organised everything perfectly. Accommodation, food quality and other management were outstanding.. Driver Mangesh was also a nice guy.. It was one of the best tour I had.. I would like to thank Kokan Paryatan and other tourist for accompanying me and for making tour memorable…