Vaibhavwadi

Vaibhavwadi is a taluka in Kankavli subdivision of Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was earlier a small market town by the name Vabhwe. In the early 1980s it was accorded the status of tehsil under the new district Sindhudurg. Located to the north-east of Kankavali, Vaibhavwadi is off National Highway 66 (Old National Highway 17) and is on the district's eastern border with Kolhapur District. Nandgaon is 22 km south. Vaibhavwadi Road Railway Station, managed by the Konkan Railways, serves the area.


A strong influence of Kolhapuri and Konkani civilizations is prevalent in the area. The prime attraction here is some ancient caves at Ainari Village amid dense forest and mountains. Dating back to the period of the Samrat Ashoka, these caves are noted for their magnificent carvings. Here in terms of tourism see Napne waterfall as well as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial is located at Vaibhavwadi. Here you can see Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial building along with Golden Pagoda, Dragon Pagoda and Panchshil Garden at Post Taluka Vaibhavwadi, dist Sindhudurg, Maharashtra State, India. Here is beautiful green village filled with beautiful nature named Sangulwadi & Kokisare.

The cuisine of the Vaibhavwadi is popularly known as Malvani cuisine. Coconut, rice and fish assume prime significance. Kombdi vade, a chicken savoury, is the most popular dish here. Others include ukadya tandulachi pej and sol kadhi and coconut milk. Mango is a major factor in the life of Sindhudurg. Varieties of Alphonso mangofrom Devgad are particularly popular. Other varieties of mango are Mankur , Pāyari  and Karel are also popular for their distinct taste. Malvani cuisine also has many vegetarian dishes, including garyache sandan, pickle of karmal, bimble, amba halad, karadichi bhakri, kanyacha sanja, appe, ghavan, dalimichi usual, and kaju usual.

How To Reach Vaibhavwadi:
By Road: Vaibhavwadi is easily accessible by road and railway. By road, Vaibhavwadi is 543 km away from Mumbai, and 112 km from Ratnagiri. When arriving from Mumbai or Goa, take National Highway NH-66 (Old NH 17) until Talere and then take a State Transport bus or rickshaw for an approximately 35 km ride to Vaibhavwadi.
By Rail: Vaibhavwadi station lies on the Konkan Railway. Nearly every train running on Konkan Railway has a stop at Vaibhavwadi Station.
By Air: Nearest Airport Dabholim in Goa.


Places to visit nearby:
1. Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Napne waterfall
3. Shivgad fort
4. Gagangad
5. Vyaghreshwar Waterfall
6. Aianari caves
7. Karul Ghat




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