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Aaravali Hot Water springs in Aaravali near NH66 aka NH17 in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aaravali Hot Water Springs are located in village called Aaravali in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. They can be easily accessed by the Mumbai Goa Highway (NH17). By train the Aaravali railway station is the closest stop.
Aaravali Hot Water springs signboard in NH17 aka NH66

We left from Khed to travel to Malvan the next day, we had halted for the night at a hotel near the Khed ST bus stand. We were traveling via the Mumbai Goa Highway. As the journey was long and as I was not driving, I decided to take a short nap. Manohar spotted a signboard, stating Aaravali Hot Water Springs. Now this was not on our itinerary, I immediately started my research on the internet, to gather more information and to see the photos of these hot water springs.
Aaravali Hot Water springs from NH17 aka NH66

Not much information was available on the internet, so I decided to ask some locals about the whereabouts about this place, so that we could visit them. The locals informed us that they are just 5 minutes away. By the way Aaravali Hot Water Springs are around 64 KM away from Khed.
Aaravali Hot Water springs

The springs can be seen from NH17. We walked down to visit them after parking the car on the side.
Inscription on stone near Aaravali Hot Water springs

There are just two spring pools here, the one enclosed is for the women and the other for the men. Dipping our legs in the hot waters was relaxing but the sun was draining us out.  Next to the pool are two stones with inscription in Marathi/ Sanskrit. I was not able to understand what it was written on them. 

Food and water is easily available here. 
We then headed over NH17 aka NH66. Tural Hot water spring was the next pitstop.


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