This My Vllage | |Kurang is a small village of the Ratnagiri district in state of Maharashtra (India), which is a coastal district on the Arabian Sea. The landmass on the western part of Maharashtra along the Arabian Sea, sandwiched between the sea and a mountain range named Sahyadri, is known as Konkan. Kurang is situated at the foothills of Sahyadri mountains. A seasonal river named 'Naveri' runs through the hilly landscape.
Sahyadri through thick vegetation
With its evergreen vegetation and hilly landscape, it is pristine in the months of monsoon and after. Kurang has a small population because the majority of the people there have migrated to Mumbai, an industrial town. However, their attachment to their native place brings them back every summer and during the Ganapati festivals.
Public transport to Kurang is from Lanja, a tehsil town and from Rajapur, another tehsil in the vicinity. Six State Transport (ST) of Maharashtra buses ply during the day. One can avail auto rickshaws and other private vehicles like the jeeps for the purpose. Kolhapur city is just about 60 kilometers and can be approached by Anuskura Ghat section which lies in another village in the vicinity. Ratnagiri city is about 70 kilometers from the village and a regular State Transport bus ply between the village and city. Kurang is surrounded by Zarye, Parule of Rajapur Taluka and Kondge, Hardkhale of Lanja Taluka, on the east side Sahyadri ranges separate it from Kolhapur district.
Drive way from Mumbai is on National Highway 17 (NH17) till Lanja town and a left turn from Watul village takes you on state highway towards Kurang. Vilavade is the nearest railway station on Konkan Railway router, from where one has to take a private vehicle for another 19km journey towards Kurang.
Agriculture and related businesses are prominent with the residents. Horticulture is catching up. This region can grow good quality Alphanso Mangos and cashew nuts. Good quality teakwood is also...