Matheran Nostalgia

It is that time of year again, when the love-struck couples make a beeline to Matheran, the cozy and tiniest hill station in India. Located in Western Ghats of Raigad district in Maharashtra, Matheran, a quaint little town, the name of which literally means “forest on forehead of the mountain”,  is Asia’s only automobile free…

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Romancing The Rain: A Trek To Bhimashankar

I have never been keen on getting wet in the rain...so much so that when a few years ago, darling husband had very romantically suggested a motorbike ride to Lonavala in thick of monsoon I had, with an equal ardour, convinced him to cozy up at home instead of getting wet and cold in the rain! But a few…

A Rainy Day Drive at Tamhini Ghat

A light drizzle that continued from late morning till early evening brought the pre monsoons in Pune. "Ata bagha Tamhini Ghata che thaat"(Now see the beauty of Tamhini Ghat) announced the Marathi newspaper soon after the pre-monsoon showers came thundering down on the parched soil and justified our on the spur decision of driving along Tamhini Ghat.…

Lord Ganesha’s visarjan (departure)

For ten days since Ganesh Chaturthi which is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada (August-September), starting on the fourth day of the waxing moon period, the atmosphere reverberates with songs and prayers in praise of Lord Ganesh. This is particularly a major festival for the state of Maharashtra. Lord Ganesha idols are installed in homes and…

Ajanta Caves

Weekends bring along a wish to escape from the routine day's boredom. And having developed a liking towards long drives, I start getting all fidgety as the weekend nears.....I just have to go ......!! At the time we were posted in Pune and on one of our such weekend getaways we visited Ajanta Caves, a…