Sunday, October 20, 2019
Maharashtra has been blessed with beautiful mountains, plains and coasts. These give us not just ample natural beauty to savor, but also endless variety of fruits and vegetables to appease our taste buds. Summer in the state is scorching hot, but luckily we’ve been gifted with juicy and refreshing fruits throughout summer, that act as natural coolant for our...
Among the gently swaying casuarina trees, we made our way to the beach early morning. Sun had just risen, illuminating the beautiful black sand and we gathered around the baby turtles’ shelter. One can hear waves crashing on the shore endlessly – the best sound in the world. A short while later, volunteers from Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) showed...
A long drive on Gujarat highway on a Sunday promises to be fun. As we got closer to Dahanu, we found ourselves surrounded by dense chikoo plantations. The north Konkan region is famous for chikoo production. If the peaceful car ride wasn't enough, I found myself staring at the beautiful Bordi beach. It is unlike any other beach I've...
My earliest memory of Panchgani is spending an afternoon at the Table Land with my batchmates during my tenth grade school trip. Though I've heard of Panchgani since I was a child and how it's got great weather throughout the year, on my recent visit I was taken aback by its old world charm. It has colonial style bungalows,...
Every person living in Mumbai/Pune swears by the timeless combination of Mahabaleshwar and bright red strawberries – almost all of us have had school picnics there as children, including me. While strolling in the windy hills of Mahabaleshwar, I felt I may as well address it as the strawberry garden of India. The sight of red and ripe strawberries in...
Maharashtra has remains of a celestial event - a crater of extraterrestrial origins. Ajanta and Ellora caves are most popular tourist destination in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, and are every history and architecture enthusiast's dream. A short distance from there is a crater lake in the small town of Lonar, Buldhana, which sits in world's largest basaltic impact crater. It...
When I was a child, my Mom told us stories about Warli art she saw in Jawhar. She told me about how her Government office is decorated in Warli art, and that the people of the tribe decorated those walls and corridors. That was my first brush with Warli tribe, indirectly of course. As I got older, I started reading...
If I say I spent a weekend in Maharashtra's flower land, most of us would think of Kaas plateau and wonder if it's worth a whole weekend. But what if I tell you its neighborhood has beautiful forts, a windmill farm, waterfalls, a palace like step well, a lotus lake, a boat ride in backwaters, and a quiet spot on top of...

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