Monthly Archives: September 2016


In-Photos: Drive on the Konkan Coastal Road from Diveagar to Harihareshwar and beyond 3

I love the vast expansive shots in James Bond movies, where the action is set on coastal roads in foreign locales. Never did I imagine that India too has a similar coastal road. The roads in Konkan, may not be as smooth as the ones shown in Hollywood, but the views here are indeed as spectacular as ones you see abroad. The coastal road in Konkan falls on the Maharashtra SH-4. We only covered the […]


Diveagar Travel Guide 1

Diveagar, a tiny village, is part of a cluster of three beach towns in the Raigad district of Konkan – the other two are Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. It has one of the best stretches of pristine clean beach with silvery sand. Its proximity to both Pune and Mumbai makes it a perfect weekend gateway for the city dwellers. The extensive natural beauty and greenery of the Konkan are on full display here, as the village is […]

Diveagar beach

Tamhini Ghat – A Travel Guide

Tamhini Ghat, on the outskirts of Pune, is a delightful getaway and a must-visit place during the monsoon. We visited the ghat on our way to Konkan Maharashtra during the mid-September monsoon rains. The 25 Km stretch that cuts the Sahayadris range passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and thick fog. The mystic views along the way will force you to stop and enjoy the beauty of the Sahayadris at every corner. Reaching Tamhini Ghat: From […]

Tamhini Ghat Clouds monsoon

First Himalayan Trek – 7 Tips to help you make the perfect choice

The sheer natural beauty of the Himalayas attracts people from far and wide. Trekking and hiking amidst this majestic mountain range are the best way to experience the enigma of the Himalayas. The vast expanse of land that is covered by the Himalayas gives us an opportunity to access the beautiful vistas through different routes and locations. This, however, leads to a problem of choice. Fear not, the below tips will help you choose your […]

Mt. Everest Himalayas

Ganesh Visarjan – 9 Must-Visit Beach and River Fronts in Western India

Anant Chaturdashi, marks the last and the biggest day of Ganesh Visarjan. On this day we respectfully ask the transitory embodiment of Lord Ganesh to depart and immerse the inert Ganesh idol in water. Thousands across the country celebrate the Visarjan on the beaches and banks of water bodies across the country with great pomp and flair. You too can join in the fun at some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Girgaum Chowpatty […]

Ganesh Visarjan Chennai

Lonavala to Bhimashankar [Lo-Bhi]- An Endurance trek

Walking along a stone path laid a thousand years ago, I wondered about the commerce, the warfare and cultural exchanges that may have happened on the roads that I tread. Lonavala to Bhimashankar ( Lo-Bhi ), a trek along the ancient trade route, is a gem of a range trek in Sahayadris that forced me to ponder over the history of this region beyond the exploits of Marathas, Mughals, and the Britishers. It is a […]


In search of Ukadiche Modak in Pune 2

Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival celebrated almost everywhere in Western India is also a time to indulge your sweet tooth. To welcome Lord Ganesh we prepare laddoos, modaks, puran polis, kheer and other delicacies. The most famous of them all is Ukadiche Modak – A sweet rice flour dumpling filled with saran which is a coconut and jaggery filling and served hot with a generous serving of Ghee. A perfectly made modak demands a mix of […]

Ukadice modak Ganesh Chaturthi

Pangong Lake – 5 Things sure to tickle your funny bone!

Pangong Tso Lake is Ladakh’s top tourist destinations. Every year thousands come here to witness its pristine natural beauty. The lake, at an altitude of 14500 ft., is 140 Kms away from Leh. One needs to cross the Chang la Pass located at 17590 ft to reach it. If you think altitude sickness will put a damper on your trip, then fear not. The below 5 things are sure to put a smile on your face. […]


Gir Jungle Safari Permit – Everything you need to know

Gir Forest and National Park is the last refuge of the Asiatic Wild Lions. The wildlife conservation efforts at Gir, have borne fruit. Today, as per the 2015 lion census report, there are 523 lions in the wild. In addition, the forest hosts a variety of flora and fauna. If you are planning a DIY Trip, then the below tips will help in booking the Gir Jungle safari permit to give you the best wildlife experience: […]

Lazy Lion Gir