Yearly Archives: 2016


Kaas Plateau Travel Guide 2

Kaas Plateau is Maharashtra’s very own Valley of flowers. Entire region is covered with tiny colorful wild flowers as far as your eyes can see. Post monsoon this unique plateau, spread across 1000 hectares, becomes home to nearly 1500 species of tiny plants of which around 600 are flowering plants. From the local Orchids of Maharashtra to the hard to find carnivore plants, you are in for a visual treat. Kaas is declared a bio-diversity heritage […]

Kas flowers violet

Velas Travel Guide 2

Velas, a remote village along the Konkan coast, was destined for obscurity, had it not been for the Olive Ridley turtles that hatch their eggs here. These turtles have put Velas on the international tourist map. Every year from February to March baby hatchlings emerge from the golden-black sand and start their journey towards the Arabian Sea. It is difficult to not fall in love with this secluded beach tucked away in a quiet corner of […]

Velas Turtle Festival

Konkan Roads and Highways – Everything you need to know 2

Konkan Coastline, a narrow strip of land that runs from the south of Mumbai all the way up to Goa, is peppered with picture-perfect beaches, colorful fishing villages, and ruined forts. Its beaches are perfect for lazing around on pristine clean sands and listening to the intermittent lull and fury of waves. Traveling to Konkan and exploring this laid-back part of the country is sheer bliss. However rail connections on this route are minimal, and there are […]

Diveagar Beach road

Harihareshwar Travel Guide 2

  Harihareshwar, a coastal town in Konkan Maharashtra is known not just for its beautiful beach, but also as a place of pilgrimage. It is situated at the mouth of River Savitri that divides the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Here the river flows and merges into the Arabian Sea. Harihareshwar is part of the three famous beach towns in Raigad district of Konkan Maharashtra – the other two being Diveagar and Shrivardhan. Harihareshwar attracts people […]

Harihareshwar beach Savitri river

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 […]