Blogs from Maharashtra, India, Asia


Asia » India » Maharashtra November 3rd 2023

3 KASIM 2024 CUMA Sabah saat 6:00 gibi,Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ( çatapat gibi )Mumbai, hava alanına indik .. Gümrük ve polis aşıldı … Bir sigara tüttürelim dedik .Otoparkın ikinci katını adres gösterdiler .. Bu fasıldan sonra, alelacele otobüsümüze yerleştik ..gurubumuz 18 kişi… erkek kişi adedi 3 …çok azınlıktayız…esamemiz bile okunmaz … Otobüs te mihmandar aldı sazı eline… ben de geri kalmayayım ve burası için biraz bilgi vereyim… Bir kere şehrin adı 1995’e kadar “Bombay” bilahare “Mumbai” oluyor … Hindistan’ın Maharaştra eyaletinin başkenti ve 23 milyon nüfusla Dünya’nın en kalabalık 3 cü yerleşim yeri oluyor.. Rehber, Hindistan nufusunun 1.4 milyar olduğunu ve Çin i solladıklarını gururla anlattı… Aynı zamanda Dünya’nın en büyük Demokrasisi olduklarını iddia ediyorlar . Dua ets... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag June 26th 2023

Konkan - January - 2023 1: Alibaug/Nagaon, Janjira, Harihareshwar Konkan is not very common on the bucket list of most of the tourists especially those who are from outside Maharashtra. Konkan is the coastal region of Maharashtra, between Sahyadri ranges on one side and Arabian sea on the other, extending south of Mumbai up to Goa. Mythology says that Konkan is the land reclaimed from the sea by Lord Parshuram as he had donated everything that he had and had nowhere to go. Some say that Kerala is the land of Parshuram. Whatever, there are a lot of similarities between the ‘Konkan’ - ie between Mumbai and Goa, and Kerala - terrain wise. Idea of going to Konkan occurred to me after watching ‘Konkan tour’ by Harish Bali (a You-Tuber). Of course we did not do ... read more
02-Nagaon beach-20230117
03-Nagaon beach-20230117
04--Nagaon beach-20230117

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Pune May 17th 2023

Pune – December – 2022 Although the title of this blog is “Pune”, there is very little about Pune and more about a few places around Pune that we visited in December of 2022. I had visited most of the local places of interest when I was here last in late 1980s. This time we had stayed in Kharadi, a southern suburb of Pune. In thirty years since my last visit, Pune has grown – or rather – overgrown tremendously. And with that all the vices of a big metro growing without proper infrastructure or planning. In Pune, I would suggest you not to leave your house unless it is absolutely necessary. You will spend more time on road – or rather – at traffic junctions and in traffic jams, than at your destination. We had ... read more
02-Aga Khan Palace-Pune-20221214 (2)
03-Aga Khan Palace-Pune-20221214
04-Kasturba Samadhi-Aga Khan Palace-Pune-20221214

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Dapoli September 19th 2021

After 18 months of no vacation and stuck at home in Pune, India, we (make that as I !) really wanted to travel. Perhaps it was revenge travel but I was hell bent on going to nearby beaches, even though the weather was not perfect and neither the roads. Had booked a simple home stay in Dapoli for a July trip but due to incessant rains this year, had to put that on hold. When the weather opened up a bit in September, made concrete plans. It helped the the kid's school also gave a long weekend for Ganesh Chaturthi. The weather again became bad and the forecast on the planned days was all wet and rainy days. But we didn't want to postpone and went ahead. We took the Mulshi-Tamini Ghat route after weighing other ... read more
Misty Madness !
Trekking for petrol...
The village that came together ?

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Lonavala September 25th 2020

Camping is a wish of every nature lover. For this Pawna lake Camping is one of the best camping in pawna. Stay in Tent next to the lake. Enjoy the view of water which are spread in front of eyesight. Share your memories with your friends and family in open sky in the presence of lightning star & moon. Forget all tension and dance near lake Pawna river. Enjoy the water mirroring in open sky and big hill. If you are looking for this then PAWANAI CAMPING is best place for lake side Camping. Pawna lake Camping gives you opportunity to live a experience of real camping. Then leave all your work back and take leave from your busy life schedule and live in a experience of lake side Camping. Hale a deep breath of clean ... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Ahmednagar January 26th 2020

Kalsubai..the highest mountain trek of Maharashtra. For me and my friends the new year started with an opportunity of scaling the mountain on a night trek. 2019 taught us to explore the adventures of trekking and with the same excitement win 2020 we decided to venture out on a night trek with India Trails and Trek, a well-known trekkers group. We were a group of 6 including me and my sister in law Swati. Registration for the trek was a smooth affair managed by our friend Arun. Trek was scheduled on the intervening night of 11th Jan and 12th Jan. Excitement was all in the air starting with preparing a to do list. A well fitting pair of shoes, water and head torch topped the list followed with extra pair of clothes, energy bars and other ... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai December 28th 2019

Today is our last in Mumbai and we have decided to visit Elephanta Island. The rock-cut temples on Gharapuri, better known as Elephanta Island, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created between AD 450 and 750, the labyrinth of cave temples represent some of India’s most impressive temple carving. It was the Portuguese who dubbed the island Elephanta because of a large stone elephant near the shore (this collapsed in 1814 and was moved by the British to Mumbai’s Jijamata Udyan). There’s a small museum on-site, with informative pictorial panels on the origin of the caves. Boats head to Gharapuri from a set of stone steps behind the Gateway of India every half hour. We had no trouble purchasing tickets, several touts approached us waving ticket books in our faces. One tried to tell us the ... read more
Elephanta Island caves
Elephanta Island caves
Elephanta Island caves

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai December 26th 2019

According to Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards, one of the largest slums in Asia has became the favourite tourist ‘experience’ for travellers to India in 2019, beating classic draws like the legendary Taj Mahal. The slum in question is Dharavi, which is located between two main suburban railway lines in the centre of Mumbai. Originally the area was a mangrove swamp inhabited by Koli fishermen. The slum was established in 1882 during the British colonial era, due to the expulsion by the colonial government of factories and residents in downtown Mumbai. Interested as I was to visit, the thought of participating in ‘slum-tourism’ didn’t sit well with me. Peering into the lives of those living in such crippling conditions made me feel uncomfortable. But, when I discovered Reality Tours and Travel, who guarantee all tour profits ... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai December 25th 2019

Travelling on Mumbai’s trains is not for the claustrophobic, and getting up close (but hopefully not personal) with commuting strangers is impossible to avoid. More than seven million commuters a day cram onto Mumbai’s creaky suburban railway network. Crowding is extreme, with trains often carrying six times their capacity. During peak hours its estimated each suburban train carries 5000 commuters. Close to 3000 people die annually riding the Mumbai Metro, that’s eight people a day, according to rail officials. In 2018, 650 passengers died falling from trains alone, others were hit by poles whilst hanging through carriage doors, and even more were killed on the ground. Mumbaikars are always in a hurry to reach their destination, and there are those who won’t use a railway bridge, choosing instead to take their life in their hands, leap ... read more
Yellow metro train in Mumbai

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai December 25th 2019

This morning we have a Local Transport Tour with Reality Tours and Travel, meeting point was outside Regal Cinema at 8.30am. I knew the cinema was within walking distance from our hotel and I made a point of looking for it yesterday afternoon on our way to the Gateway of India. So we walked there this morning without any problems, arriving with ten minutes to spare. Another couple were coming on this tour with us, a lovely Malay couple who lived in Berlin. We enjoyed their company for a few hours and the company of our 18 year old guide. He was very knowledgeable about his city and was able to answer any questions we asked. First stop was reached via public bus. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, also known by its former name Victoria Terminus, after the ... read more
CST Station
The ceiling inside CST station
CST Station - the lovely stained glass windows above the ticket counter

Tot: 0.185s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 10; qc: 85; dbt: 0.0874s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb