I wanted to ride my bicycle to Kanifnath Temple because I could see it from both Dive Ghat and Bopdev Ghat. I went up for the view to see Malahar Fort, Jadavghad fort and Purandar Fort and the Ghats. Very nice view and for information on the temple itself check out this link below.
Prakruti Hermitage Resort - Getaway from the bustle of City Life
not far from the resort are historic landmarks, the Murud Janjira Fort in the sea, the Kurlai fort at Revdanda, the Nawab's Palace, the Ganapati and Birla Temple
Going to this place called pg ashram..
have got this book called 52 week end breaks around bombay...so am doing that now...
anyone interested in hookin up can send me a mail on email@example.com
the beaches and the mountains are callin me
ok back from the trip - was an excellent one.. should be heading back (if melissa calls) to learn how to paraglide..
shall post the pics soon.
Misal is a traditional maharashtrian snack made out of sprouted beans , dal , potato , etc
It is available near clover center ( Behind Hotel Aurora Towers ) @ the start of the lane leading down to doabjees . Get to the area behind clover center
PS ask some one for ABN Amro Bank , this shack is on the opp side .
Well MG rd really has been the center of activity in town for the best part of the last 50 years . Start from royal bakery way up on the south side and stroll along . ( btw his butter biscuits are just to amazing , only available 10am - 2 pm ) . You will then come down to a junction . Try the fresh flavoured cheese at ABC farms . Head on to the next junction, on the left you come across a small joint , head in and try the lassi ( sweet buttermilk ) wihich is actually served in beer bottles ! Across the road in priya try the scrumptuos Sabu dana vade with yogurt , or his medu vade soaked in sambar ( ~ 2$ ) . Head on the opp side you find city bakery . Hes got his own versions of butter biscuit , coconut makrooms ( really good ) . Also try his brazil nut biscuits !!! now head further down on the left side until you reach Bikaner Sev Bandar . This guy has the most amazing bengali sweets around !! Try the cham chams , ras gulas and ras malais . Walk into one of the adjoining lanes ( dont forget to come back the way you went in as it gets pretty confusing ! ) for an open market . Youll get all sorts of herbal medicne , hardware etc . Try the persian bakery ( ask some one ) cause he has nice cheese biscuits , kaju biscuits and fresh breads . On reaching the inner lane try the fresh Pomogranate juice from one of the road side vendors. If you head any further you will reach Shivaji Market ( and thats a completely different ball game although very inetersting) . Moving along ont he right side just before a very small junction is a foriegn food seller (selling every thing from oreos to pasta ) . He should be visible from the right amongst a bunch of leather goods shops . On the right side you find Atlantic general stores , the largest supermarket around . Head over to the other side ( for women sp. ) a nice place to buy authentic indian clothes at a reasonable price !! .
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'Puranpoli' a peculier Maharashtrian sweet dish,a thing available in few restaurents in Pune,but It would be a great experience if you get opportunity to have it at any Maharashtrian's Home It would be unique experience Just you might have to do little effort for that!
MY TRIP TO SOUTH INDIA
I have just returned from a trip to South India. A lot of new experiences, new friends and lots of wonderful places. I will be updating my India pages all through this week.
Now I only have my Travel Diary on-line. It's in spanish, but I have translated the text in english. So you can enjoy some watercolor drawings and follw my steps day by day.
Trekking on the plateau West of Mumbai.
While travelling in train, I had long conversations with other passengers sitting between the train cars enjoying the view. There is a lot of little villages around with very few roads to commute between them. Hiking/trekking is very popular in that region.
To take the train is almost less adventurous than taking the airplane!!! The scenary is great and green.
See below more details for the transportation.
Here we are in transit from Poona to Mumbai, just before climbing down the plateau to the coast.
Visit the Sinhagad Fort(The Lion Fort)Situated south of Pune.Built in the 17th century,this fort was the site where Shivaji's General-Tanaji(the Lion) fought bravely against the Bijapur Army.He even lost his arm in the battle and there is a shrine put up on the spot.
Car collection of Shubash Sanas at Bevery Hills Hotel. Located near Lula Nagar Chowk next to Mt Carmel Convent.
The Kondhawe Road turnd into Bopdev Ghat Road and it is an easy place to enter the Ghats and get an overview of Pune.
Pune has many temples.
Sree Krishna Temple Nigidi,
Parvati Hill and Parvati Temple
Ayyappa Temple Dehuroad
Ayyappa Temple Rasthapeth etc..just to name a few.
near bombay - far far away from the mad crowd - better than alibag which is before kashid..
stayed at this small place run by a family - cheap but very smooth...
On MG road there is a small fruit juice guy who makes amazing pomogranate , sweet lime , orange , pineapple juices . For about 10c each