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Inside Sagargad

Forts Around Mumbai: Become a Maratha Warrior this Weekend!

The Sahyadris hold a special place in the hearts of people of Maharashtra. The Maratha rulers turned the peaks of various hills in this region into their bastions of power. They built forts high above the ground, a feat in itself, for then the convenience of technology was not available to them. Indigenous techniques were employed...

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Ducks n Geese, Jawahar Village

Jawhar In Photos

Inspired by Rushikesh's post on long drives that one can enjoy this monsoon, I'm sharing some photos from my trip to Jawhar (or Jawahar). I visited Jawahar in the summer last year and though it wasn't lush and green, it was still interesting and memorable. The drive was smooth, thanks to good roads. There some some dhabas...

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Roadside Waterfalls, Bhandardara

Monsoon Travel: Driving Through The Sahyadris

The Western Ghats occupy a special place for the coastal folk of western India. They are responsible for the fantastic monsoons that we experience. The ghats act as barriers to the heavily pregnant clouds that drift from the south west which eventually give in and we are blessed with rainfall. This climatic condition has greatly...