The Dukes Retreat
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- Swimming pool
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... base village. After walking for over 2.5 hours in great spirit and amidst nature, we had realised that the rickshaw driver was incorrect. Few trekkers whom we met on the way told us that we had to walk for an hour more to reach till the base village. A bit disappointed at that, we still continued our walk thinking we should finish our trek even if there were minor disturbances. Few make-shift singers and entertainers of our group helped keep our energy level high though. (("Dil hum ...
... s life. We also saw a preserved room that had his office - a basic desk with a few simple pictures and a spindle wheel to help him keep in touch with the working population. There was also a stamp collection also showing key points of Ghandi's life.
We stopped off in a cafe on the way back for a few nibbles and drinks and ambled back along the water to our hotel stopping at food stalls to see the local street colour.
Friday March 14
In the morning ...
... point, its about midnight. So we are in the station in the dark and we have no idea what we are doing.
Manu arranged taxis for us to Ahmabad, the states capitol. I forgot the name of this state but it is well known for the fact that it doesn't serve alcohol and it is the birthplace of Ghandi. Anyway, it is a two hour drive to the bus station, so we pile into these cabs and start the drive. Only after about 1 hour, we pull ...
Matheran - September and October 2008 Matheran is a small hill station about 100km away from Mumbai. It is our favourite nearby destination, being the perfect place to see butterflies and post monsoon wildflowers. 2008 saw a mass blooming of exquisite purple Strobilanthes Callosa [Karvy] which flowers just once in four to five years; perhaps best witnessed in mass bloom at Matheran. We always stay at ...
... for a further two hours. The scenery from the toy train is pretty amazing. Once you've tried to forget that the train seems to be almost overhanging some pretty precarious cliffsides at times and you could have *sworn* that bridge was reinforced with gaffer tape... It was a bit hazy so I dare say our photos won't do justice to the view, so you'll have to take our word for it that it was good - the steep forested and rocky hillsides dropping sharply away to ...