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... Sir ) stationed at Satara, in April 1824 with a contingent of soldiers and Indian guides climbed up the mountain face reaching what is now known as the Lodwick Point.Starting with Sir John Malcolm in 1828, a succession of them from Sir Mountstuart Elphinsotne, Arthur Malet (for whom the seat at "Point Arthur" is named), Carnac, Frere and many others became regular visitors.Present day Mahabaleshwar came ...
... place to place, is suddenly possible in India – welcome to the twentieth century !
Today was just to put some distance. The trip meter reads exactly 750 km. Not bad for Day 1.
Every day, I am going to add a "deep insight" on the Indian highways. Today we'll kick off with the dance of the dinosaurs.
Indian trucks are capable of a top speed of perhaps 40 kmph ...
... heading straight for the destination. The drive was really nice, considering most of it was on Mumbai-Pune expressway, its not a surprise. The going was slow once the uphill climd for Panchgani started. The diwlai holidays had attracted many tourists, which made the going a bit slow.But all in all, a good drive. we reached Mala's around 130pm, just in time for our lunch.
Just 5-10 mins drive from ...
... Satara to Kaas was in good condition, a pleasant surprise. It is an enjoyable drive once you head out of the city. As the winding road climbs upwards you will notice the weather becoming cooler and the vegetation becoming denser. When you reach the Kaas plateau the sight that awaits you is simply out of this world. Flowers of every colour swathe the plateau like a carpet.
So a carpet of yellow flowers is interspersed by ...
... ages form these huge human towers (nearly 3 stories high some of them), with the lightest and youngest kids at the top who's job it is to break a clay pot suspended about the human tower. The pot contains buttermilk which is spilled over the whole group when the pot is broken to signify unity and teamwork. It was also a day of celebration, with many of the streets we drove past on the way to Blue Frog blocked off with people and huge ...