Travel Blogs from Mahabaleshwar
... on the ground floor and they run a restaurant there as well. They have rooms for rent on the first floor. The room could have done with some more cleaning especially with the linen(which we didnt use).
After freshening up, we set off for a walk toward the Arthur's seat point. There's a forest check point at the start of the road where vehicles have to pay a tax to the forest department. ...
... We met up with two kids, who wanted money to show us the way. We just lost it and decided to find our own way.
We went on what we thought was the path following one logical direction ,with of course our driver close behind us , walking with us.
A long and slushy walk later we reached a point where we saw the falls. Not the clearest of the view, but a view.
Thats where S also realized we had leeches on us.
So focus shifted ...
... there and suddenly they were now.
We started walking the plateau in search of flowers we had not clicked the previous day.
We had to wait for uncle to meet us at the plateau with our breakfast and he was to show us the Barmani flower( a nice bright red flower) and tell us the arrangements for the launch.
A quick half an hour in the plateau and we met uncle and he took us around to other parts of the plateau for ...
... in that place, that we could find even at dusk. So we decided to walk along the road at night with torches to test our luck :)
Except for a few Nightjars we saw nothing :) Nightjars were amazing to spot.. every few yards S would say hey "gleaming eyes... its a nightjar", and we would all try to peer and look as she tries to tell us where :)
Anyways we walked back to the homestay to wonderful dinner and planned to catch the sunrise early next morning.
... beautiful shores and grassy slopes going gently up the mountain. That is where we spend the morning.
Here are the photos: