Maharaja Residency Hotel
Travel Blogs from Mahabaleshwar
... 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 ...
... annoying. the table land by it self is a pretty nice place, especially for photography. You will have a 360 deg view of panchgani, and the sunset looks really nice. apart from that most other places will have similar offerings.
Nice place to relax for a couple of days, quite a few places to visit in and around panchgani and mahabaleshwar. many "points" to see, but the highlight will have to be the food.
... 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 ...
... headbands were distributed for everyone to wear and out of the back of the truck a little bit of pink paint powder was being thrown over everyone dancing.
The little bit of pink paint powder turned into a lot, turned in to yellow, green, blue and purple which was thrown over everyone as they danced and sang their way around the hospital site. We got involved with the dancing, much to the delight of the students at the nursing ...
... out music whilst teams of men, the Govinda's, drove round in the back of trucks high on the adrenaline of the event. We saw a very small version of the festival on Wednesday outside our apartment block so we had a bit of an idea of what was going to happen, and decided that with all the 'excitement' on the streets and on the advice of our favourite reception lady at our appartment, Diva, that it was probably best to steer clear!