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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 ...
Choosing a nearby getaway for the entire family (14 people) which includes old and young, is always more difficult than it sounds. One has to consider every aspect and input of each and every member. After days of contemplation, we decided to go with Mala's, at panchgani.
Panchgani is 250kms from Mumbai. We started our journet at 630am from Dadar, picking up relatives from thane, ...
... flower beds in their enthusiasm to walk around the plateau. And these weren't villagers mind you but so called 'educated' city dwellers. Is it any wonder then that we are losing our forest cover at an alarming rate.
The locals seemed to be more environmentally sensitive and I could see many volunteers going around picking up the trash left behind by some boisterous travellers.
The villagers informed us that ...
... in a lot more of the festivities by being at the hospital because it's a much smaller community and everyone knows us so it was much safer than being in the big city. It's also been an absolute honor to be invited into homes to celebrate with the families who have so little but are willing to share so much.
We've only got three days left at the hospital now, over the next couple of days were are being treated (or subjected ...