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 ...
... 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 ...
... We experienced heavy fog on our drive and so even though we were very close to the windmills we could barely see them. The weather was excellent, the air unpolluted and it was nice to be away from the madness of city life. We almost didnt want to come back to Mumbai. Alas! routine life beckoned .
It has been a week since I returned and though I did get a mild allergic attack it was well worth it :).
... traditional ayurvedic therapies in the traditional part of the hospital, not quite sure what to expect from those but we'll let you know... We also pick up our Sari's that we ordered when we went shopping with Madam (the most senior doctor in the hospital, who is also about 4ft tall) last week, we've had plenty of offers from people wanting to show us how to wear them properly so I think Wednesday evening is going to be pretty busy!
... there are MANY in Mumbai), browsing around the exotics such as accessorize, M&S and forever 21.
Monday took as back to South Mumbai, this time to visit another slightly smaller private hospital called Bhatia (again mentioned in the book Shantaram which I'm reading at the moment) for some quick fire radiology teaching and a look at a different private hospital, one which had much less money that Kokilaben and felt much more chaotic- ...