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Travel Blogs from Panchgani
... 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, ...
... is home to approximately 850 flowers of which more than 600 are endangered.
Some of these plants are not found in any other part of the world. So if you are a nature lover, fauna enthusiast or simply want to enjoy Nature's spectacular beauty, you must head to Kaas plateau.
Kaas is approximately 30 kms from Satara town in Maharashtra state. Although the state has a notorious reputation for its bad roads the ...
... the women of the family and the children. They had two new sculptures of matching women dressed in extravagant saris and jewels and at their feet were offering of Indian sweets and fruit. The offerings were then distributed amongst all of the children that came to visit the house, and also a few plucky tourists who will be hotfooting it to the dentist as soon as we get back because the sweets are sweeet.
Friday was the final day ...
Well after our busy day on Friday a more relaxing weekend kicked off by a visit to the city of Pune which is about a 3 hour drive back towards Mumbai (the road signs pointing to Mumbai did make me a bit sad!). The city itself was on the whole a more organised affair, with bus and cycle lanes and maybe a little less traffic - although going back down the valley had us struggling and sweating in the heat all over again. We found a cute ...
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