The Signature Crest
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... was still very thick and it was everywhere. It was a very pleasant 15 minute drive.
Old Mahabaleshwar is also referred to as "Kshetra". This is where the main temples in Mahabaleshwar are. I have commonly observed, for reasons still beyond me, that places of any religious significance are not really very clean. Hotel Savera run by the Mahabaleshwarkar family was..well, a place to stay. The ...
... and we headed straight back for the lodge and had a nice lunch, clicked some pictures with our host n caretaker and took off for the return to Pune.
A great three days . After the valley of flowers the plateau of flowers. In some ways I liked this more, more approachable. I am curious to see the carpet of flowers in September and Start of October. This place warrants a return :)
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... flowers and plants.
One more hour roaming in teh valley and we bade farewell to uncle and took directions to the place where we board our launch.
We were to drive to Bamnali village and meet a guy called Prakash, who would take us on the boat.
We were all excited and geared to do a lot of bird watching,
Well to be frank, I was disappointed. The launch ride was a boat ride. Apart from a peahen and ...
... and other interesting plants.
A nice and simple walk through the flowers as uncle would stop and point us to some flowers in between the general bushes.
For a weekend we had expected a lot of rush, but the plateau was not too crowded, must have been the fact that it was pretty much the end of the season.
By 2.30 the sky started covering up with clouds and uncle told us its best we return to the Homestay before it starts to pour.
... A well laid walkway leads to viewing platforms with another path going to the head of the falls.
The last one kilometre of the road to Chalkewadi ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking