Travel Blogs from Mahabaleshwar
Until a few years ago, anybody who drove long distance in India, out of choice rather than necessity, was a fit case for the lunatic asylum. Such was the state of Indian roads. And then came Atal Behari Vajpayee, a former Prime Minister of India. Under him, the Golden
Quadrilateral got done. Now, the National Highways, for the most part is good with some stretches truly world class. ...
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 ...
... were trying to teach us some of the dances of the local region and also trying to cover me and Nikki with as much paint powder as possible. We were dancing for hours in the heat and every time we tried to stop and have a breather (sweaty paint streaming down our faces) they dragged us back into the crowds for more- maybe our Bollywood moves weren't too shabby after all?
It was all going well until some kid threw a load of paint in ...
... followed the consultant from room to room as x-rays and ultrasounds were thrust in front of us for spot diagnoses.
The rest of the weekday evenings were spent indulging in some of the amazing food that we've come to expect in Mumbai, conscious that from next week until the end of our elective our diet will be very different. We met up with Kelly on Thursday and went to an amazing place called Blue Frog, a restaurant and bar ...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking