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 ...
Having suffered from hyper sensitive skin all my life, wildlife safaris, dense forests and even gardens have been a strict no-no. A visit to any such place would invariably be followed by a severe allergy attack, a trip to the doctor, the usual 'I told you to avoid going' lecture and a course of medicines to alleviate the reaction.So when a friend asked me to join her on a visit to Kaas- Maharashtra's valley of the flowers, I ...
... 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!
... day of the Ganesh festival which celebrates the Hindu god of intelligence and knowledge. It's a 10 day festival and there are loads and loads of Ganesh sculptures dotted around the place, his familiar elephant head on a man's body shape at every street corner and in every home. We were invited to the home of one of the hospital employees and joined in with them as they sang and prayed to the sculpture in their living room before ...
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