Tiger Path Ride and around the Bombay Point
Trip Start Oct 21, 2012
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Tiger Path Ride
Early the next morning, we set off for a walk to the Polo Grounds and from there through the forest on a well laid bridle path called the Tiger Path Ride. The earlier Governor's residence is at the upper end of the MTDC property. Most of the Rides were laid as proper bridle paths for use by horse and carriage in the British days. The best and broadest such paths are around the original Governor's residence.
The Polo Grounds in September are not surpisingly, carpeted with wildflowers. Cheerful clusters of yellow smithias opened up as the sun rose higher in the beautiful sky.
The Carnac Point and Falkland Point are two view points off the Tiger Path. Both are now overgrown and not on the regular tourist circuit. The Bombay Point is at one end of the Tiger Path. The old and once regal bandstand there is poorly maintained with litter all around. Sunset views from here are supposed to be the best. In reality it is the same view from any clearing on the west facing cliff edge !
From the Bombay Point another ride - Dan to Beersheeba Ride - connects the Fitzgerald ghat road to Poladpur and Mahad.
Here are the photos: