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View from one of the bastions of Ratnadurga Fort, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Ratnagiri – Jewel Of Konkan Coast, Maharashtra

Ratnagiri – the name always reminds me of the Alfonso mangoes or Haapus Aam as locals call it. A variety of Mango that I have always associated with their high prices and their demand...
Back side of Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace – Mahatma Gandhi’s Prison In Pune

Aga Khan Palace is a beautiful palace located in a quaint neighborhood of Yerwada in Pune.History of Aga Khan Palace Aga Khan Palace in Pune was built in 1892 after a famine to generate employment...
Ganpatipule beach - in front of Ganpati temple

Beaches, Temples, & Forts At Ganpatipule – Konkan Coast

Ganpatipule is a small coastal town 20 km north of Ratnagiri. With a name, pregnant with a legend, this is a small town that disconnects you from your mundane life and lets you soak...
Top view of Savdav Waterfalls

Monsoon Road Trip Across Konkan Coast, Maharashtra

Monsoons road trip is one of the most romantic things to do. If you live on the Konkan coast like I do, then it has to be on your list to do every monsoon....
Painted wooden boxes at Sawantwadi Palace

Sawantwadi – Art Mart Of Konkan Coast, Maharashtra

As soon as you cross the northern borders of Goa, you are in Sawantwadi. If you drive between Mumbai & Goa, you cross Sawantwadi. Even if you take a train it makes a stop...
Amboli Ghat, Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India

Amboli Ghat – Kingdom Of Waterfalls In Western Ghats, Maharashtra

Amboli Ghat is a small part of the lush green Western Ghats that is a bio-diversity hotspot of India and the world. However, during monsoons, the way they come alive and mesmerize anyone passing...
Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum – Celebrating City Of Mumbai

How many times have you seen a museum dedicated to a city or celebrating the diversity of a city? I do not recall any, so, I was very happy when I landed at Bhau...
Understanding Ajanta Paintings

Understanding Ajanta Paintings At Cave No 1 – UNESCO World Heritage

Ajanta Paintings draw a lot of tourists to Ajanta, Maharashtra. Anyone who has visited Ajanta Caves and seen mural paintings there can but be in the awe of these caves. The caves are not only an...
Gandhi Ji's Room at Mani Bhavan, Mumbai

Mani Bhavan – Mahatma Gandhi’s Imprint In Mumbai

We were driving back from Banganga we saw a board announcing Mani Chowk. I asked my cousin if this is where Mani Bhavan is – he said yes and parked the car right there. Very...
Ancient Banganga Tank Mumbai

Banganga Tank – Ancient Heritage Of Mumbai City

Banganga Tank area is probably one of the oldest living areas of present day Mumbai. Spaces that have been inhabited for a long time hold a special charm for me. I feel these places...

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