Tungareshwar Temple and Waterfall near Vasai

Tungareshwar temple is the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is situated in the midst of the Tungareshwar hills, besides the Tungareshwar river which has numerous waterfalls in the months of monsoon. It’s a wonderful place to be in during the rainy season (June-September). Tungareshwar hills (Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary) have been declared a protected area […]

Hot Water Springs near Mumbai, Ganeshpuri and Vajreshwari

The twin religious towns of Ganeshpuri and Vajreshwari make for good outing for a day near Mumbai where one can also enjoy hot water springs. These towns are located a km apart from each other and 30 kms by road from Vasai. Vasai is well connected to Mumbai by subarban trains. To reach the the […]

Makar Sankranti – A Hindu festival of Kite flying

Today was Makar Sankranti, the day generally falls on 14th of January every year, it is celebrated all over India and Hindus all over the northern hemisphere celebrate the day when the sun begins its northward movement. In my home state Maharashtra it is celebrated by distributing a special type of ladoo (til-gul) and men […]

Trip to Uttarakhand – Haridwar

I reached Haridwar by 2.30 pm, booked a room near the station, cost me Rs 300, had a TV in it. I had lassi, lunch in Haridwar. I decided to goto Hari Ki Pauri, the place where drops of amrut where spilled from celestial bird, Garuda after samudramanthan. Having bath at this spot is considered […]