Tungareshwar trek

Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary is a high endurance trek near Mumbai (Vasai). In this post I would like to describe the details of the tungareshwar forest trek. The trek is about 18 km long, which can be conveniently divided into 3 parts. The first part of the trek is till the Shiva temple (4 km), the […]

Gharapuri Caves or Elephanta caves near Mumbai

  Gharapuri Caves or as popularly known as Elephanta Caves are ancient Hindu caves located near Mumbai. They are located on the Gharapuri island which is 10km from the shore of Mumbai, one needs to take a ferry to goto the caves. The are 5 caves which belong to the God Shiva.   Cave number […]

Flamingos of Mumbai, Sewri Mudflats

Yesterday I was able to visit the Sewri mudflats which have annual congregation of the flamingos, the bird with pink colouration. There are two types of flamingos in India, namely, lesser flamingo and the larger one the greater flamingo. These both types are native to the indian continent. They reside mostly in Rann of Kutch […]

Gorai Beach. Borivali, Mumbai

Gorai beach is one day getaways near Mumbai. The easiest way to reach the beach is from Borivali. From borivali reach the gorai creek, take a boat ride (Rs 10 one way) to go across to gorai island, from there are rickshaws(Rs 100 one way) available which will take you to gorai beach which is […]

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 […]