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 […]

Kanheri caves – Ancient treasure inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)

Timings : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entrance Fee : Rs 5 for Indian national, additional cost for photography. Best time to visit : Winter months (Nov-Feb) Kanheri caves which are ancient Buddhist caves are located deep inside the Borivali National Park / Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and are approximately 6 km inside from […]

Ratangad Trek – The Jewel of Sahyadris

Click here for map of Ratangad. Cost of the trek : Rs 900. Grade : Moderate. Height : 1297m/ 4255 feet. The trek to Ratangad fort(The Jewel of Sahyadris) along with visit to Bhandardara dam had  been on my agenda for past year, ever since I visited Kalsubai peak. Ratangad falls in the same range […]

Global Vipassana Pagoda, Gorai, Mumbai

Global Vipassana Pagoda is the largest free-standing stone dome pagoda in world, located in Gorai Mumbai. The tallest point of the structure is at 96.12 meters. The pagoda is a copy of Myanmar pagoda named Shwedagon Pagoda. Inside the massive dome there is meditation centre. There is also a smaller meditation centre open to public […]

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 […]