blissful by the banyan: homestay, off-mumbai

Travelling out of Mumbai to a place that hopes to preserve nature for the generations to come. Built with vernacular architecture, and along a slope without flattening the land, Banyan Bliss is a homestay that stands out from the rest. Continue reading blissful by the banyan: homestay, off-mumbai

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panchgani & mahableshwar can also be fun

you live in maharashtra and are searching for that ‘lovely’ hill station to escape the heat. (a modern myth – there is no brilliant hill station close by) lonavala is hardly a hill station anymore. it’s definitely not cooler in temperature. matheran – you’ve been there, love it. but it’s too dusty to go in the summers; you need to wait for the rains… you are left … Continue reading panchgani & mahableshwar can also be fun

10 things to know before meeting fireflies at purushwadi, maharashtra

these are ten good-to-know things before you make that trip to purushwadi, maharashtra where valleys twinkle with the little flashers aka lightning bugs aka fireflies… and some of them are things i didn’t know before i went there.. hope they are helpful! 1. there are more than 2000 species and each has a unique flashing pattern 2. they are alive for only 2 months of … Continue reading 10 things to know before meeting fireflies at purushwadi, maharashtra

aati kya lonavla?

the biggest problem with a weekend getaway is exactly that… it’s a ‘weekend getaway’. so it’s close to a big city, and that means most of the populace of that said city heads out there on the weekend. so, it’s like you are taking your noisy, nosy neighbours with you on a holiday… lonavla is one such place. as a destination, it’s probably got the best location! sandwiched … Continue reading aati kya lonavla?

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10 reasons why everyone should visit matheran

matheran is very close to where i spent most of my growing years, but was never tempted. even been dissuaded by friends.

i went there for the first time 5 years ago, and then willingly went again last year! and i wish to make it a hat trick with one more visit in the coming months!

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here are my TEN reasons why you MUST MUST MUST visit matheran! 

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