With the Independence Day weekend coming up and the monsoon is spreading its charm; it’s time to give yourself a break from the mundane cycle, head to a place away from Mumbai’s chaotic lifestyle and seek some fun, calm and peace amidst the nature. Whether you want to explore places, jump into the sea or just unwind on a beach or lakeside, we’ve got it covered. A long weekend of happiness awaits you, all you need to do is go through the list of these exciting destinations below and holiday your weekend!
1. Murud – Janjira
Jangira Fort, weekend getaways from mumbai
Swaying palm trees welcome you as you arrive at this picturesque destination, situated about 150km from Mumbai. Murud- Janjira has beaches, old ruins of forts rich in history, lush hills and dams to keep occupied for the weekend. The Garambi Dam dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria will be in its prime in the monsoon, the Kasa Fort ruins surrounded by the sea is a major sea port in India while the majestic Janjira Fort and the Ahmedganj Palace, a palatial mansion offers much to explore; housing some ancient documents, tombs of previous rulers and a beautiful mosque. Continue reading →
While there’s much and more to be seen and done in Pune, sometimes the city limits just don’t cut it. You just have to get out. Luckily for Pune dwellers, there’s a host of destinations near Pune that are just begging to be visited every odd weekend. So here we bring you 7 places to visit near Pune.
At about 50 kilometres from the main city, Kamshet is a convenient one-hour-drive away. The hilly terrain is sprawling with lakes and dense forests, making for a very picturesque getaway. If you’re an adventure junkie, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, from paragliding and cave tours to boating trips. Kamshet is dotted with historical sites and temples too, so there’s plenty of sightseeing to be done here.
In our three months in North India, we spent most of our time in the Kashmir valley, Zanskar valley and the ever so stunning Ladakh.It was a time when we called the Himalayas our home and the navigating the mountain passes was our daily commute!
This is a photo essay of the high altitude mountain passes that we experienced.
“Sinthan Top, Kashmir, India”
Perennial snow cover is the main attraction of this pass. On the right of this photo, the zigzags of this road are seen.
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