Naneghat

Naneghat, also referred to as Nanaghat or Nana Ghat, is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range between the Konkan coast and the ancient town of Junnar in the Deccan plateau. The pass was the fastest key passage that linked the Indian west coast seaports of Sopara, Kalyan and Thane with economic centers and human settlements in Nasik, Paithan and Ter 

Near the top is large, ancient man-made cave famous for its Hindu Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi script. These inscriptions have been dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BCE, and attributed to the Satavahana dynasty era

On a clear sky night the constellations and the Milky Way are said to be visible to naked eyes.

Continue reading “Naneghat”
Advertisements

Ladakh and Stargazing

One of the prominent city in the eastern region of Ladakh is the city of Hanle. It is the site of the 17th century Hanle Monastery (gompa) of the “Red Hat” Tibetan Drukpa Kagyu branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is located in the Hanle Valley on an old branch of the ancient Ladakh – Tibet trade route.

In the new era Hanle is known to be the home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory. The location of the village and the observatory are highly sensitive due to the close proximity of the Tibetan / Chinese border.

On a clear sky night the constellations and the Milky Way are said to be visible to naked eyes. This trip is planned with an intend to experience this magnificent beauty

Continue reading “Ladakh and Stargazing”

Land of Kings & The Great Indian Desert

 

Rajasthan is the jewel in India’s crown. From fairy-tale palaces and epic forts to colorful festivals and wildlife encounters, this is India at its vibrant best. Rajasthan is a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. Its palaces and forts are reminders of the many kingdoms that historically vied for the region. Rajasthan in literal terms means “Land of Kings” or “King’s Abode”.

The geographic features of Rajasthan are the Thar Desert and the Aravalli Range, which runs through the state from southwest to northeast. Thar Desert, also called Great Indian Desert, arid region of rolling sand hills is located partly in the state of Rajasthan

Continue reading “Land of Kings & The Great Indian Desert”

under the Water, up the Mountain – A Monsoon Drive to remember

Lonavala – best time in the year to visit this small two amidst Pune and Mumbai is undoubtedly the them when the rain comes down a paints the mountains green. Weather takes a turn and the nature touches the heart.

Just one another drive, Covering numerous waterfalls, Forts and Caves – in all; covering the beauty of the twin city near by
Continue reading “under the Water, up the Mountain – A Monsoon Drive to remember”

I Sea, I Drove

The Maharashtra coastline is dotted with greenery and foliage that makes you feel connected to nature and calms your spirits; experiencing the unexplored and untouched beaches, temples adjoining the sea, ghats wherein one gets the amazing view of sea, bad & excellent roads, ferry crossings, bridges, etc. A thorough cocktail, It is!!

The southernmost point of MSH 4 is Tiracol / Terekhol is near Maharashtra / Goa Border. The Northernmost point of the coast is considered to be the Mandhwa Jetty near Alibaug. Continue reading “I Sea, I Drove”