Category: Mumbai Monsoons

Vihigaon Falls

July 13, 2014 7 min to read

Vihigaon Falls

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

This year’s monsoon had a false start in June when we had gone to Ark Wellness Retreat – when the initial few days of rains fizzled out and the sky remained cloudy but never burst open. There was a long wait for rains to arrive and the downpour finally started only in the second week of July in Mumbai. And this time the rains hav...

Ark Wellness Retreat

June 17, 2014 5 min to read

Ark Wellness Retreat

Category : Mumbai Monsoons, Resort

Monsoon is here AGAIN ! Like most Bombayites, we were also waiting anxiously for monsoons rains to start – as this has been a long and hot summer. While Bombay takes a turn for the worse once the downpour starts – as roads gets taken over by potholes, traffic slows to a crawl, trains run late and autorickshaws play truant ...

Kaas Plateau : Valley of Flowers

October 2, 2013 7 min to read

Kaas Plateau : Valley of Flowers

Category : Driving, Mumbai Monsoons

Most of us have heard stories of the famed Valley of Flowers in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand – where the entire valley is engulfed in wild flowers of all colours, for a couple of months in a year. My father had the good fortune of seeing it for himself back in his younger days and he cannot help gushing about how beautiful it was, ...

Satara

August 22, 2011 9 min to read

Satara

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

After the superfun monsoon-trips to Koynanagar and Vikramgadh this year, the independence day weekend beckoned us to another trip out of Bombay. The incessant rains for the last month meant that the whole state had received a good dose of rainfall, and so we didn’t have to worry about things not being green enough. And when the tur...

Koyna Dam

June 22, 2011 5 min to read

Koyna Dam

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

The miserable months of summer were spent waiting for the first showers of rain to appear, so that we could get out into the greenery again. And since the first raindrops started falling in the first week of June, discussions began about possible weekend destinations. We have just two criteria – natural beauty and the minimum o...

Dabhosa

August 30, 2010 5 min to read

Dabhosa

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

When the monsoons come to Bombay, it brings with it nonstop rain, waterlogged roads and general chaos all around. But it also gives us the reason to look towards our weekends afresh – because it is at this time that the surrounding Sahyadri range gets splashed in a brilliant bright green colour – a shade more vibrant than what yo...

Malshej Ghat

July 19, 2009 4 min to read

Malshej Ghat

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

From relative obscurity till about 10 years ago, Malshej Ghat has now become one of the more popular monsoon destination for Mumbaikars – a destination of choice for people who are bored of the traditional trio of Lonavala, Matheran & Mahabaleswar. We had been thinking about Malshej Ghat for a while, till one beautiful sund...

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