Monday, August 1, 2011

Kolhapur - The land of magnificent temples ( Mahalaxmi Temple)

Kolhapur is situated on the banks of the river Panchganga and is the location of the Temple of Mahalakshmi, a Hindu goddess. Its a city of palaces and gardens, it is a historic Maratha city, with the Mahalakshmi temple forming the focus.

Mahalaxmi Temple

The most interesting part of every tourist visit to Kolhapur is the offering of prayesr to Mahalxmi goddess. It is said that every devotee after seeking the blessing of lord Triputi Balaji also visit Shri Mahalaksmi to seek her blessing as well as to complete the holy pilgrims.
It is situated around 3 km from Bus stand and Railway station.

Mahalaxmi Temple - Kolhapur

Mahalaxmi Temple - Kolhapur

Mahalakshmi Temple - Kolhapur

Monday, June 13, 2011

Malshej Ghat- Pimpalgaon joga dam - Day outing near pune

Malshej Ghat located in Pune,holds special value for hikers, trekkers and adventure lovers.
Malshej Ghat stands 700m high in the mountains. To get there, nearest airport is Mumbai, 154 kms and
nearest railhead is Kalyan.
Public transport is also available  but if you are, like me ,a tea person , must hire a car.
It was a 3 hour journey by car from Pune. But the untouched beauty of villages on  the way is completely mesmerising . Weather also contributed to make our journey memorable with its misty environment and cool breeze. A perfect excuse to stop the car and have tea with hot hot Kanda bhajiya in the lap of nature. (Maharastra Speciality .Dont ever miss)  .

pune to malshez ghat way

pune to malshez ghat way spots

There are plenty of water falls and awesome ghats known as western ghat. For trekker and hikers, this place is heaven in rainy season. But be a little cautious as you may encounter some people enjoying their own way (having alcohol) and creating nuisance for others.  So try to avoid these type of crowd specially if you are with family.
Water falls and beauty of Ghats becomes so can'nt resist yourself to have a dip in the water falls.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pawna Lake- Picnic Spot in Lonavala

Pawna lake is an artifical lake which is situated in lonavala. Pawna Lake formed by Pawna Dam, is one of the main tourist attraction of lonavala. From here you can view tha majestic views of Tikona fort, Lohgarhs fort and Tungi.

If you want to go for one day picnic or outing with friends and family, this place has a small restaurant, boating club and well maintain garden. So many peoples who enjoy their honeymoon in Lonavala, comes to where to relish the unforgettable moments together with their soul mate.

garden at pwana lake side

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ganpati pule ..finest most beautiful and clean beach

Ganpati Pule situated in Ratnagiri district . 400 years Old temple of Ganpati  on coast is main attraction of the place . Ganpati temple reconstructed in Rajsthani style , which attracts numerous devotees to visit .
It is really hard to find such clean blue water with silver white sand beach .

Sunset at this beach gives feeling of peaceful tranquility . In the temple , Khichadi with boondi distributes to the devotees as prasad . Really it gives a good feeling to be here .

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sinhagad fort in mansoon ... awesome one day trip

Sinhagad fort is situated 30 km in southwest of pune city . Sinhagad  means Lion's place . This fort is at approximate 800 meter above the surrounding countryside .
This fort got this name after the battel of March 1670 . This battle was fought to recapture by Shivaji .
A great warrior Tanaji  Malsure was general of Shiva ji at that time . In this fight , Tanaji lost his life but his courage and bravery win this fort .
After hearing the news of Tanaji death , Shivaji  said  "Gad aala pan Sinha gala" . And by this statement this fort got name of Sinhagad.

Sinhagad has beautiful scenic views along with great history .On the way of Sinhagad , Khadakwasla Dam which is situated at 20 km from pune city has a good place to stay and enjoy at the bank .

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavala

Lonavala is a famous tourist place which has ample stunning valley sceneries. It is famous for its hard sweet chikki. Now Celebrity Wax Museum has added one more attraction point in Lonavala. Well celebrity wax museum is different from usual tourist attraction. Celebrity wax museum is situated in Warsoli near Lonavala.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mahabaleshwer trip in two days

Mahabaleshwer is a very beautiful and romantic place. It has awesome view point from valley side and lake side. Mahabaleshwer has very well organised tourist taxi services . So if you don't have your own vehicle, no need of worry.