Paragliding , Air Sports near Mumbai / Pune

Kamshet in the Western Ghats of India. 100 km from Mumbai (Bombay) city and 50 km from Pune city on the old Mumbai-Pune express highway..

Virar :

Virar is the closest and the best place near Mumbai for paragliding training. Being a coastal area the winds at Virar are laminar, predictable and ideal for aviation sports. Early morning and evening winds are suitable for beginners and mid and early afternoon conditions are perfect for advance flyers. Sydney hill, Black Beauty hill, Twin Rock hill, Jivdani hill, Kaner hills are a few location for hill flying.  Virar is the only place near Mumbai with so many choices all in a radius of about 6 kms. Virar has hundreds of acres of open land where winch based training is conducted.   
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Elephanta Caves Mumbai , Gharapuri



he Elephanta Caves (Marathiघारापुरीची लेणीGharapurichya Lenee) are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhistcaves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva











The cave temples to Siva, on the island of Elephanta, in the Bombay harbour, contain some of the most magnificent sculptures in the Deccan. The dating of the caves seems to be controversial. They were probably finished some time between 450 and 750 AD. The complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Access from Mumbai is by boats leaving from the Gateway of India. There are three entrances to the main temple in the complex- from the north, east and west. The main gallery is divided by columns into equal rows and aisles. To the west, and outside this area, is a square sanctuary containing a monolithic Linga. The huge, high-relief works in the main cave, on both sides of the three entrances and on the south wall, are characteristic of the cult of Siva and considered to be among the most perfect expressions of Indian art of their time. The most well-known is the six metre high Trimurti, showing Siva in the three roles of creator, preserver and destroyer.


reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephanta_Caves


Morachi Chincholi - A Peacock village



How To Reach Morachi Chincholi

Public Transport Facilities:

State Transport buses are available from Pune to Shikhrapur, which is located 18 km away from Morachi Chincholi.

Local taxis/tourist vehicles can be made available on enquiry at Mayur Baug.


Nearest Airport and Railway Station is Pune.

Route 1:

Take Pune-Ahemadnagar highway and travel to Shikrapur, for a distance of 30 kms.
Ask for Malthan phata.
Take left turn at Malthan phata and travel straight to Ganegaon for a distance of 8 kms.
You need to take another left turn from Ganegaon and travel straight to Morachi Chincholi - MAYUR BAUG. Distance is 9 kms.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station is Pune.


Route 2:

Take Pune-Ahemadnagar highway and travel to Shikrapur, for a distance of 30 kms.
After Shikrapur, travel further for 200 mts and take a left turn to Kanhur Mesai village.
Kanhur Mesai village 17 kms from the turn.
From Kanhur Mesai to Morachi Chincholi the distance is approx. 3 kms.
Total driving distance is approx. 30-35 kms.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station is Pune.


Route 3:

Take Pune-Nasik highway and travel to Rajgurunagar. Approx. distance is 40-45 kms.
After Rajgurunagar take a right turn to Pabal (Famous for Jain tempale) and travel Strainght to Morachi Chincholi - MAYUR BAUG. Approx distance is 25 kms.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station is Pune.










Pratapgarh fort


Pratapgarh fort, originally uploaded by Indyblue.
Pratapgarh fort
Observation positions at Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabaleshwar/India. Built in 1656 by Shivaji, elevation : 800m on an isolated hill with sheer drops all around. A battle was fought here between the Maratha forces of Shivaji and Afzal Khan commandin the forces of Sultan Adil Shah of Bijapur. Shivaji was outnumbered 25000 to 10000 but he defeated the Afzal Khan. Afzal Khan's body lies buried at the bottom of the hill and is marked by a monument built by Shivaji as a reminder/warning to his would be enemies that they too would suffer the same fate if they stood against him!



Must read : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pratapgarh

The Gateway of India


The Gateway of India, originally uploaded by antonioVi.

The Gateway of India
We spent the day at Elephanta Island some 8 miles out of Mumbai. The trip started here on one of the small boats which are moored to the monument's stairs.

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The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1911, by the Governor of Bombay Sir George Sydenham Clarke, with George Wittet's final design sanctioned in August 1914. Between 1915 and 1919 work proceeded on reclamations at Apollo Bundar for the land on which the gateway and the new sea wall would be built. The foundations were completed in 1920, and construction was finished in 1924. The Gateway was opened on December 4, 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading.

The last British troops to leave India, the First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry, passed through the Gateway in a ceremony on February 28, 1948.

Mumbai Hotels - The Leela


Mumbai Hotels, originally uploaded by Travelmasti.

Mumbai Hotels - The Leela

Ellora, The Temple


Ellora, The Temple, originally uploaded by danchitnis.



Ellora is an ancient village 30 km (18.6 miles) from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Famous for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site.

Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock cut architecture. The 35 "caves" – actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills – comprised of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1-12), 17 Hindu (caves 13-29) and 5 Jain caves (caves 30-34), built in proximity, demonstrate the religious tolerance prevalent during this period of Indian history.

Mahalaxmi Temple Dahanu, Thane

Mahalaxmi Dahanu Yatra is famous fair in area of thane and gujrat border

how to reach mahalaxmi

Train Dahanu Road Station [Western Rail way Mumbai suburban last station]

Take ST Bus from Dahanu Station  to  Charoti > Mahalaxmi
1. All MSRTC Buses routed to Mahalaxmi yatra
 2. Regular 6 seater from Dahanu to Mahalaxmi
 3. 6 seater from Dahanu to charoti & charoti to mahalaxmi autorikshaw
 4. Individual vehicles [mahalaxmi is on NH 8, 125km from Mumbai towards Ahemadabad

Save Farm Nursery (Tarpa):- Agri Eco tourism experience

A overnight trip to Mr Prabhakar Save's Tarpa Farm near Gholvad near Bordi , tal -Dahanu, Thane




Grafting a chicko plant video




How to there Sawe Farm

Shri Prabhakar Save

'Save Nursery Farm',
Post: Gholwad, Tal. Dahanu, Dist. Thane. Pin - 401 702. Maharashtra, INDIA.

Tel: (02528) 241130, Mob: 98220 78153, E-mail:
save_nursery@yahoo.co.in
Nearest station - Gholvad , can also reach from Dahanu Rd stn.

WaterPark near Mumbai Thane region

WATER KINGDOM
  
WelCome to Amusement cum Water Park with a truly international flavor. Enjoy the enduring ambience of Fantasy Park throughout the year. With the latest leisure technology and games on display, you can choose from a wide variety of things to do. Make your day out at Nishiland the kind of fun filled holiday you've always dreamed about Indeed,.


  
   

SHANGRILA RESORT
    

Shangrila Resort is located off Mumbai-Nashik eastern express highway at only 50 Kms from Central Mumbai (Maharashtra, India). Shangrila is the only resort of its kind on this region and is a spectacular place for those who yearn for moments of pure enjoyment with family and friends every now and then.
  

GREAT ESCAPE

The Great Escape water park, a division of Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd, located at Virar in the western suburbs of Mumbai, is now offering a conferencing facilities to corporate houses. Viewing the gaining popularity of amusement and water parks to people of all age groups.
  

SURAJ WATER PARK
  
Suraj Water Park, creation of Muchhla Magic Land Pvt. Ltd., is an excellent water recreation paradise equally appealing to young and not so young, spread over 17 acres, located 8 km from Thane and 15 km from Borivali station on the navi Mumbai and tourists arriving through western, eastern and southern highways.
  

LONAVALA - KHANDALA

  
Nature has adopted man right from the beginning. Nature accompanies us in its different manifestations. Hence this nature is our friend. And any place that receives nature's bounty becomes a well-known place Lonavala is one such place where nature is present in all its splendor. Lonavala has become famous because of nature's gift. Lonavala has been blessed with valleys, hills, Milky WaterFalls, Lush Greenery and pleasant cool winds.

TIKUJI NI WADI
  
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi Visamo - The Family Theme Park, Resting between the beautiful hills and lush green valleys of Manpada Chitalsar Thane, 40 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of Metropolis called Mumbai, a dream of cloud of beauty (natural and manmade) and incredible entertainment.


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