Manali




To begin with, I would like to take the chance to give you folks knowledge on this wonderful Hillstation Manali. Manali is a high-height Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.


It has a notoriety for being a hiking focus and special first night goal. Set on the Beas River, it’s an entryway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s likewise a bouncing off point for paragliding, boating and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

A valley situated in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, Manali overpowers its guests by blooming apple trees and courageous snow secured streets.

Encompassed by great slopes and woody woodlands, the interesting appeal of Manali has caught the world’s consideration and has turned out to be a standout amongst the most went by traveller goals in India. The immaculate River Beas streams directly through the town, making an entrancing and enchanting scene. Settled toward one side of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a well-known slope station with attractions, for example, the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley close-by.

Rohtang Pass is secured with snow consistently and is a decent involvement in itself. This is the perfect place for voyagers hoping to loosen up and restore in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the nation more dynamic and beguiling as Manali.

This town additionally has a large number of choices for travellers searching for bold exercises like trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, wilderness boating and so on. Other than courageous exercises, Manali additionally has a considerable measure of sanctuaries which all voyagers and lovers love to visit including the Raghunath sanctuary and Jagannathi Devi Temple is one of the essential ones.

Hadimba Temple, a fourteenth-century sanctuary is celebrated for its wooden design and for its religious esteem. Manali is additionally utilized as the base town for the Manali-Leh expressway and Leh is around 479 km from here. Lahaul and Spiti area can likewise be gotten to from here amid the summers utilizing a similar thruway.

All roads from this place lead to heaven. when I say its heaven Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh. Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Can be crowded during peak seasons and the only drawback is that this location is accessible by road only.

So guys keep travelling and keep exploring. Cheers!!!

Kalavantin Durg (FORT)



Prabalgad Fort, also known as Muranjan and Pradhangad, is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in the Western Ghats.

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It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces underShivaji’s rule.

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The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad.Right next to Prabalgad, to its north, lies the steep Kalavanti (also known as Kalavantin) Fort. Prabalgad is often confused with Kalavati, but they are two separate forts. It is adjacent to Prabalgad fort. On the Mumbai-Pune express highway, one can take the

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Shedung exit. Shedung is the base village of Prabal and Kalavantin forts. The trek is a 3 hours climb from here. You need to trek up the machi and from the village, on machi there are rock cut steps which lead us to the top of the fort.

Please spare a weekend for this beautiful tracking location. Cheers !!!

Murud-Janjira (Strongest Marine Fort of India)

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The Murud Janjira

Today I would like to share yet another location I visited 3 4 times in over 10 years. This Place is known as Murud-Janjira. The name Murud is a Konkani word “MOROD” which means Island and Janjira came from Arabic word Jazeera (Strong Fort), Hence the name Murud Janjira.

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The first time I visited this place in rainy season and was only reached up to the fairy point Rajapuri jetty. Rajapuri Jetti is the port town of Murud and located in Arabian Sea coast area. From Pune, this location is roughly 165 KM and from Mumbai as well. It takes roughly 5 to 6 hours to reach this place.

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On my second and third visit was able to reach this place. To reach Murud Jangira we took the ferry ride required reaching the gates of the fort. Now the fort is in very bad shape. But, once upon a time it was in its charm. Not only this is the strongest coastal fort in India Had many palaces, officers quarters, servant quarters and even a court. For praying, even this little fort had a mosque.

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Murud Janjira (Gate)

When I reached the gates of the fort I was amazed one cannot find the gates until you are very close to it. Gate has a small opening. and you can land only in the low tide.It has a small postern gate towards the open sea for escape. Gate is so huge and you can see the seals installed.On the outer wall flanking the main gate, there is a sculpture depicting a tiger-like beast clasping elephants in its claws. These 4 elephants symbolize Shivaji’s major enemy dynasties on which he possessed control – Adil shahi, Qutb Shahi,Mughal shahi and Nizam shahi, whereas the tiger-like beast symbolizes control of Shivaji on these. There are prominent Ashoka Chakras on all major gates of the fort Janjira. There are images of playing elephants, lions, and much more.

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Tiger Seal on the Gate

In the fort which is surrounded by salt water strangely have two freshwater lakes (natural spring). Which is now not in good shape.

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There are huge cannons installed there are especially 3 cannons which attract everyone attention. These cannons are known as Kalalbangdi, Chavri and Landa Kasam. These cannons weigh over 20 tons.

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Huge Gigentic Cannon

 

Now a little bit of the history associated with this fort. The fort was built in the end of 17th century by the Malik Ambar, an Abssynian minister in the service of the Sultan of Ahmednagar, who belonged to the famous Nizamshahi dynasty. This fort is still intact despite facing violent sea tide and strong wind over 300 years. According to all accounts, the sea fort of Janjira could not be conquered by any of the kings ruling the neighboring territories. Surprisingly, not even Shivaji could acquire it despite 13 expeditions to conquer the fort. His son, Sambhaji, tried a unique approach to capturing the fort: digging an underwater tunnel to enter. But he too failed in his attempt. Not to be deterred, Sambhaji constructed another fort just across the bay, called Kansa. Most of the earth that was dug up to build the tunnel was used in the making of this second fort, which was to be the base for future attacks on the sea fort of Janjira. This fort took 22 years to build and is constructed on 22 acres of land.

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This is not the end of this post as I am not capable of writing the strength and history involved in the making of this fort. So guys please visit this place so see this strongest marine fort of India.

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Keep smiling and cheers !!!

Night out in Tamhini Ghat

Night out in Tamhini Ghat 

 Abhishek,Amar,Tanveer ,Vicky,Rahul

Hi all today I love to tell you a new tale in my life. Those days were the best days of my life. We use to roam take chances and enjoy the life to the fullest. So this tamhni ghat story started with an idea of boys night out. So everyone started suggesting some or other idea of place finally abhishek came up with an idea of camping open area and we can setup our camp wherever we get the chance to set it up.

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So now place is decided and what to do next like funds for camp. So we decided we go by bike and save some money. But wait wait wait this is not the story abhishek and me don’t have anything to put in the funds so again the legend mind started working and again abhishek with a unique idea of selling BCA books for the trip and finally we get rid of the boring books which are no use for us those days. So finally we manage to get 1500/- and with excitement for the trip started our next plan.

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 So with the 1500 cash reserve and few litres of petrol  in our bikes with two bags full of chicken, mutton, rice ,masala, salt and coal. We started our journey.so guys let me describe the Tamhni now.

Ye dosti hum nhi todenge

 Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini in Maharashtra, India for road. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods and cliffs all around.

Fire In the hole 🙂 but no one listen to me a click moment

So we took 20 litres of water and some other drinks hope everyone knows what m saying now. Abhishek and me on one bike, amar and Rahul on other  tanveer with Vicky started to hunt for a suitable place to camp now. So finally we got the place near tata plant and it was so beautiful I can’t describe the beauty of the area the place we saw was between the woods and the cliff and we can see the road from that place and the lights of the cars from a distance of 2 km it was on the height.

Hope Abhi You remember this place

After with a good place and nice ambience of the area we started setting up our camp after digging

the ground for the fire place Tanveer and me started preparing for the bon fire and others like Vicky

Amar , Rahul and Abhishek started making the tent in the area. Then we started having fun games

like antakshari and long talks with our experiences and journey till date.

I can’t forget the night when I saw more the 30 shooting stars and whole night without a min sleep. And whistle of our pressure cooker all around the area and the grilled chicken with ghee awwwwesom. Few people enjoying the chicken and few mud hope you all know about whom I am talking about. This was the most adventures event we did when we was together in Pune. Miss you guys and hope our most awaited leh ladakh trip come in picture soon.

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Guys this was the best place I visited because it was the first night out of my life in the woods with

no preparations of the gear and other stuff. Please visit once if you get the chance to visit Pune.

Cheers.Have fun !!!!