Thursday, 20 October 2011

Mesmerizing Mahabaleshwar - Day 3 - Wai

Aug 15 Monday 2011 - this was the last day of our trip so we were feeling a bit sad. But since the whole day is left we wanted to utilize it to the fullest. So after having beakfast we left the hotel and started driving towards Wai.

Enroute there is a view point called 'Harrison's Folly'. Not sure what Folly was committed by which Harrison here but the place was superb and I liked it the most in Panchgani. It is also a kind of mini-table land without that din and bustle of the bigger one. Offers spectacular view, this place. And since the weather was sunny, the golden sunlight reflecting on the Krishna river gave the place an out of the world feeling. This place is deservedly used for para-gliding in the non-monsoon season.


View from Harrison's Folly


Another view - the diversion to Harrison's Folly


A small part of the endless valley

View

View 2

View 3

We again proceeded towards Wai. We had a plan to spend more time at the Dhom Dam. First we visited the famous Maha Ganpati Temple - here we could identify that many films were shot like Swadesh, Gangaajal etc. There are two adjascent temples - the Ganpati Temple and the Shiva temple. The Ganpati temple was a newer one while the Shiva Temple looked older. It was very crowded since it was Monday.



The Maha Ganpati Temple




Shooting place for Gangaajal

The Shiva Temple



Remember the first scene from the film 'Dabaang'?

After spending a good 45 minutes here we proceeded towards Dhom Dam which is further 9 Km down from Wai through interiors. The road was narrow but the simple look and feel of the rustic villages was simply a great sight to behold. We finally reached a point where we could park our car and got down. We went very close to the water. The place was glorious. The lake was calm, the weather cool and the green hills kissing the sky - you will find yourself standing in midst of the mother nature. You may feel isolated but it gives you a chance of soul searching. Just sit and soak in the nature - which we did for more than a couple of hours. It was really a great experience. What else could you ask for?






Feels like a sea, doesn't it?


Curious and strange rock formation


Amazing greenery

Nothing much is left of this trip now. We then proceeded towards Pune through NH4 - in between stopped at one Dhaba to have a late lunch (or early snacks) and back to Pune by 6.30 pm.

All in all it was a great trip which gave me a lot of memories to cherish in my heart. And nevertheless, a promise to myself that I will come back again in the lap of nature.

Adios!!

Update: Road Directions -

Panchgani to Wai:


Wai to Pune:

6 comments:

  1. Brilliant monsoon colours!
    Cheers
    Sujoy
    http://www.sujoyrdas.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Sujoy. Your blog is too marvellous. I have to check it again with some time in hand

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice snaps.Mahabaleshwar one of the famous hill station in maharashtra.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi sujoy,
    Awesome picture I visited Mahabaleshwar in September,2002.It was an unforgetable experience .I'm planning to revisit it including Panchgani,the strawberry land just 20 km away from it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mahabaleshwar – A beautiful Hill Station situated within the Sahaydri mountain chain. It is a standout among the foremost illustrious and stunning traveler destination of Maharashtra, due to its hills, valleys, waterfalls, cool breeze, strawberries and various points. Located about 285 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is about 150 km area surrounded by valleys on all sides. Mahabaleshwar hills, valleys and various points have been the primary choice for a large part of the Mumbai and Pune travelers.
    Check In Mahableshwar have used simple plan of contacting the hoteliers from numerous areas of Mahabaleshwar by writing the thought into an easy to use net portal. Mahabaleshwar being the foremost crowd-gratifying and beloved traveler destination, we offer the contacting hoteliers accommodations whole hearted within the Mahabaleshwar region. Travelers can look for a hotel in Mahabaleshwar, speak to the hotel man, and can book stay and relish Mahabaleshwar getaways.
    Hotels In Mahabaleshwar
    Resorts In Mahabaleshwar
    Hotels In Panchgani

    ReplyDelete
  6. Mahabaleshwar – A beautiful Hill Station situated within the Sahaydri mountain chain. It is a standout among the foremost illustrious and stunning traveler destination of Maharashtra, due to its hills, valleys, waterfalls, cool breeze, strawberries and various points. Located about 285 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is about 150 km area surrounded by valleys on all sides. Mahabaleshwar hills, valleys and various points have been the primary choice for a large part of the Mumbai and Pune travelers.
    Check In Mahableshwar have used simple plan of contacting the hoteliers from numerous areas of Mahabaleshwar by writing the thought into an easy to use net portal. Mahabaleshwar being the foremost crowd-gratifying and beloved traveler destination, we offer the contacting hoteliers accommodations whole hearted within the Mahabaleshwar region. Travelers can look for a hotel in Mahabaleshwar, speak to the hotel man, and can book stay and relish Mahabaleshwar getaways.
    Hotels In Mahabaleshwar
    Resorts In Mahabaleshwar
    Hotels In Panchgani

    ReplyDelete