Category: Travel


Dist. Kolhapur-416201. Situated at an altitide of 977.2m., Panhala is a charming hill resort which makes for a complete holiday. Panhala’s historic fort throws up memories of Chhatrapati Shivaji, such as his epic escape from the forces of Siddi Johar. Besides, there’s the Sambhaji Temple, Someshwar Temple, Teen Darwaza, Raj Dindi and several other sights. […]

Murud Janjira

About 60 kms from Alibaug Murud, is actually a tiny village set atop a small hillock with a heart stopping view of the coast, with mile after mile of soft silvery sand. Janjira is further south, the chief attraction being an enormous and seventeenth century sea fort built by the Maratha warrior king Shivaji. It […]


Tal. Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri – 415 713. South of old Harnai fort, the palm-fringed beach of Murud is famous for its clean, white sands and safe waters. Visit the Goa Killa or Harnai Fort, which is built on different levels. See Panhale Kazi, the famous rock-cut monument, 30 kms. from Murud-Harnai. Stay in MTDC’s luxurious […]


Barely 171 kms from Mumbai, Matheran was the Britisher’s most popular hill station, discovered by Hugh Mallet in 1850. Today, Mumbai has more or less reached its base, and from some points you can actually hear the din of the city faintly on the air. A special, narrow guage “toy train” gets you up, puffing […]

Malshej Ghat

Post Khubi via Otur, Dist. Pune – 412 409. Malshej Ghat holds special value for hikers, trekkers and adventure lovers. It is nature at its best. No wonder then, that the most exotic migratory flamingoes choose it as their monsoon abode. Close at hand is Shivneri Fort (approx. 40 kms.), birthplace of the legendary Shivaji. […]


Dist. Nanded. Mahur (Mahurgad), is a well known religious place and a birth place of Lord Dattatray, which is visited by thousands of devotees and pilgrims throughout the year. The ancient Mahurgad Fort constructed in the 12th century, is just two and a half kms. from the place. There are many temples in Mahur like […]


In the halcyon days of the Raj, Mahabaleshwar used to be the official summer retreat of the Bombay Presidency. This “Queen” of Maharashtra’s hillstations is nearly 250 kms away from the city and breathtakingly beautiful. Sheer gorges, gushing waterfalls and impenetrable jungles where panthers still waylay unsuspecting tourists, Mahabaleshwar is adventure, relaxation and paradise rolled […]


About 120 kms from Mumbai is the hill station of Lonavla, a once-scenic spot practically ruined by boisterous picnickers. In summer, its practically crawling with tourists and snack bars, but during the monsoons, when the rains spread their emerald carpet over the hills, Lonavla is still beautiful: misty, cool, full of gurgling streams and quiet […]


Tal. Lonar, Dist. Buldhana. Here’s a chance to see India’s magnificent hyper-velocity meteorite-impact crater. Lonar ranks amongst the world’s five largest craters. Investigations reveal it to be around 40,000 years old. Within the depression lies a saline lake. See the ruins of temples constructed in the Hemadpanti style, where Lord Narasimha, Ganesh, Renukadevi and Shiva […]


A very popular hill resort just a few hours away. From Bombay, it is just a station before Lonavala and is a convenient point to take off for the Karla caves. Khandala offers some excellent views of the ghat range and with its refreshing cool breeze, it provides relief from the stiffing heat of the […]