A few friends, a craving to get out into the nature, and a few youngsters out to get their first taste of trekking in the Sahyadris this weekend resulted in an impromptu trek to Kothaligad. This is a beginners' trek but the hot weather has made the trek incredibly hard! The initial few kms was … Continue reading A hot weather trek to Kothaligad, Peth!
Porbandar Chaupatty – a festive fair of lights for kids and grownups alike
The main attraction of Porbandar is its Chaupatty, a vehicle free zone, always busy and remarkably safe! And you get the best sunset views here, sipping on hot kawa - lemon coffee! Divine! And, after sunset, this festive fair would keep you busy with its eclectic mix of eating options and rides!
Sunset view at Porbandar Chaupatty
The best thing about Porbandar is its Chaupatty. And the best thing about the Chaupatty is its sunset views!
Sky, sea and the sand!
At this beautiful beach - chaupaty - in Porbandar this weekend, this picture summarizes all the happy things of my childhood! Yearning to live by the sea again.
Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh
This is the 3rd, and final part, of the three part Stok Kangri series. You can find the Part 1 and Part 2 here. 26-27th July After an early dinner, we went to the tent to sleep…but obviously couldn’t due to anxiety and the fear of missing out on some preparatory and need-to-carry stuff. When … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh
Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days
This is the first part of the blog that covers our Stok Kangri summit in July 2018. 20th July 2018 Having woken up from our disturbed sleep – the flight took-off from Mumbai at 4 am! - we raised the window shades of the airline seats we were in (which, we had, smartly enough, all … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days
Ratri Bazaar – the night market – we need one in every city!
The Ratri Bazaar in Baroda is a great draw, for locals and tourists alike. A safe place to have a quick bite, or an elaborate dinner, with family and friends, late in the night! The food park is open round the night and the offerings are delicious. And while you are here don't miss on … Continue reading Ratri Bazaar – the night market – we need one in every city!
Konkan kada – a spectacular viewpoint atop Harishchandragadh fort
Konkan Kada - looking down is so vertiginous that folks lie down flat on the ground to get a peek!Harishchandragadh fort is on the bucket list of all trekkers who trek in Sahyadris, and for no mean reason. It's among the highest, toughest and most enjoyable of treks in Maharashtra. The views from Taramati peak … Continue reading Konkan kada – a spectacular viewpoint atop Harishchandragadh fort
Ubaliyu – a curious delicacy that springs up across the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway near Vapi every winter
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, spinach, purple yam, and lots of spices 🙂 It all goes into an earthen pot, the mouth sealed, and half buried upside down into a heap of burning cow-dung cakes! What you get after an hour or so is boiled, spiced vegetables, to be eaten as-is with a copious serving of … Continue reading Ubaliyu – a curious delicacy that springs up across the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway near Vapi every winter
Petrol cheaper than diesel?
Driving from Jamnagar to Rajkot noticed this anomaly! The HPCL attendant said this has been the case for a week now. Not sure what is causing this though...or whether this is a Gujarat specific scenario but interesting. Have you noticed this? Any idea what could be causing this?