Tandulwadi – a trek

Tandulwadi village, accessible by ST bus from Safale station on Mumbai's western line, is the base village for the trek to Tandulwadi Fort. And what a trek it was! Harder that anticipated! And the weather was hot! Tandulwadi Fort trek is not very popular like the other known forts and is among the very few … Continue reading Tandulwadi – a trek

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 2 – Leh to Stok Kangri Base Camp

This is a longish post, and covers our trek from Leh to the Stok Kangri Base Camp. For our pre-trekking days in Leh, please read the Stok Kangri – Part 1 post here. 23rd July We had our bags neatly packed, the day pack (the one we will be carrying with ourselves) was loaded up … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 2 – Leh to Stok Kangri Base Camp

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

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

The mighty Himalayas – an ariel view! And Stok Kangri teaser

Somebody suggested in a blog post, and I cannot thank him enough, that it is preferred to book the 'A' seats when flying from Mumbai to Leh to get the best view of the Himalayas from the window. We followed this advice and were amply rewarded with some of the best views of the crumpled-paper … Continue reading The mighty Himalayas – an ariel view! And Stok Kangri teaser

“Suvela Machi” on the Rajgad fort

On the weekend of 6-7 Oct 2018, we did the Rajgadh and Torna trek from Pune. In summary, and a detailed blog should follow, we left Pune around 0730 and drove towards the Rajgadh base village - Gunjavane. Climbed Rajgadh and visited the various points on the fort (and there are quite a few to … Continue reading “Suvela Machi” on the Rajgad fort