Places near Pune and Mumbai

Velas Beach Turtle Village 0

Velas Village Turtle Festival

Velas is a remote village on the Konkan coast which comes into prominence on the tourist circuit from early feb to mid March. Olive Ridley turtles come to the Velas beach every oct-nov to...

Lenyadri Caves Ashtavinayak Temple 5

Lenyadri Caves Ashtavinayak Temple

The Lenyadri cave complex is a series of Buddhist rock-cut caves (like Karla, Bhaja), but also happens to have the only Ashtavinayak temple on a mountain! So, an easy climb to a beautiful cave...

Kelshi beach village 2

Kelshi beach on the konkan coast

Kelshi is a small village to the south of Velas. It is not very high on the tourist circuit and hence less crowded. I had visited Velas during the ‘Holi weekend’ and had visited...

Aba Bagul Garden Swargate Pune 1

Aba Bagul Garden near swargate

Pune may seem a very crowded city with chaotic traffic, but in the middle of all this chaos Pune has many small yet beautiful gardens. These gardens provide the much needed evening break. Aba...