Maharashtra

Andharban Trek and why you should NOT trek in the Sahyadris

Andhar (dark) and ban (forest) make Andharban a dark forest. Andharban trek is essentially you walking for hours in a dark forest. Water streams are your constant companion. You will be walking through water, splash-pitter-patter the steady background score. Which will be broken remarkably by the whistling thrush. But since the forest is dense, you …

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Mist covered dense forest in Delightful bakery now run by the 5th generation in Mahabaleshwar, the most famous hill station in Maharashtra, India.

Offbeat travel in “typical” Mahabaleshwar

Agreed, Mahabaleshwar is as touristy as it gets. But that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Its forest cover is as dense and the weather as lovely despite the crowds that throng Mahabaleshwar these days. So, instead of banishing it – for this visit, we challenged ourselves to see this much-visited place in a new …

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Red colour splashes as a pot filled with yogurt is victoriously broken by a human pyramid formed by daredevil groups called Govinda Pathaks for the festival of Dahi Handi or Janmashtami which marks Lord Krishna's birthday.

Happy Birthday Krishna – Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai

“Dahi Handi” translates to a pot of yogurt! Dahi: yogurt. Handi: pot. This day, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami. Janmashtami has a unique tradition and flavour in Mumbai. This festival is locally more popular as Dahi Handi. It is a celebration of Krishna’s endearing love for all things milk, and the tricks the …

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