Sunday, July 24, 2005

Igatpuri is about 140 Kms from Mumbai. A small town at about 1900 ft above sea level, on the Mumbai - Nashik route.
Reaching there:
Road: Regular ST buses between Mumbai & Nashik. Driving-NH 3 via Shahpur and Kasra Ghats. Takes 3 hours.
Rail: Tapovan Express to Igatpuri. Or A Local train to Kasara from CST. And bus or taxi from Kasara to Igatpuri. About 2.5 hrs in train and about 30-40 minutes by road from Kasara to Igatpuri.
Accomodation: There are a couple of hotels. Manas Resorts and Ganak Motel over look the valley and the rivers. Hotel Ashwin is in the town. Golden Resort is about 5 kms from Igatpuri and is nestled between the hills. We stayed at Ganak Motel and had food at Manas and Ashwin.
What to do in Igatpuri: Walking. Climbing the hills. Falling. Rolling in the Valleys. Chasing the streams and waterfalls. Trekking to mountains.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Somewhere on the road. Patches of green begin. Restless Camera. View from the bus Posted by Picasa

Tea break Posted by Picasa

A view from the bus. Climbing up the Kasara ghats.  Posted by Picasa

Exploration Igatpuri begins. The Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

The spectacular Camel Valley - Must see and explore in Igatpuri Posted by Picasa

Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

Camel Valley. A sudden depth of 1000 ft from nowhere Posted by Picasa

An unnamed waterfall in the backdrop. Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

One slip to 1000 feet depth. Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

At Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

Camel Valley Posted by Picasa

Another view from the hotel Posted by Picasa

River running parallel to the Railway track Posted by Picasa

Valley, stream, bridge and the mountain Posted by Picasa

Stream... Posted by Picasa

Down in the valley. It is the hotel up there Posted by Picasa

Under the railway bridge Posted by Picasa

Way to Tringalwadi Posted by Picasa

An unnamed mountain Posted by Picasa

Valleys. Waterfalls. And far away is the Tringalwadi fort Posted by Picasa

On top of the village. Two boys decided to accept our offer for a click Posted by Picasa

Green... green.... it is magical Posted by Picasa

its magnificient Posted by Picasa