VELAS: THE VILLAGE WITH A MISSION TO SAVE ENDANGERED TURTLES

End of the year. Not in a mood for the usual parties. My husband searches for offbeat holidays with an intention of staying in a village and finds this village that are on a mission to save the turtles. VELAS, about 250 kms from Borivali, sounded very interesting. Bookings made in a home stay and […]

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Velas Turtle beach Trip Day 2

Hurray!!! Velas Turtle Beach sighting day. We got up early with enthusiasm around 6:45 am and after drinking tea went to see Olive Ridley Turtle hatchlings. We all especially Rhea, my niece were really looking forward to see tiny baby turtles. We met Mr. Mohan, he is part of a local NGO who promotes turtle […]

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WAI MAHARASHTRA TRIP DAY 4 ‚Äď Sajjangad Fort

Our last day in Wai was going to end with a trip to Sajjangad Fort in Satara city of Maharashtra. We wanted to visit Kaas Plateau which is only 20 km from Sajjangad Fort but since flowering season was over, we decided against it.¬†Sajjangad¬†means¬†Fort of Good People¬†is the final resting place of Swami Ramdas,¬†a saint […]

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Wai Maharashtra Trip Day 1 – Dhom Dam

After a long time our Diwali Family trip (18 persons) to¬†Wai (Anandvan Holiday Home)¬†was planned and we were looking forward to it. We got up early, did Laxmi Puja as it was first day of Diwali and left at 9:45 am from Mumbai. Wai is around 240 km from Mumbai. Our first halt at 12:00 […]

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Kaas Plateau, Valley of Flowers Satara Maharashtra

The Kaas Plateau or Kas Pathar is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 25 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state of India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. It gets white flowers only for 15 days in the month […]

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