25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

The top of Mahathma Phule Mandai fruit and vegetable market is Pune was seen from afar. "It must be a beautiful monument, something like out Crawford market in Mumbai" I thought, picking up the pace. But the closer I came, the more obvious I was not going to savour any architectural delights. The stalls, boxes ...read more »

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Located merely 400 km from Mumbai, Kolhapur is a comfortable weekend destination from the financial capital of India. Being strgap for time, I often select the locations which are only a night's train journey away from my home. Frankly speaking, this was the primary reason why I decided to explore this city. It's only when ...read more »

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

Speaking quite frankly, I didn't expect much from Pune. Shortly after I moved to India, one of my new acquaintances told me that he went to Pune for a brief visit and "nothing was there". Years later his words still echoed in my ears every time someone mentioned this city. That's why I kept postponing ...read more »

A walk around the Shaniwar Wada fort, Pune

A walk around the Shaniwar Wada fort, Pune

With imposing architecture, rich history and intriguing legends in tow, the Shaniwar Wada fort is undoubtedly a centerpiece in Pune where sightseeing is concerned. That's why it was not hard for me to decide where to start my Pune tour when I finally visited the city after years of procrastination. Located within a short ride ...read more »

One day in a holy city – things to do in Nashik on a short visit

One day in a holy city – things to do in Nashik on a short visit

Located around 170 km from Mumbai, Nashik makes a comfortable weekend destination. Basically, that was the main reason why I decided to visit this city. Before planning this trip I only knew that it was famous for its vineyards and it’s an important pilgrimage destination. Neither of these things to do in Nashik were appealing ...read more »

5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

I happened to know about Gargoti Mineral Museum when doing an online research for my upcoming trip to Nasik. Intrigued by positive feedback and the photos of striking mineral formations, I decided to include this museum into my itinerary. As things turned out, it was one of the best travel-related decisions I made in 2017. ...read more »