Pune rains are magical they make you fall in love with the nature over and over again. Pune mesmerizes you with its beauty and pleasant climate all year round but come monsoon and the place is vibrant and alive with its splendid glory. The ethereal charm of the city is visible in abundance in the wonderful setting of rainy season.
Over the years the city has grown leaps and bounds and has got many new changes but that age old beauty still is alive. Pune sits picturesquely amidst hills, mountains, forts and ample of country side. Just an hour of half's drive transfers you in the lap of nature.
On one such weekend we took a trip to Sinhagad ( lions fort). It is an eminent historical fort situated on the outskirts of the city. Well perched on the heights of Sahyadri mountains. The fort was conquered by and belonged to the great Maratha warrior - Shivaji Maharaj ( brush up your history lessons ;p)
Its famous for trekking, but we lazy bumps however went by car. The road to sinhagad itself is very pretty and beautiful. the earth is covered by green velvety blanket of trees. The slight drizzle of rain, lakes and dams filled with fresh rain water on our way. We actually felt as if we are travelling through the clouds. The weather was perfect, cool wind blowing on the face. The purity of nature(how I absolutely love it.).
I had a lovely time amidst nature, it was a perfect weekend.
Let the snaps do the talking.
evening - twilight - moonlight
kanda bhaji (pakodas/ onion rings), simple meals of pithla bhakri sold in small huts atop the fort
pic credit flickr
mouthwatering snacks on the go.
moonlight walk down the road
my favorite homemade curd in earthen bowls
splendid weekend it was.
P.S . I please urge one and all to conserve nature and our rich natural flora fauna, culture and heritage, it was disheartening to see the fort littered by picnic goers. Lets give an opportunity to the further generations to enjoy this pristine beauty and hand them this treasure trove of nature.
Respect Mother Earth.