Weekends are meant to take a break from the ordinary, mundane and I just do exactly that. Dive in to the weekend with an enthusiasm of a child having fun in his first fun fair. I love doing things that bring peace and happiness to my heart, travelling and nature rank in the first few.
So here we were travelling with a bunch of friends to the rain soaked Rice paradise lying in the backyards of Pune. No more puzzles and for those who have already guessed - Yes Mulshi it is. This small beautiful town glows and basks in its beauty like a dazzling peacock dancing in the rain. Mesmerising one and all with its splendid grandeur and Natures beauty.
It was a triple celebration - Friends Birthday, Friendship day and a good old weekend - Jackpot don't you think.
What with a big over enthusiastic bunch we had, we booked a quaint rustic bungalow in Mulshi (there are many available for stay). Very basic dormitory type setting like camping together with gorgeous nature surrounding us. Home cooked, rustic hot food.
It was an amazing weekend what with such gorgeous set of people in beautiful surrounding, gurgling streams, rustic home cooked meals, non stop pitter patter of rain, getting drenched and hot smoking bbq all done by us - heavenly.
All Ready !!
Lets go .. Candid
pic credit - Ashish P
The journey itself is so beautiful.
such a rustic old property, Zahir and me completely fell in love.
It had a small pond pool, Victorian old age statues, a lovely guava garden. It even had its very own weather vane on the highest point of the roof.
No sooner than we reached and settled we were served hot poha and pakoras along with chai. I digged in hot Bhakari along with chutney. Once we were well fed we decided to explore the place and head out for a small hike in the Rain.
Rice fields everywhere, they are so pretty, swaying in the wind and dancing in the rain.
This guy though is the best thing of the entire package ;p
We found this stream gurgling along. It was so therapeutic to just let the water flow over your feet, the light drizzle of rain and the fresh fragrance of the rain washed mud, foliage and farms with scent of wild flowers and blue canopy of the sky dotted with specs of clouds.
Enjoying like a child
Nature and its beauty. These wild flowers are so pretty and cheerful.
Pc - Ashish
P C - Ashish
Never to leave and always to behold and protect.
oh btw a small accident, one of our friend dropped his camera lens right in the stream. We all were so worried but Thank goodness nothing happened to it. Immediately cleaned it with a cloth and after going home kept it in a pot of rice grains to soak all the moisture off..
Credit - Ashish
On our way back to the cottage after a nice excursion.
Pic credit - Ashish
Credit - Preet C
First glimpse of the cottage on returning from the hike..
so inviting ..
we jumped into preparing bbq and lighting a slow fire, so magical. We were served gavran chicken curry, bhakari, rice and some vegetables too.
The food was so amazing, we digged in. danced the night away. Beautiful memories, that's what the journey is about.
this candid snap, I am in love with this..
Pic credit - Preet C
Magical nights like these - dancing in the moon light in the rain.
Life is all about living and not just being alive.
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until we meet again
Stay Happy and Cheerful