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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lavasa Monsoon Weekend Picnic

Another day, another weekend, perfect weather, monsoons and another impromptu plan. This time
Lavasa it was with the entire family.

Family time is the best time only made better with a late Sunday lunch comprising of mom made sabudana wada.
The spicy piping hot balls of sago deep fried and enjoyed with crunchy sweet groundnut chutney - Bliss - especially when its raining and you are just lazing around on a Sunday.

The Mayhem

We Left at around 3pm.

Our plan was simple we wanted to enjoy the beauty of Lavasa and the monsoon magic with tasty rustic country style food. We are very earthy and that's what we wanted to do. So drive to Lavasa with lots of home made rural food was on agenda.

One can also stay at the varied resorts there and have food at the restaurants located there, however I think they are overhyped and over priced and the food is strictly ok. Ekaant is a good choice with an awesome view. (do let me know in comments below if you would like me to do another post on good places to stay in Lavasa and the food available there.)

Lavasa is just 1.5 hours from Pune. The road is very scenic. Do take the road going to pirangut which is better (quality wise).
We took the detour which was very scenic running parallel through the fields, the road however is not in good shape.
Stop for a quick snack at Shreepad at Pirangut. Amazing place for missal, thalipeeth, taak, vada pav and all puneri snacks.

You can also have lunch or grab a quick thali at the kiosks on the ghat towards lavasa, they serve really good country veg fare (Maharashtrian) comprising of Pithla, Bhakri, thecha - yum.
The villagers from the villages below run these kiosks and they are completely rustic in taste and vfm.
Atharva is a good choice - small restaurant kinds.

After a heavy brunch we decided to gorge on yummy sweet corn roasted on chulha and flavoured with lime and masala. Yum again and so healthy. Great snack even at home however it wont taste the same not unless you have a chulha and nature, lovely weather and rains accompanying it.

slurped on tea .

There are many hotels, resorts and activities to do in Lavasa but that is for next time, this time we just enjoyed the rain with the beauty of this small town nestled between the hills.

The weather made us ravenous and we were soon on a look out for a nice place to satiate our tastebuds and our screaming tummies.
muttonawal to our rescue.

Sipping on bowls of rustic country chicken rassa is magic to my soul.
The thalis were really tasty and the food was piping hot especially the chicken thali.
A small place with good clean setting and tasty vfm food,  what else does one need.
After devouring the entire meal we hardly could move.
Yet the heart wanted more a wee bit more. So just for the sake of our heart we decided to do a pitstop at Rajmandir on our way back home.

Ice cream in rain melody to our heart and soul and a perfect ending to our awesome day out.
We had an awesome time, check the snippets here.

As you can see the dam is hardly full, its scary, it really should rain..

lost admiring the nature

under my umbrella

cant keep my hands of this cutey

I feel like a super woman amidst nature. So much beauty all for me (for us )

They say Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground- I got both of them right here, right now and I am holding on to them.

Outfit Details
I kept it simple warm and hassle free.
Leggings - Forever 21
Top - D C Comics
Bangles - Here and there
Flip flops - Bata (anti skid )
A light cardigan - Thailand

Hope you enjoyed...
Let me know some lovely monsoon getaways to visit if you know some nice ones.

until we meet again.
Stay happy and cheerful!!

Lots of love

1 comment:

  1. Just a suggestion Bhakti, the pictures are lovely, but I feel the landscapes will look more beautiful if you change the 1:1 ratio to 4:3 or 16:9. :)


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