Tuesday, August 21, 2007

maLwali is Heaven!!

One more trip to one of the most beautiful places in India. Lonavla!

(well, if you have any objections…. “beauty is subjective.. atleast for the sake of it)

That was a really tight time schedule for the morning. Everyone got up just minutes before the train.. Local train from Kanjur to Thane and our plan was to catch the 7 o clock train to Lonavla!.. alas! Just like any other IDC plan this one too got delayed. We waited for everyone to turn up and we got into the Dekkan Express at 8.00.

We were bloody tired and sleepy since we got up soooooo early at 6 o clock for this trip… :P Again a tiresome journey.. with no place to sit and relax.

It was around 9 when we reached lonavla and our guide Prof.Pushkar Ingale ;P was there ready!
Hmm.. Aug15th. National Holiday! And we never wanted to get into that big crowd in Lonvla. So we took a local train to “maLwali” the same place where we had gone in the first semester. (not me though)

It was really raining when we reached there.. and heavy winds.

We headed towards the peak, where that fort is, covered with green moss and floating in the clouds… but it’s too far and too high up in the mountains.

Stopped somewhere inbetween at the shack to have a steaming cup of tea!. That was awesome.

The tip of the mountain was somewhat visibe from the shack itself although moving clouds merged those big giant mo9untains into the skies!

We climed and climbed again… and again.. and again…

Somewhere inbetween, we reached.. a meadow!.. wide open green grass land.
awesome view of the mountains and the waterfalls!!

And we climbed again... and again....

and again....

And at last... the destination... the Lohgad fort!

We climbed again... and again to the tip...

But at the end... ... it was heaven!!
I really mean it.. it was heaven!... surrounded my misty clouds.. completely white all over!!.. no sense of depth or no sense of distance.. Anything which was closer was partly visible and everything else, WHITE!

.... .... ...

And on our way back!...


Whoa!.. that was the best part!


It’s all wet.. and shivering cold!! And to add to the majza,.. a nice.. cool wind!.. hu hu hoo …. We just missed the last local to Lonavla! Now waiting at the railway station at 8pm, for the next local after one hour and an express from Lonavla..


Hmm.. great it was.. just like any other trip from IDC..
And yea.. It’s was a DIFFERENT experience… just like any other trip from IDC!



harshvardhan kadam said...

hmm. truly enjoying th idc life....
hv fun ppl

divya said...

rockng idc with rocking ppl!!!
good going!!!!