Kunzum Travel List #19: The Matheran Light Railway – Go for a joyride

Once you get hooked to the idea of journeys on India’s mountain railways, you want to do them all.  Passengers are packed tight in the coaches, giving you a feeling of being in oversized toy[Read More…]

Enjoying the views at Karwar: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 16

Karwar is another pretty beach town – one of those places you want to laze around in if you want to. You can stay on the beach side, or head out to some islands on[Read More…]

From Ratnagiri to Karwar via Sindhudurg: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 15

Turned out to be a day of mostly driving. Left Ratnagiri in the morning, with the intention of reaching Gokarna. I would eventually stop at Karwar. But first an anecdote: I went to a fuel[Read More…]

On the beaches of Ratnagiri and Ganpatipule: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 14

Finally the water is blue! Yes, the Arabian Sea I had seen so far was brown coloured. In Ratnagiri, I saw the postcard perfect hues of blue and green. Life is good! My first stop[Read More…]

Road Signs in Maharashtra: The Great Arabian Sea Drive

One of the perks of driving on highways are the road signs – funny, queer strange ones abound all over the world. Here is a selection of some I collected: Ajay Jain is currently on[Read More…]

Driving from Daman to Ratnagiri: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 13

The disappointing drive of the previous day did not last long – no sooner had I crossed the Mumbai that my mood changed. As did the landscape. I was in the Konkan region of the[Read More…]

Goodbye Gujarat, onto the western coast: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 12

Left Velavadar for a two day journey to Ratnagiri in south Maharashtra. Got a flavour of Gujarat, will be back for lots more. Stopped for some ice-cream on the way; was charged Rs. 12 against[Read More…]