Maharashtra diaries: Fireflies and vegan meals in Purushwadi

Picture this You’re walking on a lonely winding road somewhere in the interiors of Maharashtra – no street lights – pitch dark – forest cover – and millions of fireflies glowing like Christmas lights. I saw this magical sight in Purushwadi, a village merely 4 hours from Mumbai. Every year, Purushwadi is…

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Add Silvassa to your list of weekend getaways

After returning from Udaipur, there was going to be no big trip for a while. But my feet were itching to travel. So I decided to do a short road trip to Silvassa. Silvassa gets its name from the Portuguese word ‘Silva’ meaning wood. The city is the capital of…

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Weekend Getaways from Mumbai – Bassein Fort Is Seeped In History

Come monsoons, Mumbai travelers start mapping down trek routes and landmasses where they can enjoy views of lush greenery. Right in the backyard of Mumbai, 50 km away, lies the Bassein Fort aka Vasai Fort – a name it gets from its location. The best part about visiting Vasai is…

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