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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Meeting Olive Ridleys at Velas Turtle Festival, Maharashtra

A small coastal town in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra is home to the annual Velas Turtle Festival. The endangered Olive Ridley Turtles thrive in warm tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Ocean and India is a hotspot breeding ground for them. If you want to see hordes of these…

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