Went to Pali and Mahad on Sunday. My uncles had come from Pune and Nagpur the day before and it was all set. I also bought a digicam on Saturday so we could take lots n lots of pics of this trip. So we started at 6 a.m. and decided to go there via the Malshej Ghat. ‘Ghat’ in Marathi means a mountainous road. The Malshej Ghat is famous for the numerous waterfalls that are formed in the monsoons due to the water falling from the mountain tops. Its a major tourist attraction for the people in Mumbai and Pune. The weather was amazing and nothing like the terrible heat in Hyderabad. There were clouds scattered and lots of trees which means there was a cool wind blowing throughout the day. I experienced this climate after a long period of time and was living every moment of it.
so, we reached Mahad at around 12.30 p.m. Yes we were a bit late because we took the scenic route and it cost us some kilometers but it was worth it. Had a good ‘darshan’ of Lord Ganesh there. After that, we set off for Pali which is around 35-40 km from there. Reached there at around 2.45 p.m. and had a good ‘darshan’ of Lord Ganesh there too. After that we set of back home. Our return journey was through the Mumbai – Pune Expressway and it was fascinating. reached home at around 12.30 a.m. that night.
It was a wonderful experience, to say the least. I was so happy that i got to go on an outing with my grandma…she hasn’t been out on such a trip in a long time. But it also became painfully clear at the end of the day that even a one day trip now take a huge toll on her. Felt very sad that i wont be able to take her out on such trips here after.
All n all it was a fantastic trip. For those who are curious about Shir Ashtavinayak and Pali and Mahad please refer this link…