History of Byculla’s Central Railway Hospital

Byculla, a bustling area in South Mumbai is famous for the Zoo, and the Bhau Daji Lad museum located in it. But just across the road is another lesser known landmark located inside the Central Railway Hospital compound – the Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. It is an old building and normally one would easily miss it. But its impressive architecture has an … Continue reading History of Byculla’s Central Railway Hospital

Cycling to Pelhar Lake and Dam – an idyllic weekend ride!

Pelhar Lake is located just off the National Highway 8 towards the east at Vasai. Surrounded by gentle hills of the Tungareshwar National Park, the lake is an ideal picnic spot, and is frequented by residents of the towns located nearby such as Nalasopara and Vasai. read more >> Continue reading Cycling to Pelhar Lake and Dam – an idyllic weekend ride!

Cycling to Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple

Banganga Tank is one of the oldest sweet water tanks located in Mumbai. Before Mumbai got water supply from the Vihar and Tulsi lakes, the only source of water were several tanks built within the city. There were eleven tanks in all, of which Banganga is the only tank that has been present since ancient times. It is a great destination for a weekend cycle ride. The distance … Continue reading Cycling to Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple

Cycling to Kondhane (Kondane) Caves

Kondhane caves is located about 15 kms further south from Karjat, a popular holiday destination just 50 kms south from Sion along the Mumbai Pune National Highway 4. The caves are in the Sahyadri hills, and overlook the Ulhas river very close to its origin, in a valley north of the Rajmachi hills formed by mountain streams draining the northern slope of those hills. read … Continue reading Cycling to Kondhane (Kondane) Caves

NJ Transit makes a perfect Thanksgiving weekend possible!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving day in Houston, spent with the Smalley family full of wonderful food, lots of family time, laughter and of course football. After experiencing a traditional Thanksgiving for the first time in our lives, we were in a great mood when we were fling back to New Jersey on our way back to India. But I did not know what awaited … Continue reading NJ Transit makes a perfect Thanksgiving weekend possible!

Kamandurg – an ancient fort near Vasai

Tungareshwar is a well known temple and a weekend getaway near Vasai that is also a nice and easy trek. But there is another little known trekking destination – an ancient fort called Kamandurg. An ideal destination for a cycling cum trekking expedition that provides some nice off-road…

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