Cycling to Dahanu and Tarapur Forts – a beach and history holiday!

Dahanu and Tarapur are coastal forts in picturesque locations at the northern end of the Maharashtra coast with pristine beaches along side – a great holiday!

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Cycling along the mangroves of Mumbai

Uttan – Gorai – Manori – Marve – March 2013, a set on Flickr. After a break of about a month, I was eager to get back on the cycle. I cycled along the Western Express Highway till Mira Road, then took the detour towards the shore and rode along the mangroves of Uttan, climbed up Uttan hill, then down to Gorai. I visited the … Continue reading Cycling along the mangroves of Mumbai

Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013, a set on Flickr. Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island is one of the well known tourist destinations around Mumbai. However, I decided to visit the island to try something different – I took my mountain bike there… to my pleasant surprise, I found a wonderful cycling route that circles the island along the shore and at the end, … Continue reading Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Cycling to Arnala Fort – Feb 2013

Cycling to Arnala Fort – Feb 2013, a set on Flickr. We went on a cycling trip from Andheri to Arnala fort – a round trip distance of about 120 km following a route that hugs the coast all through the Vasai island. The fort is on an island that can be reached by a rickety fishing boat overloaded with people and luggage. The island … Continue reading Cycling to Arnala Fort – Feb 2013