Cycling to Aware to Bamandev Temple and a new fort – Mardangad

To the north of Mumbai starting from Tarapur Fort close to the Gujarat border, there are 14 forts along the coast covering a distance of approximately 100 km.┬áIn this list, between the Dronagiri fort at Uran and Kolaba fort at Alibaug, there is a wide stretch of about 40 kms that seems to be left unguarded. In addition, just south of Uran is the Karanja … Continue reading Cycling to Aware to Bamandev Temple and a new fort – Mardangad

Cycling to Chirner – Gadhegals and Ransai Lake

Chirner is a small town located to the south east of Mumbai further east from Uran. Ransai Lake is located close to Chirner, and provides a great view of the Karnala fort behind it. A temple in Chirner is known to have some samples of Gadhegals – symbolic stone markers that contain some really weird imagery. I went cycling to find the temple. read more … Continue reading Cycling to Chirner – Gadhegals and Ransai Lake

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!