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. In 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
While on a 2 week visit to Pittsburgh, I was able to explore some of the river trails that run all along the three rivers that meet in Pittsburgh. Here are some highlights: read more >> Continue reading Cycling along Pittsburgh’s River Trails
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
Vandri Lake is the second of the three lakes that are along the Mumbai Ahmedabad highway NH8. It is located near Saphale. The first one is Pelhar lake near Virar, and the third one is Kurze reservoir near Dapchari. A great destination for a weekend cycling ride! read more >> Continue reading Cycling to Vandri Lake
Fort George is the only remaining vestige of the Bombay Fort that was built by the British. It was originally a smaller but better protected part of the larger Bombay Fort, that extended from Fort George to Dock Yard. read more >> Continue reading Cycling to Fort George – the last remaining vestige of Bombay Fort
In a village called Devaloli near Badlapur located to the north east of Mumbai city, is a small historical step well built by the Marathas. Hidden amidst a small village, there are no tourists hounding this place. A perfect location for a cycling adventure! read more >> Continue reading Badlapur Step Well – a rare historical site
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!
Madh (or Versova) fort is located on Madh island, just across from Versova over the creek. A great place for a short cycling ride along the coast. Continue reading Revisiting Madh Fort (Versova Fort)
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!
Dharavi is known as one of the largest slums in the world, but hidden at one end in it is Riwa Fort (Kala Killa) with a mysterious secret tunnel inside it – a perfect cycling destination!