Cycling and Forts at Kelve, Shirgaon, Mahim and Satpaati — the Palghar Circuit

Five riders took off to discover a forgotten history on the west coast through small fishing villages. This expedition covers four forts that line the Palghar coast. And the best way to enjoy the countryside and the historical monuments is riding a cycle! One of the best cycling expeditions so far this year.

Read all about the expedition here:
http://bijoor.me/2013/05/12/cycling-expedition-to-kelve-shirgaon-mahim-satpaati-the-palghar-circuit/

Cycling at Palghar Forts – Kelve, Mahim, Shirgaon – May 2013

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A fabulous cycling expedition. Five riders riding through beautiful countryside with small villages lining the coast from Kelve to Satpaati, stopping to admire four historical forts along the way.

Read all the details of the expedition at:
bijoor.me/2013/05/12/cycling-expedition-to-kelve-shirgaon…

Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Shiva as Lakulisha - the Lord of YogisSunrise at KalinaBalloon man going to workShip sailing on the way to ElephantaShip sailing on the way to ElephantaSeagulls and Ships
Seagull flyingElephanta IslandCycle on ferry to ElephantaToy train at ElephantaRoad to Elephanta CavesIdyllic road to cycle in Elephanta
Idyllic road to cycle in ElephantaBoys relaxing at ElephantaPillars in Elephanta CavesNataraja sculpture at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at Elephanta
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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, climbs up the hill to the caves.

Then even better, there is a short but steep climb uphill to a pair of cannons… then the downhill ride was a completely unexpected bonus!

Read more about the expedition and see the video at:
bijoor.me/2013/02/25/cycling-expedition-to-elephanta-island/

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Krabi – heavenly holiday, a set on Flickr.

Krabi – a heavenly holiday

An ideal holiday destination if you enjoy the sea and Thai food, with quaint villages and dense forests all around.