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

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

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… Continue reading Cycling at Palghar Forts – Kelve, Mahim, Shirgaon – May 2013

Cycling to Ghodbunder Fort – May 2013

Cycling to Ghodbunder Fort – May 2013, a set on Flickr. In 1530 the Portuguese came to Thane but they only began building the Ghodbunder fort in 1730. The Portuguese name for the fort was Cacabe de Tanna. The British captured the fort and made it their headquarters of the district administration with a district collector stationed in Thane. It which was under Portuguese rule … Continue reading Cycling to Ghodbunder Fort – May 2013

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