Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

Saw a beautiful bird on a branch of a mango tree outside my window today while I was busy on a telephone call. It was a Coppersmith Barbet (I found out later 🙂 who was carving a hole to build it’s nest. After a minute or so of working hard, a crow sitting nearby could not contain it’s curiosity and came over to see what the … Continue reading Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

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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Goecha La Trek – experiencing Sikkim at its best

There is no better way to experience Sikkim than to do one of the high altitude treks in it’s mountains. The most well known trekking route in Sikkim is the Khangzenchenzonga (Kanchenjunga) Trekking Trail that leads from Yuksom to the Goecha La pass. Starting at the highest motorable 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 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