Agumbe is a rain forest in the central Western Ghats of southern India. A cobra breeding forest, it is also called the “The Cherrapunji of the South” . The drive was a part of HVK Monsoon drive – a approx 450 km drive from Bangalore.
Some photography and snaps of 2 days drive in the forest…
Karuna Farms is an ecological living space in the woods of Prakashpuram, Kodaikanal.
Natural beauty and living style will blow your mind off. The experience of this place to spiritual seekers is a bonus. My personal experience here is multi-fold and i only share that experience in person – and not all. To really understand what i mean – you need to be called by mother Nature…yes you need to be called.
I definitely want to share some amazing photography that i did at this place with my mentor and friend – Vinay A Parade.
Hi friends, lot of things or i must say majority of skills i have self taught myself. The best part is that you have the entire knowledge around you – in people, books, internet and so many. It has been an amazing journey whether it is with my art or writing or photography. I am sharing a photo shoot done for two beloved people – Suraj and Bhagyashree. Hope you guys like it.
Around 45 to 50 kms from Pune, Panshet is a small nice place and perfect destination for a small one day trip. You are suppose to take Pune – Bangalore highway towards Singhad Fort. The roads are good and narrow. Just an hour and half drive one could plan early morning trip and return the same day. There are few resorts near the dam. A small resto for food is just at the edge of the hill surrounding the dam and gives amazing scenic view of the dam and surrounding hills. One could spend time with nature watching the clam water and the soothing mountains around. Far off from the city crowd, its a perfect place to relax in the silence of the nature and do some photography .
Goa has been and will be my favorite holiday destination. I usually be here almost 2-3 times a year. Whether its for parties, fun, relaxing or just like that 🙂 , nothing beats this place and there are thousand reasons i could quote…later though :). I totally love Goa for everything .
So it was after my Varkala trip the same month(October end) i headed towards Goa for a small 3 day trip during Diwali.Nothing Diwali special in Goa as such. This time no driving, i took a bus from Mumbai to Mapusa on the evening of 28th October, 2016. Reached Goa early morning on 29th. As soon as i got down the bus, i took a long breath, as if this was the air i so desperately wanted to inhale.The freshness and the Goan affect is just an amazing feeling.
I took a scooter @inr 900 per day rental and left. Rented scooter is best for Goa commute. I already had my booking done at Ruffles @ Candolim. The place is nice with pool and small cafe inside. Candolim is my personal favorite to stay at northern part of Goa. Why Candolim ? 1st its proximity from party places – Anjuna, Baga . 2nd, its crowd is much better and lesser to other parts in northern Goa. 3rd, it houses some of the best restaurants and cafes.
The very first day, i stroll down Candolim roads, had Kings(the beer) and delicious sea food @Kisherman’s Clove – they serve mouth watering sea food. Evening i spent near Candolim beach watching the sunset, the sea at large and sipping some beer. Late night it was @ Titos, Baga and late dinner at the shacks near by.
Second day, i took the camera and started early morning to explore nearby areas-
aguada jail & fort, Sinquerium beach, some woods, private secret villas, roads that signed – private property, and a boat manufacturing workshop. This is the best part of my Goa trips – it always has enough to explore. Evening i went club hoppin – @Curlies and my best – @Shiva valley(i love tis place of all)…Late night i drove to Hill Top to attend a trance party. This was the first time that i attended a wet trance party…under the rain. It was trippy and i loved it.
road to aguada jail, goa
A palace, unknown owner near Aguada , extra lavish
new ships at the boat parking
the raw ..just got started
Last day, got up easy and late, after a full night party. Checked out of hotel by 12 had biryani @ De Candolim Deck (must try) and went to old Goa to spend some time just driving around. Evening went to Spice Goa a small restaurant in Mapusa . They serve authentic Goan food and one who wants to try some real good Goan food should visit this place. Its far from beach and parties, but the serving is a worth. So before boarding my bus to Mumbai i got an authentic taste of Goa.