Saturday, September 18, 2010

Trek to Mahuli

Mahuli is about 70 km from Thane and the village is absolutely boondocks. The hills were half hidden by the mist and it began to rain

The trek actually begins from here although we had to walk a few km from the village

The foothills were absolutely lovely as you can see!

Thats my son Sounak with two of his mates. I could walk this road for ever and ever ..

Very soon we came to wade across this mountain stream

Before crossing the stream, we explored the area along the banks as it was so beautiful but lost precious minutes as the peak with the fort on top was still a few hours away

Crossed the fast flowing stream and started the climb

We came to this lovely glade and tarried awhile ..

and then it began to rain again.

Bit apprehensive with the kids with me, decided to turn back as it was getting late, the mountain path began to fill up with water very quickly with the rain 
The stream had also begun to swell ..

So maybe another time, another day!


  1. Oh, I so love this post. I, too, could walk that trail forever, if I had the chance. SO BEAUTIFUL......what a wonderful outing with your son and his friends. And so nice to have the photo of you, as well. Glorious photos. I so enjoyed a little expedition through the beautiful countryside. The wild blooming things are amazing. Thank you so much for posting this. It made my day!

  2. sounded like a heavenly trek... now i have to find out where Mahuli is, so i too can go!! :)

  3. You have to get down at Asangaon station in the Central Railway suburban line from CST or Dadar and take a short auto-rickshaw ride to Shahpur State Transport depot. The first bus to Mahuli is at 6:30 a.m, the second at 8.00. While coming back, the last bus is at 6:00 p.m or thereabouts :)

  4. This is a great post...quite spectacular photos with the low-hanging clouds! And I love the pictures of you and your son..a good afternoon, even with the rain. I'm so glad you stopped by my travel blog...I get so busy, I'm often slow to visit. Glad you liked the Egypt pictures..I posted more today. It is a very magical place. To answer your question, my husband and I did get to go into one of the smaller pyramids, but saw more inside the tombs in the Valley of The Kings.

    Have a good week...


  5. That flower by the stream on the way up is UNWORLDLY! What an incredible image!