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Old 7th August 2011, 20:28   #61
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Day 03, 25th September 2010
Kaas

Now I know how the guys got the idea of their clubs

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Some more valley views

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Violet smallies
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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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Some great lawns of nature
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We finally reached our hotel back by 09:00. Quickly freshened up, and had our breakfast.

Ashish informed us by 10:00 that the Tbhp convoy has reached Satara and will let us know when they are near our hotel so that we can join in.

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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While waiting for the Tbhp convoy, did some walk around the hotel.

Hotel where we stayed

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ANHC resting
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Fountain
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Bronze figurine
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Ganesha
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Laughing Buddha
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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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Flowers from the garden

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By 11:00 Ashish informed us that the convoy is nearing our hotel. We got out to the street and by 11:15 joined the Tbhp convoy



We all then drove towards Sajjangad.


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Laluks, those photographs (specially the early morning/befor sunrise photos) are mind-blowing stuff. This travelogue/photolog is making sure that there would be a huge participation this time for the Kaas meet . I'm in for sure.
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I guess, Mumbai/Pune is your nearest bet.
@lalukas thanks dear i am going to pune nest month to conduct a workshop will definately go there and post a few pics
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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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We reached Sajjangad by 11:45. After parking the car, we met Ashish, MX6, ghostel, f1fan, nomadabhi. But since the convoy was already behind schedule everybody went to see Sajjangad, chit chatting en route.

Some views while we were climbing the stairs to Sajjangad.
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Chatrapathi Shivaji Entrance gate

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I missed Starvegabond in the melee and ended up near the cliff.

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
Kaas

Views of the valley from Sajjangad
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Valley behind beautiful flowers
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Everything else blurs at her beauty
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Small Pool
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The road to Thoseghar and Chalkewadi
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I find some constructions
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Later I found that Starvegabond and the other TBHPians were missed since they went to visit Sri Ramdaas Swamy math.
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They found me near the cliff, clicking pictures of Urmodi Dam.

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
Kaas

Urmodi Dam views
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By 13:00 we left Sajjangad and drove towards Thoseghar Falls.

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
Kaas

Views en route Thosegar Falls
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You can already see the windmills at a distance
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After an year of clicking this picture I was wondering what did I try to click. Probably its the clouds that's rising from the ground -don't know now
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We stopped at Thoseghar parking lot by 13:30

Prime minister's village plans.
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Wonderful - some seeds growing on leaf!
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Calm Doggy
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Paddy fields near Thoseghar

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We met MX6's family, Bol Bolero and Khoj here. It was a nostalgic meet for me and Khoj.

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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Thosegar Main Falls - Water was less.
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We went in search of the source, reached here. I met Turboholic (Superman) here
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The water falls down to a small pool before continuing on to the main falls

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We went down there too.
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Some were posing there with the falls
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Grassy path to the pool
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Stopped by to enjoy this small beauty
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We were done with the falls and reached the parking lot by 15:00. Nearby dhabha gave us some authentic local Maharashtrian food. We left to Chalkewadi wind mill farm by 15:45

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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After a 15 minutes leisurely drive we reach Chalkewadi by 16:00.

Windmills all around.
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Spend around 15 minutes there and we returned
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By this time most TBHPians had rushed to Kaas Flower valley, and since we had already been there in the morning, we bid bye to the guys and drove back to Satara.

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Pictures en route Chalkewadi to Satara,
the clouds are not hiding their intention
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If I showed you only this picture, where will you tell me this place is?
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Beautiful

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The clouds are ready to pour
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Taking the cattle safely home
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She is prepared for the downpour
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I kept seeing such views outside the window
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Sajjangad from the car
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Within no time the heavens opened up and it was pouring like anything. I love the rains, I do, I do....

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
Kaas

We stopped by a Hurda (Green Jawar)
farm
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The tunnel towards Satara
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We reached Satara by 17:00, and after some sweet shopping from Raj Purohit Sweet shop we started towards Bangalore by 17:15.


Starvegabond parked the car to my advantage that I need not get out in the pouring rain to click. He has a very photographic eye, and often without me telling anything, he stops the car at vantage points keeping my window side clear to click. How much I enjoyed my freedom with out the tension to drive, I cannot describe in words.

After all I am learning to understand that a TBHPian need not drive always to enjoy a trip, but can also have equal or more fun by just joining another TBHPian of the same frequency in his drive. Note this point .

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Day 03, 25th September 2010
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We were feeling hungry and was craving for some snacks. I wanted vada paav from MC Donalds, or Pizzas from US pizza in Belgaum, and like the lot. Starvegabond and family were laughing at my small desires and promised to get vada paav for me. But unfortunately Vada paav was not easy to find en route.

Meanwhile we had very less action on the highway.

Disciplined trucker

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Dream project - GQ Indeed, thanks to conception and implementation of GQ, we are able to explore our beautiful country on roads. Thank you.
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By 17:45 we were 690Km away from Bangalore

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Taswade Pyramid Toll Plaza
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Me and Starvegabond scared these truckers to move - not by flashing Hellas or honking high decibel horns, but by threatening them with Banana bombs. We showed them that we will put banana peels under their tyres and they'll skid and fall, better to leave us some way
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Another version of Mein Hoon na - Hum hain na...
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It slowly became dark...
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Starvegabond put some good Marathi songs while driving back. I could not understand any thing, but certain words rhymed like water vapour, and I named it as the water vapour song. The car was filled with laughter and it was the same all the way till Bangalore.

By 20:30 we reached Hotel Sankam at Belgaum. Had dinner and left towards Bangalore by 21:30. We eventually reached Starvegabond's place by 04:15 on 26.09.2010. I took my Civvy and reached home by 05:15. It was a Sunday, and I crashed to my bed to have some great dreams of the beautiful flowers at Kaas.

The END

And almost a year later I got my Vada Paav in June 2011 when I visited Starvegabond's place.



Nature indeed is very beautiful! Its such a great blessing that we are still able to see the beauty. Let us do our bit to protect them for our future generations.
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