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Old 28th September 2012, 22:36   #61
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Class leading pics SDP, thanks for them.

I wanted to visit Kaas this year for complete one day.
But my visit to Kaas was a hurried one and an after thought.

But thanks to your pics, i dont feel that anymore.

But i am sure all of us missed rain in Kaas this year, it would have been magical had it rained.

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Old 28th September 2012, 22:47   #62
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SDP -- Enjoyed your snaps of Kaas, planning to go there tomorrow
Thanks. The plateau would have bloomed more now and I am pretty sure you would see quite different colors and more varieties. Enjoy! Do share pics when you are back!

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Class leading pics SDP, thanks for them.

I wanted to visit Kaas this year for complete one day.
But my visit to Kaas was a hurried one and an after thought.

But thanks to your pics, i dont feel that anymore.

But i am sure all of us missed rain in Kaas this year, it would have been magical had it rained.
Thanks silverado. Although a bright sunny day is generally better for photography, even I wouldn't mind a few showers during the visit. There are very few trees on the plateau and it does get quite hot. Rain would provide the much needed relief and a wet perspective for another set of photos!

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Old 28th September 2012, 22:57   #63
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A fabulous place. Been there last year around Oct first week. BTW, the "opening soon" resort that you spotted, is maintaining the status quo since last year :-). We didn't get any place to stay in Satara. Finishing touches were going on this place. Some how convinced these guys to accomodate us for a night. There rooms were all done. The night view of the Satara valley was stunning. Was a very comfy stay, They even arranged for stay. I think they may not have got forest clearence.
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Old 28th September 2012, 23:41   #64
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A fabulous place. Been there last year around Oct first week. BTW, the "opening soon" resort that you spotted, is maintaining the status quo since last year :-). We didn't get any place to stay in Satara. Finishing touches were going on this place. Some how convinced these guys to accomodate us for a night. There rooms were all done. The night view of the Satara valley was stunning. Was a very comfy stay, They even arranged for stay. I think they may not have got forest clearence.
The resort is called as 'Nivant'..which means 'leisurely'. The place is open this year. Based on last year's comment by -I guess- you, I did stop, made inquiries about tariff and reservations. They have just 12 rooms, but I guess all are valley facing. Definitely better than staying in the congested Satara city.

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Old 29th September 2012, 07:21   #65
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Next set of photos with 5 macro attempts towards the end:
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Last set of flower photos:
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The forest guards helped and pointed to a area where there were some really nice flowers.
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I spotted the lone donald-duck here. It was really small.
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Bamnoli coming up next.
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Drove to Bamnoli without clicking a single snap. Food was more important at that hour.

Had lunch at Hotel Santaji. Went to the boat-club counter to check for a ride to Dutta-mandir. He quoted 820Rs! Was not even ready to adjust us with some other family in a common boat. Felt like day-light robbery, walked away from the deal. Went to the owner of the Santaji hotel again and asked him if I can drive to the Dutta mandir instead and the road-condition. He said - Its just 8-9kms .. go ahead. So we took a route by the Krishnasagar lake to go to the Dutta mandir.

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My favorite snap!
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Last set of snaps:

Visiting a Ganesh temple (minus the crowd) on Ganesh Chaturthi was a pleasant surprise for my wife.
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Visited the underground Shiva temple as well.
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Its 3:45PM. Time to head home.
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Saw two Ganeshas while crawling through the city.
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Huge Ganesh pandal at the Powai Naka.
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The famous Eifel tower of Satara.
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Joined NH4 at 5:15PM. Reached Mumbai at 9:00PM.
<The End>

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Hello SDP,

I must say SDP stands for Supremely Detailed Photography.
Really, superb photographs and narration

Enjoyed a lot and hoping to get a lot more from you.

Thanks for sharing a memorable Travelogue.
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