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Old 4th August 2008, 15:19   #16
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If you want to experience breathtaking scenery, try visiting the Poladpur Ghat which connects Mahableshwar to Konkan. Its a 42KM long Ghat and has descent road condition. I had once took the following route while coming to Pune from Diveagar:

Diveagar - Mahad - Poladpur - Mahableshwar - Pune
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If you want to experience breathtaking scenery, try visiting the Poladpur Ghat which connects Mahableshwar to Konkan. Its a 42KM long Ghat and has descent road condition. I had once took the following route while coming to Pune from Diveagar:

Diveagar - Mahad - Poladpur - Mahableshwar - Pune
I am planning to go to Mahablshwar in July (Monsoon), Now guys pls tell me is it safe to drive in rain in the ghats ,if I go by Expressway route. What about landslides if any on the way, how to deal with them.
I feel due to total off season the hotel tarriff is very less.Pls give your views. Regards.......
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I am planning to go to Mahablshwar in July (Monsoon), Now guys pls tell me is it safe to drive in rain in the ghats ,if I go by Expressway route. What about landslides if any on the way, how to deal with them.
I feel due to total off season the hotel tarriff is very less.Pls give your views. Regards.......
it is absolutely safe to drive ,the expressway is fun,however you gotta take the nh17 via poladpur route to really see some amazing vistas.
try the ravine hotel at panchgani,off season discounts are good and the view is to experience,you have fog filled rooms and wind to blow you away.
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it is absolutely safe to drive ,the expressway is fun,however you gotta take the nh17 via poladpur route to really see some amazing vistas.
try the ravine hotel at panchgani,off season discounts are good and the view is to experience,you have fog filled rooms and wind to blow you away.
some pics.
Thanks Karan after seeing the photos it is more tempting , now when rains are going to COME.
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a few more pics from earlier trips.
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and some more pictures from the nh 17 route.
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Thanks Karan after seeing the photos it is more tempting , now when rains are going to COME.
@iqbal did you manage your trip?
Any updates on the road conditions NH4 - wai - panchgani - mahableshwar?
Thinking of going there this weekend if the roads are fine.
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@iqbal did you manage your trip?
Any updates on the road conditions NH4 - wai - panchgani - mahableshwar?
Thinking of going there this weekend if the roads are fine.
Not now boss, next month 2nd sept I am leaving for Sri Hemkunt Sahib ,Amritsar, and finnally to my native place at ROPAR in Punjab for few days ,will catch direct flight from Chandigarh to mumbai on 13th sept.
This year it will be my 31st visit to Sri Hemkunt Sahib since 1980.every year without fail..Regards....
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Friends,

Any updates on the road conditions NH4 - wai - panchgani - mahableshwar?
Thinking of going there this weekend if the roads are fine.

Thanks
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Friends,

Any updates on the road conditions NH4 - wai - panchgani - mahableshwar?
Thinking of going there this weekend if the roads are fine.

Thanks

Hi cyberwhizs,

NH4 is an all weather road.
After you turn left for Wai, the road is good ( though you feel that is is not good enough after the stretch of NH4). There are only few stretches (not substantial though), that require careful driving.

Overall, the route and roads are just fine - info update as on 10th Sep.

Hope this helps.
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@Sandip Thanks. I am aware NH4 is usually pretty decent but wanted to check with someone who travelled recently. Had a nightmarish experience experience when going to malshej a month back. The roads at kalyan were non existant, even on a empty road it took half an hour to cover 3 kms. Moreover i have couple of elderly folks with me hence the query.

Thanks again.
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