Traveling in India during monsoons

I have a love-hate relationship with Mumbai’s weather. Every summer I hate it to the core, going into hybernation and refusing to step out of my room. Every monsoon I fall in love with it again, ogling at every green patch I can find, planning trips to the city’s outskirts. Traveling through the Konkan belt during monsoon is bliss and I make it a point to be out there soaking in the weather, even if it’s just for a weekend.

Last weekend I was in Wai, a small town in Maharashtra’s Satara district located on the Krishna river. It’s surrounded by the gorgeous Sahyadris with the clouds floating low, kissing the hills. The site is healing to the eyes and soul with all shades of green vying for your attention. I spent my day walking down to the river, letting my feet soak in its chilled water and inhaling the freshness of my surroundings.

Wai in the Satara district of Maharashtra

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Dandeli – The rain forests of North Karnataka

A few months ago when I decided to take up Sourdough Workshop at Sujit Sumitran’s house in Goa, I knew nothing about how my trip would pan out. The only two things on my map that were planned were to take the class and take a train from Goa that crosses over to Belgaum in the bordering state through the majestic Doodhsagar waterfall. As I was researching for a home-stay in Belgaum, travel blogger Elita (@nomadicthunker) told me about this small town in North Karnataka – Dandeli. A quick Googling of pictures of Dandeli were convincing enough and deciding factor in planning the last two days of my 10 day trip.

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