Long drives are my favourite and my birthday just gave me a reason to indulge in my favourite! 😉
Starting off at 8 am, we were all geared up for a day trip to Sula Vineyards at Nashik!!
And not to my surprise the 4.5 hrs journey from Pune was amazing!
Open air, minimal traffic and a perfect scenic highway(except for the 4 toll booths mid-way😒) was a dream long drive.
While the drive was engaging, our stomachs gave in and we took a break at Narayangaon to have a unique dish called Kadi Wada 😋
So Batata Wada dipped in piping hot Kadi with fried green chillies and Pav on side💥
Drenched in fullness, we took around 2.5hrs further to reach our hotel booked at Nashik.
Taking a nap at our room, by 4pm we left ahead to the main destination for which we had come kms from!!
30mins from our hotel, driving to SULA is filled with kaccha raastas and grass all around till you reach the gate with the sun symbol to welcome you along!!🌞
The entry-fee is ₹200 pax and is redeemable at the eateries in there.
Entering SULA🌞, I realised, the grapevine is a bliss for all the photographers with a colour filled atmosphere for you to click-on!
Once done with the never-ending photoshoot, we headed for the most awaited 30 mins Wine Tour and Tasting Session which is priced at ₹400pax( ₹200 for touring and ₹200 for tasting)🍾
While the staff was great at explaining the Vinification process, we had a great time tasting the 6 wines offered to us🥂
Post the high-rated sessions, we gorged our favourite snacks comprising French Fries and Pizza at the eateries out redeeming our pocketed entry-fees at relief😉
A few more pictures and we had covered the vast lush polished land area of SULA to be cherished and remembered by 7pm.
Heading back to the lovely lighted city of Nashik, we our dinner plan was sorted by a budget friendly sea-food serving restaurant RadhaKrishna which served a variety of tasty seafood in pocket-prices🥳
We gorged upon the Prawns and Bombay Duck and dug into their Mutton Thali with awww ❣️ as we decided to explore the city further and continue our trip to check out India's famous Trimbakeshwar temple the next morning before checking-out of this unexplored beautiful grape city🤩.