Needless to mention, Mulshi have been a second home for Punekars for years. We just can't have enough of Mulshi for it's alluring beauty. While some can afford a stay at Malhar Machi which is a five star resort on a serene hill near Mulshi dam, others prefer a short roadtrip that won't take more than six hours(start to start). Just like we did. ;) Those who can afford a stay in Malhar machi resort MUST NOT continue reading and the ones who can't - MUST read through..
Saturday monsoon, Pune weather, yatri pandit friends from Hyderabad and Mumbai and a car. What else do you need to plan a short road trip? We left from my place for Mulshi dam around 3 in the afternoon, we were just quarter way through and decided to detour from the usual crowded Mulshi to an unknown hill.
The decision shaped up perfectly, as we drove uphill through the clouds and drizzle to discover a small restaurant (name unknown) besides the road.
By then it already started drizzling, and we just couldn't wait to get out of the car and behold the panoramic landscape which has the calm and alluring Mulshi lake, that lays in the middle of mighty mountains and clouds. The sound from a small pious stream flowing downhill was definitely a synonym to serenity.
Taking a deep breath we all must have felt, "we couldn't have asked for more."
The garma garam chai, pakode and omlette was a perfect icing on the cake.
Getting our tummies filled, we decided to walk and explore the place around. There was a Shiva temple right opposite the restaurant. We kept walking around the area to discover that the village's name is Samvade. The place is beautiful and calm to the extremes. A must visit getaway from Pune during monsoon. To be honest, one can get used to this place! And, so did I.
Total distance travelled - 90 Kms
Duration (start to start) - 6 hours
Cost - 500 for snacks, fuel extra.
- Yatri Pandit Abhimanyu
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