Day 1: 25th August 2018 Saturday
The most awaited road trip of the season was to start at 6 am in the morning. We had booked a car from Drivezy for 2 days (Cost inclusion for each and everything will be explained at the end) starting from saturday at 6:00 AM to sunday at 9:00 PM.
We picked up our car from drivezy at 6:30 AM in the morning and by taking the name of Ganpati Bappa we started our trip.
After a 10 min halt in front of pizza hut, wakad Pune we had poha and vada sambhar as our breakfast and moved ahead to the beautiful tamhini ghat via Hinjewadi and pirangut.
Travelling till Hinjewadi phase 3 is literally a cumbersome task on weekdays owing to the heavy traffic in office hours but today, the feel was totally different.
The weather was beautiful, roads were empty and of course, the excitement of the ROAD TRIP added to the joy.
Shubham has said it to us many times that the Journey is more important rather than the destination but only today I felt the same.
The roads were beautiful till the tamhini ghat started and once we entered the tamhini village, everything changed in a flash. There were clouds all over and the visibility was a mere 40-50 ft which decreased the erstwhile speed of our vehicle from 50-60 kmph to 25-30 kmph.
Before we move any further let me introduce you to my fellow road trippers, I(Shishir)- Driver and acrophobic, Daksh- The co-driver and photographer, Shubham- The Co- photographer and foodie and Ajay- Sleeper cell member and overenthusiastic.
Cruising through the beautiful western ghats made me once again believe that the decision of starting a job in Pune is not all that bad The city boasts of approximately 50+ forts and numerous beautiful places in a 100km which is just a dream come true for any traveller especially a working individual like me who though may have left the college but still works on a very tight budget :P.
We had decided to reach the Raigad fort base village by 11 PM latest but seeing the love for waterfall and the picturesque landscape in the ghat we stopped at most probably the last waterfall which was approximately 100m away from the road. The waterfall was visible from the road and we were tempted to stop and hence technically our first halt(thankfully we stopped).