Mapro Garden at Panchagani
And yes, there is also a small store, where candles are sold which are prepared by the blind people. We purchased few candles too. The candles were sold by the blind as well. The candles were starting from INR20.Mahabaleshwar is famous for candles as well.
While on our return journey, we saw Cheese Factory outlet, where freshly prepared cheese is sold. There are 4 varieties of cheese sold. We got the basic version. We had lunch in some restaurant and left the place by 1 PM. It was basically very hot and humid that day. We again packed ourselves well and started the return journey by Enfield.
We stopped at Wai for a break. We visited the famous Mahaganapati Wai temple. We had sugarcane juice again here.
Wai is also famous for masala. Lots of locals sit at the sides of road selling turmeric powder, garam masala and red chilli powder and that too at a reasonable rates. Also, they sell some locally grown organic fruits. We had to stop and buy some masalas, we got turmeric powder (40 Rs fro 250 gms) and a papaya for 30 Rs. and continued our journey back.
While coming it was very hot and did take a toll on our health. We actually had little luggage while coming and it was extremely sunny. We could feel the loo and experienced continuous mirage on the road. We took frequent breaks while coming. When we reached home, we could feel our body exhausted, and tired. We reached home at around 4:30PM.
Overall, it was good experience. but we learnt a lesson not to travel at peak hours, it some how dehydrates the body wholly. Our return timing was little wrong. We should have left the place around 4 PM so that we don’t experience scorching heat. But even then, it was bike ride to cherish forever. It was special because it was our first road trip on Royal Enfield and also our wedding anniversary.
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