I had made two great friends at my office;Rajshree and Saumya. The three of us decided to meet and go somewhere on 27th July,2019, just the three of us. Rain God was showering rain since Friday afternoon and there wasn’t any sign of stopping. Yet Friday afternoon, after having a conference call, Rajshree suggested Ghoradeshwar caves in Talegaon.
We gathered at Dange Chowk at around 2.00pm and booked Ola Auto till Ghoradeshwar for Rs.205. The feeling of meeting those friends who are just like you is so exciting! We kept talking, giving updates about what all happened in their lives, till we reached our destination. Woah! what a view it was. I saw the hills from a distance, surrounded with clouds, and beneath me, was greenery spread all over. Ghoradeshwar caves or Shelarwadi caves are located in Talegaon, close to NH4 highway, connecting Pune and Mumbai. The cave has Shivlinga inside it. Ola or Uber cabs are easily accessible to this area. To go up till the caves, one has to do some trekking, but the level is very easy.
So we went ahead to Ghoradeshwar caves and started climbing the stairs, looked back and the view left me flabbergasted! It was a perfect mixture of city life very close to nature; vehicles running on road, dark grey clouds on the sky, green hills by the side and rain pouring down! I thought to myself, ‘how come I never heard about this place before!’. We paused to sense the calmness and soothe our eyes with the adorable view.
The rain stopped and we cheered again as Rain God was kind enough to let us roam without umbrellas. We kept climbing and gossiped a lot all along the way. The path to go up is very easy, so it did not take more than 20 minutes to reach the top. Pune has so much to offer, especially in the rainy season; who can think of such a lovely place beside a busy road ha…It felt very relaxing to visit Ghoradeshwar, and that too with such lovely souls. Cool breeze, scenic view, and a good company are all you require to spend quality time. It’s very difficult to maintain friendship once we are out of college life and it’s rare to make close friends in the office. I am glad that I have been gifted with beautiful souls right from childhood.
We sat there for some time and kept our phones aside. Everyone should try going to such places, sitting with friends for real, rather than chatting in social media because this is much pleasurable and you get to express your feelings in a much better way. It was almost 5.00 pm, we got down and booked a cab till Wakad in Rs.187. The journey was not ended here; we were hungry, hence ate some delicious starters at a restaurant and we still had sufficient time to pass. So we went shopping in the Xion Mall, Hinjewadi and it was so much fun. We realized that we three were enough to enjoy anywhere we go and a plan was almost made! By 7.30pm I was back home with a sweet memory and a relaxed mental state.
For knowing the exact story of how the plan was actually made, please read my blog on https://smalltravellingbag.com/a-journey-to-ghoradeshwar-caves/