It’s not like that I never wanted to go to a beach; it’s just that every time I want to travel, I choose to go for trekking only. By default and unintentionally, I have become a mountain person, who loves scaling peaks. Completely fascinated by mountains, this time I chose to go to a beach to know whether I have missed something, or maybe not.
This time, my wandering feet took me to Pune, nicknamed as the ‘Queen of Deccan’. Monsoon had just arrived there, and I could feel sweet cool breeze flowing everywhere. Situated at a distance of 167 kilometers from the city, Kashid beach is located on the shores of Arabian Sea in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra. It took me nearly four hours to reach the beach town by car via Mumbai Pune Expressway. The whole route is lovely, and drizzle throughout the journey makes it even more picturesque. You can see greenery on both sides of the road. Hills covered by gigantic clouds and wind blowing through your hair give you an unexplainable kind of joy.
Finally, I reached my destination where I saw shoreline of the beach getting bordered by Casuarina trees. My first reaction when I was face to face with the beach was- Wow, this is so huge! Never ever have I witnessed a water body so gigantic where all I could see was water; not a single per cent of anything else in between. The sky above it was like a bed sheet of silk covering it; keeping it safe. As I was nearing the beach, I started listening to voices of happy families laughing and kids screaming with delight. I could also saw lovely couples strolling. Everyone was carrying a beautiful smile on their lips, including me for whom the massiveness of the sea and this form of natural beauty was totally new.