No pleasure like early morning cycling in the countryside
I particularly love to stand on bridges and see the river or creeks below
An old village temple with the traditional bathing pond outside. If you are dirty from your days work, then take a dip before entering.
The road running through the walls of the old Portuguese Revdanda fort at Chaul. See the thickness of the walls!
On the long bridge over the Korlai creek
The LCD panel of the electric bike
The Korlai fort on the hillock in front - the twin fort of the Revdanda fort. Together they guarded the mouth of the Korlai creek
We climb the hill of Murud to come to the palace of the Shah of Janjira.
The Shah can only manage to maintain a part of the palace now...the rest of the place is left to ruin
But the main gate and main palace are still kept in good repair. Unfortunately, there is a big 'No entry' sign as well
The coat of arms of the Nawab of Janjira... two african dudes in flowing robes and curved daggers, a ship showing their sea-faring heritage, and a fort showing their power of the fort of Murud Janjira
A very impressive palace
Custom-made art-deco fence
Two cool cyclists
A view of Padmadurg - the island fort built by Sambhaji to counter Murud Janjira
The joy of local cuisine - traditional fish meal - fish curry, fried fish, dal, solkadhi, rice, chapati and papad
The undefeated fort of Murud Janjira
The very word 'Janjira' comes from the arabic word 'Jazeera' - meaning 'island'. Thus its an island off the coast of Murud Village.
It is a most impressive fort indeed
A migrant from Africa - a Baobab tree!
The beautiful tombs of the Nawabs of Janjira.
We crossed to Diveagar on the ferry. Bharathi glaring at the loaders!
Our hotel room in Diveagar... we had so little baggage that it was overwhelmed in the room