Each passing day, i used to go to college,come back to hostel and thats it. What i like about the place is the small town culture of being down-to-earth nature of the people, despite the fact that they were a bit old fashioned and would warn you if they see you wearing shorts!! It would not matter much to me,as it was quite similar to my hometown Manipur.. the environment, the scenic beauty.. A whiff of the foggy weather in Mahableshwar would refresh everyone's mind, no matter what he had lost in life. there was something magical about the beauty and place. Satara, as a district was large but where i dwelled was rather small. There were three road diversions in the main town center which also had an Effile Tower like "Colgate Palmolive" advertisement.
Satara, as seen on Pune- Banglore highway
There are many places where you can escape from the few but wrongly christened "madding crowd" in Satara. Some of them where one can find solace are...
* Ajikya-tara (old Shivaji's fort)
* Tho-se-garh (wind-farm and waterfall)
* Pratap-garh (in Mahableshwar)
* Mahableshwar (hill station)
* Panchgani (many filmstars had education here)
* Sajjan-garh (top of hill, where you can see the whole of Satara)
* Wai (on the way to Mahableshwar)
* Kas lake
* Sugarcane fields
the list goes endless..
Road to Ajinkyatara
View of Panchgani (Hill station)
The good thing about this place is that, being a small town, things are quite cheaper. One unforgettable thing was Dhabas.. some of the names i remember are..
* Sai Dhaba ( famous for butter chicken and near to hostel)
* Kanse dhaba
* Pankaj dhaba (chicken tandoori)
and all those theatres which i spent watching almost everyday [except for the morning shows :)] Well i guess i am missing the place, i can see the road to Mahableshwar so clearly in my dreams. Even the roads seems so beautiful...lonely, quite and beautiful landscapes.
Road to Mahableshwar through Kas lake
Wish to go there once again and enliven my memories soon. Hope to find a travelling partner for the same soon.