Writing a short blog post about the Chaturshringi Temple in Pune has been on my “to do list” for over four years, and as I’m about to plan my next trip to Pune in early 2020 I think it’s about time to cross this one off that list […]
Constructed between 1863 and 1867 and located on Moledina Road near M.G. and Ambedkar Roads, Ohel David Synagogue in Pune is the largest synagogue built in India.
Located on the Pune-Solapur Highway 120 km from Pune, Bhigwan is best known for its wildlife around the backwaters of Ujjani Dam. This is the wintering home for a long list of migratory birds, including Greater Flamingo, Bar Headed Goose, Eurasian Spoonbill, Collared Pratincole and the Osprey. It also has a good population of Peregrine falcon, the fastest bird of the animal kingdom.
The petroglyphs at Kasheli were the last set we visited during our short weekend in the Konkan. It’s astonishing to think that a site of this magnitude and complexity was only discovered in May 2016. In terms of size and number of carvings, Kasheli is the largest site […]
There are two separate petroglyph sites at Niwali. Site 1 This is where the whole Konkan petroglyph story started. Back in the 1980s a set of carvings were discovered whilst constructing a new road near Ratnagiri, it is thought that the carvings you now see today by the […]
The second petroglyph site we visited on day two of our weekend in the Konkan was at Ukshi. As had been the case at Chave Dewood, there are two sites to explore here, both were discovered in 2016.
The start of day two of our weekend exploring the petroglyph sites in the Konkan gave us a stark reminder of just how perilous these sites are, and how in all probably some have already been lost forever. A short distance from the Chave Dewood petroglyph site, laterite […]
Discovered just two years ago in January 2016, Rundhe Tali near Rajapur is nothing short of astonishing. The centerpiece is a square panel containing an intricate geometric design, broadly symmetrical with the image of what appears to be a human holding two staffs set in the middle