Rain brings smiles, greenery, and fills the heart with hope. To enjoy the monsoon at its best, travellers often search for places that come alive in the rains.
One such place that looks gorgeous during the monsoons is Palasdari Fort. The name is derived from Palas (tree) and (Dari), meaning "Valley" in the local Marathi language.
Palasdari is a small fort but not frequented much by trekkers. The climb to the fort is simple but finding the route can be a little tricky.
On the top, one can see two ancient water tanks, with remnants of ramparts. Beautiful views of the Borghat can be had from the top of this fort.
You can also see the forts of Rajmachi, Dhak, Bhivgad and Prabalgad.
This is an unexplored part of Maharashtra, and is a beautiful fort, appealing to history buffs.
The top offers excellent views of the surrounding mountains and Ulhas River. Apart from a water tank, the fort also consists of a ruined fort wall.
It is an ideal day trek for beginners as well as regulars, and the landscapes are truly picturesque.
When August 12
Price Rs 2500 per person
Type One-day trek
Website https://countrysideindia.com/ product/one-day-trek-to-palasdari-fort
‘Manto's Bombay, a walk with journalist, film critic and local historian Rafique Baghdadi will explore the cinema houses around Grant Road, weaving through the Kamathipura area and ending at Arab Gulley where Saadat Hasan Manto, writer, playwright and author born in British India, had lived. Writing mainly in Urdu, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays. Manto worked as a scriptwriter in Hindi/Urdu films in Bombay before migrating to Pakistan. He is best known for his stories about the Partition of the subcontinent following Independence in 1947.
What Heritage walk
When August 10, 11am
Meeting point : B. Merwan & Co., Shop No. 1/ 2, Merwan Building, Opp. Grant Road Station (East)
Fees Members of ASM - Rs 100, Non-Members Rs 200, College Students Rs 50
(Members and Students are requested to carry their identity cards)
Talk on Palestine
Palestine is a place of immense natural diversity and an ancient, unique history stretching back an astounding 11,000 years. The Palestinians are a warm and welcoming people living under exceptionally challenging circumstances.
A talk at Trilogy by Chirag Dhara will look at life in Palestine through photographs and personal experiences. These comprise dance, art and education as much as segregation, house demolitions and tear gas that are everyday realities. Dhara is a theoretical physicist and climate scientist. He visited the occupied West Bank in Palestine for three months in early 2018. Entry is free.
Where Trilogy, Building No. 28, First Floor, Above Mercedes Service Centre, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Lower Parel (Free entry but RSVP compulsory)
When August 11, 6 pm
Enjoy your weekends as Mast Monsoon has started. Indulge in events with loved ones like Belly & Lavani Act, Dubstep Dance Act, Rajasthan Folk Dance, Independence Day Special Kerala Kathakali Dance, Fusion Band and Bubble Show. Additionally, there are activities ranging from workshops like Monaco Sandwich, Rainbow Standup POPUP Card, Umbrella Painting, Independence Day Craft and more. There are games and exciting prizes to be won.
To know more log onto http://www.infinitimall.com
Where 3:00 to 9:00 pm at Infiniti Mall, Andheri and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Infiniti Mall, Malad
When August 11 to 19