After being stood by in the house for 2 weeks by rain, we finally decided to get out for some fresh air. Though we risked catching a rain storm but we were really excited about this trip. We got out of the house early with empty stomach hoping to find some delicious local snacks on the way.
It only took us 40 minutes to enter the pleasant green land. We reached Khadakwasla dam, the entrance of the lake. It is the most important lake that supplies water to Pune city.
We rolled the window down to let the fresh air enter the car. It was so gracious to let the wind blew through our hair.
Not everyday we could drive to the luscious green road which surrounded by lake and mountains. We peacefully observed simple and grounded lives of the villagers along the lake.
It must be like paradise to wake up to this kind of countryside everyday.
We stopped at a small shack on the way to grasp these spicy onion fritters which I used to give the recipe few weeks back. It was hot, crispy and delicious.
Then we drove up the steep and narrow lane almost 800 meters to Sinhagad Fort, used for many infamous battlefields in the past, now one of the most famous tourist attractions in Pune.
It’s also known for the trekking enthusiasts’ destination and family picnic spot.
We strolled around in this tableland park, visiting ruins and old day infrastructures, which were built in these extreme conditions.
We applauded the previous generation engineering genius.
The scenes from this highland were breath taking. The wind was so strong that we had to hold our little monkey tight so he wasn’t blown away. He was so happy playing against the strong force and to be so close to nature. It was so much fun.
We also grasped some fresh cream popsicles and grilled corns with masala and lime for snacks.
We were so exhausted after reached home almost 4 pm. We had these takeout and everyone were knocked out.
We plan to make a trip to the next hill station soon again next week. Would you come with us? 🙂
The only regret in this trip was I didn’t prepare a picnic basket. I really love packing food when we were on the trip. Do you like picnic? What’s your favourite food to pack?