Experience Of A Lifetime – Paragliding In Pune!

Hello, I am Siddharth Kaushik. I am a professional photographer. From a passion into a serious full time profession, I have always been in search for new places and experiences and my passion is to capture them on a single frame. This time I visited the city of Pune and I would like to share my experience and information on a few activities there.

Pune City Road

Pune City Road | Image Resource : stockpicturesforeveryone.com

Pune is a fast growing city in the state of Maharashtra. There are various activities that one could experience. Some of it includes, nature walks, food trails, Scuba diving and Adventure Sports. Also, the multi-lingual personality of the city, adds a certain comfort level for the tourists, in context to the food and communication.

Paragliding In Pune

Paragliding In Pune | Image Resource : allevents.in

Adrenaline Pumping Activities Such As Paragliding In Pune, Is In High Demand

All the activities aside, the one that truly made this trip memorable, was the once in a lifetime experience of Paragliding in Pune. It was a surreal experience – flying along with the birds in the sky, the thrill of it, engulfing the fear. The scenic wonders of the city made it a perfect and productive shoot for my next photography assignment.

Adrenaline Pumping Activities

Adrenaline Pumping Activities | Image Resource : ozadventures.co.uk

One of the famous spots is Kamshet. The place is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Pune. However, any flight depends on the weather conditions prevailing in the place.

Awesome Spot for Paragliding in Pune

Awesome Spot for Paragliding in Pune | Image Reosurce : chalopicnic.com

 

Paragliding in Kamshet

Paragliding in Kamshet | Image Reosurce : allevents.in

Let Yourself Float in the Air by Paragliding in Pune

The experience is accompanied by a well experienced pilot. People heavier than 95 kilograms are prohibited and so are kids below the age of 10. The cost of the whole experience is in the range of 2-3 grands. The expense might be a bit on the costly side, but it is surely worth it.

Paragliding With Kids

Paragliding With Kids | Image Reosurce : ushawks.org

The flight duration is around 15 minutes and the height is around 3000 ft. Many tourist packages are also available, which includes stay, food and transportation for the visitors, which could prove as a time saving option.

Above all, Paragliding in Pune is one memory that I would cherish forever. And for you readers out there, don’t think; just pack your bags and go to experience this awesome adventure!

Best Weekend Getaway At Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune

Zoo parks are always mentioned in the list of must visit places by the travellers, irrespective of the city you are in. They are thrilling and educative for both children and adults. I have visited many parks and zoos of India, so I was excited to see what Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park of Pune has to offer for it tourists.

The resort we stayed in had many luxury cars for the guests to roam around the city. We took one for ourselves. We were all set with caps, shoes, camera, and some snacks from the resort’s restaurant as we had to spend our entire day in the zoo.

Entrance of Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Pune

Entrance of Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Pune | Image Resource : pebblesii.com

Within one and half hour, we joyfully arrived at the park. We took the information from the resort manager about the zoo that it is open all days but not on Wednesday, and the timings are 9.30 to 5. The entry fee was 15 per head; we took the tickets and entered the zoo.

We read from the huge boards of the zoo that the entire place of 130 acre is parted into three categories, they are Snake Park, zoo and animal orphanage. We all were eager to explore each phase of the zoo. Well, the zoo had made many efforts to collect some enormous and rare species of animals. Though I am scared of reptiles, but I was startled with such a variety of snakes here.

Russells Viper in Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Russells Viper in Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Leopard, barking deer, monkeys, snakes, cobras, vipers, crocodiles, python, elephants, bears, tigers, and so many animals. I filled my camera with amazing animal shots, that I will definitely share with you my friends.

We were having fun wandering around and munching our snacks. It was 4 pm by now, and our legs were aching in pain. We then moved out of the zoo as we finished seeing almost every corner of the zoo. Our driver from the hotel was waiting for us, and now we only wanted to reach our resort and give rest to our bodies.

Tigers at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Tigers at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park | Image Resource : aroundpune.com

It was the most exciting and at the same time exhaustive day for all of us. After reaching the resort, we took spa therapies so that we get set for the next day of our trip.

Destination Of The Week : The Westine Pune

The Westine Pune

The Westine Pune | Image Resource : cleartrip.com

Description : Pune is a city close to my heart and Westine Pune is a luxury hotel that is situated in the wonderful Koregaon Park. Apart from the rooms and suites, the Fitness studio, the dining areas and the conference rooms are simply sensational. They inspire you to do the best and the services of the staff are worth mentioning. This stay will remain in my memory for a long time!

One Of The Beautiful Temples Of Pune And Also Its Pride- Parvati Hill!

Pune is a lively city; it has many things to offer to the tourists. Monuments, parks, temples, and adventure places- Pune is filled with excitement. When I woke up, I experienced cool wind from the balcony. After visiting two temples already, my heart wanted to spend some more time at religious places. And my friends told me about Parvati Hill when we were having our morning tea.

Parvati Hill is the pride temple of the city; it is located at 2100 feet above the sea level. We hired bikes from the hotel we stayed in, and started our trip to the famous Parvati Mandir. It took about 2 hours approximately for us to reach the destination; we parked our bikes and raised our heads to get the glimpse of the temple. The locals told us that there are 103 steps; we were excited to climb them to get a new adventurous experience.

Parvati Hill Pune

Parvati Hill Pune | Image Resource : placesnearpune.com

Finally, we were up and that moment brought wide brim on our faces. The architecture of the temple reflected the views and tradition of Peshwa dynasty which ruled during that time. The spellbinding sight from the top of the entire city left us calm for some time. All of us were stunned, didn’t speak up for a while, and just gazed all over. The philosophical souls inside us got evoked in for some minutes.

We came to know that the opening and closing time of the temple are 5 am and 8 pm respectively. The local Maharashtrians were jolly people and served us Prasad. Parvati Hill includes 5 temples, each of Shiva and Parvati known as Devdeveshwar temple, Vitthal temple, Kartikeya, Rama, and of Vishnu. We worshiped and then I was off alone to grab some panoramic views of the entire place.

Well, as all temples have a great history behind, so does Parvati Hills. I came to know many interesting stories of why it was built, how it was built, and when. All of them were fascinating indeed. After spending a couple of hours solo, I went near my friends and we took some group pictures.

Travel Thought Of The Week : William Hazlitt

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I love travelling to explore the photographic talents within me. Knowing more about a place comes by exploring more in that area. I always follow what William Hazlitt has spoken about traveling. One should not just read the description of a place, but actually witness the place by themselves and that experience beats all the descriptions read in a book or a brochure!

An Enjoyable Dish : Healthy And Testy Chivda

Healthy And Tasty Chivda

Healthy And Tasty Chivda | Image Resource : blogspot.com

Healthy And Tasty Chivda –  Hot-hot tasty and healthy Chivda with yummy chutney prepared freshly with ghee and other ingredients is nothing less than heaven. One might go to hundreds of hotels and taste thousands of dishes, but nothing can beat the taste of the healthy Chivda prepared by my mom at home during our snack time!

Delisous Food Of The Week : Rava Ladoo

 Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo | Image Resource : madhurasrecipe.com

Rava Ladoo – : Any festival is not complete without the inclusion of sweets. When seeing this round and whitish of Rava Laddoo takes me to Diwali. I love the sweetness and the crispiness of the laddoo. As soon as my mom takes it out from the stove, I click snaps of these beautiful sweet balls.

Feel The Luxury When You Are At The Corinthians Resort & Club Pune

We were in the middle of our trip, and one of my friends came to me with the details of The Corinthians Resort & Club Pune. He winked at me and smiled! After checking out the brochure of the resort, even I winked back at him. We shared a wicked hint that we wanted to spend some time at the five-star luxury hotel. We convinced our other friends for same and got ready to spend some gala time at the hotel.

Entrance in The Corinthians Resort & Club

Entrance in The Corinthians Resort & Club | Image Rsource : whitesky.org

We booked the rooms online and checked in the hotel early the next morning. We were a group of hunks and so deluxe room was perfect for us. As our cab was entering the hotel, we started feeling royal and our chests inflated. Well, boys are boys!

The Corinthians Resort And Club , Pune

The Corinthians Resort And Club , Pune | Image Resource : thecorinthianspune.com

The resort is located in South Pune, surrounded by the hills. All the VIPS from the country often stay here when they are in Pune city. All of us were welcomed with smiles by the perfectly dressed ladies and a well behaved manager. We moved into our respective rooms and were awed by the experience we received till now. Luxurious treatment is simply majestic, and one should feel it once in a while to pamper the self.

Entrance of the Corinthians Resort & Club

TEntrance of the Corinthians Resort & Club | Image Resource : thecorinthianspune.com

After resting for a couple of hours, our tummies wanted to get filled. There were several dining places at the resort, and we chose to have lunch at Salsa multi cuisine restaurant. Wow, the ambience was extravagant! We had Mediterranean lunch; it was delicious as the delicacies were prepared by the top chefs. Taste, presentation, everything was just perfect.

Resort The Corinthians Boutique

Resort The Corinthians Boutique | Image Resource : whitesky.org

We even tasted wines, as we Hariyanwis feel the meal to be incomplete without drinks. The resort had many activities for the guests to spend quality time; some of them included Zazen spa, Salon, outdoor and indoor games, gym, and many more. All of us scattered to different areas and experienced the royal treatment offered to us.

Oceanus Poolside Cafe in Hotel

Oceanus Poolside Cafe in Hotel | Image Resource : thecorinthianspune.com

Then it was evening time, and there was a Bollywood event happening at the garden place. We sat there, laughed and talked, had snacks, and enjoyed to the fullest. Well, we shared many wonderful moments here. I recommend this resort for my traveller friends who wish to visit Pune in near future.

Special Suite in Corinthians Resort & Club , Pune

Special Suite in Corinthians Resort & Club , Pune | Image Resource : in.hotels.com

Destination Of The Week : Vetal Hill Pune

vetal hill pune

Vetal Hill Pune | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

About Vetal Hill Pune :  This hill was another trekking getaway for me. I started early and it was a blend of trek and a morning walk. Once I reached at the top, the breathtaking view of the city made my visit worthwhile. It was a wonderful experience for a nature lover like me as I got an opportunity to explore a lot of trees planted here. It was good to be away from the hustle bustle of the city.

May This Festival Of Lights Bring You Luck And Brighten Your Life!

Image Resource : webneel.com

Image Resource : webneel.com

I love travelling to explore the photographic talents within me. Knowing more about a place comes by exploring more in that area. I always follow what William Hazlitt has spoken about traveling. One should not just read the description of a place, but actually witness the place by themselves and that experience beats all the descriptions read in a book or a brochure!