The fiery Maratha warriors were masters of this rugged terrain. Actor, writer Milind Gunaji, inheritor of their intrepid spirit, sets off on the road less taken in Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra. He goes where no conventional guide books have gone before. To sapphire lakes in emerald settings like the Kakuli and Kalote lakes which lie uncelebrated, right in Mumbai's backyard. Or the unknown fort of Kohoj and the unsung Mhaismal hill station.
For quick reference there are boxes which will tell you where to stay, How To get there, what to expect and when to go. There are snippets and slices of History to enhance your experience.
Let this Book be your guide as you travel to discover why this is truly Maha Rashtra, the Great State.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Fort of Kohoj; Harishchandragad; Karnala Fort and its Surroundings; Avchitagad; Ghosalgad; Talgad; Murud-Janjira; Korlai; Kathingad or Tung; Koraigad; Tikona; Panhala; The Peaks of Gorakh and Machhindragad; Gambhirgad; Rajgad; Torna; Sinhgad; Rajmachi; Sudhagad; Raigad; Pratapgad; Lohagad-Visapur; Sajjangad; Naldurg; Dhakoba; Prabalgad; Dhodap; Mahuli; Chandan-Vandan; Jeevdhan; Pandavgad; Hadsar; Purandar; Ajinkyatara; Shivneri; Devgiri; Kothligad; Chanderi; Manikgad; Bhairavgad; Alibag; Sindhudurg; Vasota; Vishalgad
2. TEMPLES :
Kankeshwar; Pateshwar; Saptashrungi; Tungareshwar; Kundal : A religious place of Jains; Shri Gondeshwar Temple at Sinnar; Shcgaon; Theur; Trimbakeshwar; The Temples of Chaul; Ranjangaon; Pali; Ozar; Siddhtek; Mrutyunjeshwar; Morgaon; Marleshwar; Mahad; Lenyadri; Kukdeshwar; Jyotiba; The Shiva temple of Ambarnath; Amruteshwar of Bhor; Amruteshwar of Ratamvadi; Ganapatipule
3. HILL STATIONS :
Chikhaldara; Mandhardevi; Varandha Ghat; Meera Hill; lgatpuri; Ajoba Mountain and its Surroundings; Aahupe Ghat; Mahabaleshwar; Matheran; Khandala; Lonavala; Tadgaon, Uddhar, Unhere; Khodala, Jawhar, Mokhada, Devbandh, Suryamal; Bhimashankar
4.: JUNGLES, SANCTUARIES & NATURE PARKS :
Dajipur Sanctuary; Sagreshwar; The man-made forest of Sagareshwar; Nandur Madhyameshwar; Vikramgad; Bilya Moun-tain; Pal-Yaval Sanctuary; Tansa Sanctuary; Khanwel; Nagzira; Tadoba Sanctuary ; Melghat (Semadoh and Kolkas); Navegaon; The Murud Forests; Pench-The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park; Ambakhori; Nannaj Bird Sanctuary; The Borivali National Park; The Gautala Forest Reserve; Chandoli; Koyna Forest Reserve; Rehkuri Kalveet Wildlife Park; Melghat Tiger Project; Navegaon National Park
5. LAKES, RESERVOIRS, HOT SPRINGS, WATERFALLS, CAVES :
Tapola Lake : A Mini Kashmir; Gadeshwar Lake; Kalote Lake; Kaas Lake; Kakuli Lake; Bhandardara; Uppar Vaitarna; Manikdoh; Bhoj Lake and Kukdeshwar Lake; Panshet; Shivsagar Lake, Bamnoli and its Periphery ; The Pelher Lake; Vandri Lake and the Hot Springs at Sativali; Hot Springs at Sav; Nadhal Lake; Mulshi Lake; Bhilawale Lake; Devkop Lake; The Surya River Area; Savne Lake at the Foothills of Manikgad; Sakhre Lake; Dabhosa Waterfall; Waterfall near Vihigaon Village; Pallu Waterfall; Pandavgad; Thoseghar; Kuna Caves; Ajanta Caves; Ellora Caves; Pitalkhora Caves; Lonad Caves; Karla, Bhaje, Bedse Caves; Other Caves; Tilsa; Phalatan; Potholes of Nighoj
6. MUSEUMS AND UNUSUAL PLACES OF INTEREST :
The Lokmanya Tilak Museum; The Satara Museum; The Karmarkar Museum; The Wood Exhibits of Kolad; The Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum; Kapuskar; Joshi Miniature Railway Museum; The Dr. Ambedkar Museum and Memorial; Naney Ghat; Darya Ghat; Mastani Lake; Doorshet; Manikdoha; Thebaw Palace; Aurangabad; Tara Paanwala; Bibi Ka Maqbara; Mhaismal; Vathar Nimbalkar; Sitabai hill; Shivtharghal; The Rock Bridge of Gulanchwadi; The Salt Pillar of Vadgaon Darya; Ramtek and Khindsay Lake; Parvati; Manas Resorts