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5 Places in Maharashtra you must visit atleast once

5 places in Maharashtra you Must Visit At Least once Maharashtra is a state best described as a land of cave temples, hilltop forts, and Mountains. Best time to explore them are the monsoons and post monsoons, definitely not in summers. These 5 places in Maharashtra are a must visit, 5. Lavasa The first planned hill station in India and probably the most controversial for the deforestation reasons. Even the road from Tehghar dam till Lavasa is spectacular with forest cover and green valleys. Best time to visit is during monsoons and post monsoons. Best time of the day is after the sun goes down with the entire city lighted up, and the musical fountains adding more flavour to the evening. Lavasa City during night For more information on Lavasa CLICK HERE 4. Lonavla-Khandala Unlike Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla is a monsoon hill-station. Best time to visit is during monsoon and post monsoons (July-Dec) when the entire hill range turns into lush green grasslands and num

Colorful world of Butterflies

Butterflies are nature's beautiful gift and angels of Mother Nature. Welcome to the beautiful world of butterflies and explore some of the species which I was able to capture in my camera. Common crow butterfly (Euploea core) & Common tiger butterfly (Danaus genutia) Plain tiger butterfly (Danaus chrysippus). Found this beauty during one of my nature walks. Blue tiger butterfly & Common tiger butterfly (Danaus genutia) busy sipping the nectar. The Common Jezebel butterfly (Delias eucharis). Flash of colors yellow, red & white within black pockets. Snapped this beauty during one of my nature explorations in Virar. Medus brown butterfly (Orsotriaena medus). Snapped this during one of my visit to Coorg in the western ghats Owl Butterfly Emigrant Butterfly Emerald-patched cattleheart Butterfly Crimson-Rose Butterfly Common Mormon Butterfly Blue-Tiger Butterfly Blue-Morpho Butterfly Passion-Flower Butterfly Grecia

Birding trip to Nilgiris

Nilgiris is famous for Ooty & Masinagudi as a hill-station, less known is the fact that its an amazing place for Birding. Have you ever gone for the Nilgiris for a Birding trip?? This page may drive you to do that.   Nilgiris have a wide range of exotic bird species, some of them which I was able to capture on my Canon 550D with 250mm lens were Bulbuls, Blackbirds, Flycatchers, Mynas, Nuthatch, Spotted Dove, Peacocks, and Great Tit. Birding trip to Ranganathittu - A paradise for birdwatchers Great Tit ( Parus major )   Measuring about 14cm in length, with black bill, neck & head and white cheeks, it is easily recognizable. They have grey upper parts and a whitish under parts with a black stripe down the center. Great Tit, Ooty Great Tit (Parus major) Blackbird ( Turdus merula / Turdus simillimus) Common Blackbirds or Indian blackbirds are about 20cm in length. Male and female differ in their appearance. Adult males are blackish with yellow eye-r