Some old photos from my trip to Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani during the summer of 2011.

Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani

Mahabaleshwar is a small city located in the Western Ghats or Sahyadri range in the Western part of India. Being nested in the Sahyadri mountains, it is a popular destination for people escaping the summer heat and at one time served as the summer capital for the Bombay Province during the British rule in India.



The Shed

Sahyadri

Krishna

Dam

Divine Roots

Gods of Stone

Mahabaleshwar is also an important religious site for Hindus in the the region, hosting many temples devoted to the numerous gods. In fact, stones and even, roots of trees are painted in a characteristic red colour and worshipped as idols of the Hindu elephant-headed deity Ganesh.


Nearby is a little town called Panchgani (literally, five-villages). It has all the sights, sounds and smells of a typical town in Maharashtra.



Since 1901

The Tea House

Snack Time

in a Corner

Enlightened

Wild West

Strawberries

The Guide

Corn Feast

Flag 'n' Frolic

Man and Nature

Carrots and Beets

7 Responses:

HellFragger said...

oh those aerial/bird's eye view shots....


and the kitkat one !

nice nice !

Kartik Prabhu said...

My favourite is "in a Corner"

brittany kamai said...

OH MY GOSH THESE ARE AMAZING!!! They should be in a magazine! Nice job man.

Kartik Prabhu said...

Thanks :)

Sarah-L-B said...

Love these! Really love the darkened colour tones you've gone for here :)

Kartik Prabhu said...

Thank you!! These are really old pictures, I am moving everything out from dA.

vagabond.. said...

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