Trip to Alibag, Maharashtra

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  1. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Hey raiders,

    Its a farewell trip planned for a schoolmate going off to Univ of N.C. :)

    Starting: Pune
    Destination: Alibag, Maharashtra
    Duration: 2 days + 2 nights, starting on 29/Jun afternoon & returning on 1/Jul evening.
    Group: 5-6 guys
    Distance: 140km from Pune
    Transport: Booking Cabs from Pune.

    Plan: Site-seeing, Beaches, Drinking.


    --Any/all tips will be appreciated on ..
    Packing
    Planning
    Precautions
    and General revelry.

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    Current temperature is from 32-28 degrees.
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  2. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    You're in Pimpri / Cinchwad?
    I used to live in Shivajinagar a Looong time back (went to school at Loyola at the time)

    See that you'll be going thru.. so why not take a stopover at.. Lonavala?
    Should be nice there this time of the year (hillstation)
     
  3. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    No .. I'm in Hyd ..

    All of us will rendezvous in Pune on Friday morning and then start from there.

    The route does lead through Lonavala .. would love to check it out.
    but not sure what the plan is exactly :p
     
  4. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Nice trip !! but why the heck do you need cabs?? for such a short ride !!!
    Get to it on your bikes but ( don't drink and drive !! )
    you will love it !!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Umm .. yea.. none of us have any bikes .. :oops:

    Also we'll be going via Mum-Pune Expressway so we will need Cars ...

    No question of drinking & driving.:cool:
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The weather is gonna be humid for sure, however do pack a rain jacket to actually have fun in the rain! And lonavala will be great this time of the year!

    If being mobile is essential, then take a cab, else there are some nice volvos which will do the route as well.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Right..

    Can we get cabs/bikes there at Alibag, its a a touristy place so will that be better ?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Alibag from what I know is a great place for modding bullets etc. So you should be able to get bikes on hire even. And it would be a great experience! Dil Chahta hai style!
     
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    Hire bikes, if possible?
     
  10. pELLuRD

    pELLuRD RAID Rookie

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    So Alibag is final then. Been there once, wouldn't mind going again though.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I think thats the plan .. whatever happens i've ready taken a holiday .. so I'm coming over .. :D
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Best of luck for your trip guys !!
     
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    Shatter RAID Rookie

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    If you're planning to halt at lonavala, I would suggest going to Lion's hill/ Tiger point and enjoying the breeze, landscape some corn pakodas and if you would fancy some hookah.
    They have good enough shelters there to protect you from the rain as well.

    I see that you're 5 guys, consider getting a villa/bunglow there on rent, would cost ~4k a night. Speakers can also be carried for in-house entertainment.

    For water sports - BARGAIN as much as possible.

    Well, thats all I can help you with

    Have an awesome time, cheers!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Many thanks for replying..

    Quick question on the weather ..Whats the weather like now a days.. any chances of rain ?
    if it rains is it still advisable to go .. Do the beaches/Water_Sports close up in case of rainfall ?

    What if it rain, like a hell lot, then any backup plan/destination.
     
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    Shatter RAID Rookie

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    Its been raining on and off in Pune, I really have no clue about Alibagh at this time of the year.
    I was just snooping around and stumbled on this -http://goindia.about.com/od/beachesbackwaters/p/alibaug.htm
    I hope the link will answer all your questions.

    As for Backup destination, Mahabaleshwar is quite popular during this season. A MUST visit to Mapro farms, the strawberries, the sandwiches and the water drenched green hills. =))
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I think we'll settle for Mahabaleshwar.. Alibag doesnt seem to be happening .. not enough people.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Okay .. time for the Post-Trip update..

    IT DIDNT HAPPEN .. :p
    Well, many of our friends couldnt turn up to Pune for the trip so that plan was cancelled.
    Instead had a laid-back extended weekend in Pune .. Weather was great with just some bit of rain in between.
    Amazing Spiderman 2D & 3D .. lots of food n booze, Pune is great for this as I discovered.

    Thanks to pELLuRD & RC for being the wonderful hosts.

    Few lessons learnt -
    1. Stay informed about impending Dry-Days (which tend to ruin a weekend) .. Stock-up in advance.
    2. Don't mess with Auto-Rickshaw drivers in Pune.
    3. Always have a carefully crafted exit plan when going to shady pubs..
    4. Whiskey makes everything better ..

    .. and final remark , Its your company that makes any trip awesome, not the destination :D

    --dbg out!
     
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  18. pELLuRD

    pELLuRD RAID Rookie

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    Thanks dbg for making last weekend memorable.
     

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