Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

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Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by samarth_636364 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:42 pm

We rely heavily on technology and while it has made our life simpler, we must not forget the importance of talking to the locals.
My Saturday started with a planned ride to Kaas. Now before you judge me for going there in off season, I wanted to explore the road that goes beyond Kaas.
I reached Kaas from Pune in 2.5 hours, had a quick stop at Nivant resort, my regular spot. As expected Kaas was barren and the land was burnt, presumably to make way for the new plants for next year. Anyway, after a quick photo session at the kaas lake, i moved on to Koyna backwaters at Bamnoli.
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I lost my way and reached the end of road some 8 kms after Bamnoli. I got down to the foot trails and that led me to the edge of backwaters. It was a beautiful sight but the sun was not too friendly in the afternoon. To make things worse, bike stuck in the marshy land near the water body. After spending good 15 minutes, I got the bike out and decided to move to civilization. I went back to Bamnoli
Here the fun starts. I asked a local guy for the way to mahabaleshwar. He looked at me and told me " Aap tapola ho ke ja sakte hain, par main aapko mast route batata hu aapka dil khush ho jayega." He told me to go to a village called Andhari, some 6 kms towards Kaas from Bamnoli, take a left from there (right if coming from Kaas) and go straight to Mahabaleshwar. I thanked him and followed his suggestion. I hit a bad patch at Sahyadrinagar, some 200 meters of good off road.
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After that bad patch, what beautiful road! 45 kms of blissful riding! you pass through windmills and can get down and take pics.
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At some places you can see the Koyna backwaters too! I kept blessing that person for showing me this road and in an hour's time i was in Mahabaleshwar. From Mahabaleshwar, it was the regular route and I reached Pune in 2.5 hours.
I tried to find the route in google maps, but the road is non-existent. So, it really helps when you interact with locals.



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Re: Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by yayawar » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Hope you can get gps logs from google or if you have recorded?

The route looks awesome! 👍



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Post by dpakananth » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:34 pm

Ok.. This is going on my bucket list immediately.. @samarth_636364 game to do it again in this month itself?



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Post by yayawar » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:53 am

Ask around too.. you never know who else is interested! ;)



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Re: Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by samarth_636364 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:19 pm

yayawar wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Hope you can get gps logs from google or if you have recorded?

The route looks awesome! 👍
I was checking yesterday, turns out google has that route but doesn't show in the preferred routes at all!



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Re: Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by royalenfielder » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:26 pm

Oh man! We should do this like a 'circuit' :)



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Re: Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by saddlebag_packer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:33 am

This looks so interesting, I have never been to kaas.

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Post by hemal_409565 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 am

I am in if we can plan something around Jan 26


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Re: Pune-Kaas-Mahabaleshwar-Pune circuit

Post by yayawar » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:16 am

Cool! Let's plan something.. all bikes?



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