India Trip 2015: Day 4

Today I woke up and ate some cereal. After writing some blog posts, I got kind of bored of seeing buildings and roads, so I decided to go with my friend to a city named Lolavala. This natural city is between Pune and Mumbai. Basically the reason why this place is so green is because of the humidity and rain. As of right now, the humidity is 99%.

Wada Pav

The drive from Mumbai was around an hour and we stopped in the middle to eat some street food. The food was called “wada pav”, which is vegetarian fast food dish made from fried potato in a bread bun. It originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now offered in restaurants throughout India. You can eat this food like a falafel, where you put the fried potato in the bread. This was super spicy (for me) and on top of that, they were offering chilis if it wasn’t spicy enough. The food was probably not very healthy, but it was some really good junk food.

Red Soil

After burning my tongue, we drove a little more and finally arrived at our destination. Oh and I forgot to mention, it was raining the whole way there. When we got out the car, we could see green nature all around us. The soil had a reddish color that developed in the warm, temperate, moist climate.

In front of us there was a lake and above us, gray clouds. This city was very different from the places that I have been previously in India because it was actually peaceful. No honking, no trash, no pollution, no poverty… The air was clean and it was a great place to relax for a few hours. Here are a few pictures that I took.

Lolavala Pictures

Take Back:   Today was a relaxing day more than a tourism day. Tomorrow will be a busy day because I am going to the city.

Lesson of the Day: Explore more food and cuisines.

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