Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

I was accompanied by my in-laws on my return journey from north India.  They stayed back for 3 weeks. V and I used this judiciously by taking out some ‘US’ time.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

We went eating out, including Stone Water Grill. We took off for early morning treks to ARAI and Sinhaghad. And we took a lot of walks in the society sans kids which we rarely get to do.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

So we used these 3 weeks to the fullest.

Trek to Sinhaghad was really tough for me. I was out of shape, I had not trekked in a very long time.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

To cut a long story short, I didn’t trek up to the peak but literally crawled on all fours.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

My legs and stamina totally gave up, after 3/4 th of the distance was covered. But since I had come this far, it made sense to just continue moving and I did.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

A little piece of advise for any new trekkers, Don’t stop too much and eat on the way. It is better to take few sips of water and keep on climbing.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

Your body cools down, making it even more difficult to climb up the rest. So keep going!

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

I took out the camera when I reached and was fascinated with arrangement of raw mango sprinkled with chilli powder by the vendor. Ready to be sold.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 1

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 1

I was trigger happy after a tough climb. I guess I deserved some idiosyncrasy.

Rest of the story to follow in Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2