A Travelogue :
On 12th Nov'13, at a special invite by TataMotors, we went to Pimpri in Pune to visit their plant and more importantly have a meet-up with Anil Kapoor. The journey was quite an enthralling one - vrooming in a hired Volvo bus - over hills, tunnels, plateaus and plains, not to mention the peculiar black volcanic soil everywhere. I've lived more than half my life in Bombay, but only now I got the chance to visit Pune - though not Pune city proper, but the outskirts of it where Pimpri is located. Pimpri in Pune is a small town, mainly famous for the 800+ acres Tata Motors plant and its picturesque Lake House - and we got to see both. In November it is neither too hot, nor too cold - so its ideal time for a visit.
On our journey, we passed by the tiny hill station of Lonavla too and spotted few waterfalls on the way, meandering through the high rocks. There are tunnels and roads that cut through the rocks and what I noticed was, both sides of these rocky hills are netted with strong iron-nets, so that those huge rocks don't fall on passing cars in the highway. Highly Impressive! Enjoy the picture ride below :-)
The journey takes around 3 hours roughly, though on that particular day due to nature of the Event it was delayed and took longer. However, the return journey was pretty quick. There are both bus and train services to Pune, as well as pre-paid cabs.
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( Images Courtesy : TataMotors & Mine )