Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    0 Post(s)

    Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    25th July....I was still not decided where to go for the weekend monsoon picnic with my Morbe Dam near Karjat or to my favourite Malshej Ghat road. Since last December (09) when I trekked the mighty Harishchandra Gad, I wanted to go the base village of Konkan Kada, Belpada (Valivarhe) from where you can have the breathtaking view of Konkan Kada from below. Ofcourse, visiting the place in monsoon makes the chances of gr8views very less! But still I wanted to feel the raw monsoon in that area.

    So I began the search for the road on wikimapia and to my surprise, I saw some places marked by people as "mysterious circle 1, 2, 3,..." and so on in the same vicinity.
    Here are the wikimapia images of these circles...first one I visited.
    Name:  Aerial_1.JPG
Views: 2246
Size:  82.8 KB
    Other two are in the same area...there are more circles which can not be reached such easily...
    Name:  Aerial_2.JPG
Views: 2080
Size:  87.7 KB
    Name:  Aerial_3.JPG
Views: 2223
Size:  97.5 KB
    After seeing the above images, immediately our destination was finalized. And our weekend drive started at 09:30am from Airoli...

    just after Saralgaon on Malshej road.
    Name:  Ratangad 013.jpg
Views: 2398
Size:  164.3 KB
    my son Adit and me.
    Name:  Ratangad 021.jpg
Views: 2122
Size:  200.0 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 023.jpg
Views: 2183
Size:  196.2 KB
    Good spot for families to enjoy the pure waters...
    Name:  Ratangad 032.jpg
Views: 1992
Size:  204.6 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 039.jpg
Views: 3341
Size:  242.3 KB
    Malshej road
    Name:  Ratangad 040.jpg
Views: 2286
Size:  228.7 KB
    After taking the left for Belpada, the first big river with rising water levels
    Name:  Ratangad 044.jpg
Views: 1892
Size:  132.2 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 045.jpg
Views: 1886
Size:  92.1 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 048.jpg
Views: 1874
Size:  127.9 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 051.jpg
Views: 2066
Size:  278.8 KB

    Snaps will be continued...
    Last edited by mj_wilankar; 26-07-10 at 09:09 PM.
    Take Care
    Jitendra Wilankar

  2. #2
    Hemant Jawale
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Mahim, Mumbai
    3 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    Cool..bring them fast. Curious about those circles

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    I think its man-made, those circles look like someone was marking something.
    Ride On!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    the first river...continued.
    Name:  Ratangad 052.jpg
Views: 1836
Size:  206.9 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 053.jpg
Views: 1837
Size:  272.3 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 058.jpg
Views: 1767
Size:  182.1 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 059.jpg
Views: 1766
Size:  208.5 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 061.jpg
Views: 1898
Size:  185.1 KB
    Beautiful road to Kumbhale & Belpada.
    Name:  Ratangad 065.jpg
Views: 1867
Size:  232.6 KB
    Just after Kumbhale village, we stopped to search for the only circle which is close to this road and easily accessible. Few villagers knows about the circle but don't know why, how and when....
    Name:  Ratangad 074.jpg
Views: 1703
Size:  149.6 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 084.jpg
Views: 1819
Size:  166.5 KB
    And here we got the first glimpse of the circle..
    Name:  Ratangad 079.jpg
Views: 1813
Size:  203.5 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    Take Care
    Jitendra Wilankar

  5. #5
    The Legend
    Join Date
    May 2009
    On Roaming Signal
    9 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    awesome pics..

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    Here are mor pics...
    Name:  Ratangad 083.jpg
Views: 1650
Size:  205.4 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 086.jpg
Views: 1658
Size:  196.1 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 087.jpg
Views: 1638
Size:  258.4 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 089.jpg
Views: 1606
Size:  153.4 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 090.jpg
Views: 1584
Size:  156.3 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 092.jpg
Views: 1718
Size:  247.8 KB
    Adit climbing the circle...
    Name:  Ratangad 094.jpg
Views: 1597
Size:  253.6 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 098.jpg
Views: 1804
Size:  122.1 KB
    Further way to Belpada....remember by original objective of seeing the Konkan kada from here!
    Name:  Ratangad 113.jpg
Views: 2155
Size:  189.4 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 121.jpg
Views: 1769
Size:  201.9 KB
    Take Care
    Jitendra Wilankar

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    new delhi
    27 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    Those look like those mysterious crop circles in the UK....
    Thinking that replacing one's camera will make one a better photographer is akin to thinking that a surgical procedure will cure impotency; the inability to see is as much a function of the mind as are a majority of the causes of impotency.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    Due to the heavy monsoon clouds, Konkan kada was not at all visible (this gives me an excuse to return here in September again!).

    See if u can make the outline...
    Name:  Ratangad 114.jpg
Views: 1710
Size:  101.3 KB

    And keeping in mind the rising levels of the streams and rivers due to the continuous heavy rains, we decided to go back and splash in one of the streams on Malshej Road.

    Name:  Ratangad 141.jpg
Views: 1530
Size:  191.9 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 149.jpg
Views: 1528
Size:  218.6 KB
    Name:  Ratangad 152.jpg
Views: 1739
Size:  224.1 KB
    The school on the road...
    Name:  Ratangad 156.jpg
Views: 1676
Size:  202.1 KB
    Last edited by mj_wilankar; 26-07-10 at 09:12 PM.
    Take Care
    Jitendra Wilankar

  9. #9
    Chak De Fatte!!
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    Interesting log.
    Loved the greenery. nice pics.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

    OH ya even I was wonder what these circles were! Couldn't visit em on my recent trek at Malshej. Thanks for the pics though

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Guess the Place Thread
    By harishnayak in forum Photography
    Replies: 3777
    Last Post: 18-01-15, 03:06 PM
  2. Exploring uncharted territories! :D guess where ?
    By BangaloreBikers in forum Travelogues from South India
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 13-06-12, 05:31 PM
  3. Guess what i did this weekend???
    By sparsharun in forum Travelogues from North India
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 25-02-08, 07:26 PM
  4. Guess the place?
    By deep_shringi in forum Photography
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 30-10-06, 09:25 PM