Aliens or Meteorites...You Guess it!

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  1. mj_wilankar

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    25th July....I was still not decided where to go for the weekend monsoon picnic with my family...to 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.
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    Other two are in the same area...there are more circles which can not be reached such easily...
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    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.
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    my son Adit and me.
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    Good spot for families to enjoy the pure waters...
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    Malshej road
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    After taking the left for Belpada, the first big river with rising water levels
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    Snaps will be continued...
     
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  2. roamer

    roamer Hemant Jawale

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    Cool..bring them fast. Curious about those circles :)
     
  3. Praful

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    I think its man-made, those circles look like someone was marking something.
     
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    the first river...continued.
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    Beautiful road to Kumbhale & Belpada.
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    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....
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    And here we got the first glimpse of the circle..
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    classicrajat The Legend

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    awesome pics..
     
  6. mj_wilankar

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    Here are mor pics...
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    Adit climbing the circle...
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    Further way to Belpada....remember by original objective of seeing the Konkan kada from here!
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    Those look like those mysterious crop circles in the UK....
    Interesting!
     
  8. mj_wilankar

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    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...
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    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.

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    The school on the road...
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  9. Pavan Singh

    Pavan Singh Chak De Fatte!!

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    Interesting log.
    Loved the greenery. nice pics.
     
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    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 :)
     

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