Excellent pics and narration Amit.
Pune was so confusing to me, just after entering this tunnel.
Just after finishing this tunnel, there was turns, i was amazed people calling it ghat section, down in southern ghats of Shiradi is the true ghat section for me.
Just after entering Pune, i was confused, there was dedicated bicycle lane, with lane for those red buses too, with lots of space for footpath, with space wasted with a guys statue.
And where ever there was signboards, it was obstructed by trees or flex boards, from starting till the airport we roamed the whole city, upto Shoppers Stop.
Then an Auto guy came to our rescue and he told us few names, Hadapsar bridge, then we were back on track.
But the traffic jam was marginally less in Pune near Hadapsar bridge as what we are used to here in Bangalore.
In pune we purchased famous Laxmi Narayan Chiwda, it was amazing, we bought it in different flavours.
You refreshed my visit to Shirdi in Dec 2009.
We had purchased those raisins and fresh farm Guvavas.
Nothing much has changed, we had stayed in Shri/Sai Tulsi Palace, so parking was not an issue.
We entered the temple from the direction, where there was Baba ki Chawdi.
What does that Chawdi meant?
All the people were praying in front of photo, ladies on one side & gents on other.
All was a quick refresh of my visit, thanks for sharing, i thought you did that trip in your Hawk.