|Hobbies and personal achievements
Trekking, Travelling, Music, History &
Science, visit to Wildlife and Nature Park
are my Hobbies.
: Valley of Flowers in Himalayas near Badrinath and near Gangaria – visited the site alongwith a guide and witnessed 125 types of flowers but unfortunately could not see Brahma Kamal flower, which is a religious flower.
: Trekked the mountains for the last 15 years at various heights like Kailas Mansarovar at a height of 15000 to 18000 feet, Pindari Glacier and "0" point of Pindari Glacier at a height of 13000 ft. and Kafni Glacier and "0" point of
glacier at the height of 14000 ft. Attempted Mana Peak at a height of 24000 ft. but could not go beyond 21000 ft, due to bad weather conditions. Trekked upto Everest base camp – on point at a height of 18000 ft and above reached Kala Pathar Peak at the height of approx. 22000 ft, went upto Gokeo Lake and Gokeo peak about 18000 ft. height or thereabout and crossed from Gangotri to Badrinath through Kalindi pass at the height of 16000 ft. or thereabout, the toughest trek in Himalaya. Trekked in Leh-Ladakh as well and visited Kargil, Tiger Hills, Tolloling Hills at Dras as well as Khar Dongla pass at the height of 18000 ft above sea level. Interested in sports like rafting, para-gliding, snow-skying, water-skying, music, reading, writing, friendship, and travelling. Local trekking done at Manikgarh (Panvel), Irshalgarh (between Matheran and Panvel), Korigarh (south of Lonavala), Lohagarh (close to hill station Lonavala), Kalsubai (Igatpuri), Kohoj fort (Palghar), Kotligarh (Karjat – Murbad road), Pratapgarh (Satara district), Pawana dam (pune), Vishalgarh (Panhala), Prabalgarh (between Matheran and Panvel), Purandar fort (south east of pune), Tikona fort (Kamseth), Vishramgarh (Nashik), Torna fort (Igatpuri), Kass Pathar (Satara), Malsej ghat (western ghat range in Pune). Dodhani fall (Panvel), Solanpada dam (Karjat), Mira dongar (Panvel), Ghambirgarh (Thane district), Bhimashankar (northwest of Khed), Dukenose (Khandala), Kaldurg(, Palghar) and Sagargarh (Alibaug-Pen road).
In the year 2006 went to Honolulu, Hawai, Nhai Island, Big Island to study the formation of live lava and how the lava is formed from the bottom of the sea with the help of lava to the extent of coming above sea level and creating a beautiful un-expected island. Also, being a tourist, visited the famous Club place, designed by a famous Architect as well as resort in the Lanhai Island, where the big event of marriage of Bill Gate of Microsoft took place.
In the year 2007, went to Alaska, a beautiful wide island full of natural resources, sub-divided between 2 great countries i.e. Canada and USA. Full of snows with beautiful wild sanctuary, where some times as the peak temperature goes down to – 0.46 degree C, also witnessed the beautiful ORA in the sky due to long days and long night which
was unimaginable and not expected to ever experience in life and when witnessed, it was very unbelievable and mesmerising.
In the year 2008, I visited Europe, London and America and evaluated the Wonders of the World some of which are Stockholm, Helsinki, San Peterburg, Kiel, Copehnagen, Hellesylt, Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo, Fjallgatam and enjoyed the culture as well as beauty of these countries. I have also visited Honolulu and Hawai Group of Islands as well as Alaska and also covered Northern and Eastern coast of USA, including Canada, part of America via Vancover city of Canada, Scandinavian countries i.e. northern part of Europe and covered Finland, Denmark, Holland old Leningard in Russia.
In the year 2009, I visited Atlanta and enjoyed its beauty.
In the year 2010, I visited the Antartic Peninsula and travelled to Sao Paulo City, which was made in 1554, Rio De Janeiro, Iguazu falls, Brazil, Argentina, Iguazu falls – Bunoes Aires, Elephant Island Antarctica, Deception Island, Cape Horn, Scenic Cruising, Ushula, Tierra Del Fuego, Punta Arenas, Chile, Falkland Island (Stanley) Montevideo Uruguary, all in cruise and enjoyed the beauty of these places.
In the year 2010, I have also travelled to Bahamas and enjoyed its natural beauty.
In the year 2011 during the period from 19.02.2011 to 09.05.2011 I travelled to Panama, Norwegian Pearl, Miami, Cartagena, Colombia, Panambva Canal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, Huatulca, Mexico, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles etc.
In the year 2012, during the period 23.01.2012 to 06.02.2012 I have travelled to Leh-Ladakh and did Chadar-Trekking. This trip was a very fruitful one. For travelling this area we have to carry footwear – with woolen socks, thinner nylon socks, shoes - should be snow boot, floaters and sandals etc. During the period from 15th December, 2012 to 21st December, 2012 I have visited Agra and Khajuraho, where I enjoyed the Western and Eastern group of temples, water falls and Panna National Park.
In the year 2013 - during the period 16.8.2013 to 16.09.2013 I travelled to Istambul via Ankara, Cappadocia, Pasahagi, Kusadasi, Canakkale and then again to Istanbul and enjoyed the beauty of that country. During the period 23.8.2013 to 16.09.2013 I also travelled around Istanbul and enjoyed its beauty. We have visited “Sultan Ahmed Center” the heart of the “Old City” from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires who ruled Hagia
Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture. travelled one full day in Istanbul with Cruise, visited Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Optical balloon tour was also done. Thereafter visited Pasabagi (Mon’s valley). During the visit we saw magnificently preserved cemetery “Necropolis”, Bishop’s palace etc.etc. etc.
In the year 2014 during the period 03.01.2014 to 16.01.2014, I travelled to Nairobi and also surrounding areas of South Africa and Sun City Johannesburg, in Mossel Bay, saw the Wildlife Sanctuary having all types of animals like tiger`, cheetah, leopard, vultures and Crocodile Farm. We also saw “Cape of Good Hope”, the most south Western point of African Continent and on the way back visited Penguin Park.
In the year 2014, during the period 20.03.2014 to 14.04.2014, I travelled to Chicago, Toronto and New York at U.S and enjoyed the beauty of these metro cities.
During the period 27.07.2014 to 23.08.2014, I travelled to Beijing in China, and visited Titanium Square, Forbidden City and Houbai Hutongs and saw the Great Wall of China. Travelled by train to Saishand, Gobi and visited sandy dunes, organic project and museum. From here I travelled to Ulaanbaatar and saw Hustai National park and viewed wild Pizewalshi horse herds. From here I visited Ulan-Ude where I saw “Old Believers village”. From here I travelled to Irkutsk and here I visited “Lake Baikal Museum”. From there, I travelled to Krasnoyarsk and visited Victory Memorial, Local Ethnographic Museum etc. Then i travelled by train to Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk, where I saw historical centres, founders and communist leaders, 1905 Revolution Square etc. etc. and at
Koptetovo village I saw 300 years old traditional Siberian “izba” house.
From here I travelled to Kazan and saw old churches and then proceeded to Moscow in Russia. Here I have visited many sites like Aleksandrovsk Gardens, Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ etc. etc. and from here I travelled to Kremlin, a very historical City and also the heart of Russia and visited upper Kremlin Gardens. From here I visited st. Petersburg where also there are so many old churches and palaces, which are heritage sites.
During the period 04.07.2015 to 18.08.2015 I travelled to Chicago and also toured in Bermuda in cruise and enjoyed the beauty of that country.
During the year 2016 I travelled from Mumbai to New York on 15.04.2016 and from New York to Toronto on 27.04.2016 and also from Toronto to Chicago on 04.05.2016 and we saw catskils mountains, poconose mountains, Toranto international park, blue mountains, flag staff, grand canyon, lake powel, glen canyon dam, capitol reef and Colorado river and California zephyr, zion national park, Bryce canyon national park and returned from Chicago to Mumbai on 30.05.2016 and during my stay at these Cities I have enjoyed the beauty of these cities.
During the period from 15.01.2017 to 25.01.2017
I travelled to Andaman & Nikobar Island. On 16.01.2017, I proceeded for a full day cruising towards Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during British regime and Chidiya Tapu, generally known as the Bird Island and experienced the breath taking sunset, all of which creates a mesmerizing environment. On 17.01.2017, visited Rangat, Baratang, Mud Volcano, Lkime Store Cave, Aamkunj Beach, Brake water, Pachabati Fall and Cutbery Beach. On 18.01.2017, visited Ross & Smith Island. On 19.01.2017, visited Alfred Caves, Mud Volcano,
Kalipur Beach. On 20.01.2017, visited Maya Bandar and Karmatang Beach. On 21.01.2017,
visited Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach, rated by the Times Magazine as the finest beach among
the best beaches in Asia. On 22.01.2017, visited Neil Island, Sitapur, Baratpur Beach and Coral
Point. On 23.01.2017, visited Cellular jail and attended Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail.
During the period from 22.04.2017 to 26.04.2017, I have travelled to Dharma shala. On 23.04.2017, visited Tibetan Library, Tibetan Medical and Astrological Centre, Tibetan centre for learning and preserving traditional Tibetan art and craft, Karamapa Monastery, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium and Dharamshala Tea Gardens. On 24.04.2017, visited His Holiness The Dalai Lama to seek his blessings and took photograph with him. Then visited Naddi village, Bhagsu Nag village by walking, Dip Tse Chokling monastery in the middle of forest. On 25.04.2017, gone to Galu Devi, the starting point of the trek and end up the trek in Bhagsu Nag.
During the period from 20.05.2017 to 10.07.2017, I travelled to United States of America. Visited the Grand Canyon National Park, Antelope, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Stair case Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, California Zephy across the Rocky Mountains, Grand canyon site seeing, salt lake and have enjoyed the beauty of these cities.
During the period from 04.05.2018 to 03.07.2018, I have travelled to United State of America. Visited Denver, American Rockies, Jackson Hole, Grand Tenton, Yellow Stone National Park, Dead Wood, Custer National Park, Crazy Horse, Colonial Rapid City, Hill City, Keystone, Cody, Mount Rushmore, Lake Geneva, Cape May, Brookfield Shopping Plaza, Canadian Rockers, Lake louise Ski Resort, Bnaff National Park, London Ontario, Gleanwood Springs, Buffalo Bill, Black Hills, Site seeing in Calgary, Toronto and have enjoyed the beauty of these cities.
Article published in The Mumbai Impact magazine in their June 2018 issue in respect of the necessity of Mumbai – Alibaug Sea Link to ease the traffic problems of Mumbai City and also the possibility of considerable development in and around Alibaug, which has been appreciated by professionals in all walks of life
During the period from 04.08.2018 to 13.08.2018, I have travelled to Lahaul – Spiti & Pin Valley National Park, which is in the northern district of Himachal Pradesh. Pin Valley National Park is situated in the cold desert region of Spiti valley with its snow laden slopes and is a refuge for one of the world’s most threatened animals, the Snow Leopard. The park is also home to Siberian Ibex and Tibetan Wolf. Visited Raghupur Fort, Shoja, Kinnaur Valley, Rampur Palace, Naptha Jhakri, Kalpa, Nako Lake, Tabo, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park, Ibex spotting point, Thur, Kibber and Gyete Villages, Spiti River, Kaza, Chandertal-the lake of the moon, Manali and Delhi.