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Day 78 Matheran Sunrise 24 March 2010


I was up bright and early this morning even earlier than the monkeys that use the roof of my room as there main route to the hotel in the morning. I had arranged to meet my guide with the horses at 6:15am so we could go and watch the sunrise.

It was very pleasantly cool as we did the one hour ride to the viewing point. It would appear to be quite a popular sight as there must have been about 15 other people there when we arrived and more importantly an enterprising lady making Chai and Coffee.


At this stage I wish I had a better camera or maybe even understood how to use the one I have better, I just point and click, maybe when I return to UK I will read the instructions!!!

Horse taking a well deserved rest after carrying me!!

 After watching the sunrise we went to a few other viewing points and returned to the hotel at about 9:30am. I must admit that as I dismounted my legs were aching. I have now arranged to go tomorrow and watch the sunset so I hope I am able to walk by then.

On my return to the hotel I was in time to have breakfast normally I just have coffee and some toast but this morning after all my activity I had the full works. I was joined by a young couple who had arrived last night. He is from South Africa and she is from England so the conversation was mainly about places in India that we had visited.

After breakfast I managed the ten minute walk to the market to sit down and do some people watching. Matheran is such a pleasant place when I arrived at the café they immediately remembered me and served me my usual Limca (a lime and lemon drink) There appeared to be some kind of mini festival going at the Temple down the road.

In the afternoon I walked down to the station to book my seat on the “toy train” for 4:25pm on Saturday so that I can return to Mumbai to connect with my 11pm train to Vadodara in Gujarat.


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