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Old November 14th, 2017, 07:10 PM
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Kaam ki Baat.
Did you encounter topless women in Calangute/ Kolva or elsewhere
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Kaam ki Baat.
Did you encounter topless women in Calangute/ Kolva or elsewhere
No . Lots of bikini babes though , sunbathing in the afternoon . At night in the beach shacks miniskirted Russian girls used to dance gyrating sexily on the dance floor to the beats of music . I used to stay drinking late into the night ( i mean upto 2 am when the shacks closed down ) in the shacks watching them dance . Much more pleasurable than watching girls dance in dance bars , because these girls were dancing for their own pleasure not money . Young indian guys used to strike friendships with them and then used to get a chance to dance with them . One drunk girl got so happy that she danced the whole night on a table after asking the waiter to clear the food and drinks kept on it . One girl suddenly got excited and ran into the sea and began to dance in the water . Some fun !!
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Saputara hill station , Gujarat .

The below two photos are of the lake of Saputara captured in photo by myself from a point above it and the town of Saputara called lakeview point . The lake is surrounded by the town which is mostly consisting of hotels and resorts .






the view of the surrounding mountains





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Saputara hill station , Gujarat .
Nice! Never been there but supposedly a popular tourist destination during summer vacations. Thanks for sharing
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Nice! Never been there but supposedly a popular tourist destination during summer vacations. Thanks for sharing
I heard another super popular tourist destination during summer vacations was struggling for water.. I checked with a relative who grew up there and he's like dude this has been the case for more than 2 decades, wonder why it's a new only now. Hotels provide 1 bucket of water per person for bathing, and ask you to not waste water, no free drinking water either.

Not only California, sadly, this is going to be the state of every place on earth, sooner or later.

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Shimla residents ask tourists to stay away as water crisis worsens

Tourists have been asked to stay away from Shimla until the hill station tides over its debilitating water crisis.

The appeal, sent out by residents and environmentalists through the social media, comes amid road-rokos and clashes between police and residents in the otherwise peaceful town as its water resources are stretched to the limit. The Himachal high court has also tried to address the situation through a temporary ban on construction activities and washing of cars, besides a directive against according preferential treatment to VIPs such as ministers, bureaucrats and judges.

However, the situation is only getting worse with time. The town got just 18 million litres of water per day (MLD) against the demand for 45 on Tuesday, 2 MLD less than what was received the previous day.

Incidentally, this also happens to be the town’s peak tourist season, when an estimated 20,000 visitors arrive on a daily basis. The consequent rush has put additional pressure on its depleted water resources, even forcing the state government to indefinitely postpone the Shimla Summer Festival. The event was expected to start on June 1.

One such post exhorting tourists to stay away from the celebrated Queen of the Hills this season was that of freelance travel photographer, Abhinav Chandel. Last checked, it had been shared as many as 1,500 times since it was posted on the evening of May 28.

“A plea to everyone who loves mountains – it’s about time all of you stopped visiting for a while,” Chandel wrote, adding that things will take a further turn for the worse when tourists throng the town in June.

“But if this (extreme water scarcity) can happen in a town like Shimla, it can happen anywhere in the Himalayas. Also, I don’t mean to imply that tourism should be stopped altogether. Just that the town needs 10-15 days to deal with this. I am sure things will become better once the monsoon comes,” he said.
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Nice! Never been there but supposedly a popular tourist destination during summer vacations. Thanks for sharing
pros---

extremely windy on it's various viewing points like lakeview point , townview point , sunrise point , sunset point , echo point etc . you literally don't feel it's summer , so cool it is because of the wind . never saw wind blowing at such high speed in other hill stations like mahabelashwar , munnar etc .

reportedly becomes more beautiful in rainy season , with dense fog descending and lush greenery all around . so dense is the fog that you have to drive at only 10 km per hour during rains . but unlike other hill stations there is no ghat to drive there , so it does not become inaccessible in rains like mahabaleshwar or munnar .

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no alcohol because of prohibition in gujarat .
though restaurants serve good food , non veg restaurants are very few because the mainly gujarati crowd there is mostly vegetarian .

no local transport like taxis , rickshaws at all . so you compulsorily have to bring your own car .
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Is it Saputara or Satpura??
In our textbooks we had a poem :

सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल - भवानी प्रसाद मिश्र ... - काव्यालय
https://kaavyaalaya.org satpura_ke_gha...
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Is it Saputara or Satpura??
In our textbooks we had a poem :

सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल - भवानी प्रसाद मिश्र ... - काव्यालय
https://kaavyaalaya.org satpura_ke_gha...
Googling suggests both are different and famous. Although Satpura jungles are huge.
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no alcohol because of prohibition in gujarat .
though restaurants serve good food , non veg restaurants are very few because the mainly gujarati crowd there is mostly vegetarian .
i visited gujarat say 7 times and had spirits at least 2 times. I am a veggie now and wont mind veggie food (though i would prefer spicier rajasthani or maharashtrian food).
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Is it Saputara or Satpura??
In our textbooks we had a poem :

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https://kaavyaalaya.org satpura_ke_gha...
it should be Satpuda per my knowledge
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it should be Satpuda per my knowledge
no saputara ( place where snakes called 'sap' in hindi are worshipped ) is different from satpuda mountains .
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on the way to daman near gujarat i was pleasantly susprised by the sighting of this lake---

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view from daman fort



inside daman fort . church in distance .



mirasol water resort daman . at night .





mirasol water resort daman during day



devka beach daman in the evening

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sunset point mount abu , rajasthan







nakki lake , mount abu







suicide point , mount abu



langurs in the ghat climbing mount abu

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