Raigad Fort – A must see

Raigad Fort is a must see if you are staying in Pune. It’s a place that few foreigners visit.

You can hike up the 1500 steps, or you can take the gondola.

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We hiked up and took the gondola down.

You will see many macaques along the highway during the drive.

In the temple at the top of the fort a man was chanting in the most beautiful voice, I sat for a long time listening to him.  I think I could have listened to him all day.

While we were at the top, our friend/driver Vikram More arranged for us to have lunch in one of the resident’s homes.  The home was a simple one room hut.  We sat on the floor and ate wonderful food.  It was one of my best India experiences.

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Here’s the gondola we took down.  I don’t know if it was ‘vertigo inducing’ as advertised, but it was fun. You can judge.

raigad gondola going down

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017 and continues her weekly studies with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Manju Vachher. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops specializing in prop use. She uses props to help students and teachers transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​
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