At the bottom of a flight of stone steps, be wowed by a beach surrounded by dramatic cliffs and ultramarine waters. Children are quite capable of helping around the house, and they should do it often.
Situated in Deccan Plateau near west coast, Pune was earlier known as ‘Punya-Nagiri’ or ‘Queen of Deccan’. Britishers called it Poona. It has now got its original name Pune.
The importance and value of a college education has been sacrosanct for many years. But things change. Remember when owning a home was the guaranteed path to building financial security? Paying rent was supposed to be throwing money down the drain. Then came the housing bubble. And we all know how that turned out for scores of homeowners.
DON’T PANIC. Start at the beginning of your chosen curriculum and take it day by day. As a matter of fact, take it hour by hour. Do an hour of math, an hour of English, and hour of science and so forth. When the kids get hungry, let them eat. When the kids get restless, send them outside to play. When the kids are tired, let them stop.
You don’t have to do all the educational stuff on your own, and it doesn’t all have to be educational anyhow. Look into summer camps and classes for your kids that fit into your budget and their interests. I insist on swimming lessons for my kids each year, for example, because they have regular access to a pool at a friend’s house and at their grandparents’ house.
Air travel is not possible as Shirdi does not have an airport. Thus option of travel is limited to rail or road. There are a few trains running between Pune and Kopargaon, which is situated 16 km away from temple town. Mumbai CST-Gondia Maharashtra Express No and Pune-Patna Express Khan Academy No are the daily trains. There are many other trains which run only on certain days of the week.
The oldest leather shoe in the world was discovered in a cave in Armenia. It boasts a history of 5500 years, breaking the record set by the shoes unearthed in the Alps. It was made of an intact piece of leather with marking on it and was found filled with straw. Archaeologists used radiocarbon dating on the straw and leather to calculate the shoe’s age.
Journey by taxi from Pune to Shirdi is convenient for the families going with kids and senior citizens. Taxi fare ranges from Rs. 2500 to Rs.4000 (one way). Cabs take less than four hours to reach the destination. The road passes through (with the distance in kilometres from Pune) Chakan (30), Manchar (80), Samgamner (160) and Shirdi (200).