Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cleaning Day at Matheran Hillstation with our Rockstars!

Along with beautiful people, Karjat is home to a scenic hillstation called, Matheran. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, thus making it quite different from other hillstations and very peaceful despite the endless monkeys that have made it their home.

The kids set out on the nature-esque tread towards the top of the hill approximately 3000 feet above sea-level. Along the way, each of them carried black garbage bags and collected trash. Lucky or unlucky for Vicky and the bag of chips he had in his hand, a monkey swept by and grabbed it from him when he least expected it - Let's only hope he knows a thing or two about sanitation after he fills his stomach on Uncle Masala Chips!

When we stopped for a quick snack at the top of the hill, I was reminded we had quite the bollywood Rockstars in our own group of kids - Take a peak at our own monkeys wearing their favorite hats striking poses at my camera in this perfectly placed setting on top of a hill!

1 comment:

  1. So great that you and the kids are doing volunteer work on your tour. Sounds like a great program. I am working with an NGO in India dealing with solid waste issues. Can you tell me about the results of your clean up? How full were the bags? How big were the bags? Thanks!

    Ayrel (