Dapoli Karde beach – Konkan Trip from Pune 2016

Pune to Dapoli Karde beach ( Konkan) – 2 Days

This time we had plan to go to location where we can enjoy with family and where there is less crowd. One of my friend suggested Karde beach near Dapoli. After taking review from multiple sources, we finalized to go to Dapoli in our own Car.

Distance from Pune to Karde beach:

The distance between Pune to Karde beach is around 200 KM.

Pune to Dapoli Route:

There are 2 options to reach karde beach.

  1. Pune to Dapoli route Tamini Ghat

The distance from Pune to Karde beach is around 220 KM. We started from Katraj and followed below route:

Katraj -> Chandni chowk -> Pirangut – >Paud -> Mulshi-> Tamini ghat -> After crossing tamini ghat you will see industrial area(vele bhagad MIDC) in left -> Take left (there is highway through that MIDC) -> Nizampur -> Mangoan.

From Mangoan travel towards Mahad for 16-17 KM at Tol Fata you need to take Right turn for Dapoli. This road is via Ambet.

Mangoan -> Veer -> Tol Phata -> Take right and travel straight -> Ambet -> Mandangad -> by Khed road after 22 km take right -> Dapoli -> From Dapoli -> you will see sign boards for karde beach. It’s via murud.

Katraj -> Tamini ghat (61 KM) -> Mangoan (54 KM) -> Tol Fata (17 KM) -> Mandangad (30 KM) -> toward khed (22 Km) -> Dapoli (26 KM) -> Karde beach (12 KM)

We found that this route is much better than Varandha ghat road which is via Bhor.

  1. Dapoli to Pune via Varandha Ghat

The distance from Pune to Karde beach is around 200 KM.

Karde beach -> Dapoli (12 KM)-> Near Kumbarwadi (take left) (26 KM) > After 11-12 km via Visapur take right -> Mahad (32 KM) -> Bhor (74 KM) -> Kapur Hol high way (22 KM) -> Katraj (30 KM)

We had a plan to visit Shivthargal which is in Varandha ghat so decided to return via this route. The road is not that good due to which it took lot of time to reach Pune. Another disadvantage is toll at Khed shivapur.



We started from Pune around 5.45 AM. We followed route 1 and reached Mangoan around 8: 30 AM where we took halt for breakfast. The rates for Poha and Upma (40/-) are high w.r.t quality & quantity they provide. For non-veg you don’t need to worryJ. As breakfast was not ready it took more than 1 hour to re-start our journey. From Mangoan we continued our journey towards Mahad looking for right turn for Mandangad. However we missed that turn and went straight for about 5-6 KM and then had to take U turn.

We reached Mandangad via Ambet. From there we took khed road and reached dapoli around 12 PM.  From Dapoli, karde beach is hardly around 12-13 KM. We reached karde beach around 12:30 PM. We already had done booking at Malhar hotel () so immediately got rooms. Hotel was facing to sea shore. There are many other options available for room. We ate some chiwda and fruits and straight way went to beach as nobody was in mood to waste time in having lunch. We enjoyed at beach for couple of hours.

After that came back and had nice shower. In the evening we got ready and started looking for snacks option. For vegetarian there are very limited options like Poha, Upma and Misal Pav. The quantity of Poha & Upma is very less. For dinner you need to give order in advance.

After that we went to beach and played some games there. After sunset we started playing in front of hotel were we ordered for lunch. The food was ok for veg and good for Non- veg.

Next day we got up early and went to beach around 6: 45 am. Had photo session there. Then we got ready around 9.45 AM and had breakfast.  After that had a walk to seashore.

We started our return journey around 11:45 AM. While going we wanted to visit Ganapati temple but due to no information about location had to skip it. We followed route 2 mentioned above and reached Mahad around 2 PM. Had lunch there. Started back around 3.15 PM and crossed Varandha ghat around 5:30 PM. Finally reached katraj around 8 PM.



  • Route Tamini ghat road is much better than Verandah ghat if you are going from Pune.
  • For Breakfast/Meals check for nearby by options first before giving order. The hotel were we stay charges us more.
  • Carry things like ball, bat, badminton rackets, football, volleyball with you.
  • Carry water bottles if it’s possible for you.
  • Check-in time for most hotels is 12 PM and checkout time is 10 AM. Talk with them to avoid penalty.

Hotel where we stayed:

Malhar hotel

Cost for 4 persons ( 2 days 1 night stay)
Stay –2800/- (1400/- Per room)
Petrol – 1700/-
Breakfast/Lunch – 2000/-
Toll/Tax – 120/-


CBSE Schools in Pune and Fee structure

List of CBSE Schools in Hadapsar Pune and Fee structure

School Name Area Fees Transport
Amanora School Pune Amanora City 45K(Roughly) Yes
TheKalyaniSchool Manjari (Budruk) 90k+(Fees are high)
Innovera School Loni,Amanora,Shewalewadi 45K +(Roughly)
Lexicon International School Phursungi,Hadapsar 41K Yes
The Orbis School Keshavnagar,Mundwa 45K +(Roughly) Yes
Jayawant Public school Handewadi road,Hadapsar 33K Yes
City International School Wanowrie 50K
Delhi Public School Mohammed Wadi, Pune 60K + 20K admission fees Yes
Sanskriti School NIBM, Pune 65K + 30k admission fees Yes

Note: School fees mentioned above are tentative. One time admission fees are separate and varies from school to school. For exact fees contact school office.

Trip to Adlabs Imagica in 2015

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Adlabs Imagica:

Adlabs Imagica is an amusement park located near the city of Khopoli on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway nearby to Mumbai. This mega entertainment destination is a perfect choice for families and social groups from Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune and Nashik.
From childhood, I like to be part of adventure like trekking, cycling or bike riding. I keep doing that whenever I get time. This time on occasion of my Birthday we planned to go to ADLABS IMAGICA .We had heard about lot of thrilling rides there.


The distance from Pune to Adlabs Imagica is around 92 KM and from mumbai it’s around 70 KM. 


Minimum 1 day
Maximum 2 days

It takes 1 full day to cover everything if you reach there in time i.e., when park Opens. Secondly option is take express ticket and enjoy rides with less crowd. If you are planning to take 2 days off then Aqua magic is another option for 1 day. You can stay in Adlabs hotel or book a hotel in Khopoli.

For details about Adlabs Aqua magic visit link – Aqua magic

Route And time Taken to Travel

On D-Day we started from hadapsar Pune around 7 AM. From Pune we reached Mumbai Pune old highway. From there next destination is Khopoli via Lonavala. Khopoli route is to Cross the Lonavala and Khandala Ghat Section on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and after some kilometers, there is an exit to Khopoli on the left.

Keep travelling West and cross Khopoli. Travel west until you reach Khapoli – Pali Road (State Highway 92). Hotel Shree Krishna is the landmark. Turn straight South on the Pali – Khopoli Road and Imagica is 4.0 Km away.

Just before reaching Khopoli we took halt for breakfast cum lunch which we brought from home. Then instead of going directly to Adlabs imagica we decided to Varad vinayak Ganapati, Mahad. It just 4 km from Khopoli.

Finally we reached Adlabs imagica around 10.30 AM. Normally it takes around 2 hours by Express highway

Entry to Imagica

There was huge crowd already there. Our assumption was due to working day there won’t be much rush however our thinking was completely wrong. There were many school and college students who had come to take advantage of Tuesday offer. On Tuesdays the ticket is 999/- per person which is less by 900 -1000/- on weekends.

One of us went to ticket counter and rest family stood in queue. They check each and every bag. Outside food is not allowed. It took some time to get in.

Rides at Adlabs Imagica:

Thrill Rides at Adlabs imagica (Rating from most thrilling (1) to less thrilling (7))

  • Nitro (1)
  • Scream Machine (2)
  • Deep Space (4)
  • Rajasaurus River Adventure (6)
  • Gold Rush (5)
  • Dare2Drop (3)
  • Salimgarh (7)

Family rides at Adlabs imagica

  • Mr India
  • Mambo Chai Chama- Crazy Tea Cups
  • I For India
  • Alibaba Aur Chalis Chorr
  • Alibaba Aur Chalis Chorr
  • Wrath of the Gods
  • Splash Ahoy
  • Save the Pirate
  • Bump-it Boats

Kid rids

  • The Magic Carouse
  • Happy Wheels
  • Tubby Takes offNote: Some of the above mentioned family rides are allowed for kids.

Review of Adlabs imagica:

  • The rides are awesome and amazing.
  • It’s really wonderful to visit imagica with family and friends.
  • Even kids enjoy lot.
  • Food quality was not that good. Need to improve on that.

Things to remember:

  • Reach Adlabs imagica as early as possible for maximum utilization of time
  • Plan your rides in advance as it is very difficult to cover everything.
  • Depending on season of the year, climate varies. If you are planning in summer season it’s very hot in afternoon so plan accordingly.
  • For thrilling rides, saree is not comfortable for women. So choose as per your convenience.
  • There is different types of tickets like Regular ticket, Express ticket and college tickets apart for Happy Tuesdays. Free ticket for you if its your birthday.

Cost per person:

  • Ticket – 1000/- to 1900/- per person
  • Meal – 150- to 350/- per person
  • Travelling cost

Adlabs imagica Timings:

Park Timings: 9:30am – 8:00pm
Ride Timings: 10am – 7:00pm
Breakfast: 9:30am
Please check the specific ride operations timings at the Park entrance. Timings are subject to change.


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Common requirements:

Questions on object oriented programming
Questions on .Net framework.
Questions on C#.Net
Questions on database
Questions on WCF and Web API
Questions on Design Patterns
Questions on Entity framework

For Web projects questions on :

  1. ASP.Net
  2. MVC3
  3. Javascrip
  4. JQuery
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  1. WPF
  2. Winforms
  3. Threading

Dot Net Interview Questions for Experienced up to 7 years

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Interview of experienced candidate is based upon requirement and candidate experience. Either the requirement is for web projects or desktop projects.

Common requirements:

  1. Questions on object oriented programming
  2. Questions on .Net framework.
  3. Questions on C#.Net
  4. Questions on database
  5. Questions on WCF and Web API

For Web projects questions on :

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  2. MVC3
  3. Javascrip
  4. JQuery

For Windows Applications questions on :

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  2. Winforms
  3. Threading

Our Trip to Hyderabad in December 2015

Pune to Hyderabad Trip with family

It was one of the memorable trip I had with my family in December 2015. As we had holidays in Christmas week the dates were fixed however we were not sure about the location. We wanted to visit a place which we could travel by road transport and should make our trip enjoyable and not hectic :-).
After long debate we came to conclusion to visit Hyderabad.  As per information we got, there were 2 different opinions about Hyderabad city. Few said there is nothing much to visit there and you can cover everything in 2 days and there were others who said it would take at least 5 days to cover everything in Hyderabad. As our duration was already fixed for 3 days, we decided to plan the spots that we can target in these 3 days. After lot of research (thanks to google) and few of my friends who had stayed in Hyderabad earlier we came up with 3 days schedule.


Hyderabad is the capital of southern India’s Telangana state. The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience.


Distance between Pune to Hyderabad is around 560 km.

Recommended Min And Max stay:

Minimum 3 full days are required to visit some of the best places in Hyderabad and it takes around 6 days to cover everything.

Check this link for more places – List of best places in Hyderabad

Route And time Taken to Travel:

It takes around 9 hrs  to reach Hyderabad city if you are travelling at night. The road to Hyderabad is via Solapur. Pune to solapur is around 250 km and it takes around 4 yrs to reach Solapur. The road is very impressive and you need to pay toll of around 250/- . The road from solapur to Hyderabad is not that good and road construction for new lanes is under progress.

We started from Hadapsar, Pune around 9 PM in innova..  Weather was nice. We took first halt at tembhurni for tea.  I would recommend you test the road side tea from tea stall(near St stand).  We then took couple of halts and continued our journey. We reached Hyderabad around 6 AM. Metro work in Hyderabad is going in full swing. We saw many metro bridges after entering the city. We reached to our rooms at around 7 AM.

Spot to Visit in 3 days:

  • Birla Temple
  • Birla Science Museum
  • Hussain Sagar lake
  • Lumbini Park
  • Laser Show
  • Ramoji Film City (1 day)
  • Charminar
  • Salajan museum
  • Nehru Zoological Park
  • Snow World

Day 1:

On day 1 we decided to Visit Birla Temple, Birla science museum ,Hussain sagar lake, Lumbini Park and Laser show.

We reached Birla science museum around 10 AM. Got ticket from ticket counter. Its was 75/- per adult. It took around 2.5 hrs to see the museum. It’s wonderful especially for kids. Then we had lunch in near by Hotel. After that we went to see Birla temple. You  need to climb little bit to go to temple. From there we went to Lumbini park. Again there is entry ticket. Then we had boating in Hussain sagar lake. The Laser show tickets are available from 6: 30 PM onward everyday and shows starts at 7:15 PM. The show was really awesome. After show we had dinner and reached room.

Day 2:
On day 2 we had a plan to visit Ramoji film city.

Ramoji film city is at outskirts of Hyderabad around 30-35 km from city. It takes complete day to cover everything in Ramoji film city. Tickets were 1000/- for adult and 900/- for kids as there was winter carnival going on. We reached ramoji film city at 9.15 AM and left RFC around 7 PM. After that we had dinner at Paradise Hotel famous for Hyderabadi biryanni.

Day 3:
On Day 3 we had plan to return to Pune in the evening so got ready and packed our luggage. We decided to visit Charminar , Salajan museum and Nehru Zoological Park.

We reached charminar around 10 AM then went to Salarjan museum and from there to Nehru park. Salar jang museum takes a day to see everything but we managed to spend only 2-3 hrs there. There was lot of crowd that day due to long weekend. Finally we reached Zoo and crowd followed us(or can say we followed crowd). Even there crowd was huge and no place for parking. We saw the zoo in battery operated vehices.

Around 6 PM we started from Hyderabd city and took halt for tea. From there started our return journey to pune and reached Pune around 4: 30 AM.All in all a very memorable trip.

Some tips from our journey.

  • Please make a note of entry timings of Charminar, Salar jung museum , Birla Temple , Birla Planetorium etc and plan accordingly.
  • Ramoji film city takes full day. So reach there in the morning and utilize full day.
  • There are few more places like Golconda fort, snow world and old palaces that you can plan.
  • There are other options to reach hyderabad like Plane or Train if you plan in advance.
  • Now you have options like OYO Rooms for room booking.
  • Search rooms in the center of city (Namapally suburbs)

Cost of Trip: 30000/- (approx)

  • Cab – 15000/-
  • RFC ticket – 6000/-( 6 person)
  • Meals – 6000/-
  • Other tickets – 1500/-
  • Toll – 500/-
  • We stayed at friends room so rental not included.



Good Schools in Hadapsar

The admission process for nursery has already been started for academic year 2016-17. Now its time to visit schools in nearby locality and to understand process of every school. This is my small attempt to make you aware of process of few schools. It’s always better to visit school and get the details.

There are some good schools near by Hadapsar. Below is list of few schools:

  • Bishop school Undri Pune
  • Pawar Public school Amanora Pune
  • Vidya Prathisthan school, Magarpatta Pune
  • Lexicon school Hadapsar Pune
  • Vibgyor High Near corionthon club Pune
  • RIMS International school, Undri Pune
  • Delhi Public School , Mohamadwadi Pune
  • Euro School Undri Pune
  • Wisdom World School, Hadapsar Pune
  • Sanskriti School Undri-NIBM Link Road Pune
  • City International School Wanowrie Pune

Fees for nursery for few schools listed above.  This is just a approximate figure. Please confirm with respective schools.

Every school charges some amount as one time Admission fees. It varies from school to school. Some school charges deposit (refundable) fees. These amounts are in addition to fees mentioned below.

School Name Fees for Nursery
Magarpatta city school Around 41000/-
Pawar public scool Around 40000/-
Bishop school Undri Around 38000/-
Euro school Undri Around 50000/- (for Jr.KG)
Wisdom World School Hadapsar Around 55000/-
The Lexicon International School Hadapsar Around 41000/-
Tree House High School Kondhwa Around 37000/-
Sanskriti School Undri-NIBM Link Road Pune Around 65000/-

  1. Bishop school Undri Pune (http://www.thebishopsschool.org)

           Bishop school is one the best schools in Pune and one of the oldest schools. They have 3 branches in Pune, one at Camp, other one at Kalynaninagar and 3 rd one in Undri (2006).

Admission process for nursery is to fill online form and  pay the admission form fees online and then submit the documents.
Online admission forms for nursery for academic year 2016-17 will be available from Thursday January 14 – Saturday 17 2016.
Form processing fees to be paid online by 20 January 2016.
Documents to be submitted by 24 January 2016. Age criteria ( as on 31st July 2016)  Nursery 3 yrs to 3.11 yrs  LKG 4 yrs to 4.11 yrs.

2. Pawar Public school Hadapsar Pune(http://www.ppspune.com/)

The Pawar Public School is managed by the Pawar Public Charitable Trust, which is an organization that focuses on the needs of the less privileged sections of the society. As a part of the trust’s mission of serving the community at large, the trust has started an ICSE school at Bhandup, Mumbai in 2006.

Nursery admission process for 2016-17 already started. Forms are available online as well as in school.
Seats available for admission process: 45.
Submission of the duly filled forms  from 11 January 2016 to 16 January 2016.
Admission List on 27 January 2016.
Please visit school site for more details.

3. Magarpatta city school, Pune (http://vpmcps.org/)

Admission to the Nursery starts with REGISTRATION. All Residential Property Owners of Magarpatta City are eligible for registering their Children for Admission to the Nursery. Children of Tenants are not eligible for Admission.
It is done through Lucky draw. Please visit school website for more details.

4. Wisdom World School, Hadapsar (http://www.wisdomworldschool.in/Hadapsar/)

Wisdom World School is the first in a chain of ICSE Schools and is an initiative of the Vishwakarma Group of institutes and Purple. The school is a secular school and has been established with the aim of providing quality education to people from all walks of life irrespective of gender, caste, colour, creed, etc.

Admission process at Wisdom World School, Hadapsar
At WWS Hadapsar , children are accepted in the Pre-Nursery from a minimum age of three and a half to a maximum age of four and half as on 1st June. The parents of the child should submit the birth certificate of the child along with the application form. Other documents that are required are attested copies of the certificates of parents’ educational qualifications. However, submission of an Application form does not guarantee admission.

5. EuroSchool Undri (http://www.es10.euroschoolindia.com/)

It is part of the ever growing chain of EuroSchools in India. Launched in 2013, the school has found favour with discerning parents in Undri. The school will be affiliated to the ICSE and will offer programs from Junior Kg to Grade XII*.
Admissions process at EuroSchool undri

Application forms will be available at the admission office of EuroSchool.
Details of the admission procedure have been specified in the prospectus/application form

6. The Lexicon International School Hadapasr (http://hadapsar.lexiconedu.in/)

This school is situated in Phursungi near to SP infocity IT Park. This school follows CBSE pattern.

Admission process for Lexicon International School for this academic year is already started. Forms are available online Please visit school for more details.

7. Tree House High School(http://www.treehousehighschool.com/treehouse-trust/tree-house-high-school-kondhwa/)

Tree House School is located in Kondhwa Khurd, Pune.  The School is registered with University of Cambridge, International Examination and is a Cambridge International school.

8. Sanskriti School NIBM Pune (http://sanskritischoolpune.in/NIBM/index.html)

Sanskriti School has been started by eminent educationists and professionals to create a loving and happy environment where the children are at the centre of all considerations. They follow CBSE curriculam.

Admissions are open on first cum first serve basis as it is newly opened on Undri NIMB link road.

For Admission:

1.All parents / guardians interested in admissions should either come to visit the campus in person OR complete the Parent Enquiry Form and email it to the School Admin at info@sanskritischoolpune.in
2. After going through your enquiry form we shall call you to schedule an appointment for you to visit the campus.
3.Please note that your ward / child is required to be present with you at the time of your scheduled visit.

Your visit at the campus will comprise of a counselling session and interaction with the Headmistress / Deputy Director where the parents get an opportunity to understand the school’s philosophy and we get to know what kind of a school the parents are looking for to ensure that there is a good two way fit

Fees are around 65K + admission fees 30 k+ Transport 15 k

9. City International School wanowrie(http://www.ciswanowrie.org)

City International School is a progressive, child centered, co-educational, non-denominational English Medium School, committed to providing quality education for all its students. The school offers pre-primary, primary and secondary school education.

Our aim is to develop students who are aware, socially responsible, creative, clear thinking, explorative, and with good self-management and interactive skills.

They follow ICSE and CBSE pattern. City Internation school Anderi Mumbai follows ICSE pattern and City International School Wanorie follows CBSE pattern.