3. Water bodies
6. Human settlement
On the way to Solapur, we saw dry grass and leaves shredded trees and concluded that it possesses the dry deciduous type of vegetation and saw traces of linear settlements. Now we arrived at the plain region of Indapur from the slopes of Balaghat Ranges of Solapur. We saw green vegetation of sugarcane everywhere because of the availability of irrigation facilitated by Ujjani reservoir built on river Bhima. After crossing it, we went climbing the Sinhagad fort from the Sinhagad foothills. We observed many physical features like valleys and rocks made from a volcanic eruption. We found Basalt (igneous rock) there. There is also a Khadakwasla reservoir which serves water and a Kalyan Drawaja. After that we proceeded to Alibag, there were slopes of the Western Ghats. They are called Sahyadris, and River Ulhas also flows in that region. Now we went to our final destination Khopoli, also known as Bhor or Khandala Ghat. We saw many teak trees. Because of humidity and more rainfall to the region, paddy fields were observed more there. We saw the Arabian sea and visited Kolaba or Alibag Fort. The fort was built on a wave-cut platform in the water. Agriculture (coconut, jackfruit, etc.) and fishing are the occupations of this place. Then we returned from Alibag to Naldurg next morning. We had wonderful and full of knowledge experience.