Till a very long time, the city of Pune was only on the right bank of the Mula-Mutha river. The left bank was covered by dense forests. If one had to go to the Pataleshwar caves or Chaturshrungi, it was through the jungle.
A story goes that when the people in Shaniwar Wada started objecting to Mastani staying there, the Peshwas built a home for her on the left bank, far away from the other residants. So when the Peshwa wanted to visit her he would cross the river and ride through the forest on horseback.
"East, West, South or North makes little difference. No matter what your destination, just be sure to make every journey a journey within, you'll travel the whole wide world and beyond."
From Pg. 86, Fifty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Feat. Chamel the Pilot