We drove through 17 Mile (45 KM) drive on our way from San Jose to Los Angeles. It is about 2 hrs drive from San Jose, California state. Its pure bliss to see the ocean here. You will be driving along the blue Pacific ocean on one side and beautiful gardens, landscaping, green hills on the other. People have made their huge golf courses, palatial houses and is one of the costliest and scenic places in USA.
सितारों को आँखों में महफूज रखना,
बड़ी देर तक रात ही रात होगी,
मुसाफिर हैं हम, मुसाफिर हो तुम भी,
किसी मोड़ पर फिर मुलाक़ात होगी। – To Pacific Ocean
It is 4000 acre private property and is operated by the private Pebble Beach Corporation. Its first owner was a Spanish lady who sold it in late nineteenth century for $500 and later passed through many hands and finally it was sold to Pacific Improvement Company (PIC).
There are 21 points in this road and each has some speciality. At one point we stopped in a market on way and ate “Pakodas” made of some local fruit. I am Indian and I liked the taste.
The shops in this area and in this serenity of Pacific coast looked like a paradise to sit and relax for hours and hours.
It is a nice drive for weekend.